Healthy NYC Survey Coordinator
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Healthy NYC Survey Coordinator

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City. 




Healthy NYC is an innovative project housed in the Division of Epidemiology that provides the Health Department with important health information in a timely and cost-effective way. To date, Healthy NYC has recruited about 13,000 adult New Yorkers to join a survey panel that allows us to conduct population health research. Healthy NYC surveys have provided critical citywide information on COVID-19 symptom prevalence and treatment, testing, awareness of government recommendations, racial inequities, and adverse mental health. Other Healthy NYC surveys have assessed social determinants of health, mental health, vaccine access and confidence, and other important health issues. Such information is being used by the City to respond to the pandemic and other key health issues.


The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) seeks a Survey Coordinator. This position is currently funded for 1 year through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There may be funding to extend the position beyond one year. This position is currently remote, with access to DOHMH VPN. 



This position will be within DOHMH’s Division of Epidemiology, Special Projects Group, and reporting to the Healthy NYC Project Manager. This is an opportunity for someone with coding and project coordination skills to learn more about public health surveys and research.


The Survey Coordinator will help coordinate all aspects of survey development. This includes including programming all Healthy NYC surveys in our survey platform (FocusVision/Forsta) and managing the survey review and quality control process. The programming process includes but is not limited to using the platform’s built-in functions to build survey questions and writing custom Javascript/Python/HTML/XML code that accommodates the survey’s needs. Training on the FocusVision/Forsta platform will be provided. The survey coordination process includes gathering and organizing input from team members and assisting with survey administration (such as sending invitation emails and reminders). The ideal candidate will have experience with statistical, web, or other programming languages such as R, SQL, JavaScript, Python, and/or HTML, as well as some project coordination or management experience. 




The Survey Coordinator will: 

  • Program Healthy NYC surveys in FocusVision/Forsta 
  • Make edits to survey programs based on team reviews and quality control procedures
  • Troubleshoot programming issues, working with FocusVision/Forsta Help Desk as needed
  • Manage survey review process, including soliciting feedback, tracking edits and implementing changes 
  • Work with Healthy NYC Project Manager to coordinate survey workplans, survey administration and other tasks as needed
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least two years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above
  • Experience working with programming languages such as R, Javascript, or Python
  • Experience with project coordination 



  • Willingness and ability to learn a new programming language quickly
  • Experience in public health; familiarity with survey research 
  • Detail oriented and able to own and manage workflows based on strict timelines 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000, commensurate with experience. 



There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.



The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.