April 13, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Chittenden County Opiate Alliance Data Manager

Organization: Chittenden County RPC

Posting date: April 11, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: To compile and coordinate data across agencies and existing systems to inform cross-sector decision making; break down barriers; and, provide timely and accurate information to implement effective tactics and strategies to meaningfully reduce the burden of opiate abuse and improve interventions, treatment, recovery, and prevention. Using a collective Impact approach the Alliance consists of local, state, and regional entities working together to facilitate the development of a seamless system to reduce the burden of opiate use disorders in Chittenden County. The Data Manager works to provide support for the implementation of the Alliance including; the development and implementation of the common agenda, shared objectives and metrics; coordination of continuous communication; support of mutually reinforcing activities by partners; and provision of backbone support. The Data Manager’s products, informed by best policies and practices, will drive the Alliance’s response to its opiate problem. The Data Manager will be at the center of a high-paced work environment with a single-minded focus on addressing opiate abuse through the close, coordinated work of a wide range of stakeholders. The work of the Data Manager will provide the fuel and direction for these efforts. The Data Manager will report to the Project Director and coordinate with the City of Burlington’s Policy Coordinator.

 QUALIFICATIONS: A strong commitment to community health, public safety, and substance abuse prevention and recovery. Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years’ experience in Data Analysis/Management; Statistics; Public Health (Epidemiology/Biostatistics); Epidemiology; Informatics, Information Sciences or another data-focused field. OR Master’s Degree in Statistics; Informatics; Public Health (Epidemiology/Biostatistics); or other data-focused field and at least one year work experience in that field. In addition: experience deploying data for continuous improvement preferred. Strong experience with complex project management is preferred. Progressively responsible prior work experience with data collection, analysis, visualization, and presentation in a public health or public policy related environment with multiple stakeholders, data sources, and types of data.

  • Computer Proficiency: Must be functional in a Microsoft Office environment with high proficiency in Excel. Familiar with Results Scorecard and other online dashboard reporting environments is desired but not required. Excellent proficiency in a wide range of commonly-used tools and databases such as SPSS, Access, SAS, SQL, etc. Fluency in Ruby on Rails is highly desirable, fluency in Python will be useful.
  • Other Skills and Characteristics: The Data Manager must have the ability to Visualize opiate abuse first and foremost as a public health crisis with a law enforcement dimension, a crisis best addressed by data-driven coordination of a wide range of interventions and services; Work as a team alongside the Project Director, with minimal supervision, to carry out the constant assessment of the response to the opiate problem, and to follow up on instructions and recommendations made by stakeholders; Collect, analyze, manage and coordinate significant amounts of data from numerous organizations with attention to detail and accuracy and be able to align disparate data systems under a structure to measure shared progress. Understand and manage the coordination of complex data systems from various organizations; Knowledge of statistics and demonstrated experience using statistical packages for analyzing and managing large datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS, STATA, R etc.), including the ability to produce descriptive statistics, trends, and other visual data displays; Communicate effectively, specifically including the ability to translate technical subjects to less technical audiences; Manage several tasks/projects concurrently, meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and prioritize work effectively. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide diversity of individuals and groups.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Data Manager is accountable to the Chittenden Opiate Alliance Project Director for data collection, analysis and monitoring of coordinated activities to address opiate abuse prevention and treatment. Coordinate with the Steering Committee to gain authority to request information, address systems issues involved in data sharing and confidentiality, direct information sharing or analysis, and identify shared metrics; Identify available data and data gaps. In support of iterative continuous improvement to measure the effectiveness of the expansion of treatment access to eliminate waitlists; public education; drug court interventions; growing recovery supports, and other aspects of addressing opiate prevention, abuse, and recovery; With assistance from partner institutions, develop, negotiate, and maintain data sharing agreements consistent with privacy laws and standards; Design and implement data collection instruments, devices and procedures; Train and educate reporting agencies on data collection tools and equipment, as needed; Work with epidemiologists, health professionals, police, and NGOs to determine appropriate data, metrics and measures to be collected over the full range of possibilities; Coordinate, liaise, and provide technical assistance to data stewards in partner institutions; Facilitate key relationships, in partnership with the Project Director to effectively steward over a persistent data infrastructure; Collect and analyze data, selecting and designing the means for the best analysis, visualization and presentation; Work with the Alliance Steering Committee Members to establish and maintain best practices and standards for data collection, data acquisition, and preservation; Produce reports and other materials needed to track, support, and coordinate the Chittenden Opiate Alliance Steering Committee and Action Team partner work; Identify data integration challenges facing stakeholders work and find creative solutions that can be used by multiple groups; Meet the requirements of the “Chittenden Opiate Alliance” grant and grant performance monitoring, Attend frequent Steering Committee and Action Team meetings; Assist with coordinated messaging for use within existing communication structures across the Steering Committee Action team members and organizations to support external coordinated communication; Perform other related duties assigned by the Steering Committee

 

OTHER INFORMATION: This is a contractual position between the individual and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC). The individual may be expected to work in partner offices, which may include the UVM Medical Center, the Vermont Health Department, or the City of Burlington Police Department. Expenses will be reimbursed with prior approval. Duties and responsibilities should be carried out professionally and with integrity; sensitive information shall be treated confidentially.

  • Salary Range: $40,000 to $60,000 depending upon qualifications
  • Terms of employment: Temporary full time, grant funded position for 3 years
  • Reports to: Chittenden County Opiate Alliance Project Director

HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Charlie Baker, Executive Director, at cbaker@ccrpcvt.org by 9:00am on Monday, April 25, 2016.

 

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Position: Community Partnerships Manager

Organization: Transverse Myelitis Association

Posting date: April 10th, 2016

Location: Ohio

SUMMARY: The Transverse Myelitis Association is seeking to hire a full-time Community Partnerships Manager.  In conjunction with the Executive Director of The TMA, the Community Partnerships Manager is responsible for developing, engaging and managing The TMA community support network, and projects related to raising awareness and furthering education both within and outside The TMA community in an effort to fulfill our five-year strategic mission statement:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A desire and ability to relate to and learn from the community of people and families affected by our rare disorders
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of community organizing/events management/marketing/health care preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a non‐profit environment preferred
  • Project management skills, including meticulous attention to accuracy and detail, the ability to multi‐task, prioritize and meet deadlines, and thrive in a small, dynamic organization with an ambitious agenda
  • Must be self-disciplined, driven, creative, able to demonstrate initiative, able to maintain confidentiality, attentive to details, persistent, and personable
  • Ability to work well within a team environment that largely exists virtually
  • Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism, including dealing with sensitive and proprietary patient information
  • Outstanding writing, communication, editing, research, and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Computer literacy: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and demonstrated efficiency with CRM management databases and research databases
  • Social media savvy

  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Design, develop and implement local community based education, awareness and fundraising events
    1. Engage TMA members and their local communities to understand and assess their needs
    2. Diversify community led fundraising by implementing a range of fundraising activities including strategic partnerships and foundations
    3. Develop an awareness strategy and implement new awareness events and programs
    4. Serve as the key point of contact for education, awareness and fundraising events from conception to post event management
      1. Help lead and guide the execution of successful projects by working closely on a daily basis with the local planning committees
      2. Provide oversight to maintain and uphold the integrity of the TMA
      3. Ensure compliance with TMA’s mission, financial and privacy policies; and uphold The TMA brand
      4. Manage third-party inquiries and opportunities related to event sponsorships
      5. Liaise with The TMA Executive Committee and staff to develop marketing and communication materials for awareness events including but not limited to social media, video and other media
      6. Represent The TMA at awareness and fundraising events and be a spokesperson for The TMA
  2. Manage and grow TMA’s global support group network and a newer ambassador program
    1. Development of a more robust and larger support network with increased community engagement and participation through both in person and a strong virtual presence
    2. Establishment of guidelines, processes and best practices for efficient performance and operation
    3. Development of training programs and regular meetings for support group leaders (SGLs)
    4. Day to day management of SGL network and community meetings including providing relevant up-to-date information on The TMA website, responding to queries from the community about support and connecting members of the community.
    5. Building and sustaining strategic local community partnerships with academic and medical establishments to participate and engage with the community
    6. Represent The TMA at local support group meetings, where possible
  3. Identify new partners and champions to lead and help achieve our strategic mission
    1. Raise awareness of TMA programs and services among the community through social media and attendance at events and workshops
    2. Develop an outreach program for new members interested in supporting TMA mission and goals

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Reports to the Executive Director
  • Location is where the community partnerships manager is based (at home or a local community shared office venue)
  • Involves travel in the US at least 25% of the time
  • Members of The TMA community are encouraged to apply
  • Compensation: Full-time, commensurate with experience; partial benefits package offered.
  • Deadline: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Start Date:Immediately
  • Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered and notified by email. The Transverse Myelitis is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply here: https://myelitis.org/form/employement-application-form/

  

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Position: Project Coordinator

Organization: City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Posting date: April 7th, 2016

Location: NYC

SUMMARY: An interest and ability to assist faculty at the CUNY School of Public Health faculty in research study coordination and field data collection. Ideal candidate would possess skills in marketing, grassroots canvassing, communications, customer relations, and/or community engagement. Bachelor’s degree required. Familiarity with community-based public health research is desirable but not necessary. Individuals with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish or English and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) are strongly encouraged to apply.

CUNY Graduate school of Public Health and Health Policy, in partnership with NYC Parks, is undertaking an ambitious, NIH-funded project to examine the association of community design with physical activity, mental health and community wellbeing in a large sample of New Yorker across all five boroughs. Data collection occurs once a year (mid-May through mid-December) for five years (2016-20). The study is currently recruiting 12 project coordinators to assist with study recruitment and data collection in communities.  A commitment to working 7 months from mid-May to mid-December is required.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • HOURS: Flexible work schedule, 19 hours/week. 
  • REMUNERATION: $17/hour. This position does not confer fringe benefits.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover e-mail to:

Terry Huang, PhD, MPH, CPH

Professor and Principal Investigator

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

terry.huang@sph.cuny.edu

 

 

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Program Coordinator (full-time)       Location: Philadelphia

Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to the following general areas:

Membership support

  • Collect and screen applications for fellowship
  • Batch monthly applications and send to the Membership Committee for approval
  • Coordinate journal subscriptions and review journal billing with Finance
  • Assist with online membership database access and maintenance
  • Maintain records on membership numbers and status

Communications

  • Update web site text
  • Provide information for newsletters and annual reports
  • Send updates to the membership related to applicants and other items of interest

Committees

Support the work of the committees by scheduling calls, organizing relevant information, sending minutes, and keeping the committee Chairs and Executive Director abreast of issues

Annual Scientific Conference

  • Responsible for coordinating the logistics of scientific abstract reviews- from submission to presentation
  • Work with Committee Co-chairs and SFP staff to select scientific abstracts
  • Coordinate submission of the abstracts to the journal
  • Coordinate the conference session submissions and the online session reviews
  • Manage conference faculty including technical support
  • Evaluate conference sessions
  • Assist in CME-related activities

Grants

  • Provide support as needed on grant-related activities
  • Provide publication searches
  • Organize publications resulting from SFPRF-funded studies
  • Assist in evaluation efforts for studies funded

Qualifications

  • BA required, prefer MPA, MPH, or similar degree
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the family planning/reproductive health field
  • Demonstrated experience with strong computer and technology skills
  • Experience using survey tools
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment
  • Ability to travel periodically for conferences and meetings

The SFP Research Fund plans to offer salary that is commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.  Please send a cover letter indicating interest and detailing relevant experience, together with résumé to HR@societyfp.org   SFP Research Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.