Non-profit Sector

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Non-profit organizations play a critical role in public health by providing additional health services that government agencies and private businesses fail to address. 

The non-profit sector provides solutions for health issues related to infectious diseases, public safety, environmental hazards and disparities in health care that threaten the well-being of communities around the world.

GPH Alumni in the Non-Profit Sector

What can you do with your degree in Public Health? One of the best ways to answer that question is to see what our graduates actually do. GPH Alumni have gone on to some extraordinary careers in the U.S. and all over the world. This section is designed for you to explore and learn about career options in the Non-Profit Sector.

☛ Please note: this list is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically.

Here is a sampling of some of our GPH Alumni job titles in the Non-Profit Sector:

  • Acting Chief of Health and Nutrition Section, UNICEF
  • Consultant, UN 
  • Consultant, WHO
  • Consultant, World Bank 
  • Editor, UNICEF Annual Report, UNICEF
  • Executive Manager - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, UNICEF 
  • Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) Specialist, UNICEF
  • Immunizations / Health Specialist, UNICEF
  • Manager, Foundation Partnerships, UN
  • Monitoring And Evaluation Coordinator, UN
  • Project Management Specialist, UNFPA
  • Regional Adviser, Adolescent Development, UNICEF
  • Scientist - Nutrition, Obesity, & Diet-related NCDs, WHO
  • Senior Associate-Malaria, UN
  • Senior Health Specialist, WHO
  • Strategic Partnerships Analyst, UNFPA, UN Every Woman Every Child Secretariat
  • Accountability and Citizen Engagement Research Assistant, Results for Development 
  • Consultant, Global Health Council 
  • Founder and CEO, Stage Six
  • Public Health Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Senior Program Manager - Biosecurity, Global Health Operating Division, CRDF Global 
  • Senior Program Officer, Global Health, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
  • Trade Commissioner - Asia and Mexico Digital Accelerator Lead, Canadian Technology Accelerators
  • Administrative Program Coordinator, Planned Parenthood 
  • Assistant Vice President, Food and Benefits Access, United Way of New York City
  • Behavioral Therapist, Hand In Hand Development
  • Behavior Specialist, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP)
  • Brand & Digital Manager, Planned Parenthood 
  • Case Investigator, Partners In Health
  • Center Manager, Public Health Solutions
  • Chief of Staff, The Boys'​ Club of New York
  • Chief Operating Officer, Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI)
  • Climate and Resilience Task Force Consultant, National Wildlife Federation 
  • Community Health Educator, Queens Library
  • Data Quality Assurance Coordinator, City Harvest 
  • Director, Center for Health Justice 
  • Director, Programs and Operations, Human Vaccines Project
  • Director of Community Health, Active Citizen Project, Project EATS
  • Director of Development, Population Council
  • Executive Director, What Works Association
  • Food Educator, Spoons Across America 
  • Founder and Executive Director, Shamsaha (formerly known as Women's Crisis Care International)
  • Gender Technical Advisor, Gavi-The Vaccine Alliance 
  • Global Individual Giving Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Health Equity Consultant, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)
  • LGBT Health Program Manager, HealthRight International 
  • Manager, Community-based Initiatives, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Manager, Implementation and Training, Child Development Institute 
  • Manager, Interagency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crisis, Women’s Refugee Commission 
  • Manager of Grants and Public Policy, Susan G. Komen Greater NYC
  • Managing Social Worker, The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
  • National Membership Manager, Black Mamas Matter Alliance 
  • Officer, Prospect Analytics International Rescue Committee, International Rescue Committee
  • Policy Analyst, Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)
  • Policy and Advocacy Manager, NCD Alliance
  • Press Officer, Health Media, Planned Parenthood 
  • Program Coordinator, Harlem Children's Zone
  • Program Manager, American Cancer Society 
  • Project Coordinator, Last Mile Health
  • Project Officer, Amref Health Africa
  • Project Officer, FHI 360
  • Project Scientist & Research Consultant, Basics Health International 
  • Public Health Promotion and Program Specialist, The Institute for Family Health
  • Research Associate, Anthrologica
  • Research Associate, GLSEN
  • Senior Data Analyst, Community Service Society of New York
  • Senior Director of Analytics & Evaluation, GMHC
  • Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, AmeriCares
  • Senior Program Associate, The Carter Center
  • Special Project Consultant, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Vice President, Communications, Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Volunteer Services Coordinator, City Harvest
  • Education and Outreach Coordinator, Endometriosis Foundation of America 
  • Executive Director, Hope for a Healthier Humanity
  • Nutrition Manager, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Public Health Advisor, Bloomberg Philanthropies 
  • Research Associate, Global Healthy Living Foundation
  • Senior Associate Director, Sponsored Studies, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  • Senior Manager, Community Engagement, Parkinson’s Foundation
  • Senior Manager of Patient Education and Outreach, Lung Cancer Research Association 
  • Vice President, Director of Research & Education, Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Senior Program Manager, The Max Foundation
  • Senior Program Office, LA84 Foundation
  • Senior Program Specialist, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Columbia University New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)
  • Associate Research Scientist, Global TIES for Children - New York University
  • Consultant I, Avalere Health
  • Content Strategist, Vital Strategies
  • Data Analyst lI, IPRO
  • Epidemiologist, IPRO
  • Evaluation Coordinator, Urban Health Partnerships 
  • Incentives and Indicators Project Lead, Berlin Institute of Health 
  • Policy and Advocacy Manager, Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)
  • Program & Operations Manager, The Institute For Psychoanalytic Training And Research
  • Program Associate II, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Program Manager, Global Cancer Institute 
  • Project Coordinator, Section for Global Health, NYU Department of Population Health
  • Project Manager, RTI International
  • Project Officer, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Public Health Consultant, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
  • Research Assistant, NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC)
  • Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute 
  • Research Associate, IMPAQ International
  • Research Associate & Project Coordinator, Center on Addiction 
  • Senior Research Analyst, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)
  • Statistical Programmer, RAND Institute
  • Technical Officer, Research Division, Vital Strategies
  • Assistant Director, Behavioral Health, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Assistant Director, Managed Care Operations, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Assistant Director, Office of Medical and Professional Affairs, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Assistant Director, HIV Services, Office of Population Health, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Assistant Director, Nursing Department - Correctional Health Services (CHS), NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Assistant Director of Pediatric Initiatives, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, UCLA Health
  • Biostatistician/Epidemiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Business Intelligence Decision Support Analyst, Hartford Healthcare
  • Clinical Dietitian, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Clinical Ethics Fellow, Children’s Minnesota
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Northwell Health | NYU Langone Health | Mount Sinai Health System | New York-Presbyterian Hospital | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trial Unit Coordinator, Columbia University Irving Medical Center 
  • Community Engagement Supervisor, Test and Trace Corps, NYC Health + Hospitals 
  • Data Analyst, Northwell Health | NYU Langone Health | Mount Sinai Health System | New York-Presbyterian Hospital | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Montefiore Health System
  • Director, Research Policy and Training, Northwell Health
  • Director, Trauma-Informed Care, San Antonio University Health System
  • Director of Global Women's Health, Mount Sinai Health System 
  • Director of Medical Intelligence and Health Prevention, Vitamédica, Mexico
  • Director of Patient Care Services, Northwell Health
  • Director of Practice Operations, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Director of Sleep Services, CarePoint Health System
  • Director of Special Projects and Research, Office Based Addiction Treatment, Boston Medical Center 
  • Emergency Management Specialist, NYU Langone Health
  • Fellow, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s National Hospital 
  • Genetic Counselor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
  • Grants and Lab Administrator, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Health Care Program Planner/Analyst, NYC Health + Hospitals 
  • Hepatitis C Program Coordinator, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Infection Preventionist-Epidemiology, Northwell Health 
  • Infectious Disease Nurse Practitioner, NYU Langone Health
  • Innovation Manager - Center for Digital Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • IRB Coordinator, Northwell Health
  • Manager, Global Patients Services and Patients Access, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Manager of Operations, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Nutrition Coordinator, Brooklyn Hospital Center 
  • Operations Analyst, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Program/Project Manager, Northwell Health | NYU Langone Health | Mount Sinai Health System | New York-Presbyterian Hospital | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Program Manager, Violence Intervention and Treatment Program, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
  • Quality Improvement Specialist, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Research Coordinator, NYU Langone Health 
  • Senior Clinical Research Coordinator - Oncology, UCSF Washington Cancer Center 
  • Senior Data Analyst, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Senior Director, Ambulatory Operations, Northwell Health
  • Senior Director, Global Partnerships, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)
  • Senior Director, Strategic Operations, NYC Health + Hospitals 
  • Senior Financial Analyst, Department of 340B Programs, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Senior Supply Chain Management Analyst, NYU Langone Health
  • Surveillance Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Academic Specialists of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Ryan Residency Program, University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology, NYU School of Global Public Health
  • Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director, Boston University 
  • Clinical Librarian, NYU Libraries
  • Clinical Research Associate/Project Manager: Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Research Project, University of Chicago
  • Clinical Research Manager, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Columbia Health, Manager Immunization Compliance, Columbia University in the City of New York 
  • Data Analyst, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Director of Partnerships and Evaluation, North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness, University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) 
  • Grants & Research Manager, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, NYU College of Dentistry
  • Infection Control Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins Medicine 
  • Lecturer, University of Michigan, School of Public Health
  • National Clinician Scholars Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Pediatrician, Global Child Health Physician, and Public Health Practitioner, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
  • Project Director, Clinical and Translational Sciences Collaborative - Community and Collaboration, Case Western Reserve University
  • Public Health Specialist & Director of Positive Youth Development, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Research and Grants Manager, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Research Assistant, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Research Associate, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Researcher, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Research Fellow, Department of Health Care Management, Berlin University of Technology
  • Research Fellow in Malaria Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Research Scientist, Dartmouth College
  • Senior Researcher & Manager, Harvard University
  • Senior Researcher and Manager, Harvard University 
  • Wellness Program Coordinator, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

United Nations (UN)

While the UN is best known for peacekeeping, conflict prevention, and humanitarian aid, there are several other ways the UN contributes to public health. From sustainable development and energy renewal to refugee protection and disaster relief, the UN focuses on a wide range of issues to help create a more unified world. Working for the UN can range from serving as a foreign aid worker that helps Syrian refugees to work as a program director in New York developing a global operations strategy.

➪ UN Job Search Engines

International Development Organizations

Combining research and practical aid, international development organizations provide support to people living in developing countries. Their activity can range from humanitarian work to construction of infrastructure and emergency response. They focus on issues and develop solutions for nations.

➪ International Development Job Search Engines

Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

In a global, interconnected world, international nongovernmental organizations play an important role in unifying the overarching goals of the public health industry. Besides the UN, there are a plethora of finely focused niche organizations involved and passionate about specific public health matters (e.g., diseases, human rights, healthcare infrastructure, etc.).

Depending on the interests of public health students and professionals, fulfilling jobs are available within numerous consumer NGOs and voluntary health agencies.

☛ Child Health

☛ Community Engagement 

☛ Economic Development 

☛ Education 

☛ Epidemiology

☛ Environmental Health

☛ Faith-Based 

☛ Global Health 

☛ Human Rights 


☛ Medical 

☛ Mental Health 

☛ Nutrition 

☛ Relief & Refugees 

☛ Women’s Health, and Family Planning 

Philanthropic Organizations & Foundations

Foundations are non-profit corporations or charitable trusts that make grants to organizations, institutions, or individuals for charitable purposes such as science, education, culture, and religion. They have close working relationships with non-profit organizations and government agencies in many different sectors (e.g., public health, mental health, social services, housing, schools, child development, etc.). 

➪ NGOs & Foundations Job Search Engines

Research, Policy Institutes & Think Tanks

There are a large number of think tanks, policy institutes, and research organizations with a focus on domestic and foreign policy issues around public health. These organizations are often supported by contracts from the government, foundations, and private businesses. Think tanks, in the most traditional sense, are considered as non-partisan organizations, which employ interdisciplinary approaches to finding long-term solutions to public health policy-related issues. Some of these organizations may be viewed more as advocacy groups that promote a particular agenda; others may be more similar to private sector consulting firms or academic institutions. In addition to their research efforts, many research institutes produce major publications or organize professional conferences, lectures, and policy forums. 

➪ Research & Policy Job Search Engines

Hospitals & Medical Centers

Public health professionals are called upon in the changing field of health care to manage complex integrations of medical services, technological advancements, innovative lifestyle programs, and more, whether at a hospital, long-term care facility, or home health organization. 

➪ Hospital Job Search Engines

Academia & Continuing Education

College and university instructors educate students interested in public health careers and prepare them for real-world situations. Public health academics usually work in universities or colleges of further education, setting up research investigations to address specific public health issues and teaching about public health theories and practice.

The first step towards a position in Academia is becoming a research assistant, working in research projects as part of a team. The research project work may also contribute towards a doctorate or advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., DrPH, MD, DDS, RN, etc.). See also our GPH Centers, Labs & Initiatives.

➪ Academia Job Search Engines