Website The New York Academy of Medicine

About The New York Academy of Medicine:

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) tackles the barriers that prevent every individual from living a healthy life. NYAM generates the knowledge needed to change the systems that prevent people from accessing what they need to be healthy such as safe and affordable housing, healthy food, healthcare and more. Through its high-profile programming for the general public, focused symposia for health professionals, and its base of dedicated Fellows and Members, NYAM engages the minds and hearts of those who also value advancing health equity to maximize health for all.

Department Summary:

Through our Community Partnerships and Policy Solutions (CPPS) team, we partner with residents, community leaders, and decisionmakers to identify innovative policy solutions. We are actively working together with our partners to align and shape the actions of government and industry to better serve the community, recognize and uplift its assets, and to transform the places where we live, work, play and learn into environments that promote health for all. In addition to our policy leadership, we also develop and implement award-winning, place-based programs and conduct research to inform specific policy changes. These initiatives address some of the most critical health issues of our time, with a focus on health equity. Our team has expertise in a range of issue areas including early childhood, harm reduction and drug policy, food policy, health in all policies, and criminal justice reform. We conduct mixed methods research ranging from policy and program evaluation, to resident- and community-led research, to health services research.

Position Summary/Overview:

The Program Associate position will provide key support to technical assistance, community and stakeholder convening, and policy analysis projects in CPPS. This is a part-time opportunity for approximately 15-30 hours per week. The ideal candidate will combine creativity, technological skills, and excellent communication skills to support the production of engaging and accessible materials and virtual events, as well as the convening of multisector stakeholders and community residents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Outreaching to key stakeholders
  • Managing communications with external stakeholders, such as community residents, health care providers, community-based organizations, and local governments
  • Assisting with the planning and facilitation of virtual meetings, webinars, and workshops
  • Drafting materials for policymakers, community members, and other stakeholders (e.g., fact sheets, briefs, email digests)
  • Producing meeting summaries and minutes
  • Editing and refining the design of a range of materials
  • Conducting literature reviews & environmental scans
  • Assisting with the development of proposals and reports
  • Assisting with qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis


  • Interest in and understanding of health equity and public policy
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Tech-savvy; Zoom familiarity a must
  • Experience producing visually appealing content
  • Critical and analytic thinking, as well as creativity
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adept at working with diverse social, cultural, and economic groups.
  • Some research & design experience a plus

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree in public health, public policy, health sciences, or a related field and minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. Graduate degree may be substituted for one year of experience.

This position is grant-funded through September 2022, with the possibility of continuation pending available funding.

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

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