Big Apple Incentives Program Coordinator
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Big Apple Incentives Program 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

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes, among New Yorkers. It has created and implemented programs and policies with national and international impact. BCDP is focused on shifting environments to prevent chronic disease and promote more equitable health outcomes, with a focus on poor nutrition, tobacco use and the built environment as well as increased awareness and screening for hypertension and cancer. BCDP aims to work with partners in government and in the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research to advance its objectives.  The Bureau recognizes that current and historical racial discrimination and social injustices have led to unjust barriers to health and, in turn, risk factors for chronic disease disproportionately and unfairly affect New Yorkers who have been historically and structurally marginalized. The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness

 

This position sits in the Healthy Eating Unit, which aims to promote healthy eating through shaping the environment and building on New Yorkers’ resources, knowledge and skills. This position is through August 31, 2024 by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The position is contingent upon availability of federal funding.

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Healthy Eating Unit seeks a Big Apple Incentives Program Coordinator to support development, implementation and expansion of nutrition incentive programs that aim to make fruits and vegetables more affordable for New Yorkers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Big Apple Incentives Program Coordinator will support: implementation of the Health Bucks SNAP incentive at farmers markets; expansion of the Get the Good Stuff program at independently-owned and operated grocery stores; and development and coordination of a new incentive on SNAP purchases of prepackaged bags of locally-grown produce.

 

The Big Apple Incentives Program Coordinator will report to the Senior Manager, Nutrition Incentives Portfolio and be a key member of a team of 4-5 people focused on developing and executing innovative approaches to increasing access to healthy food among New Yorkers with low incomes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with development and coordinate implementation of a fruit and vegetable incentive on SNAP purchases of pre-packaged bags of locally grown produce in partnership with community-based organizations operating purchasing programs. Outreach to community organizations with purchasing programs, develop and conduct trainings, perform site visits, provide ongoing technical assistance, and monitor data collection and invoicing.  
  • Support distribution and tracking of Health Bucks coupons to farmers markets and provide market operators with technical assistance promoting, tracking, and reporting Health Bucks distribution.
  • Support expansion of Get the Good Stuff such as recruiting and training grocery stores to implement the program, providing stores with technical assistance promoting, tracking and monitoring incentive distribution and redemption, and helping liaise with stores’ point-of-sales vendors on development and implementation of the electronic incentive system.
  • Coordinate with the Fund for Public Health NYC on setting up and monitoring contracts with program partners and ensuring programs are meeting grant deliverables.
  • Assist with promotional activities including developing communication materials, outreaching to community-based organizations and collecting program partner and participant testimonials.
  • Support program evaluation and reporting including assisting with data collection, monitoring data entry, conducting basic data analysis and helping with preparation of reports.

Perform other duties as needed in support of the programs.

Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, nutrition or related field from an accredited college or university and at least 3 years of professional experience, including one year of experience working on nutrition incentives, preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and project coordination skills
  • Superior writing skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience working on regional food systems and food security issues and the underlying causes of health inequities in NYC communities
  • Experience developing relationships with community partners
  • Experience working in multicultural settings with diverse populations in New York City

 

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

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $65,000-$68,000.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume, with cover letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position (here). 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.

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