Project Director
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Project 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.




The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) was awarded a 4-year federal SAMHSA System of Care Expansion grant (8/31/20 – 8/30/24). This project titled Centering Children and Families in NYC’s System of Care will:

  1. Conduct Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) where youth, families, providers, and other community stakeholders are engaged to assess their needs amidst the changing service landscape and system reforms, identify gaps and barriers in the System of Care (SOC), and partner on design and implementation of solutions at the borough and citywide levels. 
  2. Expand existing High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) services to youth residing in Queens who have been referred to or recently discharged from a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF).

The Project Director will be based at NYC DOHMH in Long Island City, Queens.


Centering Children and Families in NYC’s System of Care project will require the hiring of a full time Project Director as key personnel per SAMHSA grant requirements, to support project planning, management, reporting and evaluation. Key job responsibilities are as follows:

The Project Director will (1) provide overall project management ensuring project budgets and contracted services are executed and the completion of grant-required deliverables, (2) support the expansion and implementation of HFW, (3) collaborate will all project stakeholders to ensure CBPAR process is developed, implemented and evaluated, and (4) supervise one full-time staff person (the Family Lead Coordinator) and 3 consultants.


Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Overall Project (or SAMHSA Grant) Management
    • Oversee project monitoring and ensure the completion of key programmatic, fiscal, and evaluation activities/deliverables
    • Procure and manage contracts with project service providers and consultants
    • Manage the project budget
    • Generate and submit required programmatic and fiscal reports for SAMHSA
    • Supervise the Family Lead Coordinator
  • High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) Services Implementation  
    • Oversee contracts with HFW providers serving Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure HFW services are provided in a timely manner and with fidelity to the model.
    • Engage with HFW stakeholders to develop clear referral pathways to the HFW program
    • Convene HFW Providers and Residential Treatment Providers to cultivate strong working relationships and identify and troubleshoot any implementation challenges.
    • Liaise with the New York State Office of Mental Health to coordinate training, certification, and data sharing.
    • Oversee contract with the HFW evaluation partner and ensure SAMHSA evaluation requirements are met.
  • Community Engagement and Stakeholder Collaboration
    • Facilitate the development and maintenance of the project’s Core Planning Team to plan, coordinate and operationalize the Department’s approach to Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR)
    • Procure and oversee contract with a CBPAR Planning and Implementation consultant to ensure consultant’s deliverables are met.
    • Establish and coordinate the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee consisting of youth, families, mental health providers, and policy-makers, to guide the CBPAR process and develop responses to identified priorities.
    • Ensure the multiple community engagement forums and activities incorporated in the project’s CBPAR process are organized and implemented as planned, including the provision of supports and resources participants need.
    • Procure and oversee contract with CBPAR evaluation consultant to ensure project evaluation deliverables are met.
    • Review and inform data collection and program evaluation proposals as well as surveys to be co-designed and implemented with community members.
    • Interpret qualitative research findings are communicate them to a range of stakeholder groups to inform service system improvements.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and either:
    • A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, health, public health; plus one year of full-time, satisfactory experience providing direct care or administration of or consultation on a social, psychiatric, health, or in the administration of a program
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and 3 years of actual experience as described above
  • Preferred Skills:
    • At least 5 years of satisfactory experience in program development and/or project management
    • Strong program management and problem-solving skills, including experience organizing and following up on project work plans and project meetings
    • Demonstrated experience managing and supervising staff and/or consultants/contractors
    • Demonstrated experience with community engagement and/or Community Based Participatory Action Research methodologies
    • Demonstrated experience convening and/or facilitating advisory bodies 
    • Very strong organizational skills; ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
    • Superior communication skills
    • Familiarity with the New York City child and adolescent mental health system and System of Care
    • Experience in producing reports and documents for public and/or technical audiences.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $86,830 - $92,000.



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



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