Antibiotic Resistance Coordinator
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Antibiotic Resistance 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.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))

The Bureau of Communicable Disease (BCD), part of the Division of Disease Control, is composed of seven units/programs which are responsible for monitoring and investigating 73 infectious diseases including foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne, zoonotic, and antibiotic-resistant infections. The Bureau also monitors and analyzes trends in disease data and provides consultation to the medical community and the public on the recognition, prevention, and control of communicable diseases.



We are seeking to fill one position in the Antibiotic Resistance Prevention Unit (ARU) which will provide program coordination and administrative support to ARU including the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team. It is expected that the Antibiotic Resistance Coordinator will work 35 hours per week.



· Support meeting coordination for the ARU and IPC teams, including organizing meetings, developing agendas, and recording and circulating meeting notes and follow-up items.

· Manage an inventory of AR and IPC trainings and resources to support workforce development of appropriate internal staff, and facilitate staff enrollment where feasible.

· Manage the ARU and IPC team calendar, including tracking and promotion of AR and IPC trainings, events, and CDC grant reporting deadlines.

· Support sharefolder and project file management, including monitoring of CDC communications for healthcare-associated infection (HAIs), AR, and IPC.

· Support AR Project Manager with coordination of CDC HAI, AR, and IPC grant monitoring and reporting.

· Support AR Project Manager with coordination of a city-wide antibiotic stewardship initiative.

· Undertake project management tasks as required.

· Other tasks may include supporting the Surveillance and Epidemiology (SurvEpi) Emergency Response Group while the DOHMH Incident Command System is activated for NYC public health emergencies (e.g., COVID-19, Monkeypox)


1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and two years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.



· Ability to speak, read, and write English

· Must live within commuting distance of New York City; Preference given to New York City residents

· Experience and/or training in public health, antibiotic stewardship, or infection prevention and control.

· Experience working in diverse teams and with different communication styles.

· Ability to coordinate remotely with teams.

· Proficiency in navigating computer systems and ability to learn and use new data systems quickly.

· Ability to demonstrate a professional, positive attitude and work ethic

· Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and distress

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

· Critical thinking and sound judgment

· Candidates of highly impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply



This position will work remotely. All necessary equipment and internet connection will be provided for staff to work from home. You must have a quiet, distraction-free work environment without any conflicting responsibilities during your scheduled work shift. This position could move on-site to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101 at a later date.



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is $64,140 (flat rate).



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position. 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.