May 20, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1. Position: Research Worker

Organization: Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
Posting Date: May 14, 2015

A Research Worker is sought to work as part of a team at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center on international studies related to HIV in women and children.

The applicant will be required to assist with data management and statistical analysis of epidemiologic data. S/he will undertake data quality control and cleaning, will generate reports of study progress, will undertake statistical analyses and produce tables reporting these results, and assist in the development of reports and manuscripts for publication. The applicant will also have to assist with data entry as well as regulatory and administrative tasks. Conducting literature reviews and assisting with new study protocols and instruments may also be required.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
• Masters degree in epidemiology or biostatistics
• Strong quantitative background
• Knowledge of and experience with programming in SAS
• Excellent working proficiency in Microsoft Office

Anticipated earliest start date is June 1, 2015. The position is full time.

Please submit a letter of interest (no more than one page) and CV to Project Coordinator Stephanie Shiau (ss2568@columbia.edu).

2. Position: Deputy Press Secretary, Office of External Affairs

Organization: New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Posting Date: May 14, 2015
Job ID: 182482
Business Title: Deputy Press Secretary, Office of External Affairs
Civil Service Title: ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLIC INFORMAT
Job Category: Communications & Inter-Governmental Affairs
Career Level: Manager
Proposed Salary Range: $ 49,492.00 – $136,198.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit: Intergovernmental Affairs

Job Description
With a staff of more than 6,000 and a budget of $1.6 billion, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the nation’s premier city health agency. Its 100-plus programs protect and promote the health of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Each of those programs relies on the Bureau of Communications to convey critical messages to the public. Communications operates a high-volume press office and serves as the main point of contact for all media — community based, citywide, national and international.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

— Independently draft, edit and finalize press materials to ensure they are readable, timely and newsworthy.

— Work closely with Press Secretary to develop, coordinate and track proactive media strategies for agency initiatives and programs, and announcements of major public health campaigns.

— Focus efforts on designated key agency priorities.

— Work actively with programs to plan press strategy.

— Develop creative pitches for media outlets.

–Disseminate pitches, follow up and track coverage.

–Pitch long-lead publications on key initiatives.

— Contribute to planning of press activities including: high profile interviews, press conferences and events.

— Prepare spokespeople and independently oversee interviews with local, regional and major national media outlets to ensure accuracy of information and delivery of key messages as well as appropriate agency tone.

— Target press outreach to specific audiences.
–Contribute to the creation and updating of issuespecific targeted media lists to ensure reach to target audiences.

— Act as Emergency Preparedness Coordinator: Represent Press Office at OEPR meetings and agency events; complete Threat Response guides to insure accuracy and timeliness in communications’ responses.

— Represent the agency in dealings with City Hall and other agencies, organizations, elected officials regarding press strategy and public outreach; coordinating messaging, releases and events.

— Manage media inquiries; work after hours, weekends and during emergencies as needed. Participate in agency Press Office on-call rotation.

–Maintain high quality, professional standards for all media responses; ensure responses are in agreement with agency standards for professionalism and accuracy.

–Attend internal and external training meetings; train other press staff in relevant emergency protocols; manage key emergency preparedness documents and ensure Press Office staff is briefed on access to these documents.

–Train other press staff in relevant emergency protocols; manage key emergency preparedness documents and ensure Press Office staff is briefed on access to these documents.

— Draft statements and responses to media inquiries based on internal research, obtaining final approval from agency representatives when necessary.

— Attend and represent department/Press Office at press/public events which may include preparing talking points, prepping speakers and arranging press logistics.

Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with 24 credits in English, journalism or public relations, plus five (5) years of full-time paid experience in public relations, journalism or advertising, including two (2) years in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity; or
2. A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above. Graduate study in English, journalism, or public relations may be substituted for up to one year of required experience. However, all candidates must have at least two (2) years of administrative, supervisory, or consultative experience in public relations, journalism or advertising.
Preferred Skills
Excellent judgment, editing, writing and interpersonal skills; must work well independently and as a team member; be able to handle multiple deadline assignments in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment; proficiency in languages other than English (esp. Spanish and/or Chinese) a plus.
To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #182482.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Work Location
42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY, 11101
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.

3. Position: Solar Designer

Organization: OnForce Solar

Posting Date: May 20, 2015

Overview:
OnForce Solar is an alternative energy company committed to providing its customers with the most intelligently designed, efficient, and cost effective energy systems available. OnForce Solar installs solar photovoltaic systems for residential, commercial, and utility scale projects and is responsible for the sale, design, financing, and installation of hundreds of solar energy projects.

Job Description: Solar Designer
OnForce Solar is seeking a Solar Designer. The candidate for this position will be supporting the residential sales team by designing preliminary layouts for in-house presentations. This individual will be reporting to the Head of Residential Engineering.

Responsibilities:
• Residential solar PV system design and drafting
• Occasional project site visits/assessments including but not limited to, structural, solar shading, and electrical service analysis
• Communicate with customers, operations team, sales team, and installation team to ensure a smooth and efficient turn-around in the development of residential projects
• Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:
• Proficient use of AutoCAD is mandatory
• A Bachelor’s degree, or progress towards it, is preferred
• One year of relevant work experience is desired
• Basic understanding of grid-tied PV system, NEC, and up-to-code design theories is a major plus
• Basic understanding of construction and structural theories are preferred but not required
• Proficient use of Microsoft Office
• Able and willing to occasionally climb ladders; not afraid of heights

Benefits and Compensation:
• Compensation is competitive and based on experience
• Benefits package including health, dental and vision

How to apply:
Interested candidates should provide a thoughtful cover letter/email along with a resume. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed for consideration. Please include the job title of the position you are applying for on the subject line with your first and last name.

Stephanie L. Ramirez
Head of Talent Acquisition
OnForce Solar Inc.
Stephanie.ramirez@onforcesolar.com

OnForce Solar is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity

4. Position: Program Director

Organization: CUNY Institute for Health Equity
Posting Date: May 18, 2015
Summer Position or Full Time – Start date immediate

Description
The CUNY Institute for Health Equity (CIHE) is a City University of New York (CUNY) wide Institute that conducts research, capacity building with non-profit sector, and health equity information dissemination. It is housed on the Lehman College Campus in the Bronx, and works closely with the public health programs across CUNY. CHIE is seeking a Program Director to work with the Institute Director and staff in the development of students.
A central core of the Institute mission is to train and develop the next generation graduate students who are well versed in the social determinants of health and prepared to conduct research and carry out program development to that end. The overall role of this position is to oversee and facilitate Institute activities that pertain to the education and training of graduate level interns and research scholars. The Program Director is responsible for the development, supervision, and evaluation of students conducting internships with CIHE.
Program Director and Institute Director collaborate across all areas of CIHE, and reports directly to the Director of the CHIE to achieve overall coordination of program initiatives and activities. The activities entail student development as well as some administrative functions.
This is an ideal position for a graduate student interested in summer employment that may lead to a full time position.
This can be a summer position, or full time into the fall.

Responsibilities:
Participate in the summer interns’ orientation session;
Work with each intern in the development of the work plan (program or research focused);
Facilitate and oversee intern’s progress and provide training/education support to assure success;
Administrative supervision of interns (attendance, participation at required meetings, etc.)
Work closely with CIHE director to assure programmatic success and evaluation of each intern, as well as overall internship program.
Work with team as needed when special events, activities, or initiatives occur.

Qualifications
MPH degree preferred, but individuals with a Master’s degree in a related field, or a Doctoral candidate, will be considered.
A minimum of 2-3 years of
 programmatic experience in area related to equity and social justice

 some experience in work with students and student development
 administrative experience in a non-profit organization
 Knowledge of research methods and program development/implementation to supervise with interns on their projects
 Supervise students’ completion of summer projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in organizational collaboration across various sectors
Evidence of personal maturity and professional conduct Other:
 Interest in working with an Institute within a university setting and helping it grow;
 Evidence of professional interest and commitment to addressing the needs of underserved populations and community-based organizations that work with them;
 Ability to work in a setting where teamwork and cooperation are highly valued;
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Compensation:
This position is for a 28 hour week, Monday through Thursday (CUNY is closed on Fridays in the summer)
Salary is $20 per hour; sick and leave hours are accrued Start date: immediate
Summer end date: August 25

Send resume and letter, and include cell phone number to:
Marilyn Aguirre-Molina maguirremolina@cunyhealthequity.org Executive Director
CUNY Institute for Health Equity Gillet Hall – 033
Lehman College/CUNY

 

5. Position: Site Coordinator – Bronx Prevention Center Clinical Research Center

Organization: ICAP Bronx Prevention Center at Columbia University
Posting Date: May 19, 2015

Reports To (Title): Principal Investigator
Incumbent: TBD
Location: ICAP Bronx Prevention Center
Date: June 2015

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Bronx Prevention Center, part of ICAP at Columbia University, is a Clinical Research Site (CRS) within the NIH-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Columbia University. Located in a clinical office on East 158th Street in the Bronx, the site has over ten years of experience conducting phase 1 and 2 and observational HIV prevention clinical trials.

Under the direct supervision of ICAP Principal Investigator(s), the Site Coordinator – Bronx Prevention Center coordinates and oversees all research, regulatory, administrative and laboratory activities at the Bronx Prevention Center. The Coordinator ensures adherence to and follows all applicable research protocols, standard operating procedures (SOPs), policies, and relevant regulations. She/he oversees all activities at the CRS and ensures all research procedures are performed and recorded accurately per protocol. She/he supervises study staff and has overall responsibility for the proper and timely conduct of clinical trials. She/he works with several research study networks and protocols, and reports on progress to the ICAP Principal Investigator(s).

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Coordinate and oversee day-to-day aspects of all program site activities, including preparation, implementation and close-out of research studies. Ensure site complies with study protocols as well as all relevant procedures, policies and regulations. Act as the primary administrative point of contact for the research site with the ICAP Principal Investigator(s), research network staff, funding agencies, monitoring agencies, and regulatory bodies.
• Manage and oversee study staff consisting of full-time and part-time clinical and lab staff on day-to-day activities of study implementation and administration. This includes clinical and laboratory procedures per protocol, such as collecting, documenting, processing and shipping samples; and quality control and continuous quality improvement.
• Recruit and train site-based study staff and coordinate staff schedules.
• Participate in data collection and analysis.
• Oversee preparation and submission of and/or directly prepare and submit all relevant Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions including new protocol submissions, annual renewals, amendments and other communiqués. Prepare and submit DAIDS protocol registration materials.
• Develop and update SOPs for all research protocols.
• Ensure maintenance of office and lab supplies and equipment for overall facility.
• Assist with budget management and collaborate with relevant ICAP finance and administrative personnel to address such matters. Directly oversee and approve purchases of study-related supplies and equipment.
• Prepare progress reports and presentations, as required by funding agencies and regulatory bodies; assist with writing new grant proposals.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships and interact professionally, courteously, and appropriately with study participants and visitors to the research site and other employees working at the site. Behave in a manner consistent with maintaining and furthering a positive public perception of ICAP, the CRS research site and its employees
• Perform other related tasks, as assigned.

EDUCATION
• Master’s Degree in public health, laboratory science or related field.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Minimum 2 years of experience coordinating clinical research protocols and 2 years of experience working in a clinical or research laboratory environment.
• Demonstrated supervisory / leadership experience leading a group of clinical trial staff.
• Demonstrated experience organizing and managing disparate work flows to meet organizational schedules and requirements.
• Certifications in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practices
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent computer skills, proficient with Excel and Microsoft Office Suite.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated experience with developing and managing budgets.
• Experience with laboratory procedures, including peripheral blood mononuclear cell processing, Laboratory Data Management Systems (LDMS) and certification in Good Laboratory Practices and International Air Transportation Association preferred.
• Phlebotomy skills preferred.
Spanish language skills preferred

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
• Occasional domestic travel to research meetings (1-2 times per year, approximately 3 days each).

Jessica E. Justman, M.D.
Senior Technical Director, ICAP
Mailman School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Medicine in Epidemiology at CUMC
Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Columbia University
722 West 168th Street, Room 1315
New York, New York 10032
212 342 0537 (tel) 212 342 1824 (fax) jj2158@columbia.edu

6. Position: Project Coordinator, Community Health and Health Disparities, Hudson Valley Population Health Improvement Program

Organization: Institute for Family Health

Posting Date: May 19, 2015

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Planning and Development Employment Status: Full-­‐Time
Location: New Paltz, NY

About the Institute for Family Health:
The Institute for Family Health (Institute) is a non-­‐profit federally qualified health center network committed to providing health services to medically underserved communities. The Institute operates 26 full and part time health centers in the Mid-­‐Hudson Valley, the Bronx and Manhattan. It also operates three residency-­‐training programs in family medicine, and is a designated Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities. Learn more about us at www.institute.org

Summary of Job Posting:
The coordinator will be responsible for promoting an understanding of the impact of racial disparities in the context of the NYS Prevention Agenda, and providing technical assistance to public health and community organizations to address disparities. The position is part of the THINC Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) a State funded effort to improve community health in a seven county region of the Hudson Valley. The goal of the project is to promote the “Triple Aim”: better health care, better health outcomes in the community and lower health care costs.

Specifically, the coordinator will:
• Review needs assessments and other local and countywide data to identify areas where health disparities exist, and identify overlap with other Hudson Valley community health efforts;
• Coordinate stakeholder meetings and attend relevant community meetings;
• Coordinate technical assistance and training for local health care organizations, government agencies and other stakeholders;
• Design and coordinate consumer engagement activities;
• Provide support for evaluation, including evaluation design, data mining and reporting;
• Collaborate with PHIP staff and contractors across New York State;
• Develop a disparities report for NYSDOH, with stakeholder input:
• Provide administrative support to the project; and
• Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES
• Excellent oral communication skills, both in small group meetings and in large meetings, including the ability to prepare and present effective and compelling presentations;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage intrapersonal and team dynamics;

• Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including stakeholders and team members;
• Ability to be flexible and adjust to shifting priorities, demands and timelines;
• Effective problem-­‐solving skills;
• Ability to respond to requests in a timely fashion and provide accurate and consistent information;
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-­‐pressure environment;
• Ability to prepare high quality written reports.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and related experience) preferred;
• Three to five years of experience in community health, health care, public health or public administration with previous work in health disparities strongly preferred;
• Demonstrated ability to proactively initiate change and lead teams;
• Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
• Valid driver’s license and car (travel will be reimbursed.)

SALARY/BENEFITS
• Competitive salary, commensurate with experience;
• This is a full-­‐time, salaried position with health benefits, paid time off and reimbursement for eligible travel expenses.

To apply, visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=IFH2000# to upload your cover letter and resume.

THINC (Taconic Health Information Network and Community) is the lead organization for this project. THINC is dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of health care for the benefit of the people of the Hudson Valley region of New York. The primary purpose of THINC is to advance the use of health IT through the sponsorship of a secure health information exchange network, the adoption and use of interoperable EHRs and the implementation of population health improvement activities. These activities include public health surveillance and reporting, pay for performance, patient centered medical home practice transformation, care coordination activities, public reporting, and other quality improvement initiatives. For more information, go to www.THINC.org.

 

7. Position: Research Assistant

Organization: The Barry Commoner Center

Posting Date: May 19, 2015

The Barry Commoner Center (BCC) at Queens College operates the Worker Health Protection Program, which provides free medical screening examinations to former Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons production workers. The purpose of the medical surveillance program is to evaluate the health impact of past exposures to hazardous chemicals and radiation. This would be an exciting project for someone with environmental, occupational, public health, and labor interests.

JOB DESCRIPTION
BCC is looking for a research assistant to interview and enroll former worker participants into the medical screening program for former workers at the Nevada Test Site, Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkeley, and Sandia National Labs.

The individual will be assisting with all aspects of the screening program and will focus primarily on the following areas:
1. The individual will utilize telephone skills to contact workers to encourage enrollment, conduct interviews to review participants’ medical and work histories, and establish the interviewee’s program eligibility
2. Schedule screening appointments and coordinate with remote medical clinics
3. Assist in mailing program information to potential participants
4. Review and edit medical results letters generated by program physicians
5. Enter medical data into a FileMaker database
6. Participate in regularly scheduled program meetings

We hope to have the new person start working as soon as possible to fill an unexpected vacancy.

Qualifications: College graduate with an interest in occupational and environmental health, health care, or public health.
Must be comfortable with standard computer programs including Microsoft office and a relational database such as FileMaker Pro

Salary: $38,000 – $43,000 with excellent benefits
Hours: Full-time

Send cover letter and resume to:
Sharon Peyser
BCC, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY 11367

fax to (718) 670-4161 or e-mail: Sharon.Peyser@qc.cuny.edu
Any questions, call Ms. Peyser at – 718-670-4180.

CBNS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

8. Position: Project Coordinator, District Public Health Brooklyn

Organization: New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: May 14, 2015

Job ID: 168165
Business Title: Project Coordinator, District Public Health Brooklyn
Civil Service Title: ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ANALYST
Job Category: Health
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Title Code No: 1002A
Level: 00
Proposed Salary Range: $ 56,937.00 – $ 88,649.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 485 Throop Ave Brooklyn
Division/Work Unit: District Public Health Brklyn

Job Description
The Brooklyn District Public Health Office (DPHO) is seeking a Project Coordinator to perform the following duties.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

–Work with NYS DOH Contract Manager to regularly review and update grant workplan.

— Work with BKDPHO Director of Food and fitness, Food and Fitness Team, and Research Team to identify staff resources to carry out implementation of the 4 workplan objectives.

— Develop financial record-keeping system and keep track of all grant purchases and administrative processes.

— Prepare administrative documentation as needed for grant purchases and work in partnership with DPHO administrative staff to carry out tasks.

— Research additional funding opportunities.

–Communicate regularly with HPDP contract point person and Grants Office to successfully administer funds.

— Develop communications strategies to educate and raise awareness about DOHMH/DPHO projects & Coordinate the development of grant initiatives to improve health outcomes in target communities.

— Generate and review reports to ensure that all contract expenditures are accurate and perform other duties as assigned .

Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in “1” above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills
Master’s degree in public health or equivalent. 2-3 years of experience in program coordination, coalition building or related skills. Excellent communication, written, organization skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently. Familiarity with North and Central Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Fluency in Spanish or Bengali.

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #168165.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location
485 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11221

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.

 

9. Position: Program Developer and Assistant Manager

Organization: Health People

Posting Date: May 20, 2015

Health People is an award-winning peer educator-based chronic disease and HIV self-care education and prevention organization on the cutting edge of health reform. From its founding in 1990 as a women’s peer AIDS program to today, when it is poised to start very innovative programs under Health Reform and DSRIP, Health People has been a leader in educating and empowering low-income New Yorkers to effectively improve their health. Its programs in diabetes and asthma self-care, smoking cessation and HIV prevention and self-care all have had demonstrated results and Health People is a leader in new community programming.

We seek a Program Developer and Manager who will directly report to the Executive Director and closely work with the Executive Director—and other staff—to
1) Develop Health People’s current programs and implement new opportunities to use its peer model under the Affordable Care Act—development which may include a range of strategies, from government and foundation grant support to implementing new models to provide effective self-care and prevention education for insurers, health management organizations and small business.
2) Directly assist the Executive Director with program management, and overall administration

Qualifications
• Qualified candidates will have a graduate education in health administration or programming or development. An emphasis on wellness and prevention is helpful.
• Candidates must enjoy working with low-income communities and a diverse staff—and helping develop and enhance community assets.
• Excellent writing skills and computer skills.

Salary and Hours: Full time at $58,000 +

Please send brief cover letter, writing sample and resume to
ChrisNorwood@HealthPeople.org