March 16, 2016 | Job Opportunities

 

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Position: Program Manager for a Non Profit

Organization: Nonprofit Focused on Children’s Emotional and Physical Health

Posting date: March 11, 2016

SUMMARY: CYCLE Kids is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 with a mission of strengthening the emotional and physical health of underserved kids by inspiring them to lead active and healthy lifestyles, using the fun and practical skill of riding a bike. CYCLE Kids provides schools with a well-developed curriculum that teaches children about bicycling and nutrition. The program helps kids build confidence and social skills, find strong support systems in communities, develop healthy nutrition habits, and learn a new skill that gets them active every day.

We are looking for a professional seeking meaningful work in a growing an organization. The ideal candidate will have experience handling a wide range of managerial and administrative tasks, and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. This individual must be well organized, flexible, have outstanding communication and writing skills, and be extremely detail oriented.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a full time position based in our Harvard Square office, reporting to the CYCLE Kids Executive Director. The ideal candidate with be interested in working with an organization to help it grow to it’s next level, and be able to grow with the position. Comfort with managing interns and staff, as well as vendors and partners is a must.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the planning, evaluation, organization, and overall coordination of the CYCLE Kids programs. To include, but not limited to the following:
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school administrators and teachers; this includes contacting program teachers to learn about best practices we can share with other schools, how we can better support them, gather success stories we can publish, and provide guidance and support as needed.
  • Develop reports that illustrate the impact of the CYCLE Kids school programs (statistics, evaluation, etc.) Ensure that appropriate standards, performance measures, evaluation and assessment mechanisms are used to effectively measure the impact of the work.
  • Manage the budget allocated to the school programs.
  • Manage inventory requirements (bikes, helmets, textbooks.) This includes creating outreach programs to potential equipment donors.
  • Work with communities across the country to implement new programs, this includes coordinating the setting up of the program, providing training, writing press release announcement, collecting stories about the first year of implementation, staying in close contact with the school and teacher to ensure a successful first year; being the point of contact between the school and the CYCLE Kids organization.
  • Help recruit schools to purchase CYCLE Kids programs.
  • Manage the distribution of the CYCLE Kids Grant/RFP; evaluate applications received and interview potential school partners.
  • Manage Interns who support program initiatives.
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Create and distribute a monthly newsletter to our community and supporters
  • Create and distribute a monthly teacher newsletter
  • Contribute content to Social Media sites; Facebook Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

 

  1. Assist Executive Director with fundraising activities
  • Research grant opportunities and draft proposals
  • Help coordinate fundraising events in coordination with the CYCLE Kids Executive Director and the CYCLE Kids Board of Directors.

 

  1. Represent CYCLE Kids and the CYCLE Kids Program in the community
  • Participate on various committees, planning groups, and task forces.
  • Maintain relationships with community leaders, funding bodies, government agencies, service providers, collaborative partners, and others in the community.
  • Plan and staff opportunities for outreach.
  • Actively network with other community service non-profits in the greater Boston area.
  • Integrate the CYCLE Kids mission, vision, and values into the fabric of services delivered.
  • Ensure the provision of quality services to clients through establishment, monitoring, and commitment to best practices and professional standards.

Perform other related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
  • 2-3 years work experience in related field.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills—the ability to collaborate and work well with others.
  • Willingness to perform administrative tasks with enthusiasm and high attention to detail.
  • An ability to work independently with moderate supervision.
  • A desire to have an impact on the health and wellness of children and commitment to the CYCLE Kids mission.

 

  • Effective organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.

A Unique Opportunity!

  • If you have a passion for children’s physical and emotional wellbeing, and would like to be hands on in helping grow and scale an organization, this role could be for you. We offer a unique work environment with flexibility, opportunity, and room to grow. If you have what it takes, there is no limit to your success!
  • Please submit a cover letter and CV or resume to jidlet@cyclekids.org. No phone calls please. *NOTE: Applicant must be comfortable with dogs in the office every day.

 

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Position: RHEDI Program Assistant

Organization: RHEDI/Department of Family & Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical

Posting date: March 11, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: RHEDI, Reproductive Health Education In Family Medicine, was established in 2004 to improve abortion and reproductive health training and services in family medicine residency programs across the country. We are looking for a Program Assistant to help coordinate and support RHEDI’s programs and activities. This job would be excellent for someone who is self-motivated, comfortable working in a small organization and interested in abortion and family planning training.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Perform administrative duties (e.g. answering telephones, copying, completing paperwork, ordering office supplies and filing) in the Manhattan office and occasionally in the Bronx
  • Handle arrangements for conference presentations, exhibits and major functions
  • Coordinate resident abortion training rotations; medical student electives for visiting medical students
  • Provide administrative support for all of the following and other RHEDI program activities as needed

PROGRAMMATIC

  • Coordinate the RHEDI Scholarship Program which supports residents’ participation in national conferences
  • Assist with RHEDI’s communications, branding, website development and informational materials
  • Support LARC training initiatives at participating residency programs

 

OUTREACH/ADVOCACY

  • Liaise with and foster RHEDI’s growing network of medical students, residents, faculty and partners
  • Represent and promote RHEDI by boothing at national medical and abortion related conferences
  • Prepare, contribute to and help with RHEDI presentations/workshops at national medical conferences
  • Develop and promote policy resolutions for state and national professional organizations

RESEARCH

  • As needed, provide logistical and research assistance for quantitative and qualitative research projects
  • Perform basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis for research projects
  • Edit and prepare publications for submission to scholarly journals, including literature searches and development of charts and graphs

Additional Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years related experience in healthcare and/or non-profit setting preferred
  • Excellent organizational, critical-thinking, writing and PC skills (Word, Excel, Filemaker, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel locally & nationally at least 6-7 times per year
  • Ability to organize one’s time, multitask effectively and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for reproductive health care
  • Strong communication and marketing skills
  • Comfort with public speaking is desirable
  • Experience with workshop development and facilitation
  • Knowledge of research methods desirable

Center Job Type: Full-time position based in Manhattan and once per week in the Bronx

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package

 HOW TO APPLY: To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@rhedi.org.

Montefiore is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a diverse workplace free of any forms of harassment.

 

 

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Position: Thrive NYC Job openings at DOHMH

Organization: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Posting date: March 11, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: As you may know, ThriveNYC:  A Mental Health Roadmap for All, is an unprecedented strategy and set of initiatives by NYC to approach mental health as a comprehensive public health challenge involving many city agencies, including the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (For more information on ThriveNYC, you can go to https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/)

As a result of this, the Department is engaged in a massive recruitment effort in order to hire additional staff to perform the work within the new mental health initiatives that the DOHMH is involved with.   We encourage you to take a look at the list of job openings below or share with colleagues you think may be interested.  Here is a list of the job titles:

City Research Scientist positions:

Health Services Manager positions:

 

Special Consultant (MHSS) positions:

Nursing positions:

Community Coordinator positions:

 

HOW TO APPLY: Go to https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/

 

 

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Position: Consultancy to Investigate and Improve Access of Transgender Persons to Sexual Health Services at New York City STD Clinics

Organization: DOHMH

Posting date:  March 11, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: Transgender persons (including transgender women, transgender men and gender non-conforming persons) face a number of barriers to health care access, ranging from poverty and legal identification issues, to poor treatment in medical settings and limited ability of medical providers and support staff to serve and affirm transgender patients.1 Transgender persons are noted as a group at high risk of HIV in the 2015 New York State Blueprint to End the Epidemic of HIV.2 In New York City (NYC), transgender women, particularly transgender women of color, have high prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.3 The New York State Blueprint recommends that sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics become “one-stop shops” for sexual health screening, care, prevention and support services, including the provision of Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) to prevent HIV.

Given the above issues, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and its Bureau of STD Prevention and Control (BSTD) and Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control (BHIV) are seeking a consultant to assess the experience of transgender persons at NYC STD clinics and provide recommendations to improve their access to comprehensive, competent and affirming sexual health services at these clinics. The consultant’s report is expected to serve as the basis for STD clinic staff training and to inform changes in clinical practices and environments.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific Duties

Under the guidance of the BSTD Director of HIV Programs, the selected applicant will:

  1. Submit a research plan for DOHMH approval
  1. Based on the agreed-upon plan, rigorously investigate the experience of transgender persons at NYC STD clinics, in both clinical spaces and non-clinical spaces such as waiting rooms. Data collection is expected to involve:
  1. Engaging transgender persons as “secret shoppers” who then reflect on their experience at clinics
  1. Some combination of: ethnographic participant-observation at STD clinics; individual interviews with transgender persons; focus groups; or a community meeting
  1. Submit a final report based on this investigation
  1. The final report will include background of the issue; study methodology; key findings (including direct quotes from transgender persons); and recommendations to improve transgender persons’ access to and experience receiving sexual health services at NYC STD clinics
  1. The report will broadly consider transgender persons’ experience with HIV and STI screening and treatment, as well as PrEP and PEP to prevent HIV, , and to what extent an STD clinic is an appropriate venue for the delivery of services to transgender persons

Available Funds

The selected consultant will receive up to $20,000. An initial payment of $5,000 will be issued upon receipt of the full research plan; the balance of payment will be issued upon approval of the milestones mutually agreed upon and listed in the executed contract.

Employment Term

The term for employment will be from April 2016 through July 2016. The dates of the project are subject to change depending on the progress and needs of the project.

HOW TO APPLY: Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a package that includes:

  • A cover letter that expresses the applicant’s interest in the project, demonstrates their experience and expertise in engaging transgender persons, demonstrates experience with qualitative social research, and includes a brief proposal that indicates how the applicant will: (1) assess transgender persons’ experiences in NYC STD clinics; and (2) develop recommendations to improve access to affirming and competent sexual health services (2 page maximum)
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each member of the applicant’s team

Successful proposals will demonstrate strong written communication skills and will follow the application instructions.

A contract will be awarded to the applicant with the strongest application that fulfills all of the requirements of this consultancy. The contract award will be subject to the timely completion of contract negotiations between the DOHMH and the selected applicant.

Please submit documents via email to Christine Borges at cborges@health.nyc.gov and Lena Saleh at lsaleh@health.nyc.gov by March 25, 2016

 

 

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The following positions are available at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy located at 155 West 125th Street:

Position 1: Youth Food Educator   The newly formed CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute seeks a PT or FT professional to lead the second year of a program that trains young people from East and Central Harlem to develop and launch community-based  counter-marketing campaigns on unhealthy food.  The position requires recruiting trainees from youth organizations in East and Central Harlem, leading the training program following a curriculum the project has developed, and supervising and supporting young people as they launch the campaigns they have designed.  Position requires at least two years’ experience in some combination of youth development, food justice, and nutrition education in low-income communities.  Familiarity with other counter-marketing campaigns and social media highly desirable.  Professional education in public health, nutrition, youth development or related field desirable.  Can be part-time (must include afterschool hours on several days or a week) or full-time, based in East and Central Harlem. Salary commensurate with experience and skills. Please send CV and cover letter to Ashley Rafalow at Ashley.Rafalow@sph.cuny.edu  by March 31.

 

Position 2: Good Food Jobs Research Associate The newly formed CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute seeks a PT research associate to conduct survey and interviews with staff of food job workforce development initiatives in community development corporations, settlement houses and other community-based institutions. Previous experience in studying or working in workforce development, food sector, or community economic development highly desirable. Good writing and analytic skills required. Graduate training in relevant field desirable.  PT at 14-19 hours per week from March through June 2016 with extension possible. Salary commensurate with experience and skills.   Please send CV and cover letter summarizing qualifications and time availability to Ashley Rafalow at Ashley.Rafalow@sph.cuny.edu  by March 31.

 

Position 3: Administrative Assistant The newly formed CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute seeks a PT administrative assistant to help with scheduling meetings, preparing reports and grant applications, assisting in library research and other administrative and research tasks. 12-19 hrs/wk during 8 am 6 pm Mondays-Fridays.  Salary commensurate with experience and skills. Please send CV and cover letter summarizing qualifications and time availability to Ashley Rafalow at Ashley.Rafalow@sph.cuny.edu  by March 31.