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Food Planning and Programming Specialist, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

Health with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $54,100 - $80,000 per year

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 22, 2023

Description Description

The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) uses a racial and social justice approach to eliminate health inequities for those who are most marginalized in New York City and to reduce overall premature mortality from the leading causes of preventable death with the vision that every New Yorker will live in a thriving neighborhood with equitable access to resources that help support healthy individuals and communities. ¿This Division unifies and strengthens the Department’s lines of work directed at eliminating racial inequities for preventable health conditions, which are rooted in historical and contemporary injustices and discrimination, including racism. The Bureaus of Neighborhood Health are seeking to hire a Community Coordinator to serve as a Food Planning and Programming Specialist who will be responsible for the implementation of Groceries to Go, a program that helps support food access and nutritious eating by providing subsidized groceries to eligible New Yorkers.


Assist in implementing engagement strategies for supporting newly registered food incentive participants within specific zip codes;

Provide technical assistance and active problem solving for community participants and liaise with internal and external teams;

Conduct outreach, engagement and communication activities as specified by management.

Plan and conduct presentations, meetings, trainings, and workshops for community residents and organizations.

Engage with organizations to support and promote bureau food programs and activities, including ongoing relationship management.

Promote and support agency’s resources and incentive programs such as Health Bucks, Get the Good Stuff, and others

Support development and management of overall strategic plan for food justice work within the bureau to support the goals of the division.

Track engagement activities in the agency’s customer service database.

Manage food programmatic data accurately maintaining data and completing programmatic workflow, updating data, creating and maintaining data reports and visualizations, and responding to data requests.

Develop and update nutrition-related curriculum, lesson plans and educational materials.

Assist with program administration, evaluation, and logistics as needed.

Support other programmatic needs including, assisting with special projects, programmatic referrals and navigation, coalition support, and capacity building.

Requirements Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.