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About NYAM:

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 communities, government, and industry 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. The initiatives address some of the most critical health issues of our time, with a focus on health equity.


Position Summary/Overview:

The Senior Program Officer for Community Partnerships and Policy Solutions reports to the Director of CPPS at The New York Academy of Medicine. The Senior Program Officer is a highly motivated, strategic thinker who generates and implements ideas and leads and supports high-profile stakeholder relationships that lead to policy initiatives. This position will foster collaboration among working units within the Academy and externally across communities, government offices, and the private sector to improve health equity.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director of CPPS, the Senior Program Officer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic Planning. Serve as a thought partner to the Director of CPPS to develop and implement new ideas and a sustainable strategy for high impact community engagement and stakeholder partnerships led by NYAM within the public sector, the private sector, and at the neighborhood level.
  • Project Management. Develop and implement work plans toward the timely completion of deliverables on health equity focused proposals, training, technical assistance, and policy analysis and implementation projects.
  • Thought Leadership. The Senior Program Officer will prepare white papers, policy briefings, conference presentations, literature reviews, and other materials for diverse audiences, including public policy decision-makers, media, advocates, and government.
  • Fundraising. Cultivate relationships with new and existing funders. Lead proposal development and grant applications.
  • Budget Management: Monitor expenditures across grants.
  • Relationship Management and Strategic Partnerships. Work with NYAM staff and outside collaborators to expand NYAM’s health policy portfolio through collaboration with other state and local agencies, community-based organizations, health systems, and stakeholders from a range of sectors such as housing, transportation, and planning.
  • Communications. Work with NYAM’s Communications team on developing and implementing a health policy communications strategy and media outreach, including content creation for website, newsletters, and social media platforms.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities. Supervise staff on project work, provide mentorship and professional development guidance.
  • Other Duties as Assigned. Including but not limited to representing the Academy at community meetings, conferences, and other events.




Education and Experience: Masters-level training in public health, public policy/administration, or related field and 8+ years of relevant experience, or doctoral degree and 3+ years of relevant experience.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Strong track record of managing and supporting policy-oriented projects and grants
  • Record of scholarly publications and presentations
  • Knowledge of and experience in health policy focused on marginalized communities and/or structural barriers to health equity a plus.
  • Knowledge of NYC and NYS policy landscape strongly preferred.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Clear, concise and persuasive writing and presentation skills.
  • An orientation to deadlines and details.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at diverse levels.
  • Excellent and detailed analytical skills.
  • Decisive and exercises good judgment.
  • Ability to manage multiple time demands.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
  • Commitment to health equity and fostering diversity and inclusion


Salary: Very competitive.


Work Environment:

There is a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place at NYAM. Currently, staff is working in a hybrid situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

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