September 30, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1.Position: Research Assistant

Organization: Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has fought for a world where every woman has immediate and unfettered access to the basic reproductive care and knowledge that is her human right.  With its 62 affiliates managing nearly 700 health centers nationwide, Planned Parenthood provides family planning and reproductive health care services, education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people each year.  Now, as the leading reproductive rights advocate, health care provider, and sex educator for women, Planned Parenthood looks to its next 100 years.

The Research Department within the PPFA Health Outcomes and Performance Optimization Department has an opportunity for a Research Assistant. This position has an end date of October 30, 2017. Reporting to the National Director of Research, the Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Providing overall research and administrative support to the Research Department
  • Maintaining smooth communications and coordinating with other key

departments and divisions as well as affiliate partners

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedules departmental meetings with internal and external stakeholders; ensures logistics are covered for meetings and webinars and takes meeting minutes
  • Assists with activities for ongoing reproductive health research and evaluation studies, such as maintaining tracking systems for study participant follow-up.
  • Serves as support staff for Clinical Research Network (CRN) meetings, including scheduling, logistics, meeting minutes, and follow-up
  • Manages schedule and travel arrangements for National Director of Research.
  • Organizes internal learning activities, such as brown bag lunches and poster sessions
  • Processes pay orders and expense reimbursements and ensure timely execution and maintenance of study contracts
  • Makes routine, relatively low-cost expenditures with supervisor approval.
  • Organizes and manages Research Department documents, including content on our internal website and blog postings
  • Coordinates Research Department contributions to internal publications.
  • Tracks and documents external research publications
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES/OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to problem solve independently.
  • Flexible
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Ability to effectively work with and support staff that are telecommuters
  • Ability to hold absolute confidentiality and discretion regarding privileged information are required at all times
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude is critical

TECHNICAL SKILLS/ EXPERTISE:

  • 1-2 years of directly related, responsible administrative support is required.
  • High proficiency with complete Microsoft Office suite of products: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Comfortable learning new computer software and web skills
  • Ability to maintain daily work flow while working on multiple tasks
  • Comfort with medically explicit language

LOCATION:

New York, NY

TRAVEL: 

  • 0%-25% travel

DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Planned Parenthood of America does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood Federation of America is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values teamwork, collaboration, creativity, and building a diverse team.

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2. Position: Data Manager

Organization: ICAP, Columbia University

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

New York, NY Full-Time

Reporting directly to the Lead Strategic Information (SI) Advisor, the Data Manager is responsible for data management, monitoring, and dissemination aspects of 3-5 nationally representative population-based surveys in sub-Saharan Africa designed to assess the impact of PEPFAR-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment programs. Works in conjunction with a sub-contracted research corporation to ensure the development and implementation of tablet and cloud-based systems to collect, manage and clean high-quality survey data. Provides support in this area to PEPFAR, Ministries of Health and ICAP country teams.

This position is grant funded.

NOTE: Please note that the job title is listed as a “Staff Associate– ICAP” on the Columbia University Job Posting Site.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Develops data management and data security sections of protocol.
  • Drafts standard operating procedures for data management, data security, and tablet data collection.
  • Develops specifications (including data checks) for cloud-based study databases (survey data base and lab database).
  • Develops specifications for automated monitoring reports to be generated by cloud-based study databases (e.g. enrollment rates and completeness over time by study team and interviewer).
  • Develops additional ad hoc tables to be generated to monitor study progress.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with the sub-contracted research corporation to develop, load and pilot test household listing and survey tool on tablets.
  • Trains the survey trainers (or train the survey teams themselves) on tablet usages for household listing and survey.
  • Prepares analytic data files and accompanying documentation.
  • Collaborate with web-developers to design the database portion of the PHIA website
  • Provides remote and in-country support to ICAP country teams on data management aspects of the surveys, including training teams on using tablets, and troubleshooting data collection challenges that arise with tablets.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

Travel Requirements:

  • Requires periodic international travel to Malawi and Zimbabwe to support data management and cleaning. Approximately three (3) trips per year with each trip lasting approximately five (5) to ten (10) days each.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Experience, Skills & Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years of related experience designing, managing and working directly with databases from large research studies.
  • Demonstrated experience designing study databases including data quality checks and data collection monitoring reports.
  • Proficiency with SAS or STATA statistical software.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.

Experience, Skills & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated and successful experience managing and analyzing large, population-based survey data.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and using electronic data collection tools.
  • Demonstrated experience providing training on data management and data security.
  • Experience working with issues relating to HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience working in resource-limited environments in sub-Saharan Africa a plus.

To Apply: http://icap.columbia.edu/jobs/detail/data-manager1

 

3. Position: Assistant Professor—Policy Interventions in Public Health

Organization: San Francisco State University

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

Position Description

 The Department of Health Education announces an opening of a tenure-track position in the College of Health and Social Sciences, San Francisco State University

 QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctoral degree in Public Health or closely related field with expertise in one or more of the following areas: intervention science in public health, social epidemiology, geomapping, network analysis, research methods, health policy interventions and evaluation of their impact; candidates with an MPH preferred but not required. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in innovative quantitative research methods used to evaluate community interventions for policy/environmental change. Interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in public health policy, evaluation and research, epidemiology, and/or program planning is expected. Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated as well as potential for engaging in a research program and securing external funding. Our academic programs are tightly sequenced, thus the ability to work cooperatively and a commitment to engaged pedagogy in a faculty learning community is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The candidate will teach courses in the Department of Health Education, Master of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Community Health Education degree programs. The position also requires developing a program of research, grantsmanship, and scholarly publications, as well as department, university, and community service.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University system provides generous health, retirement and additional benefits.

STARTING DATE:     August 2016

THE DEPARTMENT:  The core mission of the Department of Health Education is to prepare public health professionals to work at individual and community levels for health equity and social justice. Faculty in the department are engaged teachers and scholars with diverse research interests and funding sources. The Department offers a BS and an MPH in Community Health Education.

THE UNIVERSITY:  San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University (CSU) system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

APPLICATION:  Interested candidates should submit an application packet that contains the following:

  • letter of interest addressed to José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA; Chair, Search Committee; Dept. of Health Education
  • curriculum vitae
  • sample of scholarly work
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • description of research interests
  • three letters of recommendation

Please submit all materials electronically to: hed@sfsu.edu by November 20, 2015. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. 

 

4. Position: Program Coordinator

 Organization: Montefiore Diabetes Prevention Program, Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

  The Office of Community & Population Health designs, implements and supports interventions that improve the health and well-being of our community, which includes our patients, our associates and the residents of the neighborhoods they live in. We partner with other health care providers, community based organizations and government agencies to collectively achieve higher impact. Many of these projects have become nationally recognized as best-practice population health interventions.

We are currently seeking a Program Coordinator to help coordinate and manage Montefiore’s Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) within the Office of Community & Population Health. In this fast-paced position, under the supervision of the Director of Health Education, the Program Coordinator works both independently and collaboratively in the management and promotion of the Diabetes Prevention Program including but not limited to program outreach, recruitment and enrollment, management and coordination of program classes across Montefiore’s Medical Group (MMG).  The ideal candidate will have experience planning and implementing evidence-based programs, creating public health marketing materials, and working with key stakeholders.  Candidates for this position should have the ability to work with a diverse population of professionals and have experience facilitating group education.  This person will serve as a link and as a source of information for the Montefiore Diabetes Prevention Program utilizing all forms of communication including presentations, phone and email.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilize various data sources to determine program eligibility and participate in strategic planning around program development
  • Coordinate program needs including class schedules, logistics (room set-up), and materials
  • Assist with program assessment/evaluation ensuring programmatic goals are documented and demonstrated in electronic medical record system (EPIC)
  • Serve as key contact for program including overseeing outreach calls, recruitment and maximizing enrollment and functionality
  • Work independently and collaboratively with medical providers to manage on-going programs
  • Assist in the creation of public health marketing and communication plans and materials including emails, flyers, and newsletters
  • Serve as a Lifestyle Coach and teach classes

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree (master’s Degree preferred) with at least 1-2 years of experience in program management, group facilitation, health education or outreach in a hospital or community health agency, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Must be proficient in Spanish.    Basic knowledge of computer programs; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.

Montefiore’s advancement in the healthcare industry is also yours. Take your career to the next level by joining our trek to become the world’s leading healthcare system. For more information and to apply, visit montefiore.org/careers or send your resume to Tunde Osibogun at tosibogu@montefiore.orgWe are an equal opportunity employer.

 
5. Position: Health Educator, Montefiore Medical Group

Organization: Montefiore Medical Center

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

Location: Bronx, NY

The Office of Community & Population Health designs, implements and supports interventions that improve the health and well-being of our community, which includes our patients, our associates and the residents of the neighborhoods they live in. We partner with other health care providers, community based organizations and government agencies to collectively achieve higher impact. Many of these projects have become nationally recognized as best-practice population health interventions.

 Position Description:

The Montefiore Health Education program provides comprehensive health education to prevent and treat chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and obesity, for patients and their families receiving care at Montefiore Medical Group (MMG). The Health Educator is responsible for working with medical teams to implement evidence-based and promising practices on both an individual/family and organizational/community level through outreach and education. S/he will conduct workshops and one-on-one education on all aspects of chronic illness in MMG community health center settings with the purpose of informing health decisions and improving the health of the community.  This position reports to the Program Director of Health Education.

Responsibilities:

• Health education curriculum and materials development and/or adaptation.
• Strategize on successful engagement techniques for reaching high risk populations.
• Facilitate patient education activities and workshops.
• Assess needs and adjust strategies and content of activities to the age and experience of participants.
• Identify and recommend evidence-based educational strategies for addressing chronic illness.
• Provide training to youth-serving professionals.
• Collaborate with Community Health Workers to achieve common goals and outcomes.
• Collect demographic data and evaluation information from activity participants.
• Submit reports on activities
• Perform other educational and experience-related duties as requested.

Qualifications and Skills:

• Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s preferred in Health Education, Public Health, Health Sciences preferred.    Certification of Health Educator Specialist (CHES) preferred.  Must take and pass the CHES exam within 6months of probationary period.
• Experience a plus
• Knowledge of chronic illness and vulnerable populations.
• Knowledge of training techniques in health education and behavior modification.
• Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
• Able to use Word, Excel, and Power Point
Montefiore’s advancement in the healthcare industry is also yours. Take your career to the next level by joining our trek to become the world’s leading healthcare system. For more information and to apply, visit montefiore.org/careers or send your resume to Carlotta Henley at chenley@montefiore.orgWe are an equal opportunity employer.

 

6. Position: Health Educator, Healthy Harlem

Organization: Harlem Children’s Zone

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

Job Description

In 2005, as a direct response to the public health crisis of obesity in our youth, HCZ created an effort called the Healthy Living Initiative (HLI) to encourage our students and their families to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their daily lives. In the years since then, we have sought to deepen our work in this area and have developed a strategic program model and growth plan called Healthy Harlem (HH), which consists of best practices in physical activity, nutrition education, and community support. Like HLI, this program is designed to instill a culture of healthy living throughout the Zone but is more expansive and strategically focused in the way we reach youth in our programs, their parents and care givers, and the community at-large.

Our three-pronged approach consists of Prevention, which serves the general youth population and their families; Treatment, which provides intensive support for at-risk youth and their parents and caregivers; and Medical Management, which connects high-risk youth and their families to professional health care providers.

We are seeking part-time Health Educators to work at selected HCZ sites. They will work at a designated program location and will be part of a wellness team dedicated to improving nutrition and increasing physical activity for students at their respective site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

*   Facilitate Healthy Harlem group and one-on-one sessions with at-risk youth and family health workshops for parents

*   Conduct health assessments to determine overall health status of all youth (e.g., height, weight, PACER endurance test)

*   Connect with parents twice per month to ensure high-risk students are following their health action plans designed by their health care provider

*   Plan and execute quarterly high-risk meetings with parents

*   Ensure that all high-risk students meet every two weeks for one-on-one goal setting sessions

*   Meet with Healthy Harlem Core Team on a regular basis for feedback and to discuss strategies and ways to improve the delivery of health curriculum

*   Provide a range of supportive and educational health services

*   Document student activities, participation, and services provided

*   Attend in-house professional development trainings

*   Ability to enthusiastically and creatively engage students and parents in Healthy Harlem programming

*   Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

*   Bachelor’s degree in Health or related field with 2-3 years of relevant work experience; experience working with youth is preferred

*   Must have experience conducting health assessments, facilitating group and individual counseling, and implementing health education workshops

*   Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations

*   Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills

*   Adapts well to changes in assignment and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles

*   Willingness to model Healthy Harlem standards of nutrition and activity and personally demonstrating the caliber of performance and behavior that is expected of the staff and students

*   Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; encourages open expression of ideas and opinions

*   Must be available to work after-school hours and evenings, as well as attend trainings during out-of-program hours

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.  No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.  Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.  HCZ is an EOE.

Email sali@hcz.org with resumes and any questions

Job Location

New York City, New York, United States

Position Type

Part-Time

 

7. Position: Nutrition Educator/Culinary Instructor

 Organization: Harlem Children’s Zone

 Posting Date: September 30, 2015

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

*   Conduct cooking and nutrition education classes/workshops for students, grades Pre-K through 12

*   Attend all trainings and meetings as determined by Health Coordinator

*   Advocate healthier eating for students and staff, both on- and off-site

*   Document student activities, participation, and services provided

*   Assist with special projects and events

*   Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

*   Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field with 1-2 years of relevant work experience; working knowledge of community nutrition preferred

*   Must have experience conducting health assessments and facilitating group workshops

*   Must have experience implementing hands-on nutrition education and cooking programs

*   Experience working with youth

*   Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations

*   Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills

*   Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

*   Adapts well to changes in assignment and priorities with the ability to respond effectively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles

*   Must be available to work after-school hours and evenings, as well as attend trainings during out-of-program hours

*   Willingness to model Healthy Harlem standards of nutrition and activity and personally

Email sali@hcz.org with resumes and any questions

 

8. Position: One-Stop Planning Consultant, Bureau of STD Prevention and Control

 Organization: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

Part-Time Position (October 2015 – April 2016)

Purpose

 The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), Bureau of STD Prevention and Control (BSTDC) is seeking a consultant to coordinate planning efforts for the One Stop model of HIV preventive care within the STD clinics citywide.

New York City continues to be an epicenter for HIV transmission in the United States, where the virus disproportionately affects men who have sex with men, and people of color. The vision of “One Stop” program is to provide an HIV status-neutral continuum of care to patients across the Bureau of STD Control (BSTDC) clinic system. This program seeks to engage patients in high-impact prevention and medical care including HIV and STD screening and treatment, bio-medical and behavioral prevention services and support care services. This model will address gaps and improve upon prevention and support services to persons at highest risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.

 Specific Duties

Under the guidance of the BSTDC Director of HIV Programs, the selected applicant will act as a strategic planner and will liaise with clinic-based staff, community partners and DOHMH. The work will result in a written, 3-year plan to guide senior management through implementation.

 Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Completing a strategic plan document that outlines the infrastructure needed to 1) launch and evaluate a social media campaign and 2) implement new HIV prevention initiatives (PEP,PrEP navigation)
  • Coordinate the social media campaign – production of messages, infographics and other campaign materials
  • Planning and facilitating at least 3 community engagement events to receive input on new initiatives
  • Assessing clinic/provider readiness for implementation of new activities
  • Gathering information on changes needed in the electronic medical record to track new initiatives
  • Assessing training needs of STD clinic providers and other staff
  • Planning and facilitating at least 2 forums with community health care providers to discuss PrEP collaboration, referral practices
  • Planning future PrEP learning summit/conference in collaboration with the Prevention Training Center, Bureau of HIV/AIDS and community based organizations

 Requirements: 

  • Excellent organizational skills and previous project management experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with program planning, training and focus group facilitation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; experience with social media campaigns preferred
  • Ability to communicate complex issues, stimulate creative thinking, negotiate differences and facilitate learning
  • Experience working with a diverse group of community-based organizations that provide HIV prevention services preferred
  • Proven ability to work with groups at high-risk for HIV throughout New York City

 Employment Term

The term for employment will be from October 15, 2015 through March 31, 2016. The end date of the project is subject to change depending on the progress and needs of the project. The consultant will work on-site for approximately 21 hours per week. Work must be completed at a DOHMH facility or pre-approved community site. Telecommuting is prohibited.

Available Funds

The selected consultant will receive an hourly rate of $35-$75 based on experience and salary history.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in this project, you must submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter expressing your interest in the project describing your past experience providing the services described above (1 page limit);
  • A resume or curriculum vitae;

 Please submit documents via email to Christine Borges at cborges@health.nyc.gov

 

9. Position: Sexuality Educator

 Organization: Community Healthcare Network

Posting Date: September 30, 2015

Position: Our Sexuality Educators are responsible for a wide range of community-based educational activities relating to sexual and reproductive health issues.

The ideal candidate:

  • Dynamic individual who is passionate about sexual and reproductive health.
  • Has excellent organizational skills, manages time effectively, has the ability to multi-task.
  • Compassionate, is self-motivated and detail oriented, has the ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team.
  • Has Master’s degree. Bachelor’s is required
  • Has at least one year’s experience working in a community health setting that required contact with patients/clients.
  • Has knowledge of sexual and reproductive health.

Some of the duties include:

  • Conducts one-on-one clinical sessions on sexual and reproductive health topics (reproduction, contraceptive methods, family planning, pregnancy, HIV, STDs, relationships, prenatal education, breastfeeding, etc.) using Motivational Interviewing and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change.
  • Facilitates reproductive health curriculum at schools, community based organizations, and other venues throughout NYC.
  • Works collaboratively with health center clinical and administrative staff to ensure quality of patient care in sexual and reproductive services.
  • Document educational efforts and maintain records of all activities and completes monthly reports.

How to Apply:

Please send resumes to: Resumes@chnnyc.org

Or follow this link to apply: http://smrtr.io/Gq-VXA

Or click on “Open Positions” at our careers page: http://www.chnnyc.org/careers