Job Title: Healthy Schools Policy Program Coordinator

Fund for Public Health in New York
Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Facilitator
In conjunction with the NYC Office of Labor Relations (OLR), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
(DOHMH) and The Fund for Public Health of New York (FPHNY) are partnering together to initiate an
innovative program geared towards the pre diabetic population in the workforce. NYC employs
approximately 350,000 employees and it is estimated that 30% are pre-diabetic and usually do not know
it. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is a lifestyle changing curriculum based on a
national study that provides strong evidence that modest weight loss reduces the risk of developing
diabetes by 60%. The program will offer a combination of worksite based programs and online
programs to overcome the traditional barriers to NDPP participation and hopes to engage a higher
percentage of the pre-diabetic population.
OLR in collaboration with FPHNY, a not for profit corporation serving as program partner with DOHMH,
received a grant from the New York State Health Foundation to pilot this unique program. We are
seeking a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Facilitator to facilitate and manage this
innovative program for a period of 18-months, focusing on curriculum delivery and participant
enrollment. There is potential for continued funding after the pilot has been completed and for the
position to be supported by NYC, thereby needing to meet NYC residency and hiring requirements.
This position will report to the NYC OLR Culture of Health Program Manager and will be responsible for
delivering NDPP curriculum to NYC employees at the worksite, coordinating training logistics with onsite
contacts, increasing participant engagement and enrollment, and tracking and reporting program
outcomes. This position will lead groups of participants through a year‐long program using the NDPP
curriculum, consisting of 16 core sessions and 8 post‐core sessions, and help participants develop the
skills needed to adopt healthy eating and physical activity habits.
This position will also be responsible for training others in the workplace to deliver the curriculum as a
“Master Trainer” of the NDPP. Ultimately, the Facilitator will assist with helping to prevent the further
spread of the Diabetes epidemic with the NYC employee population.
 Coordinate with site contacts to schedule and deliver NDPP training across NYC worksite
locations (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens) and a limited number of
Westchester and Upstate locations
 Develop promotional strategies and materials to promote the NDPP program at the workplace
and online, including working with labor-management teams to develop promotion programs
 Explore incentive programs to boost participation and retention and assess their effectiveness
 Be accessible to participants before and after sessions to answer questions and follow‐up on
 Enroll, track and follow-up with program participants to track program progress; organize makeup sessions when necessary
 Interact with potential participants to help them maintain engagement once enrolled and to
attain their specific goals
Create an environment that is motivating, supportive, and non‐competitive
Relay messaging and coordination plans between multiple stakeholders
Work with program vendors to support grant metrics and operations
Track participant enrollment and attendance (including organizing make up sessions),
developing reporting templates that can regularly shared with Program Manager
Attend regular Culture of Health team meetings
Other duties as assigned
 Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, public health, health administration, public administration, or
related field
 Minimum of 2+ years related experience
 Excellent communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in front
of a small group
 Strong computer, time management, relationship management and organizational skills
 Ability to work with a diverse group of people of varying ages, ethnicities, life experiences, etc.
 Commitment to teamwork
 Willingness to travel within the 5 boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and
Queens) and a limited number of Westchester and Upstate locations
 Flexible work hours (some very early morning and evening sessions may be scheduled)
 Knowledge of the principles of behavior change and group facilitation
 Previous facilitation experience
FPHNY offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for this
opportunity, please submit your resume, with cover letter including salary requirements, to Please indicate “DPP Lifestyle Facilitator____ your name” in the subject
The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a
diverse pool of candidates to apply.