Program Manager — Health Policy at Mount Sinai

Partnership for a Healthier New York City – Manhattan Borough Lead Organization Program Manager

In September 2011, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene received Community Transformation Grant (CTG) funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support an integrated set of complementary evidence-based activities to bring about strategic, environment, program, and infrastructure changes. The goal of such changes is to improve health outcomes by preventing the leading causes of death and disability across the life span for all New Yorkers, particularly those who experience disparities in health. Through the CTG initiative, funding has been made available to establish a citywide partnership, the Partnership for a Healthier New York City (the Partnership), as well as to establish borough-based coalitions coordinated by lead organizations. The Borough Lead Organizations are charged with engaging in activities consisting of: creation and coordination of a Borough-level coalition, management and oversight of contracts with community groups, and creating education and advocacy activities in support of the Partnership’s strategic agenda.

Job Description and Experience

In March 2012, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) was selected as the Partnership’s Manhattan Borough Lead Organization. MSSM seeks a Program Manager who will be responsible for carrying out the assigned activities and duties required under the Borough Lead Organization contract, which include but are not limited to those detailed below.


  • Form or activate a Borough-level coalition.
  • Participate in routine calls with Partnership staff, Coordinating Committee meetings, and all mandatory Partnership trainings and meetings.
  • Submit all required reports and documentation.

Community Engagement

  • Hold borough-level “listening sessions” to elicit feedback from community stakeholders on strategic goals, and potential tactics and partners.
  • Broaden the reach of initiatives that support Partnership strategic goals by coordinating with additional sectors and constituencies within the borough.
  • Meet with key stakeholders (non-traditional partners, NYC officials) to provide education and advocacy on Partnership strategic objectives.
  • Make presentations to community boards about the organization’s work with the Partnership and the defined strategic objectives.
  • Contribute to and participate in assessments of public health issues and exploration of strategies to address these issues, as directed by Partnership staff.


Draft and work with coalition members to publish opinion editorials and letters to the editor presenting public health information and data related to Partnership strategic objectives as determined by the Partnership.

  • Serve as a high-profile speaker, providing information and education on Partnership strategic objectives.
  • Respond to press inquiries in coordination with Partnership staff.
  • Distribute available materials to community organizations and residents

The position requires an energetic, hands-on individual who has a talent for engaging and educating community-based organizations, individuals and local decision-makers. The ideal candidate is extremely organized and able to efficiently execute simultaneously occurring interventions and events, recruiting strategic community partners. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong background in developing and implementing strategies to reduce public health problems.
  • Experience developing and communicating messages to diverse audiences;
  • Experience conducting outreach to and forming coalitions with Community-Based Organizations, Faith-Based Organizations, Youth-focused groups, and local businesses;
  •  Experience conducting field activities including making presentations to Community Boards, CBOs, etc.
  • Experience overseeing community partners (monthly reporting, technical assistance, social networking, etc.);
  • Familiarity with programmatic start-up and the ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Demonstrated capability in grant and budget management and administrative functions
  • Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly detail-oriented


Job Qualifications:

  • A master’s or other professional degree from an accredited college in public health, public administration or a related field;
  • At least 2 years of full-time professional management experience
  • At least 3 years of successful, demonstrated experience related to community engagement; New York City experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with New York City communities and neighborhoods

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.

Mount Sinai Medical Center–An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.



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