November 2, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1.Position: Community Organizing Specialist- Harlem Health Advocacy Partners

Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity

Posting Date: November 2, 2015

Position Reports to:       Project Director- Harlem Health Advocacy Partners

Harlem District Public Health Office

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Harlem Health Advocacy Partnership (HHAP) is a DOHMH funded community health worker demonstration project aimed at reducing the rates of diabetes, hypertension, and asthma in the East and Central Harlem NYCHA community. HHAP aims to accomplish this by identifying NYCHA residents with any/all of these three chronic illnesses, and helping them better manage their illnesses through:

  • One-on-one health coaching sessions
  • Individual and group-level educational workshops
  • Assistance in acquiring and navigating health insurance
  • Referrals to clinical and social support services in the community
  • Advocacy and community organizing

This position will be housed within the DOHMH’s Center for Health Equity Division. The Center for Health Equity aims to strengthen and amplify the Health Department’s work to eliminate health inequities, which are rooted in historical and contemporary injustices and discrimination, including racism. Our four key approaches to advance health equity are as follows:

  • We support the Health Department’s internal reform in becoming a racial justice organization. By naming and addressing racism, and other social, economic, and environmental forces that create health inequities, we develop, implement and provide guidance on health equity training, practice, and policies across the Health
  • We invest in key neighborhoods (place-based). The health of neighborhoods is a result of historical, political, social, and physical Certain NYC Neighborhoods have been deprived of sufficient resources and attention. In order to “right” this injustice, we have neighborhood offices in areas that bear the highest disease burden; North and Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and East and Central Harlem. These are centers of planning and action for community-wide and inter-agency health initiatives.
  • We build partnerships that advance racial and social justice. Public health has historically been a vehicle to advance social Towards this pursuit, we strategically mobilize tools, resources, and networks to enhance community power and target the factors that socially determine health inequities. We coordinate action with residents, community advocates, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, schools and other city agencies.
  • We make injustice visible through data and storytelling. We develop communication strategies that creatively use data, elevate the stories often untold and unseen, and call attention to racism, and other social injustices, as a root cause of We track and share results that are meaningful to community partners and that contribute to evidence-informed practices.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Community Organizer will support HHAP leadership development of residents at 5 participating East and Central Harlem NYCHA developments to cultivate neighborhood-based capacity to seek and create healthy conditions and acceptable services through community organizing and health advocacy. In this role, the Community Organizing Specialist will work directly with NYCHA residents and members of the HHAP team; in particular the HHAP Health Outreach Specialists, to strengthen support for development and building capacity of the Community Activation Team to work to improve the health of their community. The Community Activation Team is a collaborative, resident-led, working team that aims to improve the health status of NYCHA residents within the HHAP participating developments through community organizing, health education and community advocacy and engagement. The Community Organizer would act as backbone support for the Community Activation Team and a strong liaison between its members and the HHAP program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide backbone organizational support for the Community Activation Team (CAT) including meeting and activity coordination, assistance in the development of a resident led advocacy agenda and organizing work plansAssist in the recruitment and selection of Health Outreach Specialists’ (HOS) in coordination with the Project Director
  • Assist with programmatic and operational functioning of the CAT Prepartory meetings held with HOS, residents, and select Community Health Workers and Health Advocates
  • Provide shared supervision, orientation, guidance, coaching, and ongoing development of HOS staff
  • Provide leadership development training to HOS staff, identified community residents and HHAP frontline staff to strengthen coordination and leadership tasks for the CAT
  • Organize the development of a resident led coordinating committee for CAT
  • Monitor progress and provide ongoing CAT performance reports to HHAP staff
  • Promote and coordinate ongoing staff skills development and training to enhance HHAP staff capacity to support CAT goals and activities
  • Complement grassroots outreach strategies and support coordination of outreach activities for both HHAP and the CAT
  • Develop organizational and governance documents for the CAT with guidance of community residents
  • Coordinate the development and design of a joint (CAT/HHAP) health impact assessment effort to support advocacy strategies

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in grassroots community organizing
  • Minimum 2-3 years of direct supervisory experience, preferably in this field
  • Proven community organizing success
  • Flexible work schedule, adaptable and have the capability to work in a fast paced, professional Some evenings and weekend availability may be required.
  • Ability to be work independently, be flexible, and handle changing workload with multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Working Conditions: 70% Community, 30% Office
  • A strong commitment to collective action and community organizing

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s in related High school diploma or GED with extensive community organizing experience including direct supervision may also be substituted for formal education.
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English/French) but not required
  • East and Central Harlem residents preferred
  • NYCHA residents strongly encouraged to apply
  • Strong relationship builder with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in grassroots organizing
  • Demonstrated membership and active participation in local community organizations
  • Knowledge and familiarity with NYCHA systems is a plus
  • Knowledge and familiarity of East and Centeral Harlem community members and other marginalized populations preferred
  • Experience working with marginalized populations preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, orientation, coaching, and team building
  • Ability to work independently and collectively

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is up to $50,000.

TO APPLY:

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter including current salary or most recent salary to: publichealthjobs@fphny.org indicating “HHAP Community Organizing Specialist Your Name” in subject line.

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

 

2.Position: Program Assistant – Creating Healthy Schools and Communities / Bronx Health REACH

Organization: The Institute for Family Health

Posting Date: November 2, 2015                

Reports to:     Program Coordinator

Summary:       The program assistant for the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program will provide support to the day to day operations of the program. S/he will assist with recruitment of school and community stakeholders for participation in program activities and adoption of policies, provision of information and technical assistance on program implementation, and be a liaison between the program staff and community stakeholders.

The Institute for Family Health

The Institute for Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization committed to providing health services to medically underserved communities.  It operates several health centers in the Bronx, lower Manhattan, and the Upper Hudson Valley and trains health care providers on an ongoing basis.

Bronx Health REACH

The Institute for Family Health is the lead of a consortium of health care providers, community based organizations and other concerned agencies, constituted to plan and implement a project to address racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and cardiovascular disease in New York.  The project focus is on health promotion and education, working with community based organizations to make system wide changes to improve access to healthy food, physical activity and healthcare services.

The goal of the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program is to promote nutrition, healthy food access, opportunities for physical activity, and physical education for children in 4 high need school districts in South Bronx.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruitment of school and community stakeholders for school wellness, nutrition education and physical activity leader training opportunities
  • Work closely with program staff to communicate the link between health and academic success, and health disparities to school administrators and leaders and motivate them to develop and/or identify wellness policies and practice interventions
  • Disseminate best practices for promoting healthy eating and physical activity opportunities for youth amongst school districts, community-based organizations, community leaders, health clinics, and faith-based organizations in the Bronx
  • Encourage school and community residents to buy healthy food from bodegas by providing information at participating bodegas, schools, community groups e.g. Parent Associations (PTA groups), community boards, etc.
  • Routinely check in to participating bodegas to ensure healthy changes are sustained and identify barriers to stocking of healthy foods
  • Collaborate with Bronx Health REACH team and school and community partners to assist partners in conducting of taste tests of healthy foods
  • Recruit new bodegas near schools in districts 7, 8, 9, and 12 to join Bodega Initiative
  • Assist individuals/families in obtaining appropriate resources
  • Serve as a link between the health care system and individuals/families in the community
  • Provide parents and other community stakeholders with the necessary tools and approach to advocate on an individual and collective basis for equitable access to nutrition and physical activity opportunities in schools and communities
  • Participate in ongoing community organizing and mobilizing to educate policy makers and community leaders
  • Contribute information on community needs to their Project Coordinator
  • Report weekly to supervisor on activities
  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary and/or appropriate by the REACH Director

 

Qualifications:

  • High school or GED is required
  • Bachelor of Arts or an Associates Degree is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years related experience
  • Strong background in community organizing and health promotion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior experience with health disparity is preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish /English) preferred
  • Bronx residency preferred

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Kelly Moltzen, MPH, RD

Program Manager

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities

Bronx Health REACH

Institute for Family Health

16 East 16th Street

New York, NY 10003

office: 212-633-0800 x 1328

kmoltzen@institute.org

 

3.Position: Program Coordinator – Creating Healthy Schools and Communities / Bronx Health REACH

Organization: The Institute for Family Health

Posting Date: November 2, 2015          

Reports to:     Program Manager

Summary:       The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating day to day operations for school-based programmatic, policy and infrastructure changes related to the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities work plan objectives.  The Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager, HealthCorps Member, and Program Associate to reach out to school leaders and other major stakeholders, delivering evidence based strategies, professional development, and technical assistance related to creating environments that foster child health and wellness. The program will provide resources, guidance and technical assistance to targeted schools and school districts in the Bronx for the development and implementation of, and compliance with, policies that promote nutrition and physical activity for children in the Bronx. In addition, the Coordinator will work closely with the other Bronx Health REACH team staff on joint efforts.

 The Institute for Family Health

The Institute for Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization committed to providing health services to medically underserved communities.  It operates several health centers in the Bronx, lower Manhattan, and the Upper Hudson Valley and trains health care providers on an ongoing basis.

 The Bronx Health REACH/New York Center of Excellence to Eliminate Disparity

IFH is the lead of a consortium of health care providers, community based organizations and other concerned agencies, constituted to plan and implement a project to address racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and cardiovascular disease in New York.    The project focus is on health promotion and education, working with community based organizations to make system wide changes to improve access to healthy food, physical activity and healthcare services.

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) is a multi-sectorial effort to use evidence-based policy, systems and environmental PSE improvements to promote nutrition, healthy food access, opportunities for physical activity, and physical education for children in 4 high need school districts in South Bronx.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate CHSC program activities related to promoting healthy nutrition environments in school settings, establishing comprehensive school physical activity programs, and improving school district wellness policy language.
  • Deliver trainings and professional development workshops related to school wellness and healthy communities program goals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with array of stakeholders including school leaders, parent groups, community organizations, New York City Department of Education’s Office of School Wellness and Office of School Food, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity and its local district public health offices, and other appropriate Bronx, NYC, NYS agencies and CHSC partners.
  • Work closely with program staff and partners to motivate school administrators and leaders to develop and implement school wellness policies and practice interventions.
  • Assist in development and dissemination of monthly health-related columns for school stakeholders
  • Assist in preparation of reports for the CHSC grant through Grants Gateway
  • Assist in writing grant proposals to support and expand the work and activities of Bronx Health REACH

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Administration or related degree with three + years related experience
  • May consider Bachelor’s Degree if 5 years of considerable experience in nutrition & physical activity/education initiative
  • Strong background in the development and implementation of community based nutrition and physical activity programs geared towards wide-scale system and environmental changes for low income, ethnically and racially diverse populations.
  • Experience providing professional development to key community stakeholders
  • Experience working with public schools and affiliated groups and government agencies preferred
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with computers including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Database program, the Internet and some knowledge of web-based publishing
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish /English) preferred

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Kelly Moltzen, MPH, RD

Program Manager

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities

Bronx Health REACH

Institute for Family Health

16 East 16th Street

New York, NY 10003

office: 212-633-0800 x 1328

kmoltzen@institute.org

 

4.Position: Program Manager – Creating Healthy Schools and Communities / Bronx Health REACH

Organization: The Institute for Family Health

Posting Date: November 2, 2015                       

Reports to:     Project Director 

 Summary:       The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing a team of staff working on programmatic, policy, and infrastructure changes related to the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities work plan objectives. The Manager will also work closely with food retailers and their trade associations, distributers, school districts, faith-based organizations, the local health department and other organizations to implement policy, systems and environment changes in the Bronx.  In addition, the Program Manager will work closely with the Bronx Health REACH Senior Program Manager and other team staff on joint efforts.

 The Institute for Family Health

The Institute for Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization committed to providing health services to medically underserved communities.  It operates several health centers in the Bronx, lower Manhattan, and the Upper Hudson Valley and trains health care providers on an ongoing basis.

 The Bronx Health REACH/New York Center of Excellence to Eliminate Disparity

The Institute for Family Health is the lead of a consortium of health care providers, community based organizations and other concerned agencies, constituted to plan and implement a project to address racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and cardiovascular disease in New York.    The project focus is on health promotion and education, working with community based organizations to make system wide changes to improve access to healthy food, physical activity and healthcare services.

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) is a multi-sectorial effort to use evidence-based policy, systems and environmental PSE improvements to promote nutrition, healthy food access, opportunities for physical activity, and physical education for children in 4 high need school districts in South Bronx.

 Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a team of staff dedicated to CHSC program activities related to promoting healthy nutrition environments in school and community settings, establishing comprehensive school physical activity programs, improving school district wellness policy language, and making streets more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly.
  • Create trainings and communications materials related to school wellness and healthy communities program goals.
  • Collaborate with NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bronx District Public Health Office, NYC Dept. of Transportation, NYC Dept. of Education, and other appropriate Bronx, NYC, NYS agencies and CHSC partners.
  • Research, obtain, and distribute current evidence–based and promising practices materials for Program Staff, Coalition members and participants.
  • Manage preparation of reports for the CHSC grant through Grants Gateway
  • Assist in program evaluation and writing grant proposals to support and expand the work and activities of Bronx Health REACH

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Administration or related degree with three + years related experience
  • May consider Bachelor’s Degree if 5 years of considerable experience in nutrition & physical activity/education initiative
  • Strong background in the development and implementation of community based nutrition and physical activity programs geared towards wide-scale system and environmental changes for low income, ethnically and racially diverse populations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with computers including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Database program, the Internet and some knowledge of web-based publishing
  • Bilingual (Spanish /English) preferred

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Kelly Moltzen, MPH, RD

Program Manager

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities

Bronx Health REACH

Institute for Family Health

16 East 16th Street

New York, NY 10003

office: 212-633-0800 x 1328

kmoltzen@institute.org

 

5.Position: Consultant

Organization: Bureau of Epidemiology Services in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting Date: November 2, 2015

The Surveys and Data Analysis Unit in the Bureau of Epidemiology Services in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would like to hire a CUNY student under the MOU PIN # 14AD000501R0X00.

  • Description of the project:

 

  • Objectives
    • DOHMH is seeking a consultant to develop a dataset for use within DOHMH and by the public for the New York City Child Health Emotional Wellness & Development Survey (CHEWDS), and for use by the public for the 2009 NYC Child Community Health Survey. Data have already been collected, and now there is a need to facilitate the analysis of the data. Dataset development will include (1) checking recodes of variables created by others as well as developing new recodes, (2) creating documentation such as questionnaires, codebooks, documentation of recodes, and crosswalks of variables common across years, and (3) creating SAS datasets that include formats, weights, and other elements needed for analysts’ use.
    • The consultant will also analyze the datasets when requests for data are made to DOHMH.
    • The consultant will need to work at DOHMH headquarters at 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, during 8 AM through 6 PM hours, Monday through Friday.

 

  • Goals
    • The student will assist the unit with developing datasets for use within DOHMH and the public about the health of NYC children, and in analyzing those data, as well as providing other analytic support to the Surveys and Data Analysis Unit as needed.

 

  • Deliverables

 

  • Deliverable 1
    • Due date: December 11 , 2015
    • Check recodes that have been made of the CHEWDS and provide feedback on any items that need to change

 

  • Deliverable 2
  • Due date: January 8, 2016

 

  • Make products for DOHMH use of the CHEWDS data
    • Codebook
    • Crosswalk
    • Questionnaire
    • Recode document
    • SAS dataset with formats

 

  • Deliverable 3
    • Due date: February 5, 2016
    • Make products for public use CHEWDS dataset
      • Implement any needed modifications for the public use dataset
      • Modify documentation to reflect those changes

 

  • Deliverable 4
    • Due date: March 4, 2016
    • Make a public use dataset from the 2009 Child Community Health Survey
      • Make any needed modifications to the dataset available to DOHMH analysts
      • Create final documentation

 

  • Deliverable 5
    • Due date: ongoing from November 16 through June 30
    • Analysis of CHEWDS and 2009 Child Community Health Survey data
      • When data requests are made by agency analysts or analysts ask for checks of their work, complete these requests.
      • If external requests are made for data analysis, conduct those requests, along with a second analyst through a data-checking process

 

  • Provide other analytic support to the Surveys and Data Analysis Unit, as needed.
  • Projected start and end dates
    • November 16th 2015 – June 30th 2016

 

  • Specific skills/training that are preferred for the student:
    • Experience working with SAS software
    • Experience working with SUDAAN software
    • Experience in data management
    • Experience in data analysis

 

  • Budget for the project
    • The student will work for approximately 26 weeks, 25 hours per week through mid-May and almost 7 additional weeks at 35 hours per week through June 30th, earning $21.70 per hour, which totals at most $26,867.70.

 

  • The Surveys and Data Analysis Unit would like CUNY to prescreen students and send us potential candidates.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Chioma Amadi at Chioma.Amadi@sph.cuny.edu

 

6.Position: HEALTH AMBASSADOR

Organization: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia)

Posting date: October 30, 2015

Location: New York

PROJECT TITLE: Multilevel Influences on Young Adult Traditional and Alternative Tobacco Product Use

SUMMARY: As more young people attend college, there is a greater need to develop interventions to prevent tobacco use and combat the effects of targeted marketing among college students.  While a growing number of campuses are going tobacco-free to address this need, the enforcement of these policies on campus and their effectiveness remains to be determined.  In addition, colleges in urban settings may be in neighborhoods with a high concentration of tobacco retail outlets which may undermine tobacco-free campus initiatives. The Health Ambassadors will 1) conduct an assessment of tobacco free campus policy compliance and enforcement through direct observation and “street-intercept” interviews with students; 2) begin to develop a program to increase student awareness of various forms of nicotine addiction and use of tobacco cessation services for students currently using tobacco; and 3) conduct other activities related to informing the development and implementation of tobacco free campus policies more broadly.  The Ambassador may also have the opportunity to conduct an environmental assessment of tobacco retail marketing and advertisements surrounding CUNY campuses.  This position has the possibility of transitioning into a field placement for credit towards your degree.

PROJECT AREAS: Tobacco use, tobacco control policies, nicotine dependence, cigarette smoking, environmental assessments, direct observations, neighborhood effects, program development

QUALIFICATIONS: Student with interest in tobacco and/or drug research and policy, environmental assessments, neighborhood effects on health and/or program development. Masters or doctoral level student preferred.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: CASAColumbia is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano, Jr, our interdisciplinary experts collaborate with others to promote effective policies and practices. We conduct and synthesize research, inform and guide the public, evaluate and improve healthcare, and analyze and recommend policies on substance use and addiction.

HOURS: 10-20 hours per week

 

PAY RATE: STIPEND

DATES: 11/1/15

Contact person:

Azure B. Thompson, DrPH, MPH

Research Scientist

Associate Director of Policy Research and Analysis

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia)

633 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-841-5277

Fax 212-956-8020

athompson@casacolumbia.org