With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 7,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We’re tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.
With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative that will meet critical infrastructure needs and make possible strategic investments that will have lasting effects on public health. Investments and improvements through this initiative will help modernize DOHMH’s foundational capabilities and data infrastructure, enabling it to partner in complex health and health care environments and, in turn, support better public health outcomes, including COVID-19. This initiative supports larger efforts to rebalance investments in public health and more equitably serve communities and populations.
The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization which is the fiscal and administrative manager of the grant but work will be supervised by DOHMH. This is a grant-funded position ending in June 2026.
The New York City Health Department works every day to protect and promote the health of more than 8.5 million diverse New Yorkers. This includes centering health equity and racial justice in all the work the Agency does. To support this mission, the Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES), housed within the Division of Epidemiology, conducts systematic data collection and monitoring, rigorous analysis, and effective data communication. BES seeks to provide accurate and timely public health data to inform decision-making, to optimize data use, and to ensure accurate analysis of health data. The Bureau is responsible for developing, collecting and facilitating the use of population-based surveillance survey data and other data sources; and providing support to DOHMH in study design, questionnaire development, and survey weighting. The Bureau of Epidemiology Services Surveys and Data Analysis Unit is responsible for providing rapid response to data requests from other Bureaus, the Commissioner of Health, and external users to help shape programs and policies around the city. As a part of its work to achieve these goals, BES is supporting cross-divisional efforts to collect data on long COVID and other long-term health effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in NYC.
Summary of the Position:
DOHMH has an opening for a Senior Project Manager for Long COVID Surveillance. This position will report to the co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy NYC panel in the Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES), and will oversee the development and implementation of a longitudinal cohort study investigating the burden of long COVID in NYC.
Specifically, Senior Project Manager, Long COVID Surveillance will:
· Oversees surveillance of post-COVID conditions (including clinical, social, economic) activities within BES including development of research agendas, project planning, etc.
· Serves as Principal Investigator of Long COVID Cohort, a group of about 10,000 people that we intend to recruit and follow over time.
· Supervise two Data Analysts to provide methodological support, ensure high quality analytic work, and maintain SQL database.
· Supervise Community Engagement Coordinator to support the development of collaborative relationships with advocacy groups, academic institutions, other government organizations and additional stakeholders.
· Leads design of overall cohort and of individual surveys.
· Liaises with internal and external collaborators including research groups (academic and patient-led) and advocacy groups.
· Represents NYC DOHMH on working groups, panels, and other external engagement activities around long COVID.
· Promotes staff development.
· Promotes health equity.
Qualifications and Requirements:
· Masters degree or higher in public health or a related field.
· At least 5 years of experience working in fields related to survey design and/or research management.
· Capacity and willingness to learn SAS.
· Experience working collaboratively with others to implement data collection.
· Contribute to DOHMH efforts to promote health equity and racial justice.
· The ideal candidate for this position must be a pro-active and self-motivated individual with the ability to work in teams and in a highly dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders and timelines.
· Salary: $108,426.00-$108,426.00
· Experience with stakeholder engagement and project management.
· Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
· Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
· Experience with data collection, analysis and interpretation.
· Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone.
· Experience working with the public health sector and coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders.
· Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
· Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
· This is a temporary grant-funded position ending in June 2026.
· This individual must reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) by their confirmed start date.
· Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties.
· This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies.
NOTE: All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy. Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).
PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans.
About Public Health Solutions
Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support New Yorkers and their families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. Learn more about our work at healthsolutions.org.