July 22, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1. Position: Community Liaison

Organization: NYC Administration for Children’s Services

Posting Date: July 22, 2015

CIVIL SERVICE TITLE:
Community Coordinator
TITLE CODE NO: 56058
SALARY RANGE: $47,703 – $74,049
NON-CITY MINIMUM: $47,703
CITY MINIMUM*: $54,858
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Community Liaison
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1

DIVISION/WORK UNIT: Policy, Planning & Measurement / Strategic Analysis

WORK LOCATION: 150 William Street, Manhattan

* Current City Employees with two (2) or more years of continuous City service are eligible for the City Minimum rate

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Executive Director for Strategic Analysis in the Division of Policy, Planning, and Measurement, the Community Liaison will play a key role in executing ACS initiatives with internal and external stakeholders. The Community Liaison will combine insights gleaned from field work and organizational analysis to improve systems and practice across divisions and the child and family services sector. This will include supporting implementation of new initiatives; developing recommendations to support policy formulation and practice reform; and integration of services to support families and strengthen communities. The Community Liaison will perform various duties including but not limited to:

• Exploring opportunities, developing strategies, and supporting ACS’s day-to-day involvement in key initiatives.
• Critically assessing operational areas to identify issues and recommend effective strategies to integrate and streamline child and family services in communities.
• Coordinating and collaborating with others inside and outside government to implement such strategies.
• Engaging with key stakeholders and building collaborative practice among partner agencies, community members and others.
• Coordinating quality improvement activities with government agencies, community partners and consultants
• Drafting summary write-ups and more comprehensive reports to document insights gathered from analyses and field work.
• Preparing documents, making presentations and guiding goal-oriented meetings with key stakeholders on community- based and interagency projects.
• Performing field research and providing analytic and logistical support to projects.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
The preferred candidate must have proven experience independently managing and completing projects involving stakeholders from varied backgrounds, roles and communities; proven excellent research and communications skills (both oral and written). Additionally, the preferred candidate must have demonstrated ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive responsibilities effectively and independently in fast paced environment. Experience conducting operational reviews/process evaluations, the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across programs and with outside agencies, initiative, reliability, and resourcefulness are strongly desired. Furthermore, candidates that have strong computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint are preferred.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

To apply for this assignment, please submit your cover letter/resume electronically using one of the following methods: CITY EMPLOYEES: Apply through Employee Self Serve (ESS). www.nyc.gov/ess. Search for Job ID #: 198114 ALL OTHER APPLICANTS: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search. Search for Job ID#: 198114
Submission of application is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview.
POST DATE: 07 / 09 / 2015 POST UNTIL: Until Filled JOB OPENING: 198114
Note: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period.

Bill de Blasio Gladys Carrión, Esq.
Mayor Commissioner
Job Vacancy Notice Revised. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.
The City of New York and the Administration for Children’s Services are Equal Opportunity Employers Committed to Diversity

2. Position: Health Policy Associate – Value Advocacy Project Health Initiatives Program

Organization: Community Service Society

Posting Date: July 22, 2015
The Community Service Society (CSS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been at the forefront of public policy innovations that support low-income New Yorkers for more than 172 years. The CSS Department of Health Initiatives runs several statewide networks (Navigator Network, Community Health Advocates, Independent Consumer Advocacy Network) which help New Yorkers find, enroll and use health coverage. These services are free for New York health care consumers and small businesses. It coordinates Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), an advocacy coalition of 170 groups dedicated to securing quality, affordable coverage for all New Yorkers. It also issues policy briefs and reports about topical health coverage issues.

Job Description:
This position is funded with the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Policy Associate will focus on health delivery system transformation issues (including NYSHIP and DSRIP). The Policy Associate will:
• Coordinate the health delivery transformation work of the Health Care For All New York coalition
• Analyze significant developments and trends in state and federal health care transformation initiatives.
• Write and disseminate issue briefs, testimony, memoranda, white papers, reports, and PowerPoint presentations on various health delivery transformation issues.
• Administer health policy grants, including the preparation of proposals and written reports to funders.
• Facilitating substantive meetings and calls with coalition partners, including coordinating strategic planning, conducting the procurement process and administering subcontracts.
• Conduct administrative and legislative advocacy, participate in, and occasionally coordinate, public forums, conferences, and legislative advocacy days.
• Participate in other activities and perform other duties as may be required.

Job Requirements:
• Graduate degree in law, public policy, public health, or a related field.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, good judgment and the ability to work collaboratively required.
• Experience in quantitative skills highly preferred, knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and health reform initiatives required.
• Expertise in PowerPoint, website management, social media, data analysis, including Excel preferred.
• Ability to travel required.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Community Service Society of New York
105 E. 22nd Street New York, NY 10010
Human Resources Department –HI-20 Fax 212 614-5336
or e-mail cssemployment@cssny.org
EOE

3. Position: Research Aide

Organization: Weill Cornell Medical College

Posting Date: July 22, 2015

JOB DESCRIPTION

Department: Psychiatry
Division: Geriatrics

Position Summary
Under general supervision, assists in performance of NIMH-funded research studies of depression treatment among underserved elderly in primary care and community-based settings in Westchester County, New York City, and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Position Activities

• Screens and recruits potential study subjects on-site and in the community.
• Performs on-site and in-home structured clinical assessments to assist in determination of patient diagnosis.
• Administers research battery of additional measures on depression severity, suicidal ideation, cognitive functioning, medical comorbidity, physical functioning, social support, etc.
• Develops and prepares data collection sheets according to protocol requirements.
• Reviews data for accuracy, maintains records of study data, and assists in data entry.
• Tracks patients over time for follow-up assessments.
• Attends team meetings to gather and present information.
• Assists in preparation of research documentation including IRB protocols.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requirements
Minimum Requirements
*College degree
*Transportation required for local travel

Highly Desired Requirements
*Prior research experience
*Prior experience with clinical populations

Skills and Abilities
*Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
*Familiarity with software including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
Note: This position is located in Westchester, NY. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Contact: Stephanie Chambers, stc2028@med.cornell.edu

 

4. Position: Public Health Assistant, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control

Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: July 22, 2015
Job Description

The Care, Treatment and Housing Program (CTHP) plans, administers, supports, and evaluates services delivered to persons with or at risk for HIV, under the Ryan White and HOPWA grants. The CTHP Research & Evaluation Unit mission is to assess the impact of a range of programs on health outcomes, and to contribute an evidence basis to the planning and administration of HIV services.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

–Collecting and recording data on appropriate forms, documents and charts.

— Staffing the BHIV T-TAP Phone Line.

–Sending, receiving, and scheduling sessions.

–Collecting, recording and cleaning the data to ensure reports to Federal Funders have the most accurate information.

— Organizing, maintaining and organizing service related charts.

–Explaining service procedures.

— Answering routine questions and makes appropriate referrals; makes and receives related telephone calls.

— Requesting, arranging, and maintaining equipment and supplies.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization; or

2. Completion of eleventh grade of high school, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience performing health-related or clerical duties.

3. Education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have completed the eleventh grade of high school.

Preferred Skills

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 200934.

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.

 

5. Position: Health and Plan Educator

Organization: Amida Care

Posting Date: July 22, 2015

This position is responsible for implementing and conducting a monthly series of member health and plan education events in the plan’s customer service centers in Manhattan, the Bronx and, Brooklyn. The Health and Plan Educator collaborates with the Health Services department to develop robust health content, presentations and other member education materials. The Health and Plan Educator will travel to the plan’s regional service centers as needed.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are job duties and responsibilities that must be performed to accomplish the purpose/ goals of the job.

• Assess the needs of the people and communities they serve.
• Develop programs and events to teach people about health topics.
• Teach people how to cope with or manage existing health condition(s).
• Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and educational materials.
• Help people find community health services and informational resources.
• Provide training programs for other health professionals or community health workers.
• Collect and analyze data to learn about their audience and improve programs and services.
• Implement outreach events that optimize gaps in care for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and STARS.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
Include other significant responsibilities needed to accomplish job purpose/goals that are performed on a daily or infrequent basis.
• Establish and maintain positive working relationship with site case management staff.
• Prepare for and conduct events according to the schedule determined by the Borough Manager / Member Services Manager or Director of Member Services.
• Assist to obtain documentation verifying HIV/AIDS status of prospective enrollees from the Primary Care Provider, if available.
• Assist/ conduct New Member Luncheon.
• Attend member events, including but not limited to, Live Your Life, Life Celebration and fundraising events as requested by Member Services Management.
• Communicate Amida Care’s commitment to improving the quality health care for persons with HIV/AIDS.
• Submission of monthly site summary reports detailing attendance and member receptivity to programs.
• Timely communication of all issues which effect site enrollment or service barriers.
• Distribute Amida Care materials to members and case managers at assigned sites.
• Report all member complaints, including those immediately resolved and those requiring investigation and follow up to Borough Manager.
• Advise the member of the processes involved in complaint investigation and resolution including persons involved, communication the member should expect and timeframe.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
• Certification in Health Education
• Bi-lingual Spanish, required.
• Demonstrate ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
• Experience in conducting member health education or benefits education.
• Experience working with individuals and families affected/effected by HIV, preferred.
• Demonstrate knowledge of national Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) requirements, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) regulations and STARS program.
• Demonstrate knowledge of health education principles and theories.
• Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook).
• Attend departmental meetings and participate in discussions.
• Maintain regulatory requirements and Amida Care policies and procedures.
• Enter data into database/member record.
• Demonstrate knowledge and/or experience with Medicaid, Medicare and Public Assistance, preferred.
• Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in front of small groups and in one-on-one discussions.
• Demonstrate understanding and sensitivity to multi-cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes of both internal and external contacts.
• Demonstrate appropriate behaviors in accordance with the organization’s vision, mission, and values.
To Apply: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=18000632&t=1

 

6. Position: Manager

Organization: Global Health Strategies

Posting Date: July 22, 2015

About the Position:

Global Health Strategies is seeking an intelligent, passionate, experienced communications and advocacy professional with expertise in global health issues and a sophisticated understanding of public affairs and/or public health policy. The candidate should possess excellent diplomatic and client relations skills, an effective project management style, and should be able to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment. The Manager is also expected to have a keen understanding of the global health landscape and the key players in the field. Experience working on specific relevant issues such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Polio, Sexual & Reproductive Rights & Vaccines is a plus.

Advocacy

GHS works with clients to secure financial and political support for specific global health issues by leveraging its existing and new relationships with governments, policymakers, foundations and multilaterals, and NGOs. We help our clients expand their global support base, build internal and external capacity, and identify and maximize new relationships and opportunities.

The Manager is expected to coordinate specific advocacy projects designed to build awareness, funding and political support for key international health issues. The Manager will help guide a team of associates responsible for researching global health policies and funding opportunities; use strategic thinking to identify invitees and develop agendas and presentations for advocacy events (lunches, dinners etc.); manage the logistics of advocacy events; and oversee drafting of proposals and documents necessary for these efforts.

The Manager will frequently be responsible for the production of policy analyses, reports and PowerPoint presentations.

Communications/Media Relations

GHS provides a full-spectrum of communications services for its clients and the Manager should expect to help lead projects that incorporate significant communications and media relations components.

The Manager is expected to possess or quickly develop a thorough understanding of the global health and science media landscape, and then work closely with GHS senior staff to develop high-level communications strategies for our clients. The Manager is also expected to help pitch and place narrative-driven stories, and lead broader media relations efforts.

Possession of direct media relations experience and/or existing top-tier traditional and digital media contacts is a strong plus.

In addition, the Manager may be responsible for the production and presentation of a range of communications materials, including press releases, FAQs, talking points, key messages, strategy memos and presentations. S/he is also expected to assist the organization in expanding and maintaining its global network of communications consultants.

Client Relations and Project Management Responsibilities

The Manager will serve as a primary liaison between GHS and its clients and as an internal driver and project manager on specific client accounts. The Manager is expected to have strong project and budget management skills, including the ability to track deliverables and manage budget expenditures, yearly activities and resource allocations.

In addition, the Manager is expected to assist senior GHS staff in the management and development of junior team members and external consultants. The Manager is also expected to attend domestic and international meetings and events both with their clients and on GHS’ behalf.

Required Qualifications

– MPH or MA with specialization in public health, journalism, international affairs or other relevant field and/or approximately 5 years of work experience

– Excellent research, writing and editing skills
– Strong attention to detail
– Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment
– Strong initiative and ability to proactively manage projects with minimal supervision
– Understanding of the global health landscape and key players
– Project and budget management experience
– Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and professional-level PowerPoint presentations

Additional Qualifications

– Flexible schedule, able to work weekends or evenings when necessary
– Willing to travel overseas
– Foreign language skills a plus
– Overseas work experience, particularly in developing countries
– See more at: http://ghstrat.com/careers/manager-new-york-0#sthash.osKJhuDR.dpuf

 

7. Position: Program Assistant

Organization: Gynuity

Posting Date: July 22, 2015

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Program Assistant will provide assistance to Gynuity program staff on a range of research projects related to women’s reproductive health issues, including postpartum hemorrhage, contraception, and medical abortion. The program assistant must be highly organized with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. We seek a flexible, open‐minded individual with a strong commitment to women’s reproductive health issues, especially safe abortion care.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide administrative backup and technical assistance to all study team members, and general administrative support as assigned.
2. Backstop program staff in coordination of study sites (coordinate IRB approvals, maintain inventory of study supplies at sites).
3. Assist in preparing materials for trainings for new study sites (formatting PowerPoint presentations, assembling study binders and participant folders).
4. Assist in editing documents, manuscripts, and research tools.
5. Produce graphics, tables, and spreadsheets for publication and presentation.
6. Conduct library searches/literature reviews as needed.
7. Create databases, and enter and clean data.
8. Query study forms from sites, and follow up queries with site staff.
9. Assist with meeting planning and travel arrangements.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Minimum two years’ relevant work experience.
2. Thorough knowledge of Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Experience with SPSS a plus.
3. B.A. in related area.
4. Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
5. Spanish proficiency, including speaking, reading and writing ability.
6. Strong organizational skills and quick learner. Ability to juggle many tasks, and prioritize accordingly.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and training; excellent benefits

ABOUT Gynuity Health Projects:
Gynuity Health Projects is a research and technical assistance organization dedicated to the idea that all people should have access to the fruits of medical science and reproductive technology development. We focus primarily on resource‐poor environments, underserved populations, and challenging subjects. To this end, Gynuity works globally to ensure that reproductive health technologies are widely available, provided in the context of high‐quality services, and offered in a way that recognizes the dignity and autonomy of each individual. We conduct clinical, service delivery, and social science research on a range of reproductive health technologies. We also provide technical assistance on ways to improve services and service‐delivery options.

Please submit Resume and Cover Letter with salary requirements to:
Email: jobs@gynuity.org
Fax: 1‐212‐448‐1260
Mail: Gynuity Health Projects, Attn: Jobs@Gynuity, 15 East 26th Street, #801 New York, NY 10010 Please note that ONLY qualified applicants will be contacted.