Office of Faith-Based Initiatives Community Health Worker
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Office of Faith-Based Initiatives Community Health Worker

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 three Community Health Workers to support The Office of Faith Based Initiatives who will work out of the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Harlem.


This role sits in the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building in the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (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 Community Health Worker will join the Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI) to support a dedicated team of Community Coordinators to promote the objectives of OFBI.  The Community Health Worker will have duties that include but are not limited to:    



  • Support community events
  • Conduct community outreach
  • Support partners at program events
  • Manage various administrative tasks
  • Capable of managing multiple projects
  • Support data entry into PHPC
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to multi-task
  • Strong writing & speaking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • May require some evenings & weekends
  • Must be willing to travel within the five boroughs of NYC
  • Experience working with community members highly desired
  • Advanced understanding of Excel, PowerPoint & other Microsoft Suite products.



Harlem: 161 East 110th Street, Manhattan, New York 10029

Brooklyn: 485 Throop Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221

Bronx: 1309 Fulton Avenue Bronx, New York 10456



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



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is $60,000.



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 operate in a hybrid work environment with the potential of shifting to 100% in-office.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including 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.