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Project Manager, Shop Healthy Initiative, Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building

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 Bronx

Last Updated Last updated 1 day ago

Description Description

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Position Reports to the Program Director, Shop Healthy Initiative NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 7,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; intensify the agency’s approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and finding innovative ways to improve the built environment and address other social determinants of health. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems and the Bureau of Finance, Administration, and Services.

Shop Healthy NYC is a New York City Health Department initiative that aims to increase access to healthy food and engage residents and organizations to support sustainable food retail changes in their community. The program grew out of years of intensive work with more than 1,000 retailers in neighborhoods with the city’s worst health outcomes, and targets multiple types of food retailers. To ensure a long-term impact on food access, Shop Healthy NYC aims to influence supply and demand by: 1) reaching out to food retailers to increase stock and promotion of healthy foods, including intensively working with stores to meet specific criteria; 2) collaborating with distributors and suppliers to facilitate wholesale purchases and widespread promotion of healthy foods; and 3) engaging community constituents (customers) to support participating retailers and increase neighborhood access to healthy foods.

The Shop Healthy Project Manager will oversee outreach staff and manage contracts for several food retail programs (2) across the five boroughs. Under general direction, with wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Shop Program Manager is responsible for, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of programmatic work. The Program Manager will be expected to balance their week between managing staff who are out in the community and capacity building activities for community partners.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Under direction, plan, coordinate, and direct the implementation of programming for community-based organizations, community residents.
  • Visit and recruit food vendors, and food retailers in select zip codes to participate in Shop Healthy Programming .
  • Manage multiple contracts for community-based organizations related to technical assistance healthy food vendors.
  • Monitor the progress of community-based organization to ensure the scope and requirements are met.
  • Monitor project milestones to ensure timely completion of work.
  • Manage operations of store incentives and structural material to promote in store re-design to promote the sale of healthier options.
  • Disseminate incentives to store owners and community organizations associated with stores.
  • Provide training for full-time and seasonal staff for data management, interviewing, data collections, and product placement activities.
  • Help plan, implement, coordinates monitor and/or evaluate how the program provides important community services.
  • Make recommendations on policies and procedures. Provide authoritative interpretation of complex problems.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to subordinate staff in techniques of program implementation and management.

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.