Executive Director
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Executive Director

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.



With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We're tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.


Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic- activities include but are not limited to: surveillance & epidemiological investigations; lab testing; engaging and providing guidance to healthcare partners; ensuring the safety & health of responders; providing timely and accurate information to the public; promoting the emotional health of New Yorkers and coordinating citywide COVID-19 vaccine administration. DOHMH works closely with community-based organizations (CBOs) to increase access to and awareness of COVID-19 prevention, treatment, and vaccination services. Consistent with the Health Department’s decades long commitment to place-based investments, new work is focused on neighborhoods who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, have low vaccination rates, and have been harmed by racial and ethnic health inequities. DOHMH seeks to continue place-based anti-racism interventions toward COVID-19 recovery and chronic disease prevention over the coming two years through continued investment in the Public Health Corps.



DOHMH is seeking an Executive Director to support the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health in the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness (CHECW).


CHECW seeks to eliminate racial and other inequities resulting in premature mortality. With an unwavering grounding in history and structural analysis, CHECW works to increase visibility of the harm perpetuated by centuries of racist, socially unjust policy while pushing towards redress for the most impacted NYC communities. CHECW addresses inequity across community and healthcare systems in partnership with community, faith-based, and health care organizations. CHECW’s work focuses on social determinants of health, including environmental and commercial determinants, and addresses both upstream and downstream factors to improve health and well-being of New Yorkers. CHECW is a division of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


The Executive Director will provide operational oversight and direction to the Assistant Commissioner of the bureau and to the bureau’s staff, including teams overseeing community engagement, capacity building, asthma, and other on-site and off-site programming. The Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health (Harlem BNH) supports the agency’s mission to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers.  Harlem BNH catchment area includes the entire community of Harlem, including East, Central and West Harlem as well as Washington Heights and Inwood.   Harlem BNH focuses on the structural and root causes of health disparity outcomes and develop programs to address these outcomes with input from partners and residents. The Harlem Bureau also includes the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, which is a key part of the NYC's effort to promote health equity and reduce health disparities in the neighborhood.



  • Serve as the administrative lead for the bureau and work directly with bureau admin staff
  • Monitor and provide support for all administrative functions for the bureau working closely with CHECW admin
  • Work closely with unit directors to identify external funding sources to support program growth or develop innovative programs aligned with Covid recovery and community engagement
  • Provide direct supervision and management to up to five staff members
  • Support program teams in reviewing, managing, and adjusting budgets and annual spending plans
  • Serve as liaison with key organizations in the community; represent the bureau in meetings with a broad array of stakeholders
  • Work closely with other colleagues across similar bureaus, including Bronx, to develop, implement, and evaluate cross-bureau collaborations
  • Serve as the bureau liaison to coordinate joint activities and projects with other bureaus/ divisions
  • Work with teams on operational planning for the bureau, including space assessment and allocation and other administrative needs for successful program implementation and maintenance
  • Collaborate with city, state and federal agencies, community-based organizations, and other experts to advance the mission of the bureau; coordinate key internal agency staff on key policy initiatives
  • Provide support to bureau directors and managers as needed to ensure programmatic deliverables are being met
  • Expertise in supervising and managing different levels of staff;
  • Demonstrated history of successfully securing various types of funding;
  • Expertise in program development and implementation;
  • Good knowledge of various evaluation methods;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Creative problem solver;
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of organizations; and
  • Demonstrated history of developing, implementing, and evaluating organization operations.



161 E 110th Street, Manhattan, New York 10029 



35 hours per week. This position is funded through June 30, 2024 with possibility of extension.



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. This position is budgeted with an annual salary up to $125,000.



There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.  All hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. This requirement must be met by your hire date.  This position will primarily work on-site in Harlem, with the option for hybrid work after start.



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