September 24, 2015 | Job Opportunities

  1. Position: Community Health Worker Supervisor

Organization: Montefiore Medical Center

Posting Date: September 23, 2015

General Job Statement: The Community Health Worker (CHW) Supervisor reports to the Director of Programs and will primarily be managing the CHW program to ensure that the program is working efficiently.  The supervisor will also work out in the community with specific target populations.  The CHW supervisor will work with primary care teams of our health centers and other agencies to improve patient care and outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

Administrative:

  • Identify barriers and facilitators to enrollment assistance and revise the program plan as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other health centers and providers to ensure that outreach and enrollment assistance activities are coordinated.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with community partners.
  • Direct and facilitate interactions with community partners.
  • Identify and compile a list of health events that BCHN can participate.
  • Maintain monthly calendar of health events.
  • Assign health events to patient navigators and CHWs.
  • Assist in preparing health educational materials.
  • Maintain inventory of health education materials.
  • Represent BCHN at community meetings and present BCHN’s CHW program including health insurance exchange program.
  • Collaborate with Data Manager to provide input on the development of tracking and reporting tool for the CHW program.
  • Assist Director for Programs in evaluating progress of CHW program and revising strategies as appropriate.
  • Ensure that CHW program reports are completed and submitted on a timely basis.
  • Successfully complete all trainings required and applicable federal and/or state consumer assistance trainings.
  • Supervise the CHWs.
  • Take on special projects as assigned.

 Outreach

  • Perform outreach and enrollment assistance activities in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
  • Conduct public education activities to raise awareness about coverage options available under Medicaid, CHIP and the Marketplace.
  • Help individuals understand and access affordability options.
  • Identify health care needs and strengths of the targeted community.
  • Identify community members without a health insurance or PCP and connect them to BCHN health centers.
  • Refer community members to needed social support services.
  • Help community members develop health management plans and goals and follow up to ensure they have completed required or recommended actions and track progress.
  • Motivate community members to be active, engaged participants in their health.
  • Coordinate and participate in health screening, health fairs, workshops and other health events for the targeted community. Advise community members on issues related to diagnostic screenings; self-management and improving general health.
  • Interpret, translate, or provide cultural mediation related to health services or information.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Nancy Padilla-Manus

Project Director

nmanus@bchnhealth.org

nmanus@montefiore.org

 

  1. Position: Research Assistant

Organization: NYU School of Medicine

Posting Date: September 23, 2015

Part time (17.5 hours/week with benefits)

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will support all aspects of an ongoing research study of Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation Treatment (FIESTA). In this study we aim to:

  • Compare the impact of two approaches for smoking cessation on smoking abstinence, use of evidenced-based therapy, and quality of life: (1) Financial incentives plus usual care, comprising receiving hospital-directed educational materials about quitting smoking, provision of nicotine replacement therapy, encouragement to follow through with counseling, and referral to a Quitline; versus (2) usual care alone.
  • Estimate the short-term and long-term return on investment of using financial incentives to promote smoking cessation.
  • (Sub-Study) Explore the effect of smoking on the oral microbiome.

The Research Assistant will facilitate and conduct recruitment, study management, data collection, data analysis and results dissemination.  S/he will work onsite at the VA Medical Center in Manhattan. S/he will work as part of a team to initiate, conduct and manage the study to ensure accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA and required obligations to patient/subject, Principal Investigator, research team and the sponsor (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). S/he directly interfaces with medical center patients/veterans, study participants, the Project Manager and the Principal Investigator in support of the studies.

Responsibilities and duties include:    

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of research study, study rationale, study subject, and clinical procedures associated with the study.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research policies and procedures and relevant patient safety policies and procedures of the VA Medical Center in Manhattan and the regulatory requirements such as IRB.
  • Independent recruitment of participants in the hospital:
    • Screen potential patients/subjects for eligibility to the study. This will include gathering information from the medical record and physician assessments, speaking with attending physicians and nurses, and visiting patients at bedside for evaluation.
    • Conduct the informed consent process and ensure that the patient/subject fully understands what is required of them throughout the study.
    • Write template-defined EMR progress notes that reflect study consent and procedures.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of data collection tools.
  • Independently administer standardized research questionnaires and interviews per study protocols.
  • Conduct telephone follow-up interviews.
  • Enter data and maintain a database that records details of patient enrollment, each patient’s progress through the trial, financial incentives, and other relevant patient-related information. Ensure data integrity.
  • Collect, prepare, and/or store saliva samples using universal precautions and study protocols. Conduct visits to community locations to collect saliva samples and store these samples within the time frame specified in the study protocols.
  • Support the PI to develop the study protocol and protocol amendments/progress reports for the IRB.
  • Monitor any outward effects or issues regarding patient/subject safety and report this to the Principal Investigator, Project Manager and Project Director.
  • Record IRB approved subject study reimbursements according to standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain complete, accurate subject charts, case report forms, enrollment logs, and hospital records from patient screening through final follow-up.
  • Perform administrative duties (e.g. copying, completing paperwork, ordering supplies, filing, preparing travel arrangements and conference registrations) as needed.
  • Perform literature searches and conduct library research.
  • Participate in the development of conference submissions and presentations and manuscripts for publication.
  • Supervise study interns.
  • Attend project staff meetings and assist in partnership activities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required plus at least one year of research experience or a combination of experience and education.
  • Prior experience conducting in-person recruitment, research interviews and administering surveys is highly preferred.
  • An interest in public health, economics, behavioral economics and/or health science research is highly preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint and have the ability to apply technology to resolve problems.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail.
  • We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, and have demonstrated leadership, resilience, and commitment.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Alissa.Link2@nyumc.org.

  

  1. Position: Regional Grains Sales Manager

Organization: GrowNYC

Posting Date: September 23, 2015

Greenmarket Organization Information:

Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC, an environmental non-profit organization.

Greenmarket’s mission is to promote regional agriculture and ensure a continuing supply of fresh local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional, small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products to New Yorkers.

Regional Grains Sales Manager – Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket This part-time position will be responsible for operating Greenmarket’s Regional Grains Stand this fall at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket to complement a 12-week rotating craft beverage stand on Saturdays (Sept 12 – Nov 21). The manager will be responsible for running the Greenmarket Regional Grains stand, selling local grains, beans, flours, and more to Greenmarket customers.

This position reports to the Greenmarket Publicity Manager, the Craft Beverage Program Coordinator, and the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project supervisor.

This person must be available to work every Saturday from Sept. 5 – Nov. 21 from 6:30am-5pm. The position requires very good communications skills, an interest in regional grains, and the willingness to work out doors long days in all weather.

Regional Grains Sales Manager’s Responsibilities Below is a list of some, but not all, of the Craft Beverage Market Manager’s duties:

  • Able to drive a cargo van, and load and unload market equipment.
  • Ensure that publicity and promotional materials are available and being distributed to customers.
  • Be able to talk with people in the markets and represent Greenmarket. In particular, answer customer questions regarding the rotating brewers/ distillers, restaurants and grains and flours.
  • Maintain and protect (from rain and excessive heat) inventory of grains products, and set up display for sales.
  • Conduct sales of whole grains and flours and maintain an accurate record of sales using cash, EBT, and debit/credit.
  • Maintain an accurate record of EBT and debit/credit transactions, tokens sold and redeemed, and other required paperwork at the market and in the office.
  • Provide weekly e-mail updates to supervisors.

Physical Requirements

  • Work outdoors, standing and walking for extended periods of time (up

to 12 hours in a day), sometimes in extreme temperatures.

  • Transport heavy/bulky items, up to 50 lbs
  • Work in a potentially noisy environment.

 Other Requirements

Have a valid and up-to-date Department of Health’s Food Protection Certificate.

The Regional Grains Sales Manager position pays $14/hour and includes only statutory benefits. For additional information, please see our website at http://www.GrowNYC.org.  Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Chelsea Whittaker, jobs@greenmarket.grownyc.org. Combine all submissions into one PDF and write “Grains Sales Manager” in the subject line.

GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

  1. Position: Consultant (Part-time)

Organization: United Way of New York City (UWNYC)

Posting Date: September 23, 2015

 United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is a nonprofit mobilizing people and organizations to eradicate barriers and create opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Part of the United Way Worldwide system, one of the world’s most recognized charitable brands, we envision caring communities in which all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives.

 UWNYC works side-by-side with individuals, nonprofits, government, businesses, foundations, faith-based organizations, and community partners in developing strategies to produce far-reaching results.  We create and fund initiatives focused on improving the quality of life for individuals and families; provide technical assistance, leadership development, and other support to strengthen the capacity of our nonprofit partners; and advocate on important issues affecting our communities.

Consultant Position: Program/Site Review Consultant with United Way of New York City – Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)

 General Responsibilities:

The Program/Site Review Consultant will conduct on-site program reviews of emergency food programs (EFPs) funded by United Way of New York City – Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program.  Program reviews include nutrition, food safety, and administrative components. Consultants will be trained on how to evaluate each component using standardized site monitoring forms and data entry into the FeedNYC.org database.  Program reviews are conducted during EFP hours of operation and will be assigned based on consultant’s stated availability.  This consultant position requires at least 15-20 hours per month with variable hours from October 2015 through May 2015.  Consultants will receive $19.50 per hour.

 Specific Duties:

  • Conduct on-site program reviews of UWNYC-funded emergency food programs during hours of operation.
  • Schedule program reviews directly with EFP contact person by phone or email 1-3 weeks prior to visit.
  • Use site monitoring forms to assess EFPs for adherence to nutrition, food safety, and administrative requirements.
  • Provide written and verbal technical assistance regarding nutrition, food safety, and program administration during site visit.
  • Assess needs for food service equipment based on food safety and sanitation issues and make recommendations as required.
  • Complete site monitoring forms and data entry into FeedNYC.org within two weeks of conducting a program review.
  • Attend a paid training in October 2015 and additional paid trainings, as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledgeable about community nutrition, food safety, food service, and hunger as they relate to New York City residents.
  • Have professional or academic experience in any of the above topics.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel city-wide on public transportation or in own vehicle.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per month from October 2015 to May 2016 or until assigned program reviews are completed.
  • Ability to communicate in a timely manner with UWNYC about status of program reviews and other pertinent information.
  • Ability to work Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates currently holding a NYC Food Protection Course.  Candidates without this certification will be required to take the course within the first month of hire on their own time and without remuneration.

Cover letter requirements:

  • Include availability (days and hours) to conduct site visits now through January 2016

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Stacey McCarthy, MPH

United Way of New York City- Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program

smccarthy@uwnyc.org

 

  1. Position: Data Manager

Organization: Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)

Posting Date: September 23, 2015

Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)

142 West 36th Street, 9th Floor

The Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) of Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is hiring for a full-time Data Manager position (part-time with benefits is negotiable). CHEST (www.chestnyc.org) is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research center which blends academic and community-based work focused on sexual health, HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, and substance use. CHEST is an equal opportunity employer.

Data Manager: The Data Manager will be responsible for assisting with several data-related aspects of existing grant-funded projects, including: ongoing data management and cleaning, syntax development, data documentation and tracking, and basic data reporting. The Data Manager will be responsible for performing these tasks for several large, ongoing projects broadly focused on substance use and HIV. The Data Manager will be part of CHEST’s Data Team and the position requires a strong ability to learn quickly and work independently, excellent organizational skills, as well as considerable strength in working on numerous tasks with similar deadlines. Opportunities may exist for integration into existing projects such as manuscript development and publication and/or the development of independent research projects. We are looking for a motivated individual to become an integral part of our collaborative team and opportunities for career development and advancement exist.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (minimum) with training and experience in quantitative research; experience working on databases for healthcare, medical, or research settings is highly desired; proficiency with data management and analysis using SPSS is mandatory. The individual must be able to work independently in a self-directed fashion while managing multiple tasks. Full-time preferred but part-time commitments will also be considered.

Salary: Commensurate with experience along with a competitive full-time benefits package.

More information about CHEST can be found at http://www.chestnyc.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Dr. Jonathon Rendina (JRendina@chestnyc.org) with the subject line CHEST Data Manager Search. Within your cover letter, please provide specific details regarding your current experience and expertise with data management, particularly using SPSS syntax. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be directly contacted.

 

  1. Position: Program Evaluator

Organization: Harlem United

Posting Date: September 23, 2015

 

The Program Evaluator is responsible for working with the Senior Director of Systems, Quality Improvement, Research, and Evaluation (SQIRE) and program managers to implement evaluation, research, and Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) activities across the agency’s programs and support departments (e.g., Policy) as needed. Evaluation and CQI activities must be designed to improve the quality of services and client outcomes in measurable ways.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:

  • Participate in Triad meetings that review the efficacy of interventions by providing measurement data on project metrics, leading root cause analysis exercises, contributing to solution generating discussions, and developing additional evaluation and analysis plans.
  • Conduct program evaluation and facilitate CQI projects that are aligned with the departments’ and organization’s mission and vision.
  • Stay abreast of funder and internally-driven program and indicator/deliverable modifications as they relate to CQI and program evaluation activities.
  • Participate in research studies as assigned.
  • Collaborate with program staff to develop and implement interventions, systems, methods, and tools related to effective CQI and program evaluation.
  • Analyze data using simple descriptive statistics (e.g., frequencies and means), pre and posttests etc.
  • Generate reports, proposals, abstracts, presentations and publications.
  • Contribute to research and program proposals; provide project management when appropriate.
  • Provide routine CQI and evaluation-related trainings for all staff (e.g., general CQI, abstract writing, PDSA, logic models/outcomes).
  • Report problems with evaluation and QI processes to program management and the AVP as they occur.
  • Attend funder/collaborative-required external meetings, as appropriate

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Advance degree in social or behavioral sciences or public health or the equivalent, 3-5 years experience in research, quality improvement or program evaluation projects, and at least one of those years in a leading capacity.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative methods: literature review, design, procedure, analysis etc.
  • Training in psychometrics/psycho-social measurement and tool development
  • Training in basic and advanced statistics; SPSS preferred
  • Knowledge of quality improvement models (i.e. Plan Do Study Act, SWOT analysis), processes, and tools
  • Consulting and training skills
  • Grant writing experience preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional publication experience, preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to provide excellent customer services to “internal clients”
  • Knowledge of HIV care and prevention, non-profit social service provision, and funding agencies
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrable passion for Harlem United’s mission.
  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision

Required experience:

  • research, quality improvement or program evaluation projects: 3 years

Submit your resume and cover letter to recruiting@harlemunited.org and include “Program Evaluator” in email’s subject line.