June 1, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Research Assistant

 ORGANIZATION: CUNY—College of Staten Island

 POSTING DATE: May 25, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: An Assistant Professor from CUNY—College of Staten Island, is seeking a Research Assistant. Her research is broadly in the areas of disability rights, neoliberal governance and social justice struggles in the context of South Asia. She is a faculty with visual impairment, and is looking for a Grad student (preferably Ph.D. student) to assist with research and to facilitate informational access.

You will be assisting with research pertaining to Disability Studies, International Development, Social Work, and the like. The position is for 15 hours a week at the rate of approximately $16 per hour, with health insurance and other CUNY benefits after three months.

Candidates who are interested in international development, social justice and disability/diversity studies can greatly benefit. This position is ideal for those who are interested in conducting research, or are interested in pursuing a career in academics or a profession in the Social Sciences.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1)      Assist with accessing interdisciplinary research resources, conducting literature reviews, and editing.

2)      Assist with grantwriting—searching grant databases and grant proposal editing.

3)      Facilitate informational access as needed for teaching and research materials through operating blackboard and other occupational tasks. Assist with curriculum, student records, and other administrative duties as needed.

4)      Assist with document conversion/scanning, visual formatting, editing, and with operating classroom technology when needed.

Qualifications:

1)      Background in the social sciences or humanities (current grad/PhD students strongly preferred).

2)      Interest in disability studies, globalization, international development, and diversity issues strongly preferred.

3)      Strong writing, research, and communication skills.

4)      Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and ability to use other online platforms to streamline work.

5)      Strong organizational and time management skills.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Dr. Vandana Chaudhry with your Resume/C.V. via email at Vandana.chaudhry@csi.cuny.edu. For additional details, call (312) 451-3884 or (718) 982-3975.

The position opens soon.

 

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POSITION: Public Health Media Researcher

ORGANIZATION: Zebra Strategies

 POSTING DATE: March 25, 2016

LOCATION: New York City

SUMMARY: We have on going public health projects that we need analysis. Topics and scope of work may vary. Can work remotely. Pay rate is $25 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a MPH, good writing and analysis skills

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact our office at 212-244-3960 for more information.


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POSITION: Policy Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Americans For Non-smokers Rights

 POSTING DATE: May 27, 2016

LOCATION: Berkeley, CA

SUMMARY: The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (www.no-smoke.org) is looking for an articulate, energetic, organized, and detail-oriented individual to assist its Ordinance Team. The Ordinance Team maintains a database of state and local tobacco control laws, and provides information from the database to advocates, researchers, and the media. The Policy Assistant position is perfect for someone who would enjoy: (1.) Analyzing local and state laws (training will be provided); (2.) Communicating with local and state governments across the nation on the phone and in writing; (3.) Information gathering and processing; and (4.) Navigating/utilizing our Access Databases. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week. The Policy Assistant is a member of and works closely with the Ordinance Team, which is comprised of the Director of Data Management and Analysis, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Analyst, and a part time Legislative Tracking Assistant. This position reports to the Director of Data Management and Analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes local and state tobacco control laws or college policies, including Clean Indoor Air, Clean Outdoor Air, Sales/Distribution, Youth Access, Advertising, Local Excise Taxes, and Conditional Use Permits.
  • Performs data entry of information from analysis forms into U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database.
  • Assists with acquiring local and state tobacco control laws or college policies as needed via phone, email, or government websites.
  • Prepares ordinances for analysis (pulling hard copy laws, printing appropriate accompanying forms).
  • Acquires historical or missing state laws, or follow-up fact finding research on same.
  • Participates in other law-related research projects and data entry as assigned.
  • Assists in compilation and editing of quarterly smoking control ordinance lists.
  • Assists with ordinance solicitation mailings, and with tracking and organizing responses.
  • Tracks state and local tobacco control laws through the entry of news items into the Legislative Tracking Database on selected days.
  • Attends working group meetings, including Policy Team.
  • Assists program and other staff as needed.
  • Writes newsletter articles, as assigned, and proofreads final newsletter copy as needed.
  • Provides back-up phone coverage on rotating basis with other staff as needed.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Physical Demands/Environment:

  • Work area may be noisy on occasion (shared workspace).
  • The position requires manual dexterity/ability to perform repetitive tasks. Sometime will be spent on electronic database records management – moving between fields, hunting and pecking, inputting information, typing, as well as doing Internet research, making phone calls, and working with files in filing cabinets.

Qualifications – Required:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Relevant College Degree.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Access.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Verbal and written English language proficiency.

Qualifications – Preferred:

  • Interest in health policy and advocacy.
  • Some background in legal or government work.

OTHER INFORMATION: Salary DOE, hiring range $28,000 to $35,000. Excellent benefits package. This is a full-time, on-site position based in Berkeley, CA.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and a cover letter via email to: jobs[at]no-smoke[dot]org. No calls please. Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please be aware that the position requires excellent attention to detail; letters and resumes with typos or grammatical errors will not be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

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POSITION: Donor Relations Manager

ORGANIZATION: Americans For Non-smokers Rights

 POSTING DATE: May 27, 2016

LOCATION: Berkeley, CA

SUMMARY: The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation and its sister organization, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (501c3 and 501c4, resp. — visit www.no-smoke.org), are looking for an articulate, energetic, organized, and detail-oriented individual to contribute to its Development Team. The Donor Relations Manager plays a major role in implementing the cultivation and stewardship of our members and donors, and works closely with staff to support and enhance the productivity of development functions to meet annual and campaign goals and build strong donor relations.

The nature of the position requires the initiative to anticipate and address the needs of staff and the acumen to manage delicate, sensitive, and confidential information in a diplomatic, expeditious, and effective manner. Additionally, the position requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, the general public, donors, and representatives of outside organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include:

Fund Raising – Establish short- and long-range goals for unrestricted funding sources. Strategize and orchestrate methods of approach to attract and engage new donors. Organize donor campaigns (e.g., major donors, direct mail) aimed at growing one-time donations as well as pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Major Gift/Donor Support – Produce solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts from major donors, board members and special category donors. Cultivate donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, and by scheduling and attending in-person visits. Maintain ongoing communications (e.g. email and hard copy correspondence, electronic and hard copy newsletters, etc.) with donors/members.

Database and Records Management – Coordinate and maintain online fundraising software (Salsa), the organization’s offline custom donor database (in Microsoft Access) and paper donor records. Specific tasks and activities include:

  • Process and record donations.
  • Maintain security and quality controls.
  • Accurately update records in timely fashion.
  • Generate queries, reports, exports and any other data as needed.
  • Ensure information regarding contacts (e.g. correspondence, materials sent, etc.) is captured in donor database or other file system.
  • Assist with mailings as needed: quarterly special mailing, post-training packets, special efforts, etc.

Planned Giving Program – Track progress of pending Legacy and Bequest gifts. Manage outreach to prospective donors, fulfill information requests, and produce correspondence when appropriate.

Communications – Responsible for development of various communications such as the annual report, e-newsletters, cover letters for quarterly UPDATE Newsletter, special pitch letters, executive correspondences and other correspondence or communications by request, including general content for the organization’s website.

Other:

  • Attend working group meetings, including Membership and Development Team meetings.
  • Write newsletter articles, as assigned, and proofreads final newsletter copy as needed.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Physical Demands/Environment

  • Work area may be noisy on occasion.
  • The position requires manual dexterity/ability to perform repetitive tasks. Some time will be spent on electronic database records management – moving between fields, hunting and pecking, inputting information, typing, as well as making phone calls, and working with files in filing cabinets.

Qualifications – Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university and three (3) years’ experience in donor relations and development; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate consistently exceptional initiative, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills including full proficiency in Word, Excel, and Access; experience in managing file systems and databases; including creating, modifying and running queries and reports.
  • Ability to adapt to existing systems and improve upon them.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; superb planning, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and make recommendations and program changes based on results.
  • Ability to analyze situations, clarify priorities, recommend and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, display good judgment, and exercise tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to manage and independently prioritize multiple tasks while ensuring timely high quality outcomes; flexible and resourceful.
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with others in a workplace environment that encourages diversity and supports the giving and receiving of constructive feedback.

Qualifications – Preferred

  • Interest in health policy and advocacy.

OTHER INFORMATION: Salary range is $68,000 – $80,000, DOE. Excellent benefits package. This is a full-time, on-site position based in Berkeley, CA.

HOW TO APPLY: Please reply to jobs@no-smoke.org and include your resume and a cover letter. Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please be aware that the position requires excellent attention to detail; letters and resumes with typos or grammatical errors will not be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer. No calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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POSITION: Research Analyst

 ORGANIZATION: Joint Committee On Public Health

 POSTING DATE: May 27, 2016

LOCATION: Boston, MA

SUMMARY: The Joint Committee on Public Health oversees a broad spectrum of health policy issues. During each legislative session the Committee investigates and reports on a large volume of petitions that affect a wide range of health care and public health issues and related state and federal laws and regulations, including, those relating to patient access to health care; health care quality, safety, and transparency; health care technology; professional scope of practice, licensing and accreditation; chronic conditions and diseases; food and drug safety; environmental and occupational health and safety; and state, regional and local public health authority and jurisdictional coordination.

The Joint Committee on Public Health staff includes two research analysts and a research director. The Committee is currently hiring to fill the position of one research analyst, who will report to the research director.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Research analysts provide expert information and analysis on a range of issues related public health and health care law and policy for the Chairs, Committee members and their staff, and other legislators and staff.

Policy:

  • Serve as a policy resource for the Committee as well as other legislators, legislative staff, and the public;
  • Maintain current knowledge of health policy and programs through independent, ongoing research, including knowledge of relevant statutes

Draft legislation and prepare committee redrafts of bills

  • Analyze pending legislation, which includes analyzing current law, how pending legislation would change current law, and determining the opinion of various stakeholders
  • Prepare bill summaries, write summaries of testimony for and against bills, and make recommendations for the Committee with regard to pending legislation
  • Review and analyze the state public health budget and make recommendations regarding funding of the various public health program line items, proposed public health budget amendments. Research a variety of current issues, through meeting attendance, review of news and reports, and communications with stakeholders
  • Attend meetings of state health care agencies, boards, commissions and other state entities dealing with health care, public health and health planning.

Communication:

  • Meet with the Research Director and Committee Chairs to present factual information, analysis, and recommendations regarding legislation before the Committee.
  • Represent the House Committee Chair in meetings with lobbyists, union representatives, members of the administration, and other stakeholder and constituency groups regarding matters before the Committee
  • Respond to inquiries from legislators, staff, agency representatives, constituency groups, and the general public regarding substance of bills and bill status.
  • Assist the House Chair with work on various special commissions and task forces in designated topic areas
  • Assist the House Chair in preparing for speeches related to health policy Prepare briefing materials for House Chair

Administrative & Management:

  • Coordinate organization of public hearings including scheduling, room reservations, witness sign-in procedures, and set up of hearing room technology resources with legislative information services.
  • Prepare Hearing Notices and Hearing Packets on time and prepare the House Chair’s notebook before relevant hearings
  • Attend Committee hearings and executive sessions, take notes and report on proceedings Track Committee bills through the legislative process
  • Maintain files and archives of Committee materials including written testimony, research and memoranda.

QUALIFICATIONS: Other Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail, especially in drafting and reviewing legislation
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to relate technical bill language in everyday language
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Ability to think critically, especially about proposed legislation and amendments
  • Knowledge of Federal and Massachusetts public health, health care financing and health care reform law and regulation strongly preferred

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume, cover letter, and a 1-5 page writing sample to mailto:courtney.rainey@mahouse.gov