July 8, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1. Position: Study Coordinator Level III

Organization: Yeshiva University, Epidemiology and Population Health

Posting Date: July 8, 2015

Position Summary

For the Division of Community Collaboration and Implementation Science (Bruce Rapkin, PhD; Director), the Study Coordinator (Level III) will manage research project activities across several
major studies in public health and health care delivery. A description of currently funded projects and project-specific activities of the Study Coordinator are summarized below:

“Development of Practical Outcome Measures to Account for Individual Differences and Temporal Changes in Quality of Life Appraisal” [Rapkin, PI]. This study supported with federal research funding awarded through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Reporting Institute (PCORI). For this study, the Study Coordinator will be responsible for data analysis of the existing HIV appraisal data in Year 1. This individual will assist in all qualitative coding, checking of quantitative measures, data cleaning, and data analysis. S/he will work closely with Dr. Rapkin to assure that study activities are implemented according to protocol in a timely manner. The Research Coordinator will also assist with initial physician and stakeholder interviews in Year 1 and in preparing information
for Stakeholder Review at meetings. S/he will participate in all project team meetings and take part in
the development of presentations manuscripts.

“Expanding HIV Testing Program: A Comprehensive Dynamic Trials Approach” [Rapkin, PI]. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this multi-year study will use a novel research trial design to foster development and implementation of evidence-based HIV testing practices in a network of more than 20 partner agencies of the New York State AIDS Institute. The Study Coordinator will assist Dr. Rapkin in all of the aforementioned activities associated with this project. S/he will work closely with the AIDS Institute as well as Champion Site Team Leaders and Planning and Implementation Teams to maintain communication throughout this project. The Study Coordinator will work directly to process data received from sites, organize data into report templates, assist with identification of relevant literature and intervention materials, and ensure completeness and quality of all data received from sites. The Study Coordinator will also work closely with the PI to provide consultation to support organizational development and change within Champion and Regional hospital institutions.

List of Responsibilities

• Manage data collection, analysis and cleaning, performing regular audits to ensure that the data collected are complete and accurate, and that the research is being conducted as outlined in the protocol.

• Support the development and analysis of an ongoing meta-analysis.
• Lead and facilitate monthly calls with grant partners and leaders.

• Work with PIs to develop the study protocol and protocol amendments for the Einstein IRB as needed, including the development of new measures.

• Develop appropriate progress reports for the PI, study funding agency and the Einstein IRB.

• Assist PI with preparation of grant proposals (new and competing renewals).

• Arrange meetings of study partners, develop meeting agendas, and facilitate meeting.

• Facilitate the preparation of conference abstracts, oral presentations, and poster presentations, and participate in the development of manuscripts for publication.

• Partner with departmental IT resources in the development of databases; data coding manuals and data entry guidelines. Train staff and interns to collect and enter data appropriately.

• Manage the collection of data from importable and exportable formats for rapid dissemination to PIs and sponsors.

• Ensure that adverse events and protocol deviations are submitted to the Einstein IRB.

• Represent the study at internal and external academic meetings and community events. Act as a liaison to project partners to discuss new procedures that could be implemented.

• Recruit, acclimate, and supervise Clinical Interviewer(s) as well as any undergraduate and graduate student research interns who may be brought on to support the study.

• Work with Departmental Administrator(s) at Einstein and other collaborating institutions/agencies to develop and monitor project budgets.

• Assist in developing new grant applications and project protocols.

Experience and Educational Background

1. Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of related project management and/or organizational development experience.

2. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.

3. Clinical trials experience and/or certification by SOCRA preferred.

Skills and Competencies

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply technology to resolve problems.

• Must demonstrate proven knowledge of SPSS, SAS, or other statistical software and ability to perform data analysis

• Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail are essential. Must be able manage competing priorities while supporting more than one PI.

• Can be relied upon to ensure that activities within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget.

• Outline project goals and timelines and reviews progress at defined intervals.

• Ability to work well in a team setting and independently is essential.

• Ability to liaise and develop strong working relationships with grant partners and leaders.

• Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

Campus and Location: Moses Campus (3300 Kossuth Ave, Bronx, NY 10467)
Date Prepared: June 2015
The position reports to Drs. Rapkin and Lounsbury, faculty in Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Anyone interested in applying for the position should send Iliana Garcia (iliana.garcia@einstein.yu.edu) their resume and a cover letter. The job provides a lot of opportunity for growth, flexibility, and a great working environment.

 

2. Position: Transit Class Instructor

Organization: CUNY School of Professional Studies

Posting Date: July 8, 2015
The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies[sps.cuny.edu] at CUNY/SPS offers higher education programs for working adults and union members, and serves as a resource center to labor, academic, and community leaders seeking a deeper understanding of labor and urban issues.

In partnership with the Transport Workers Union Local 100/New York City Transit Authority Training and Upgrading Fund, the Murphy Institute offers two courses required for completion of a Transit Certificate Program: The Development of Mass Transit in New York City: The Industry and its Workers and Worker Health and Safety. (A third required course is offered by the Local 100 Training Fund). Courses are designed to provide transit workers with an enhanced understanding of their working environment and to prepare them for promotional opportunities within the industry. The program is offered in mid-Manhattan and at the TWU Local 100 Training and Upgrading Fund.

We’re currently seeking an instructor for two sections of TRAN 302: Worker Health and Safety[sps.cuny.edu] for Fall 2015 and possibly beyond. The course examines topics such as occupational hazards, health laws and regulations related to worker safety, workplace violence, disability, and the impact of technology. Section 1 meets Wednesdays from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm and Section 2 meets from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, both at Murphy’s mid-town location.

Required qualifications: MA in transportation field; classroom teaching experience; ability to teach students with diverse learning styles. Experience working in the field of mass transit is a plus. Please send brief cover paragraph and CV to Eve Baron, Academic Program Manager for Urban and Community Studies at eve.baron@mail.cuny.edu by July 20, 2015.
3. Position: Project Coordinator

Organization: Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.

Posting Date: July 7, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Salary Range: $69,239.00 Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Full Benefits According to Percentage of Full-Time
Employment Type: Full Time
Division/Department: PI- Mental Health Services Research and Policy
Description: New York State recognizes suicide as a serious statewide public health problem and accordingly has established suicide prevention as a top priority. Research has shown that suicide prevention and early intervention efforts are successful at saving lives.

NY State’s mission is to reduce the number of suicides in the State through the dissemination of scientific knowledge to promote awareness of the risks and warning signs of suicide as well as effective means of intervention. The State is also working to implement the Zero Suicide strategy developed by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Duties: Develop and implement innovative programs/interventions designed to reduce suicidal behavior

Conduct training webinars and take a primary role in organizing and leading learning collaboratives to implement improved identification and care of suicidal individuals

Develop and conduct training of clinicians in suicide risk assessment and intervention

Conduct evaluations and analyses of training and other relevant data

Prepare reports for internal use and publication Supervise junior research and administrative Project staff

Assist the Director in all aspects of work
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and relevant work experience. MSW will be considered if extensive relevant work experience. Incumbent must possess strong communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.

S/he must also have content knowledge of suicide prevention research and clinical experience with suicidal individuals. Knowledge of adult learning is helpful. Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint, and statistical analysis programs including SPSS or SAS required.

Special requirement: Some travel within NY State will be required.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: http://corporate.rfmh.org then click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates (7/7/15 -7/21/15). Contact information: hr@rfmh.org

 

4. Position: Early Childhood and Youth Part-time Research Associate

Organization: Robin Hood Foundation

Posting Date: July 7, 2015
About Robin Hood
Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding, and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful and measurable results for families in New York’s poorest neighborhoods. Since its founding, Robin Hood has raised more than $2 billion in dollars, goods and services to provide hundreds of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job-training programs and other vital services that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives. Robin Hood’s board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need.

Position Overview
The Robin Hood Foundation is pioneering in its use of social science literature to estimate the returns on its grant investments. To confidently apply the metrics that it uses, the foundation asks its grantees to report on research-validated, quantitative measures whenever possible from which Robin Hood can infer that the program is producing poverty-fighting outcomes.
However, Robin Hood’s program officers are not necessarily trained as social scientists. Consequently, we are not optimally familiar with the literature on diagnostic testing or measurement, with which measures are comparable, with which measures are being applied optimally, and with which measures can be used to show the magnitude of changes that represent truly significant results.
Furthermore, the challenges in interpretation of results often flow from several other factors. First, similar grantees often employ different measures to assess the same construct (i.e. major depression in adults). Second, grantees often report raw scores and basic descriptive statistics without certain background details, such as cut-off scores or comparisons to standardized samples. Absent context and an informed perspective to decode what circumstances require a remedy or what constitutes progress, program officers cannot function in an optimally meaningful way. Hence, the current project.
Our goal is to establish a searchable database (the Quantitative Instrument Verification Resource, or Quiver) that Robin Hood’s staff can use to 1) quickly and accurately locate the most salient information about a given measure, and 2) compare all of the measures for a given construct. The project will initially focus on early childhood development measures (primarily reported by early childhood grantees) and youth and adult mental health measures (reported by early childhood, education, youth, and survival grantees). Ultimately, we plan for it to encompass physical health, mental health and education measures across the lifespan.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Review research on validated measures and synthesize key information about each measure (reporter type, response format, age range, psychometrics, etc.) into entries in online database
• Communicate with academics and measurement experts to identify strengths and weaknesses of various measures
• Conduct outreach to Robin Hood grantees to determine what measures are mandated by their funders, which they collect for their own information, and how burdensome particular measures are to collect
• Collaborate with program officers to identify the most commonly used grantee measures and common mistakes made by grantees in their collection and reporting
• Help develop a rating system for measures used by grantees that balances clarity of information with cost, time, and training required
Qualifications
• Knowledge of early childhood development and/or mental health measures
• Strong research and written/oral communication skills
• Statistical skills and understanding of statistics as a subject matter
• Optimal candidates: M.A., M.P.H., Ph.D., or Psy.D. graduate student in psychology, public health, neuroscience, statistics, education, and similar disciplines
• Capacity to dedicate 5-10 hours per week over the course of a 350-400 hour project.

Robin Hood Culture
Below are some words that describe the people who work at Robin Hood. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.
• Passionate. We are driven to create, find and fund the most effective ways to fight poverty in New York City.
• Smart. We see the end result and can make quick and thoughtful decisions to get there.
• Creative. We generate new, unexpected answers to thorny problems.
• Fast. We thrive on new information and new opportunities and run a continuous campaign against poverty, 12 months a year, 12 hours a day.
• Gets Good to Great. We constantly look for opportunities to improve our work, searching for best-in-class practices where appropriate, and not reinventing the wheel.
• Flexible. We are able and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
• Fun. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. We like to laugh and hang out together.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood has excellent benefits and offers a flexible work environment.

To Apply
http://robinhood.force.com/careers/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0Q5000000Hp5lmEAB&tSource=
5. Position: Outreach Specialist (Health Homes)

Organization: Diaspora Community Services

Posting Date: July 7, 2015

Founded on the principles of community self-empowerment, Diaspora Community Services mission is to empower families and individuals to maximize their abilities to succeed through culturally sensitive health promotion, family support services and advocacy. With over 30 years of experience working with diverse populations in Central Brooklyn, the organization continues to focus on areas of anti-poverty, health care access and the delivery of excellent quality services. All of this is implemented with the support of a dedicated staff, experience senior staff and informed Board of Directors.
DCS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Health Home Program builds upon DCS’s extensive experience helping families manage medical and behavioral care and support services. The program provides care coordination for Medicaid eligible individuals who struggle with chronic conditions.
Reports to: Supervisor of Outreach and Intake
Category: Non-Exempt
Main function: The Outreach Specialist is responsible for the initial outreach and engagement of clients referred to the Health Home Care Management program. The successful Outreach Specialist will work with Community Health Workers to achieve a high rate of successful engagement.
Duties to include:
• Conduct field, phone and mail outreach to individuals referred to DCS health homes.
• Screen all referrals for additional DCS program participation.
• Complete participant enrollments.
• Track the outreach and engagement of all Lead Health Home referrals as required.
• Gather, review and file medical, mental health & substance use reports from respective providers as needed.
• Outreach via phone, letter and home visit clients who have inactive Medicaid.
• Assist client with non-active Medicaid through initial entitlement process and internal referral.
• Achieve an engagement rate comparable or above industry standard
• Participate in advocacy and direct action to end the twin crisis of AIDS and homelessness.
• Conduct assigned administrative duties (mail, follow-up etc.) and other assigned job duties.
• Performs other responsibilities as requested.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED; Bachelors preferred and possess good communication and oral presentation skills. Knowledge of the functions and resources of public social welfare agencies preferred. Must be computer literate, and have experience in working with immigrant populations and/or persons living with HIV/AIDS. Bi-lingual in Spanish required.
To Apply: Please type “OUTREACH SPECIALIST (Health Homes)” in the subject line. Cover Letter and resume may be sent to dvaldez@diasporacs.org.