1.Position: Training Coordinator
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
Reports to: Training Manager; Sr. Manager of Capacity Building
The Training Coordinator will support government and nongovernmental grants related to training and technical assistance/capacity building. Training and technical assistance (TA) programs are designed for and offered to health departments, AIDS service organizations and community based organization (ASO/CBOs), consumers, health centers, and fiscal administrators.
The Coordinator will support the Training Manager and Sr. Manager of Capacity Building in the implementation of programs that provide training and targeted technical assistance to build impactful, scalable, clinical and non-clinical HIV and hepatitis C programming that enhances the care network, builds organizational capacity, and improves health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved communities.
The Coordinator also will work with HealthHIV staff and education partners to assist in the development of educational materials and implementation of trainings, workshops, webinars, and other educational events.
- Bachelor’s degree required. HIV and/or HCV related experience in health promotion/prevention, communities of color, the LGBT community is required. Travel up to 30% required.
Skills and Capacities Needed
- Strong skills in project, budget, and grants coordination; writing and editing in multiple formats.
- Experience related to implementing education and training activities, developing training materials, and delivering technical assistance to ASO/CBOs, state and local health departments, and health centers is desired.
- Capacity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; ensure deadlines are met; organize and track activities for multiple projects; work independently and as a team member; show initiative; demonstrate critical thinking; assess organizational TA needs; deliver technical assistance; manage consultants; assist with online and in-person trainings; facilitate small groups; facilitate online meetings; and draft reports.
- Spanish language proficiency desired.
This full-time position is based in HealthHIV’s Washington, DC office.
How to Apply:
HealthHIV offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and based on salary history, as well as an outstanding benefits package and a flexible work environment.
Applications must submit a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Training Coordinator” in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
HealthHIV is an Equal Opportunity Employer; minorities and persons living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.
No phone calls please.
This job description is not inclusive of all responsibilities or duties related to the position and may be revised at any time. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required by the project or the organization. Employment with HealthHIV is at-will and as such the employment relationship may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
2.Position: Field Interviewer
Organization: Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
Per Diem field interviewer positions are available at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) Center for Home Care Policy & Research
The VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy and Research is seeking to hire research interviewers to cover Manhattan, Bronx, or Brooklyn for a study evaluating a 12 month hypertension management intervention targeted toward stroke patients who receive services from VNSNY. The Center is looking for detail- oriented people interested in research to travel to patients’ homes to conduct health interviews.
Three structured interviews are planned with each recruited study participant – baseline, 3 month and 12 month follow up in-home interviews. Questions will focus on the patient’s high blood pressure treatment, health care service use, and health status along with a variety of socio-demographic items.
- Conducting the initial in-home interview and schedule and conduct 2 follow-up interviews (3 months and 12 months post baseline)
- Interviewers will be required to measure each patient’s blood pressure during each interview using an automated blood pressure device; training will be provided by VNSNY
- Contacting individuals via telephone to describe the project, solicit participation and schedule in- home interviews
- Communicating frequently with Research Center staff on status of interviews
- Great communication, organization and follow-up skills
- Excellent at engaging people on the phone
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) verbal and reading fluency, preferred
- Able to follow detailed study protocol when conducting interviews
- Able to handle several assignments simultaneously
- Experience in research interviewing a plus
- Experience in cold calling or customer service calls a plus
- Knowledge of home care or geriatrics a plus
- Bachelor’s Degree in health care, social services, social sciences or related discipline
- Able to attend a 5 hour interviewer training on a week day (Monday-Friday) followed by two 3 hour booster practice sessions on different
- Available until the projected study completion in 2016 (or at least 12 months)
- Needs to be comfortable talking with medically ill older adults
- Needs to travel to all areas within an assigned borough
- Available in the daytime at least one half day each week from Monday-Friday (to complete interviews or to come into the office if needed)
- Must be willing to come to the office to complete phone recruitment or, if completing off-site, must have a private location and a reliable telephone
- $80 for completed consent of patient and baseline
- $55 for completed follow-up
- $18 an hour for training and booster training
- The interview compensation includes travel time and Reimbursements for these activities are rolled into the interview payments.
For more information, or to send a resume by email, please contact:
Melissa Trachtenberg Research Project Manager
Center for Home Care Policy & Research Visiting Nurse Service of New York
1250 Broadway, 17th floor T: 212-760-3112
3.Position: Director of Healthy Neighborhoods
Organization: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
BACKGROUND & MISSION
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation’s first community development corporation, partners with residents and business to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn by fostering economic self sufficiency, enhancing family stability and growth, promoting the arts and culture and transforming the neighborhood into a vibrant place to live, work and visit. Restoration was established in 1967 through grassroots activism and the bipartisan support of then Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits. With a 48 year track record, Restoration serves some 50,000 annually across the borough with a focus on the predominantly minority and low income Central Brooklyn communities of Bedford Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill/Brownsville and Crown Heights. Faced with poverty and unemployment that far exceed state and city averages, some of the lowest graduation rates in New York, and health disparities that disproportionately impact low income households of color, Restoration’s programs work together to promote the social, financial and physical health and well-being of residents and the community at large. Efforts span affordable housing, economic development, workforce development and asset building, education, financial counseling, health, and the arts and culture.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation, with an annual operating budget ranging from $14 – 15 million, and a full-time staff of approximately 130.
Restoration’s Health Initiative
Since its inception, Restoration has worked to create and support healthy neighborhoods whether by attracting supermarkets and health and wellness facilities to the neighborhood or strengthening and improving the commercial corridors to encourage walking, biking, active living and healthy food options.
More recently, Restoration deepened this work by leading a borough-wide coalition aimed at addressing health disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color. This coalition, called the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn (the Partnership), initially focused on reducing alcohol consumption and tobacco use, promoting healthy eating, and enhancing the built environment to encourage active living. Soon after taking on this coordinating role, Restoration was selected by the WK Kellogg Foundation to manage the NYC Food and Fitness Partnership (NYC-FFP), one of six partnerships funded nationally to address larger, systemic issues in healthy food access and the built environment, focused more distinctly on Central Brooklyn.
Together these collaborative efforts have catalyzed some important community-level and systemic changes. Past efforts have included bringing in a successful farmers market and working with a local supermarket to promote healthy eating to the creation of 800 units of smoke-free units of housing and improvements to the built environment that include a playground at Willoughby Courts Housing and improvements to a local football field and running track. Building upon these successes, our current focus has been on enhancing access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. Efforts include a Farm to Early Care Initiative that is bringing fresh local produce to over 1,100 preschoolers across 20 early care sites borough-wide, the development of free and low cost exercise programming from Citi Bike to weekly no-cost exercise classes, and a community engagement campaign around healthy living.
Restoration now seeks to leverage its accomplishments, partnerships, funding resources and national stature for greater systemic impact and scale. To do so, Restoration will merge the two collaborative efforts into a single Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn to be focused on systems change in Central Brooklyn. Efforts moving forward will include the exploration of opportunities to improve the food system which may include the creation of a food hub. The Director of Healthy Neighborhoods will be charged with leading this merger, ensuring and elevating a collective vision, creating support for rigorous goals and strategies, and implementing innovative measurement tools to track progress as an organization, a partnership, and a community.
The Director of Healthy Neighborhoods leads Restoration’s healthy community initiatives, including those to be merged under the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn. The Director ensures the synergy and sustainability of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization. As such, he or she is responsible for managing strategic planning, setting priorities around addressing neighborhood health disparities, and mobilizing stakeholders and the community behind a shared vision of systems change. The Director also directs the day-to-day activities of the department and manages the health team with an eye toward continued sustainability and growth. Responsibilities will include:
Strategic Program Development and Implementation
- Work closely with the Executive Vice President for Programs and Organizational Development to develop and implement a vision and plan to guide and institutionalize Restoration’s multi-faceted healthy communities work.
- Ensure this work is well-grounded in Restoration’s community development context, helping to connect this work to housing, employment, health care, financial wellness, and other outcomes.
- Lead local efforts to explore and develop a Central Brooklyn Food Hub and, potentially, a food cooperative.
- Oversee the collection and reporting of key program information and outcomes, and tailor reports for the field, funders, leadership team, board of directors, and general public.
- Develop and disseminate programmatic best practices through external research, analysis, and participation in national and regional networking opportunities.
- Represent Restoration at food system/healthy communities conferences and other industry events and gatherings as a presenter, panel member, or related spokesperson.
- Cultivate and manage relationships with the members of the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn and other community stakeholders.
- Provide leadership to the Steering Committee in developing annual and long-term goals, strategies and methodologies.
- Lead effort to improve data collection and outcomes measurement, and to regularly communicate and celebrate the Partnership’s progress and community benefits.
- Attending and assisting the DSA development team in preparation for all community meetings including meetings with the community task force, open space committee, and community board meetings.
- Serve as the Partnership’s liaison to City agencies, policymakers, funders and strategic partners.
- Oversee fundraising and reporting for the Partnership, working with members to delegate tasks or ensure obligations are met under funding agreements.
General Departmental Leadership and Management
- Provide management and budget oversight for the Healthy Communities department.
- Support all aspects of government and foundation fundraising including prospect research, cultivation, proposal development and submission, reporting, and ongoing funder stewardship.
- Manage three person staff and several graduate and college interns.
- Direct and oversee the development and implementation of strategies to raise profile and communicate initiatives through outreach, website, social media, conferences, whitepapers and reports, brochures and other media opportunities.
- Continue to raise profile of programs on national, state and local policy tables.
EXPERIENCE / CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic professional with outstanding communications skills and the ability to motivate and work closely with a diverse range of individuals from community residents and elected officials to organization leaders and the media. In addition, he or she will have:
- Four year degree, with masters degree preferred in health, food systems, community and economic development
- At least ten years of experience working worked in food equity or food systems, health and wellness initiatives, or in other goal-oriented, collaborative-building community and economic development program areas.
- Strong experience in direct community engagement.
- Proven program planning and implementation experience and skills.
- A visionary yet pragmatic disposition and workstyle, able to navigate wide ranging stakeholders while driving change that is realistic and measurable
- Significant knowledge of programs serving low-income communities, ideally workforce development, benefits access, and/or economic development programs.
- Fundraising research, grantwriting and reporting experience highly desired.
- Knowledge of performance measurement and management theory and practice, including the use of data technology.
- Creativity and ability to develop innovative program strategies that integrate multiple program areas and blend various funding streams.
- Experience working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and media.
- Excellent writing and computer skills
- A team-oriented leadership and management style.
- The ability to be nimble and work well in a team and in a fast moving environment.
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to:
Judith Anglin, Human Resources Director
4.Position: Data Manager
Organization: Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, NYC Department of Health
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
Salary Range: Hiring Rate: $57,403.00 (Flat Rate)
On-Board After One Year $63,765.00 – $70,142.00 (Annual)
MIRH seeks a Data Manager (City Research Scientist I) to work within the Research and Evaluation Unit. Under the direction and supervision of the Research and Evaluation Director and in close collaboration with the MCH Director,the Data Manager will be responsible for data management and analyses of data from home visiting sites
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
The Data Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following;
- Assist with data management activities, which includes data cleaning, recording of variables, running queries, and quality assurance checks,
- Provide aid with them monitoring and managing of incoming data and respond to ad hoc data requests;
- Perform data analyses for routine reports, data requests, evaluation projects, and other special epidemiologic analyses;
- Contribute to the development, oversight and implementation of research and evaluation studies and to use data and findings for effective decision making:
- Develop/revise/edit program and study reports and journal articles and present findings at conferences and meetings in collaboration with Senior Staff; and
Other duties as assigned Minimum Qual Requirements
- For Assignment Level I(only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
- A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
- Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must
have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Graduate degree in public health. or a related field
Experience with Microsoft Access. including creating and running queries Familiarity with SQL or SAS programming
Proven writing skills with ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct, readable reports
Some experience in quality assurance and data management, and analysis of large public health datasets
Ability to merge multiple datasets and match records based on various identifying characteristics
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc .gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #21 1951.
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
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: Project Manager
Organization:The Center for Active Design
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
The Center for Active Design is a nonprofit resource for design professionals, policy makers, real estate developers, and community advocates, committed to promoting and expanding the Active Design Guidelines published by New York City in 2010. We maintain a multi-disciplinary perspective in the translation of research into practical design solutions.
The Center is embarking on the development of a publication known as Design Guidelines for Robust Engagement through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The guidelines will be the first-of-its-kind publication offering cities, civic leaders, and designers a comprehensive set of research-supported strategies that use design to encourage participation in civic life.
Position Description + Responsibilities
This full-time position requires a well-organized individual with strengths in project management, research coordination, and communications. This position is funded by a three-year grant, with the possibility for extension.
- Coordinate activities related to the development of the Design Guidelines for Robust Engagement, including publication development and dissemination
- Conduct ongoing coordination and collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including funders, expert advisors, project partners, and Center staff
- Conduct project-related site visits, as needed (some travel required)
- Oversee timeline and budget for project deliverables
- Contribute to designing and conducting original research for publication in the Design Guidelines for Robust Engagement
- Develop and maintain relationships with researchers and community partners
- Work with project consultants to garner input on research best practices
- Contribute to publication content development
- Build demand for the publication through strategic outreach
- Work with Center staff to develop and implement a marketing strategy
- Effectively communicate with media and other partners to tell the project story
Education + Qualifications
- Graduate degree in social science (e.g. urban studies/planning, environmental psychology, political science), or other relevant field, with 5+ years of professional experience
- Experience conducting social science research
- Demonstrated understanding of experimental design
- Excellent interpersonal skills and professional relationship management skills
- Grant management experience with budgets, timelines, and reporting
- Excellent writing skills required
- Design skills or sensibility preferred
- Demonstrated understanding of built environment issues preferred
- Familiarity with ArcGIS preferred
Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience
Please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to email@example.com.
6.Position: Move-to-Improve (MTI) Training Coordinator
Organization: NYC Department of Education
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
Tracking Code: 11357
Position Summary: The Move-to-Improve (MTI) Training Coordinator will work with OSWP’s Special Projects team as a full-time member of the Move-to-Improve Program within the Office of School Wellness Programs (OSWP). OSWP was created in 2010 to expand and leverage the DOE’s programs to support school wellness, physical education, physical activity and health education. OSWP is part of the Office of School Health, and provides instructional and technical support for health (HE) and physical education (PE), promotes implementation of School Wellness Policies, and provides wraparound programs, services, and partnerships to enhance and support student well-being and academic achievement.
MTI is a classroom-based physical activity program designed to increase physical activity among K-5 students in elementary school. Through professional development workshops, MTI provides elementary school teachers with the tools to create and support an active learning environment in the classroom and school community. MTI activities blend academics and physical activity into educational lessons that support New York State PE Learning Standards and that are integrated with Common Core Learning Standards.
MTI has been shown to increase classroom-based physical activity. Expanding the program to reach most public school classroom teachers will significantly increase the number of students who participate in daily physical activity and help them to develop a lifetime of healthy behaviors. Performs related work.
Reports to: Move to Improve Program Manager
Key Relationships: The Coordinator will work closely with MTI trainers and Special Projects team, Physical Education Instructional Coaches, School Support physical education and health education teams, and OSWP program staff, as well as interact with existing DOE partners, other NYC agencies, families, and external organizations to expand, support, and/or create new collaborations aligned with program goals.
- Conduct wellness-related presentations or attend community/parent events on behalf of the MTI team.
- Manage and set up workshops citywide.
- Market and recruit participants for workshops.
- Travel to workshops and manage logistics.
- Follow up with workshop participants.
- Provide troubleshooting and technical support to schools, as needed.
- Assist in quantitative and qualitative data collection to support project deliverables.
- Retrieve, enter, and confirm data regarding participants and materials into the School Wellness database and tracking systems (e.g., Wellness Tracker, Survey Gizmo surveys) for maintenance and evaluation purposes.
- Develop program communications, presentations and other materials for various school community audiences, as needed.
- Work with MTI trainers to secure locations and set up facilities for workshops.
- Represent NYC DOE at health fairs and community events as needed and as time allows.
- Lead large group presentations for elementary school teachers that are focused on classroom physical activity (the physical ability to model movement during workshops is required).
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in early childhood education, physical education, public health, or related fields and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
- 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
- Education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.
- Public speaking, group fitness instruction, nutrition/physical activity presentations, teaching, or similar experience in leading large groups of adults in professional development or workshop sessions.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge of best practices and current trends in school wellness policy, physical education, health education and/or public health.
- Self-starting, self-managing, positive team player dedicated to health and wellness for people of all ages.
- Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Note: Must be able to travel to all 5 boroughs with equipment/material for workshops and in the performance of other duties.
- Strong project management and strategic thinking skills; extremely well-organized, with high attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize, work independently (under strict timelines to meet frequent and changing deadlines), handle many responsibilities simultaneously, and communicate on status of projects.
- Ability to engage intra-agency, external and community partners, and school families to maximize the use of programming in schools.
- Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative office; strong team work ethic, sense of humor, and understanding of diplomacy and politics.
- Internal candidates preferred.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)
Note: Grant funding for the program and the position ends in one year, subject to the availability of funding in FY17.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
Applications will be accepted through October 30, 2015 until 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO
7.Position: Part Time Coordinator for Healthy Food Retail Networking Group
Organization: Public Health Solutions
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
About Public Health Solutions: Public Health Solutions is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. We conduct comprehensive research providing insight on public health issues, create and manage community health programs, and provide services to organizations to address public health challenges. Programs of Public Health Solutions address critical public health needs such as maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. For government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others, Public Health Solutions provides services to enable them to enhance their effectiveness and strengthen their capacity to have an impact and efficiently manage funds.
Job Description: The position will coordinate meetings, record meeting minutes and organize documents, and perform other administrative tasks for the Healthy Food Retail Networking Group (HFRNG). The HFRNG is a citywide coalition of organizations and practitioners that work with retail food businesses, primarily corner stores and supermarkets, in order to increase access to healthy food at these businesses. In addition to quarterly group meetings, the HFRNG also has several committees that communicate via regular meetings and phone calls throughout the year.
10 hours/week for twelve weeks – from November 2015 through January 2016. The position is likely to be extended through 2016 depending on funding, however extension beyond January 2016 cannot be guaranteed at this time.
Event / meeting planning – booking space and arranging equipment set-up; sending out save the date notices and invitations; drafting, printing, and posting meeting materials and signage; arranging food; etc.
Organizing and coordinating all professional networking events and liaise between committees / workgroups;
Attending HFRNG sub-committees and calls, and recording and distributing meeting notes and follow-up tasks;
Maintaining and posting to the HFRNG Google Group email list;
Possible additional responsibilities may include: assisting with e-quarterly newsletter development; monitoring current trends related to food-access programming and policy; exploring and identifying sustainable funding mechanisms to support this work.
Should have some availability at least several weekdays per week, including January 28 for the group’s next quarterly meeting.
– Good professional communication skills (written and spoken);
– Enthusiasm for public health and nutrition;
– Basic computer skills. The coordinator will use Microsoft Office especially Outlook & Excel; Google products including Google Groups; Survey Monkey.
– Dependable, responsible, independent, self-starter, organized.
The position pays $17/hour and does not include health benefits.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Lchapman@healthsolutions.org.
8.Position: Graduate Assistant
Organization: The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY
Posting Date: October 21, 2015
The Institute is seeking to hire a graduate assistant to work on planning our annual conference, to be held May 13, 2016. The tentative title of the conference is “¡A comer! A conference on food and the role of Mexicans in food industries, health, culinary arts and trade between Mexico and the United States.” We especially seek applications from graduate students in food studies, public health or culinary arts programs. Flexibility in number and scheduling of hours is possible. If interested, forward your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org