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About NYAM:

The New York Academy of Medicine is a leading voice for innovation in public health. Throughout our 176-year history, we have uniquely championed changes to the systems that perpetuate health inequities and that keep all communities from achieving good health. Today, this work includes innovative research, programs, and policy initiatives that distinctively value community input for maximum impact. Combined with our trusted public programming, historic library, and with the support of our esteemed Fellows and Members, NYAM’s legacy as a public health leader moves boldly forward.


Department Summary:

The Center for Healthy Aging (CHA) works to improve the health and well-being of aging populations. With equal concern for both today’s older adults as well as tomorrow’s, the Center works to make both immediate and long-term systemic changes to ensure equity and a healthy life for generations to come.

Our work is focused on improving critical elements of healthy living for older adults including: social, physical, and economic participation; positive perceptions of well-being, quality of life, and autonomy; improved functional ability and minimized activity limitations; and excellent healthcare and services.

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to informing and shaping practices, programs and policy including: convening for policy and practice change; promoting data-driven policy and planning; providing strategic assistance for policy implementation; and contributing to the evidence base for healthy aging interventions.

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Position Summary/Overview:

The Project Associate reports to the Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and is a highly motivated, self-directed and independent individual who will lead and support activities and foster collaboration among working units within NYAM and externally across communities, government offices and the private sector around research, program and policy initiatives related to healthy aging. We are looking for someone who is collaborative, dedicated to addressing the challenges and opportunities facing older adults, and interested in growing in this role, including supervising staff within CHA. This is a full-time position. NYAM is currently operating under a hybrid work model.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision and direction of the Director, the Project Associate’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Project Management. Develop and implement work plans toward the timely completion of deliverables and assist partners with workplan implementation. Project activities may include the following: facilitate work groups; organize conferences and events planning; conduct community consultations; develop and administer surveys; analyze data; provide technical assistance to community organizations, and track outcomes to demonstrate impact and satisfy grant reporting requirements.


  • Relationship Management. Cultivate and manage relationships with funders, elected and appointed officials and staff, faith- and community-based organizations, business-serving organizations, advocates, cultural institutions, and other partners. The Project Associate will seek out and attend relevant meetings and workshops related to healthy aging to inform and promote the work of NYAM.


  • Communications. Assist in developing and managing external communications, including content creation for the website and social media platforms.


  • Research and Policy Activities: Prepare white papers, policy briefings, conference presentations, literature reviews, and other materials for diverse audiences, including public policy decision-makers, media, advocates, government agencies, and older adults and caregivers.


  • Other Duties as Assigned. Including but not limited to representing NYAM at community meetings, conferences, and other events, and supporting funding applications.




  • Interest in research about healthy aging and enthusiasm for working with older adults.
  • Experience managing multiple and complex projects.
  • Experience facilitating stakeholder groups and planning events.
  • A commitment to health equity and an understanding of the social determinants of health.
  • Working knowledge of public policy processes and awareness of the public health implications of aging with respect to policy planning, development, and implementation.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment and be highly organized without losing sight of larger objectives.
  • Must possess exceptional communication and writing skills; strong analytic thinking; attention to detail; and demonstrated facility in networking and developing partnerships.
  • Ability to work well both within a team and independently, manage competing priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the grant proposal and management process.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Educational and/or professional experience in aging issues.
  • Experience in public policy or research (including coursework), preferably related to public health or aging.
  • Previous experience writing successful grant proposals.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated interest in political and social change.
  • Background in qualitative or quantitative research.
  • Familiarity with NVivo, Qualtrics, mapping systems and reference management software.


Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in public health, public or social policy, community development or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years’ work and field experience.

Salary Range:

$65,000 – $90,000 annually

Work Environment:

There is a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place at NYAM. Currently, staff are working in a hybrid situation, however, this may change in accordance with organizational policies.


Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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