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.
The Finance Division at DOHMH has central responsibility and authority for all the finance, contracting, procurement, payroll, and revenue functions of the nation’s largest local health department. DOHMH has approximately 7,000 employees and serves the nation’s largest city of 8.8 million New Yorkers.
Finance oversees policy analysis, program development, performance improvement, financial management, resource maximization, and technical assistance. Finance helps to ensure that programs and operations have the information, analysis, funding, and capacity to deliver critical services effectively and meet DOHMH’s health and racial equity objectives.
Finance is organized into four bureaus, which vary in size from 25 to 85 employees each. The bureaus are each led by an Assistant Commissioner. The bureaus include:
- Bureau of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer, which procures over $1.5 billion in goods and services through 900+ contracts and 2,500+ purchase orders;
- Bureau of Budget and Revenue, which directs the agency’s $3 billion operating budget and $350 million capital budget, and generates over $2 billion in revenue;
- Bureau of the Controller, which administers the agency’s payroll, processes payments to 5,000+ contractors and vendors, oversees cash management, and leads fiscal closeout programs; and
- Bureau of Finance Administration and Planning, which performs sophisticated financial analyses and reporting, manages agency contracts, coordinates financial systems, leads training, and prepares for budget hearings.
This position reports to the Direct of Strategic and Financial Analysis in the Division of Finance.
The Equity Liaison will exercise independent judgment, use discretion and organizational savvy, coordinate multiple and diverse projects, respond quickly to changing conditions, complete tasks in a short turnaround timeframe, manage the logistics of diverse projects and work streams, and identify and address issues.
The Equity Liaison will work across the Division of Finance and whole of DOHMH to bring together the division’s work with the agency’s goals on equity. The liaison will be responsible for the development of an internal and external Equity Action Plan, including management, logistics, and communication with all stakeholders involved in the process. Additional duties will be performed as assigned.
- Project manage equity projects identified by Finance
- Facilitate meetings on implementations for equity priorities with internal and external stakeholders
- Perform analysis to support equity work
- Develop communication plans for equity initiatives rollout
- Assess current state and develop recommendations for policy and practice improvements
- Participate and represent Finance in various agencywide workgroups focus on equity
- Track the implementation of Finance equity goals
- Assist with other special projects and needs