Director, Center for Health Policy and Programs

The New York Academy of Medicine Published: March 16, 2017


At the intersection of one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and a time of increasing complexity in the US health and health care policy landscape, the New York Academy of Medicine (the Academy) serves as an influential thought leader, dynamic driver of innovative solutions, and home of in depth historic knowledge and emerging research that impact health and health care in New York and globally. With bold and impactful priorities focusing on healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities, the Academy now seeks a seasoned and innovative Director of the Center for Health Policy and Programs who will lead the Academy’s largest programmatic initiatives focused on improving the health and lives of all New Yorkers through strong, evidence based policy initiatives, cutting-edge collaboration, and bold and creative programs.


Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the new Director will provide strategic direction and leadership to the Center’s key priorities areas of healthy aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and reducing health disparities. S/he will bring deep experience shaping, developing, and advancing an evidence-based policy agenda, and will have a keen understanding of the political dynamic at the city and state levels in New York. The new Director will build strong and diverse networks that support the Center’s current and emerging priorities, nurture existing funding relationships and identify opportunities for new funding streams, lead and develop a strong, collaborative team of 15, and manage an annual budget of $1.8M.


The ideal candidate will bring 10 plus years of experience in health and public health and have a track record of developing innovative evidence-based policy solutions to urban health challenges. The new Director will be a passionate advocate for improving and advancing urban health and improving the lives of the citizens of New York; s/he will be a natural bridge builder, a strong manager, and will bring a comfort level working in partnership with foundations and other funders to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Center’s programs. A graduate or terminal degree and deep connections to New York City are strongly desired. This is an exciting opportunity to improve the health and well-being of communities throughout New York.


This search is being led by Carolyn Ho, Associate Vice President, and Katherine Jacobs, President, of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. For application instructions and additional information: or

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