Workforce Development Coordinator -Temporary Position
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Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health - New York, NY
Workforce Development Coordinator

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:

  1. Managing a culinary and nutrition jobs portfolio that includes supporting a co-located partner;
  2. Working collaboratively with local partners to buildout the workforce development initiative and;
  3. Increasing access to existing job certificate programs.




  • Collaborate with local CBOs to develop programming around food and nutrition
  • Build partnership with CBOs and other agencies to coordinate capacity building and program development
  • Facilitate the successful conclusion of the projects underway to meet funding objectives
  • Ensure assigned program activities and grant requirements are implemented successfully;
  • Identify, develop and maintain workforce development partnerships and network with other program coordinators;
  • Develop effective working relationships with employers and maintain regular contact in order to monitor employment satisfaction;
  • Screen job seeker resumes, facilitate interviews, provide quality referrals to employers for employment and maintain an updated internal candidate pool;
  • Assist in developing program marketing materials including brochures and other methods to advertise program services;
  • Prepare materials for and support completion of monthly reports and budgets as requested;
  • Utilize Partners Connect to maintain database of partner programs
  • Organize, plan, and execute workforce development events as necessary for various assigned projects;
  • Provide input to Director and make recommendations for improvements to programs and the department;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Work with R&E to identify and conduct research on the impact issues challenging
    • Nutritional needs for special populations
      • Elderly
      • Chinese Speaking
      • Youth
  • A 2-year college degree, with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience is required; a 4-year college degree in business, human resources, or related field with at least 2 years’ experience preferred;
  • Previous experience training or knowledge about workforce development, candidate screening and project management;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, organize, problem solve and exercise good judgment with minimal supervision;
  • Past experience with one or more of the following:
  1. Engage and communicate with community based organizations
  2. Coalition building
  3. Program development
  • Knowledge of and experience in resume building, interviewing, networking and social media;
  • Must possess extensive understanding of effective job posting strategies and resources;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic Internet research techniques;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required;
  • Able to work effectively under time pressure and/or deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Willingness to work flexible, varying hours, including evenings and weekends as needed



This position will be hired through a staffing agency. Compensation for the position is hourly, with a rate up to $32/hour commensurate with experience. 



 To apply, send resume, with cover letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position (here). Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.