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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Stellar Farmers Market Coordinator, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control in New York, New York

Job Description

The Healthy Eating Unit is seeking a Community Coordinator to coordinate the Stellar Farmers Market program. This position is based in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control (BCDPTC), which strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease on New Yorkers, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, and diabetes, with a particular focus on addressing inequities, or unavoidable and unjust differences in health outcomes. The Bureau leads changes to systems, policies, and environments and provides New Yorkers with information and resources to help them make healthy choices. The BCDPTC is part of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Division of Prevention and Primary Care.

The Community Coordinator reports to the Program Manager of Farmers Market Nutrition Education, and will be a key team member in executing the Stellar Farmers Markets Program, bilingual nutrition education at farmers markets serving low-income New Yorkers, and often low-proficiency English communities, across NYC.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: Plans, coordinates, and monitors the Stellar Farmers Markets, a community program that provides nutrition education at farmers markets in Spanish, English and other languages Supervises seasonal educators who provide nutritional workshops to the public in the community at farmers markets Plans and convenes regular staff meetings to develop strategies, share community resources, and provide updates for community outreach and education. Revises Stellar Farmers Markets community program materials and conducts community nutrition education workshops at farmers markets, as needed to ensure cultural relevancy Outreaches and communicates to community partners hosting and supporting the Stellar Farmers Market program Performs on site performance evaluations and prepares reports for New York State Department of Health contract manager to measure the rate of implementation and challenges Responsible for the distribution of supplies to farmers markets needed for proper implementation of Stellar Farmers Markets community program Performs other duties as assigned

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

  • 2+ years of experience with nutrition education programming in communities with low-incomes, preferably in a farmers market setting, including a minimum of one year coordinating

  • Experience working with a team in a leadership role

  • Understanding of the underlying causes of health inequities and community food security issues in NYC

  • Culinary experience or education

  • Knowledgeable about farmers markets, regional food systems and community food security issues in NYC

  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills

  • Strong time management skills and ability to work independently

  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the Microsoft Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Serv Safe or related food safety certification

  • Proficiency in language other than English, a plus.

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 # 403167.

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.

Job ID: 403167

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Stellar Farmers Market Coordinator, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control


Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Constituent Services & Community Programs, Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street

Division/Work Unit: Chronic Disease Prevention

Title Code No: 5605800

Level: 00

Proposed Salary Range: $ 52,524.00 - $ 66,960.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 08/13/2019

POST UNTIL: 10/27/2019