NYC Unity Project, LGBTQ Outreach and Program Manager, Office of Executive Deputy Commissioner/Mental Hygiene

New York City DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Manhattan, NY4.0

Full-time$53,000 - $60,000 a year
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services advances New York City’s efforts to coordinate system transformation across the City’s public healthcare system, expand access to social services for all, and ensure that agencies that oversee the City’s most vulnerable populations, including children in foster care and families living in homeless shelters, are run compassionately, equitably and effectively. With a portfolio that amounts to approximately $24 billion, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services has an unprecedented opportunity to build a team focused on implementing bold efforts within and across eleven City agencies and Mayo

The NYC Unity Project is New York’s first citywide initiative focused on supporting and empowering LGBTQ young people through innovative policy and program change across city agencies and programs. The Project was launched in September 2017 with a $4.8 million commitment by First Lady Chirlane McCray, and is focused on a multi-pronged, intersectional strategy to ensure that LGBTQ young people in New York are safe, supported and healthy, particularly those who experience homelessness and poverty. In May of 2017, the First Lady announced a $9.5 million Unity Project commitment to support key LGBTQ programs that address LGBTQ youth homelessness, housing instability, family rejection, health inequity and the needs of LGBTQ young people in the foster care system. The Unity Project is committed to working towards social and economic justice for all of NYC’s LGBTQ young people. To learn more about the programs, policy initiatives, and services spearheaded by the NYC Unity Project, please visit:

Working in the NYC Mayor’s Office at City Hall under the direction of the NYC Unity Project Director, the LGBTQ Outreach and Program Manager will:

  • Conduct community outreach and engagement programs and events, including organizing community forums, representing the Unity Project at community events, and developing ongoing relationships with local LGBTQ organizations and initiatives.
  • Participate in external coalition meetings to better understand and respond to community needs and develop programmatic priorities.
  • Track and evaluate ongoing funded programs, and prepare written reports on policy and program progress, including coordination and support for the NYC Unity Project Youth Council and other youth-focused initiatives.
  • Conduct public policy and program research and writing to support the development of innovative citywide proposals for funding and enactment.
  • Provide administrative support to NYC Unity Project Director as needed.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills
  • Personal experience with and understanding of LGBTQ youth communities in NYC
  • Strong connection to local LGBTQ community organizations and advocacy initiatives
  • Ability to complete work independently with broadly defined work objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work some nights or weekends
  • A high school degree or equivalent with a minimum of 3-5 years of community organizing experience or a bachelor’s degree and/or graduate degree in law, public health, social work, community organizing, or public policy or education and significant experience equivalent to one of the categories above.
Additional Information

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
  • Current Resume
  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 384311.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.