July 5, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Instructor

ORGANIZATION: Yeshiva College

POSTING DATE: June 20, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: Yeshiva College invites applications from creative instructors seeking experience in introducing science to non-scientists, in our undergraduate general education course The Natural World. This interdisciplinary lecture course will convey to non-science majors the relevance and impact of science in their everyday lives regardless of their background and career interest—and help them understand the process of scientific discovery, by presenting and discussing cutting-edge topics from different science fields. Students will learn how to critically read science articles from popular press and scientific journals. Rather than a basic science survey, this course will present topics focusing on the tools employed for scientific discoveries and the underlying needs that drive scientific exploration. The course will address questions like: How do we decide which ideas are worth pursuing? How do we test those ideas? Why and how do scientists develop models in their efforts to study and predict natural phenomena? Why do we estimate outcomes and deal with uncertainty of the results? How is data gathered and analyzed? The curriculum for this course is not pre-defined, so each instructor can tailor the course to her or his interests. Possible topics that have been suggested in the past include immunization; epidemics; light; bridges and tunnels; explosions; the night sky; etc.—and we are very open to other ideas. We are currently seeking an instructor for Fall 2016, when the course has been scheduled for Monday and Wednesday nights, 6:45-8:00 pm, on our Washington Heights campus at 185th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.  There may be additional opportunities to teach the course next year, so we also welcome applications from interested candidates even if they cannot teach in this timeslot in the Fall term.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send all applications and questions to Dr. Karen Bacon, kbacon@yu.edu.

 

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POSITION: Instructional Technology Fellow: Vocat Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Baruch College

POSTING DATE: June 22, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: Baruch College is hiring a coordinator to help administer Vocat, a home­grown tool that facilitates feedback on multimedia projects. The coordinator will work 20 hours/week to assist faculty and staff members on implementation and support. Vocat (http://vocat.io) allows faculty and students to upload video, audio, and photos directly into the web interface, and provides a rubric generator, in-line annotations, and threaded discussions for quantitative and qualitative assessment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Vocat Coordinator, working with the educational technology team at the Center for Teaching and Learning, will perform the following duties:

  • Regularly update and distribute documentation and tutorials for instructor and student users.
  • Collect bug reports and feature requests to elevate to the developer for consideration.
  • Highlight unique uses and best practices of Vocat on the Center for Teaching and Learning site (ctl.baruch.cuny.edu).
  • Consider how Vocat, as well as our campus-wide WordPress blogging platform, can be implemented for unique and innovative assignments.
  • Train and assist faculty to:
    • set up new courses and projects in the Vocat system.
    • create and apply custom rubrics.
    • evaluate media assets with rubric-based numeric scores, time-stamped annotations, and threaded discussion.
  • Train and assist students to:
    • log into the Vocat system.
    • record, compress, and upload videos.
    • annotate their own work, evaluate the work of their peers, and respond to instructor feedback.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have experience working with educational technology tools, writing documentation and tutorials, and strong collaborative and communication skills. Teaching experience preferred.

COMPENSATION: This is a College Assistant position for up to 20 hours per week through 6/30/2017. It is available beginning August 15, 2016, and renewable for the 2017-2018 academic year.

HOW TO APPLY: Email a resume and cover letter to Craig.Stone@baruch.cuny.edu. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2016.

 

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POSITION: PROGRAM ASSOCIATE FOR FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE INNOVATIONS

ORGANIZATION: The Common Wealth Fund

POSTING DATE: June 23, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: Across the industrialized world, health care policymakers face mounting pressure to “bend the cost curve” while at the same time maintaining access to the latest in medical technologies, improving the quality and safety of care, and making the health system more responsive to patients’ needs and preferences. How other advanced countries address these challenges should be of particular interest to the United States, which spends far more on health care―per person and as a percentage of the nation’s economic output―than any other nation and yet receives less in return than most. The Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy and Practice Innovations program seeks to learn about successful approaches taken by other advanced countries to ensure access to high-quality, cost-effective health care, and then share those lessons among our peer nations. The program promotes cross-national learning by:

  • Annually surveying the public, patients, and physicians in 11 countries to compare health system performance.
  • Organizing an annual International Symposium on Health Care Policy, attended by health ministers and senior government officials, as well as other multinational forums.
  • Sponsoring the Harkness Fellowships in Health Policy and Practice, which enable promising health care policy researchers and practitioners in eight countries to spend up to 12 months in the U.S. conducting policy-oriented research, gaining firsthand exposure to innovative models of health care delivery, and working with leading policy experts. The fellowship has a number of international cosponsors.
  • Identifying and disseminating information about health care delivery system innovations abroad that might also work in the U.S.
 RESPONSIBILITIES: This position reports to the Vice President and Director of the International Health Policy and Practice Innovations Program and works in cooperation with the team members responsible for Management and Marketing, Research and Programs, and Grants and Administration, with daily supervision from the Vice President. This position provides support for the Harkness Fellowships program, including working with Fellowship candidates, monitoring current Fellows, and tracking Alumni. The Program Associate also has lead administrative responsibility for the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship, including marketing, monitoring current Fellows, tracking the program’s impact, and coordinating the Selection Committee. In addition, the position coordinates the International Case Studies publication series, assists with the annual International Health Policy Survey, tracks IHP media coverage, and prepares and co-edits the International Health News Briefing newsletter. The Program Associate also supports all IHP meetings, including the International Symposium in Washington, D.C., Commonwealth Fund bilateral country meetings, and the Harkness Fellowship orientation and seminars, as well as provides administrative and research support to the Vice President and the Senior Fellowships Adviser.

Coordinator of the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship:

  • Provides day-to-day management of the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship
  • Maintains relationships with and regularly communicates with the Australian Department of Health and Ageing representatives who sponsor and administer the Fellowships in Australia;
  • Designs and implements a formal marketing strategy for each round of the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowships, with responsibility for: all promotional materials and advertising, proposing targets for numbers and mix of applicants, and ensuring a high quality pool of applicants;
  • Tracks marketing activities and prepares a written review of the marketing strategy after each round to analyze results, any shortfalls in meeting targets, and what strategies were most effective.
  • Represents the Australian-American Health Fellowships and Commonwealth Fund at promotional events, as needed
  • Plans and develops, with Vice President, the agenda for the Australian-American Health Selection Committee meeting, and prepares the materials for the selection committee meeting. (e.g., briefing books, Bios, nametags, table tents, etc.)
  • Organizes Selection Committee meeting logistics, including liaison with hotel, restaurant, AV, transportation and other appropriate vendors; arranging travel for program staff, fellows and mentors; and assisting participants with questions about upcoming meetings.
  • Oversees and manages the Australian-American Health Policy application process and the coordination of all applications submitted Maintains a database of all Australian-American Health Policy Fellows, project reports and publications, promotions and awards
  • Develops and implements a strategy to showcase the work of returning fellows, maintain active alumni networks, and build relationships with the Harkness Fellowships.
  • Prepares correspondence, including letters to current and prospective fellows, mentors, and external program experts.
  • Prepares accurate and timely reports for the sponsors of the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship.

Harkness Fellowships Support, including:

  • Manages and processes incoming applications submitted from 8 countries for each round of the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy; reviews and summarizes applications for the Fund’s internal review process (by the Vice President, EVPP, and EVP-COO)
  • Prepares correspondence, including letters to current and prospective fellows, mentors, and external program experts
  • Provides day-to-day management of current Fellows, including project development and placement/mentor support prior to Fellowship year, and monitoring of Fellows and their progress during the Fellowship year
  • Serves as Coordinator of Harkness Alumni Activities
    • Maintains Harkness Fellowships website, including up-to-date profiles of each Harkness Fellow
    • Maintains a database of Harkness Alumni, including tracking Alumni publications, promotions, and awards
    • Maintains a database of Harkness Mentors and U.S. experts
    • Manages and promotes the Harkness Alumni Network listserv
    • Prepares data and regular program updates for Harkness partners on Harkness seminars, Fellows’ publications and promotions, etc. Tracks Harkness Fellows’ project findings and their impact on U.S. and home country policy.
    • Works with Vice President and serves as Coordinator of the Harkness Alumni Policy Forum, a 2-day policy conference held every three years in Washington, assisting in developing the meeting content, solicitation of papers, and overseeing on-site meeting logistics and hotel/conference arrangements.

Annual International Health Policy Survey

  • Participates as part of the IHP survey team in developing the survey themes and questionnaire for the annual International Health Policy Survey
  • Organizes and synthesizes comments from 60 external reviewers of the draft survey questionnaire
  • Tracks changes in the draft survey questionnaire.
  • Drafts correspondence to country partners addressing research concerns for Vice President and Senior Vice President for Policy, Research and Evaluation

IHP Research Support:

  • Researches, conducts Internet literature reviews, and tracks policy issues and international innovations in industrialized countries for Vice President’s reports and presentations, IHP program planning, and project development;
  • Works with Vice President in producing an International Case Studies publication series, including 4-6 case studies each year; conducts background research and literature reviews on selected topics; and coordinates work by commissioned international experts.
  • Co-authors an International Issue Brief or Case Study with IHP staff each year;
  • Co-Editor of International Health Newsletter:
  • Serves as co-editor of the web-based monthly newsletter;
  • With the Program Associate for Grants and Administration, prepares the International Health News Briefing newsletter, including researching policy issues in 9 countries, drafting articles, and liaising with country correspondents;
  • Works with the Vice President, Communications staff, and country correspondents on edits and revisions; and tracks and coordinates the production and publication schedule.

Meeting Support Responsibilities:

  • Assists with meeting logistics, including liaison with hotel, restaurant, AV, transportation and other appropriate vendors; arranging travel for program staff, fellows and mentors; and assisting participants with questions about upcoming meetings.
  • Arranges appointments and scheduling of in-house meetings, which includes reserving meeting rooms and arranging for food, beverage, and audiovisual needs.
  • Assists in the preparation of meeting materials (e.g., briefing books, Bios, nametags, table tents, etc.) including for: Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy orientation, Washington Policy Seminar, and Final Reporting Seminar; the International Symposium on Health Care Policy, and Commonwealth Fund bilateral country meetings.
  • Assists in all other logistics for the meeting, including seating arrangements, room set-up, car service, etc.

Supporting the Department’s Activities:

  • Prepares general correspondence and responds to telephone inquiries.
  • Conducts research and literature reviews on the Internet and uses other resources to respond to questions from the program staff; obtains reports and other material from libraries, government, and private sources; assists the department staff with Fund website materials and updates; and assists in preparing reports and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Provides general office administrative support for all aspects of the program, including faxing, photocopying, filing, general mailings, and ordering office supplies.
  • Cross trains with other IHP staff to create a flexible and fluid team.
  • Assists with special projects as needed.

The Fund’s philosophy on successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility for other program areas or departments if the need arises.

QUALIFICATIONS: College degree and at least two years of related work experience which should include experience conducting research and a demonstrated knowledge of domestic health policy, and/or master’s degree in public health or related healthcare field.  Candidates must have strong organizational and administrative skills and must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and work on multiple tasks, work with budgets and work under tight deadlines. Excellent written communication skills and an interest in creating marketing material are essential as are strong computer skills, including knowledge of the Microsoft Office XP, Outlook Exchange, and the Internet. Candidate must have good judgment and the ability to act independently within standard guidelines. Flexibility and skill in working as a team member are a must as this is a highly demanding, multiple task environment with changing priorities. Due to the nature of the department and its workload, the willingness to work overtime during peak times to meet the department’s goals is necessary to be successful in this position. The Fund has a relatively small staff, and judgment, integrity, and the ability to listen with sensitivity to others are traits that are particularly important in an organization of the Fund’s size, where teamwork is essential to effectiveness. The ability to work collegially with a variety of Fund staff and interest in and strong commitment to the Fund’s mission and grants programs are key qualifications.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with background and experience. We offer an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, ample vacation and lunch in staff dining room).

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. The Fund has an endowment of $750 million, and an annual budget of $35 million.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to:

dd@cmwf.org

Diana Davenport, Vice President, Administration

The Commonwealth Fund

One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021-2692

 

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POSITION: Field Coordinator – City Research Scientist I

ORGANIZATION: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

POSTING DATE: June 23, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: The Research Unit of the HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program is recruiting a consultant to serve as Field Coordinator for the New York City National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS).  NHBS is a national, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded research project conducted annually in New York City and other participating sites.  The project investigates HIV risk behaviors, access to and utilization of HIV prevention services, testing history, and HIV prevalence among populations at risk for HIV infection, including men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug users (IDU), and high-risk heterosexuals (HET).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Field Coordinator will:

  • Assist in formative research with the study’s three target populations including key informant interviews, street intercept interviews, focus group discussions and other qualitative research methods. Assist with ongoing formative research efforts, if needed.
  • Ensure adequate preparations, including supplies, materials, and equipment for recruitment events.
  • Manage all aspects of planning for and implementation of data collection at recruitment events, adhere to detailed survey research protocols, and comply with protocols for confidentiality.
  • Implement all locally developed procedures, including safety, incident reporting and handling participants known to project staff.
  • Assist with field staff-related issues (i.e. training and development, scheduling, team building) and conduct interviewer evaluations in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and Project Director.
  • Adhere to protocols regarding the protection of human subjects.
  • Review, tabulate, and reconcile forms and logs used in the field; review errors with recruiters, interviewers, and HIV test counselors; and oversee documentation of data errors.
  • Ensure daily transfer of data from the handheld computers to desktop computer and supervise entry of HIV testing data, data errors and other study data into the DCC Data Portal.
  • Ensure proper documentation of HIV testing activities, including consent; ensure adherence to HIV testing procedures; oversee maintenance of HIV testing supplies; ship HIV test specimens; and receive and log HIV test results from lab.
  • Assist with the hiring and supervision of 3-6 interviewers for each annual survey.
  • Assist in the identification of field site locations
  • Participate in CDC site visits, trainings, regular conference calls, and, as available, monthly calls.
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Special Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 2 or more years of relevant experience
  • Ability to learn and use computerized data collection programs.
  • Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license within 30 days of hire.
  • Willing to work shifts during evening, night, and weekends during the 6-month MSM survey periods (expected June-November 2017). The other annual survey periods may include limited evening and weekend shifts.
  • Willing to travel to Atlanta for training at the Centers for Disease Control
  • Computer experience using Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to quickly learn customized programs
  • Ability to work as part of a research team

Not required, but advantageous:

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Driver’s license, willingness to drive study van (e.g., potentially for data collection during the 2017 MSM survey).

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact:

Sarah L. Braunstein, PhD MPH

Director, HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

E: sbraunstein@health.nyc.gov

P: 347.396.7760

F: 347.396.7793

 

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POSITION: Development Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Institute for Family Health

POSTING DATE: June 28, 2016

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: The Institute for Family Health is a mission-driven health organization with a rich history and expert leadership. Since 1983 we have grown from a small non-profit with four staff members to one of the largest community health centers in New York State, serving over 90,000 patients annually at 26 locations. The Institute is committed to high-quality, affordable health care for all. We strive for excellence at each of our 27 practices, while accepting all patients regardless of their ability to pay. We offer primary care, mental health, dental care, social work and many other services to patients of all ages. As a federally-qualified community health center (FQHC) network, we meet national standards for affordable, accessible, comprehensive health care services.  In addition to operating health centers, we use our expertise and resources to address racial and ethnic disparities in health, advance the use of health information technology, and find innovative ways to improve care for diabetes, depression, women’s health, HIV and other priorities in the communities we serve. We also train health students and professionals at all levels. The Institute is committed to improving the health care system, particularly for individuals and communities who historically have had limited access to care. We engage in research to improve health care services, and participate in policy development at the local, state and national levels.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The development assistant will support an array of fundraising projects in the Institute’s Planning and Development Department, which is responsible for fundraising, management of grant-funded initiatives, communications and marketing, public relations and research.   Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist the development team in preparing and submitting grant proposals, including writing, editing and/or proofreading content for grant proposals and individual donor communications; developing budgets and budget justifications; and creating supporting documents.
  • Assist the development team with individual and major gift fundraising support, including, but not limited to:
  • Conducting prospect research of potential donors;
  • Preparing and e/mailing communication materials to donors such as thank-you notes, annual appeal letters, program-related collateral, etc.;
  • Updating prospect and donor management databases as necessary;
  • Executing the logistics for fundraising events – researching venues, sending out invitations, tracking RSVPs, ordering food/beverages, managing vendors day-of, etc.;
  • Proofreading content to be sent to donors; and
  • Scheduling cultivation/stewardship meetings with donors.
  • Investigate potential funding sources including federal and state governments, and private foundations, for health services programs and research;
  • Using valid sources, conduct background research and collect demographic and health data related to grant proposal development and creation of new health education materials;
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the development and communications teams, including but not limited to:
  • Conducting general administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings;
  • Collaborating with staff to prepare required reports for funders;
  • Assist with ordering supplies and materials;
  • Assist in writing, editing, and/or proofreading various written materials produced by the department, including website content, internal memos and press releases;
  • Other tasks as needed.
 QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a major in public health or a similar field; preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in public health in progress or completed;
  • 1-3 years minimum full-time work experience required;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Strong analytic abilities; interest and ability to quickly digest complex information; comfortable working with new “content areas” on a regular basis;
  • Outstanding attention to detail and good follow through skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work well in a team;
  • Interest in health care and human services a must; experience in these fields a plus;
  • Proficient in major office applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Experience with prospecting and donor management databases a plus;
  • Position is based in Manhattan but candidates must be willing to travel occasionally to our other sites in Manhattan, as well as in the Bronx and the Mid-Hudson Valley.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (academic and/or professional) to joleksiuk@institute.org.

 

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POSITION: Program and Education Manager Job Posting

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

POSTING DATE: June 28, 2106

LOCATION: New York

SUMMARY: RHEDIReproductive Health EDucation In Family Medicine, is housed within the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, and was established in 2004. Its mission is two-fold: to integrate high-quality comprehensive abortion and family planning training into U.S. family medicine residency programs, and to expand the definition of the scope of practice of family medicine to include abortion care. RHEDI provides funding and expertise to family medicine residency programs to establish required rotations in abortion and family planning.  getLARC, a sister program to RHEDI, supports LARC training in family medicine residencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will focus on the development, dissemination, and evaluation of curricula for both RHEDI and getLARC.

Develop and implement educational and training curricula and related materials.

  • Develop various curricula and training materials for a family medicine resident/faculty audience to support clinical training around abortion and reproductive healthcare in conjunction with key stakeholders
  • Pilot materials at one or more training sites
  • Develop distribution plan, including through the RHEDI website, and launch curricula at current and new RHEDI sites as well as at other sites providing abortion training to family medicine physicians

Monitor and assess implementation of curricula and training.

  • Develop and implement assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of curricula and educational outcomes
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of clinical training and curricula
  • Provide technical assistance to sites as needed around curricula

Develop and evaluate competency assessment tools.

  • Develop, pilot, and implement competency assessment tools for a range of topics and skills in family planning and abortion care, including but not limited to clinical, psychosocial (e.g., counseling), and patient-provider communication
  • Analyze assessment data to inform program needs and share with sites to help faculty and residents assess skills development

Collect and organize existing resources to support reproductive health training.

  • Review literature and develop and maintain annotated reading lists that provide current information in family planning and abortion care
  • Organize existing resources and materials, including training guides, handouts, and presentations, and make available on the RHEDI website

Support RHEDI program development.

  • Review and edit RHEDI grant application documents
  • As needed, provide remote and onsite technical assistance to new and current RHEDI programs that are integrating comprehensive reproductive health training into their existing curricula

Dissemination of research relating to curriculum and other projects.

  • Prepare articles related to curriculum and educational assessment as needed for journal publications
  • Participate in research activities with other RHEDI staff

Travel to family medicine conferences and meetings as needed.

  • Promote RHEDI and present on reproductive health care topics at family medicine and family planning conferences

Interface with educational, research, and reproductive health specialists in other academic departments and organizations around curricula.

  • Collaborate, gather, and share information with various parties to strengthen educational curricula and materials.

Collaborate with RHEDI team on all of the above in addition to other RHEDI projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in public health, a social science field (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology), or other related degree
  • 5-7 years of experience with curriculum development/design and educational assessment/evaluation
  • Experience conducting needs assessments to inform program development
  • Experience working in reproductive health education, advocacy, and/or research is highly desired
  • Experience or familiarity with medical and/or resident education preferred
  • Experience with workshop/training facilitation
  • Experience working collaboratively across multiple institutions/sites is preferred
  • Research experience, including writing for publication and experience working with IRBs, is preferred
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with public speaking
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to work effectively on a team and independently
  • Comfort working in a small organization and an open workspace
  • Willingness to travel locally and nationally to conferences and residency sites
  • Commitment to a work/life balance

 

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@rhedi.org by 6/27/16.