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Associate Director of Planning - Ryan Health | West 97th Street

December 21, 2020

Position Overview:

The Associate Director of Strategic Planning is responsible for supporting and enhancing the programs for a large community health center network in New York City through seeking, securing, and managing funding to support the centers’ services. Under the direction of the Chief of Strategic Development, this position will also assist in the development and facilitation of Ryan’s Health Strategic Plan. The position responsibilities include: development, and submission of a wide variety of applications in response to various public Request for Proposals (RFPs); development of budgets and budget narratives; and coordinating the design, development, planning and implementation of capacity building projects, supporting development and coordination of activities identified in the Network’s Strategic Plan; development and coordinate needs assessments,. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of the Ryan Health.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare and submit proposals to public funding opportunities to enhance existing programs and support new programs in the healthcare industry.
  • Identify funding opportunities and new program areas to address the needs of the target population.
  • Facilitate in the design, development, planning, and implementation of Center-specific or Network-wide programs and projects, capital expansion projects, capacity building projects, organizational systems, etc.
  • Maintain a portfolio of existing grants and contracts by working with Program staff to write progress reports, respond to and develop other program-related requests, and provide administrative support, guidance, and oversight to ensure that the deliverables are met.
  • Generate and synthesize demographic and other data for the Planning Department.
  • Support the implementation of strategic planning initiatives and business development opportunities to expand the scope and capacity of the Network.
  • In conjunction with the Budget and Grants Manager, develop and monitor program budgets.
  • Complete NYSDOH Certificate of Need and HRSA Change in Scope applications to accommodate changes to the Network’s scope. Develop financially sustainable budgets for such applications.
  • Coordinate the completion and submission of annual grant application, including but not limited to Section 330 grant, Ryan White Part C and the CDC.
  • Supervise the Department’s Planning Associate
  • Facilitate the completion and submission of the Medicaid redesign initiatives
  • Lead, or assist in leading, preparation for regulatory site visits
  • Attend all meetings and/or training sessions as required.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Chief of Strategic Development.


  • Knowledge of federal and local healthcare regulatory standards and ability to remain up-to-date in healthcare policies and procedures, including compliance policies and procedures
  • Immediately report any unusual occurrences or issues to supervisor or Administration in a timely manner.
  • Represent the Network at conferences, seminars, and meetings, as requested.
  • Demonstrate professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, immediate supervisor and other employees, as well as external parties.


Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of eight years relevant experience in a health care organization.
  • Experience in developing programs and budgets, and writing proposals in a health care or related field.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to cull and interpret data.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff, specifically program staff.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to organize and package information in a concise and attractive manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Supervisory experience.

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field preferred.

How To Apply

Minimal Training Time:

180 actual workdays probationary period.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is performed primarily in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment may vary.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.