March 24, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Streetwork’s Homeless Youth Educational and Job Readiness Assessment

Posting date: March 16, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: This needs assessment will focus on understanding the educational and job readiness needs of the homeless youth receiving services at Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project.  The Streetwork Project provides essential services for homeless and street-involved teens and young people, including safe refuge from the streets, counseling, emergency shelter, showers, laundry facilities, STI testing, food and other practical assistance.  The Streetwork Project consists of two drop-in centers (located in Harlem and the Lower East Side), an overnight shelter, and an outreach program.  In 2015 the program provided services to over 1,000 clients and provided over 21,000 outreach contacts. In order to better meet the needs of homeless youth, Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project is looking to create an educational and job readiness program in order to support the self-sufficiency of our clients.  Many homeless youth come from a lifetime of residential instability and the absence of stable living arrangements has devastating impacts on the educational and employment outcomes of youth.  This lack of education and employment leads many homeless youth to engage in the street economy as a way to survive.  Providing an educational and job readiness program to Streetwork clients could empower homeless youth to develop the tools they need to transition into adulthood and gain self-sufficiency.

Streetwork’s Youth:  This project will focus on homeless and street-involved youth receiving services at Streetwork’s drop-in and overnight locations.  Each year, the Streetwork Project serves approximately 1,000 clients across two drop-in locations; one in Harlem and one in the Lower East Side; and one overnight shelter, located in Harlem.

The Harlem drop-in location serves approximately 700 clients a year while the Lower East Side drop-in location serves approximately 300 clients a year.  Almost half (45%) of these youth visit the drop-in program one to five times while the other half (55%) visit six or more times.  In order to focus on youth that would likely engage in a more intensive educational and job readiness program, this needs assessment will focus only on clients who have attended the drop-in approximately six or more times.  The Streetwork Overnight program serves approximately 190 clients each year.  The average length of stay at the overnight is 35 nights.  This needs assessment will recruit from all of the overnight clients.

Just over half (55%) of the youth receiving services in our drop-in center identify as male. Most (85%) of the clients are between the ages of 19 and 24. At our Harlem drop-in center, almost half (49%) of the clients identify as Black, 36% as Hispanic, 6% as white and 9% as “other”.  At our Lower East Side drop-in center, a quarter (26%) of the youth identify as Black, a third (37%) as Hispanic, a third (33%) as White, and 4% as “other”.  Approximately a third of the youth identify as LGBTQ with a higher proportion of LGBTQ clients (36%) receiving services at the Harlem site.

Needs Assessment: In order to develop the homeless youth educational and job readiness program, Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project is looking to complete a needs assessment among youth receiving services in our overnight and drop-in locations.  The overall goal of this needs assessment is to understand the current educational level and job readiness level of Streetwork’s clients receiving services at the drop-in and overnight locations.  The specific objectives of this assessment are to examine the following areas among a sample of youth receiving services at the Streetwork Project:

  1. To measure the current reading, writing, and math skills of the youth.
  2. To examine the potential learning disabilities present among the youth.
  3. To screen for mental health, post-traumatic stress, and substance use disorders.
  4. To determine the level of work experience among the youth.
  5. To assess the readiness of the youth to engage in employment.
  6. To identify the strengths and challenges of the youth in becoming employment ready.
  7. To explore the youth’s willingness to engage in an educational and job readiness program.

This needs assessment seeks to expand the Streetwork Project’s understanding of our youth by investigating the following key questions.

  1. What is the education level of the Streetwork youth?
  2. What education needs to be provided in order for the Streetwork youth to pass the NYC TASC exam or to further their education beyond high school?
  3. What learning disabilities are most common among Streetwork youth? How prevalent are the learning disabilities?
  4. What mental health and/or substance use disorders are most common among Streetwork youth? How prevalent are these mental health and/or substance use disorders?
  5. What is the level of employment readiness of the Streetwork youth?
  6. What job readiness skill sets do the Streetwork youth already possess and what skill sets need to be developed?
  7. How willing are Streetwork youth to engage in an educational and job readiness program? What considerations should be made when developing this program?

This needs assessment will provide a roadmap for Safe Horizon in determining how to best develop and implement an educational and job readiness program for the Streetwork Project.

Evaluation Plan: To achieve the goals of this project, a three-phase needs assessment project is proposed.  The goal of Phase One, lasting three months, is to conduct the preparatory work necessary for conducting the needs assessment.  This phase of work includes developing the needs assessment tools and security approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  The goal of Phase Two, lasting six months, is to collect data from 100 youth receiving services from Streetwork’s Drop-In and Overnight programs.  The goal of Phase Three, lasting two months, is to prepare and finalize the summary report which will include:

  • An analysis and summary of the findings from the youth interviews, and
  • Recommendations based on the findings for developing and implementing an educational and job readiness program for the Streetwork Project.

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Sonia Gonzalez at Sonia.gonzalez@sph.cuny.edu

 

 

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Position: City Research Scientist; Project Coordinator, PrEP Outreach, Disease Control/HIV External Affairs

 Organization: NYCDOH

Posting date: March 17th, 2016

Location: 42‐09 28th Street, Queens, NY, 11101

 Proposed Salary Range: $68,239.00 ‐ $ 85,644.00 (Annual)

 SUMMARY: The Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV) oversees and coordinates the NYC Health Department’s response to the epidemic. The work of the Bureau includes policy development, direct administration of programs, oversight of contracted programs, community participatory planning, research, and surveillance, all with the goal of preventing new infections and supporting New York City residents living with HIV and AIDS. Increasingly, BHIV is supporting the implementation of pre‐ exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for New Yorkers at risk of HIV in a variety of ways, including through the use of traditional and new media. BHIV’s External Affairs Program is hiring a PrEP Outreach Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will report to the Director of External Affairs and be responsible for providing logistical support for all communications projects of the PrEP support demonstration project activities (planning meetings, tracking correspondence and progress, reviewing and preparing reports and presentations, and conducting all other duties as required for the timely completion of all communications projects related to the grant). The Project Coordinator will also provide additional support to the Prevention Program’s Director of Research and Evaluation on public health detailing activities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will include but will not be limited to:

  1. Ensure that the execution of all social marketing and media activities related to PrEP is achieved on‐schedule.
  1. Contribute to the overarching strategy for and tracking of earned and paid PrEP‐related media. Work with the HIV Prevention Program’s Research and Evaluation unit as well as the NYC Health Department Health, Media, Marketing Evaluation Team to develop a plan to evaluate all PrEP‐related communications strategies.
  1. Utilize social media analytics to inform content development and paid promotion campaigns.
  1. Oversee implementation and evaluation of the Bureau’s PrEP text message programs.
  1. Monitor media coverage of the Bureau’s PrEP‐related activities and other relevant news items on a periodic basis to help the Bureau stay appraised of important news events and trends.
  1. Support the Director of External Affairs in the development of PrEP demonstration project‐related talking points, background briefings, and other materials vital to the Bureau’s rapid response media operations.
  1. Support the Director of Research and Evaluation in planning, developing, conducting and reporting on a public health detailing campaign related to PrEP.
  1. Work with the Digital Media Coordinator to ensure seamless integration of social media assets into all PrEP support demonstration project media.
  1. Work with all funders to report data from the Bureau of HIV related to PrEP support demonstration project marketing activities in an accurate, consistent and timely fashion in the format requested by the funder.
  1. Work collaboratively as a member of the External Affairs Program.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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:

  1. 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
  1. 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
  2. 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. NOTE: Probationary Period. Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year..

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Some basic knowledge of domestic HIV trends, epidemiology, and prevention technologies, especially pre‐exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Expertise in the following areas: social media, Hootsuite (or similar monitoring program), Adobe Acrobat, customer service experience, SEO knowledge, copywriting, project management, MS Office Suite.
  • Outstanding organizational and administrative skills and proven ability effectively juggle and track multiple projects, responsibilities, and deadlines.
  • Effective online research skills and extensive knowledge of media‐oriented sites.
  • Excellent analytical and reasoning skills; strong written and oral communication skills; superior interpersonal skills; and strict sense of discretion.
  • Ability to remain calm and productive under pressure and changing priorities.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127‐jobs.nyc.gov/

In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #235634. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement

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.

 

 

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Position: Freelance / Project-Based Grant Writer

Organization: Institute for Family Health

Posting date: March 17th, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: The Institute for Family Health, a not-for-profit community health organization with a grants portfolio totaling $30 million annually, seeks a freelance / project-based grant writer to join our seasoned development team. Under the guidance of the organization’s Assistant Vice President for Development and Communications, the grant writer will produce compelling grant proposals on a variety of health and health care-related topics, including but not limited to: clinical service expansions, health-related research and quality improvement projects, community outreach and health education, and capital projects.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: On an assignment basis, collaborate with Institute staff to review funder requirements, develop program ideas, and collect background information for grant proposals;

  • Prepare and submit grant proposals, including: writing, editing and/or proofreading grant proposal narratives; developing budgets and budget justifications; and creating supporting documents;
  • Manage grant proposal development process; coordinate contributions from multiple sources, and ensure that proposals are completed on time;
  • Ensure that grant proposals are complete and accurate, and adhere to funder requirements.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Track record of producing successful grant proposals for both government and private funders;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and writing compelling grant proposals for health care or public health programs;
  • Experience working with federally qualified health center (FQHC) programs a plus;
  • Superior analytic skills; able to digest complex information quickly and provide constructive suggestions and feedback;
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills;
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively on deadline;
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in an allied health field (public health, nursing, social work, etc.) is a plus.

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work will be agreed upon and paid on a per-project basis;
  • Grant writer may be asked to attend 1-3 meetings onsite at an Institute location in Manhattan or the Bronx; all other work must be done off-site (the Institute will not provide office space);
  • Grant writer must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please send a resume and three brief (1-2 page) writing samples (or a link to an online portfolio) to kfahy@institute.org. Please use the subject line “Freelance Grantwriter.”

 

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Position: Greenmarket Seed to Plate Educator

Organization: Greenmarket Organization

Posting date: March 22nd, 2016

Location: NYC

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

Reporting to the Greenmarket Youth Education Coordinator, this part-time position from early May to mid-June requires experience in the study of food and agriculture, nutrition education, or a related field. The Seed to Plate (STP) Educator is responsible for teaching Greenmarket’s Seed to Plate curriculum in 3 classrooms at an assigned school in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx. Seed to Plate is an interdisciplinary, standards-aligned 5th grade curriculum addressing the need to teach young individuals about our food system, including where food comes from and why that matters. The position requires excellent communications skills, the ability to adapt to changing educational environments, confidence working with food, experience working with children, and a passionate understanding of the need to engage younger generations in the discourse about the issues involving our food.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend curriculum orientation and assessment with Youth Education Coordinator prior to the start and after the last lesson of STP
  • Participate in teacher planning meetings and provide support to classroom teachers as needed
  • Lead and assist the instruction of all ten STP lessons, which includes two field trips, with approximately 90-100 5th grade students during three consecutive teaching periods over the period of five weeks (two lessons per week) on the following weekday morning into early afternoon:
  • Mon May 9th
  • Wed May 11th
  • Tue May 17th
  • Thu May 19th
  • Mon May 23rd
  • Wed May 25th
  • Wed June 1st
  • Fri June 3rd
  • Tue June 7th
  • Fri June 10th
  • Obtain and prepare food for individual lesson tastings and cooking demos from GrowNYC offices
  • Lift and carry supplies up to 30 lbs

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Teaching experience with elementary school students in an urban setting
  • Experience working in the New York City public school system
  • Culinary background or home cooking skills
  • Appreciation of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients

 

OTHER DETAILS: The Seed to Plate Educator position pays an hourly rate of $25/hour for approximately 40 hours total during late April to early June. A travel stipend will be included. This position does not include benefits. Educators will be required to undergo fingerprinting by New York City’s Dept of Education. For additional information on GrowNYC, please see our website at www.GrowNYC.org.

 HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to Winnifred Lee at edjobs@grownyc.org. Please write “Seed to Plate Educator (1)” in the subject line. Please also include where you heard about the position in your cover letter. GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Position: Greenmarket Seed to Plate Educator

Organization: Greenmarket Organization

Posting date: March 22nd, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC. Greenmarket’s mission is to promote regional agriculture and ensure a continuing supply of fresh local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional, small family farms with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products directly to New Yorkers. Reporting to the Greenmarket Youth Education Coordinator, this part-time position from early May to mid-June requires experience in the study of food and agriculture, nutrition education, or a related field. The Seed to Plate (STP) Educator is responsible for teaching Greenmarket’s Seed to Plate curriculum in 4 classrooms at an assigned school in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx. Seed to Plate is an interdisciplinary, standards-aligned 5th grade curriculum addressing the need to teach young individuals about our food system, including where food comes from and why that matters. The position requires excellent communications skills, the ability to adapt to changing educational environments, confidence working with food, experience working with children, and a passionate understanding of the need to engage younger generations in the discourse about the issues involving our food.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend curriculum orientation and assessment with Youth Education Coordinator prior to the start and after the last lesson of STP
  • Participate in teacher planning meetings and provide support to classroom teachers as needed
  • Lead and assist the instruction of all ten STP lessons, which includes two field trips, with approximately 100-110 5th grade students during four consecutive teaching periods over the period of five weeks (about two lessons per week) on the following weekday morning into early afternoon:

 

  • Tue May 10th
  • Fri May 13th
  • Tue May 24th
  • Fri June 10th
  • Wed May 18th
  • Fri May 20th
  • Thu May 26th
  • Tue May 31st
  • Thu June 2nd
  • Mon June 13th
  • Obtain and prepare food for individual lesson tastings and cooking demos from GrowNYC offices
  • Lift and carry supplies up to 30 lbs

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Teaching experience with elementary school students in an urban setting
  • Experience working in the New York City public school system
  • Culinary background or home cooking skills
  • Appreciation of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Teaching experience with elementary school students in an urban setting
  • Experience working in the New York City public school system
  • Culinary background or home cooking skills
  • Appreciation of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients

 

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to Winnifred Lee at edjobs@grownyc.org. Please write “Seed to Plate Educator (2)” in the subject line. Please also include where you heard about the position in your cover letter. GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.