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 Healthy Eating Unit within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention is seeking a part-time, temporary, Head Nutrition Educator to support and implement Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Stellar Farmers Market (SFM), a program funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) via a contract with New York State Health Department. Programming will be conducted virtually. SFM provides virtual nutrition education and food workshops for New Yorkers with low-incomes. The goal of SFM is to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables by building on New Yorkers’ knowledge and skills about healthy eating.
This position will be housed within the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, which strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, among New Yorkers. The Bureau addresses poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity, and tobacco use, which are key risk factors that lead to chronic disease. The Bureau recognizes that a history of discrimination and social injustices have led to unfair and unjust barriers to health and, in turn, risk factors for chronic disease disproportionately and unfairly affect some New Yorkers more than others. The Bureau aims to work with partners in government and in the community to create new and change existing systems, policies, programs and environments to prevent chronic disease and promote health equity. The Bureau sits in the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness.
The Head Nutrition Educator will join a team of five people and implement weekly virtual nutrition workshops, virtual workshops for community partners, as needed, and record nutrition videos from May-December 2021. They will lead the planning of weekly educator team meetings, schedule virtual partner workshops, and may assist with additional coordination tasks, as needed. The position will report directly to the SFM Program Manager. This paid position is temporary, part-time, 4 days per week, starting early May through early December.
- Conduct weekly virtual Facebook Live SFM workshops in English and/or Spanish.
- Schedule, coordinate, and conduct virtual partner workshops in English and/or Spanish.
- Record nutrition content for YouTube videos, and edit videos, as needed in English and/or Spanish.
- Prepare for program implementation; plan and prepare for educator training with support from program coordinator/manager.
- Plan and facilitate weekly Monday educator team meetings, held virtually or at DOHMH offices in Long Island City, Queens.; draft and send weekly team communications with support from program coordinator/manager.
- Promote the program to community partners and participants via email and Facebook with support from program coordinator/manager.
- Follow program protocols including purchasing and expense tracking and ensuring integrity of programming.
- Assist with curriculum revisions and updates, as needed.
- Work on special projects to support the program, as needed.