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The Fund for Public Health in New York City, Inc. Seeks Community Health Organizer

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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Harlem Health Advocacy Partnership (HHAP) is a DOHMH funded community health worker demonstration project aimed at reducing the rates of diabetes, hypertension, and asthma in the East Harlem NYCHA community. HHAP aims to accomplish this by identifying NYCHA residents with any/all of these three chronic illnesses, and helping them better manage their illnesses through:

 Advocacy and Community Organizing Outreach and Recruitment

Individual and group-level educational workshops

Assistance in acquiring and navigating health insurance

Referrals to clinical and social support services in the community

Guidance on improving residents’ ability to self-manage their health and working with residents on fundamentals of advocating for acceptable health and social services in their community is a major tool and goal for our participants.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Community Health Organizer will report directly to the Community Organizing Supervisor who oversees a team of five (5) HHAP Community Health Organizers (CHOs), aiming to improve the health of East and Central Harlem NYCHA residents. The role of the Community Health Organizer is to advocate for and promote health awareness by introducing residents to a variety of HHAP and partner led activities. Activities include: community organizing, advocacy and engagement. Overall, the work of the Community Health Organizer is intended to engage community member and to serve as a guide towards implementing the goals of the HHAP program which include improving health outcomes of residents with chronic disease.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assist with planning and developing community organizing, advocacy and engagement efforts.

• Conduct outreach and follow workplan guidelines for teams daily, weekly and monthly tasks.

• Attend Resident Association meetings and other relevant monthly convenings.

• Assist with the promotion, recruitment and enrollment of participants for HHAP related program services.

• Assist with outreach and promotion of events and services provided by the East and Central Harlem Action Centers.

• Assist in identifying community resources such as neighboring schools, faith-based organizations and community-based organizations for engagement.

 REQUIREMENTS:

• Bilingual required (English/Spanish or English/French).

• Commitment and desire to improve the quality of life for your community.

• Flexible work schedule, evenings and weekends required.

• Professionalism and Adaptability in an office environment and community setting with 70% Community, 30% Office.

• A strong commitment to collective action and community organizing.

• Ability to work in fast paced environment and changing priorities.

• Ability to be work individually and as part of a team.

• Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Demonstrate ability to actively engage the neighborhood members in program  and community organizing activities.

• Be familiar with the Central Harlem/East Harlem community and its resources.

• Expressed interest in improving the quality of life among New York City Housing Authority residents.

• Knowledge of NYCHA Housing Authority Community helpful.

• Strong relationship builder with, excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Strong social networks within the community.

 SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Three (3) month evaluation period with opportunity to onboard fulltime.

TO APPLY:

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter including current salary or most recent salary to: to

publichealthjobs@fphnyc.org  indicating “HHAP Community Health Organizer Your Name” in subject line.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and

encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply

Location

New York, NY

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