Data Monitoring Specialist

Fund for Public Health in New York City - New York, NY (30+ days ago)

Data & Monitoring Specialist, Harlem Health Advocacy Partners

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To
this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
(DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH
to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and
unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch
new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect
expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the
public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) is a free program created by the New York City
Health Department’s Center for Health Equity and its partners to improve health and
neighborhood conditions in East and Central Harlem. Our Community Health Workers,
Health Advocates and Community Health Organizers help single residents and families
access services and make heathy changes.

  • Community Health Workers help residents set health goals, manage existing health
conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or high blood pressure) and connect to local
health and social services.

  • Health Advocates help residents find affordable or low-cost health insurance, read
medical bills and review health plan options.

  • Community Health Organizers help residents to voice their concerns and push for
changes to make the neighborhood healthier.

Wellness Activities support residents in getting healthy and connecting with their
neighbors. Activities include walking groups, peer support groups and smoking cessation
This position will be housed within the DOHMH’s Center for Health Equity Division. The
Center for Health Equity aims to strengthen and amplify the Health Department’s work to
eliminate health inequities, which are rooted in historical and contemporary injustices and
discrimination, including racism. Our four key approaches to advance health equity are as

1) We support the Health Department’s internal reform in becoming a racial justice
organization. By naming and addressing racism, and other social, economic, and
environmental forces that create health inequities, we develop, implement and
provide guidance on health equity training, practice, and policies across the Health

2) We invest in key neighborhoods (place-based). The health of neighborhoods is a
result of historical, political, social, and physical forces. Certain NYC Neighborhoods
have been deprived of sufficient resources and attention. In order to “right” this

injustice, we have neighborhood offices in areas that bear the highest disease
burden; North and Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and East and Central Harlem.
These are centers of planning and action for community-wide and inter-agency
health initiatives.

3) We build partnerships that advance racial and social justice. Public health has
historically been a vehicle to advance social justice. Towards this pursuit, we
strategically mobilize tools, resources, and networks to enhance community power
and target the factors that socially determine health inequities. We coordinate
action with residents, community advocates, community-based organizations, faith-
based organizations, businesses, schools and other city agencies.

4) We make injustice visible through data and storytelling. We develop
communication strategies that creatively use data, elevate the stories often untold
and unseen, and call attention to racism, and other social injustices, as a root cause
of inequities. We track and share results that are meaningful to community partners
and that contribute to evidence-informed practices.

The database specialist will be responsible for managing and ensuring the quality and
security of confidential data within a customized Salesforce case management system
supporting HHAP community health worker program operations and evaluation. To this
end, the database specialist will be responsible for training and technical assistance to
program staff on use of the database, and will monitor the quality of data being entered
into the database, and coordinate to perform data cleaning and other database
administrative assistance as needed. This individual will also be responsible for providing
monitoring and evaluation support and associated reporting for HHAP’s community
mobilization efforts.


 Provide training and technical assistance to all program staff on Salesforce use
o Onboard new staff with instruction on how to use the custom built

Salesforce system and mobile technology in conformity with HHAP
programmatic protocols and best practices

o Provide regular technical assistance and updates to all staff
 Data quality management

o Know principles of public health research, evaluation, data management and
reporting, including concepts of data coding and data structure and database

o Monitor data for quality, logic and accuracy
o Monitor data for adherence with program protocols and best practices in

data systems security; track and resolve outstanding issues
o Help to ensure that data are entered in a timely fashion

o Provide salesforce administrative and mobile technology support
o Conduct quality checks to ensure data records are entered in accordance

with established organizational processes and standards
 Evaluation and monitoring support for HHAP Community Mobilization Team

o Serve as lead evaluation support staff for HHAP’s Community Health
Organizing team

o Develop reporting templates, generate regular reports
o Develop new monitoring and evaluation strategies as needed
o Assist with compiling and presenting data through PowerPoints, conference

presentations, and more
 Additional support

o Provide data entry support as needed
o Provide other programmatic and data support as needed

 College degree in a related field required; MPH or MS preferred
 Detail oriented and focused
 Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software
 Minimum of 2 years of experience managing program or survey data
 Experience with evaluation and monitoring
 Familiarity with database programs, survey research and/or health related

data systems
 Experience with developing PowerPoint and other presentations
 Experience using SAS or SPSS is a must
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Able to work both as a team and independently, be flexible, and manage

multiple projects and priorities
 Salesforce experience a plus

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The maximum annual salary for this
position is $60,000, commensurate with education and experience.

There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must
meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including current/most recent salary and how
your experience relates to this position, to indicating “Data
Monitoring Specialist - HHAP” in subject line.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.