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Job Description: Coordinator, Policy & Outreach – Commission on the Public's Health System



CPHS is seeking a Coordinator on Policy and Outreach.  The Commission on the Public's Health System (CPHS), founded in 1991, is a citywide, community-based membership health advocacy organization. CPHS works on health care justice issues related to access to quality health care for low-income, immigrant, communities of color and other marginalized underserved communities.   We focus on advocacy, education, organizing, and policy development that is driven and done through a community-based approach.

The Coordinator on Policy and Outreach will primarily provide project coordination and support for a grant to expand, implement, and prepare a sustainable, representative, and engaged consortium of community-based organizations (CBOs).  The consortium is tasked in assessing and building infrastructure through a strategic planning process.  This process will facilitate collective readiness beyond the five-year span of the State Medicaid Waiver program called the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. DSRIP is a performance-based program with a primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25 percent. At the end of program life, the aim is for the newly-transformed health care system to be sustainable.

CPHS is subcontracted to provide technical coordination, education and outreach support for the Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) consortium, with the goal of ensuring the goals and objectives and deliverables of CTHE are met.  CTHE is a Coalition of diverse New York City community organizations and stakeholders engaged in enhancing and ensuring comprehensive services for underserved communities across NYC.  The Coordinator will be overseeing the facilitation, organizing, outreach, tracking and monitoring, policy development and education components related to the implementation of the grant.

We are seeking a highly-organized Coordinator with experience in project coordination related to capacity building.  The person will have an understanding of policy research, analysis, recruitment and engagement of community -based organizations.  In order for the Consortium and CPHS to be successful in implementing the grant, the preferred candidate will have a good level of understanding of DSRIP, health care reform (i.e. Medicaid-redesign), grassroots organizing, and social determinant of health and how it impacts marginalized communities.  In addition, we are looking for someone with excellent written, visual and verbal communication skills. Previous worked in a community-based organization or grassroots policy research setting.


  • Primary to ensure CPHS meets its subcontract deliverables in a State grant

  • Prepare evaluations, reports and budgets as part of the subcontract

  • Support a year-long planning process (State Grant) on behalf of the Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE)

  • Work with the Director to Identify, connect, and sustain collaboration with external stakeholders to plan and execute CPHS's scope of work related to the State grant

  • Facilitate and manage the activities of Communities Together for Health Equity

  • Assist in all DSRIP activities including services that CTHE consortium can provide to reach goals & objectives of the CBO's Planning grant

  • Work with CTHE partnering organizations to coordinate CBO Planning Grant meetings including finding a conference center, holding a master calendar, and providing technical assistance for all meetings

  • Coordinate CTHE activities outside the work of the consortium  for the grant

  • Maintain knowledge of recent research, policy developments, and program innovations in areas related to promising models and practices related to public health improvement, safety-net issues, community empowerment, engagement, and education.  Proactively share information with the Director, as appropriate

  • Manage and implement the advocacy and community organizing and education activities related to DSRIP

  • Work with the Director to research and document the DSRIP process-including the work of the 10 Performing Provider Systems in New York City.

  • Coordinate with the Director, the technical, logistics, and communications aspects of CPHS, including ensuring timely/accurate distribution of DSRIP materials through educational opportunities and focus groups.

  • Provide support for collection of information and data through a community and consortium driven process.

  • Attend DSRIP related meetings

  • Work with CTHE to plan and coordinate large conferences including kick-off conference, mid-evaluation conference, and end-of-year conference

  • Review and edit all drafted materials related to DSRIP efforts

  • On occasion, provide some general and administrative support to Director

Other Relevant Information

Qualifications:  Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Public Health or related field in public health. A minimum of four years' experience in project implementation, community outreach, community organizing in and with marginalized communities, and policy research.   Additionally, desire but not required good IT skills in particularly database and virtual meeting tools, and website maintenance, Bilingual skills (Spanish or any of the major languages spoken in New York City) are highly desirable.  

Term: Initial commitment is one year with additional commitment based on further funding

Salary Band:  Full time, range 45k to 50k- depending on experience.   Fringe included/Health insurance coverage

Working Hours:  Full-time with commitment of some evening hours

Location:  The position will be based at our office on Wall Street, but with some opportunity to work remotely

Travel:  Position requires at least 25% or more of the time travelling.

Equal Opportunity: CPHS provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Ideal Start Date: February 6, 2017

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a current CV or resume and statement explaining how they meet the selection criteria for the position to Anthony Feliciano, CPHS Director at, quoting the job title "Coordinator" in the subject line of the email.   We will accept submission till the position is filled.  We regret that we will only be able to contact those candidates that will be interviewed.  Specific inquiries about this role and submission process can be sent to the same email address.