East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center
Full-time, Temporary Position (approximately 10 months)
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 Neighborhood Health Action Centers, within DOHMH’s Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness division, are part of the City’s plan to bring more health and community services to New Yorkers with the goal of reducing health inequities at the neighborhood level. The Action Centers will bring Health Department programs, community based programs and primary care clinics to buildings located in neighborhoods with poor health outcomes to improve care coordination, coordinate local health planning, and to reduce duplication and gaps in services.
The East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center, located in the center of East Harlem (158 E. 115th Street New York, NY 10029), is developing a Workforce Development Initiative to implement and expand job training programs for East Harlem residents. The Workforce Development Coordinator will work in collaboration with Action Center leadership and co-located partners to transform the Action Center into a hub that residents recognize us as a go-to for job related resources. The Workforce Development initiative will be implemented through the use of existing resources and infrastructure, and partnerships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, including City and State government, academic institutions, and local businesses and community based organizations.
The Workforce Development Initiative is supported with funding from Target Corporation and FJC, A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds.
The East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center is seeking a full-time, temporary Workforce Development Coordinator, with a 10-month term based on current funding and the possibility to extend if additional funding is made available. The Workforce Development Coordinator will primarily be responsible for the following:
- Managing a culinary and nutrition jobs portfolio that includes supporting a co-located partner;
- Working collaboratively with local partners to buildout the workforce development initiative and;
- Increasing access to existing job certificate programs.