July 20, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Project Coordinator

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

POSTING DATE: July 13, 2016

SUMMARY: 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Data collection occurs once a year (mid-May through mid-December) for five years (2016-20). The study is currently recruiting 3-6 project coordinators to assist with study recruitment and data collection in underserved and diverse communities.  A commitment to working through July and August 2016 is required.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 and experience in marketing, sales, grassroots canvassing, communications, customer relations, and/or community engagement. Undergraduate and graduate students in business, marketing, advertising, journalism, public relations, and related fields are especially encouraged to apply. Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is required.

HOURS: Flexible work schedule, up to 38 hours/week. This position is for July and August, 2016, with a possibility for extension.

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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POSITION: Outreach Coordinator, Bilingual Spanish/English

ORGANIZATION: Air NYC

POSTING DATE: July 14, 2016

SUMMARY: Hospitals, schools, and community organizations refer asthmatic adults and the caregivers of asthmatic children to a.i.r. nyc’s Outreach Coordinator (OC) as the first step in a.i.r. nyc’s home-visiting asthma services. The OC manages referrals and conducts initial standardized assessments by telephone to verify patient history and asthma severity before scheduling home visits.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The OC is responsible for receiving all referrals, contacting asthmatic adults and caregivers of asthmatic children, conveying the importance of a.i.r. nyc’s services, and scheduling baseline visits. After the baseline visit is scheduled, the OC connects the family to an a.i.r. nyc CHW. The OC must be culturally competent, fluent in both English and Spanish, and have the interpersonal skills to relate to families with asthmatic family members, as well as handle other challenges appropriately. a.i.r. nyc is a tech-savvy and data-driven organization, which means the OC must also be technologically competent. An a.i.r. nyc OC creates opportunities for asthmatic children and adults to lead healthier lives by handling referrals and initial standardized assessment protocols in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.

Duties

An a.i.r. nyc OC must:

  • Develop and maintain effective strategies to engage newly referred asthmatic children and adults.
  • Assume the responsibility to convincingly convey a.i.r. nyc’s mission and valuable services to asthmatic adults and caregivers of asthmatic children.
  • Connect eligible families to a.i.r. nyc CHWs.
  • Schedule baseline home visits for CHWs that are appropriately spaced on the calendar and located in close proximity to one another.
  • Maintain records of referred asthmatics.
  • Develop and maintain collegial relationships with other a.i.r. nyc staff.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with hospitals, schools (via nurses, teachers and or parent coordinators), daycare programs, and other organizations to facilitate referral process
  • Provide feedback/updates to referral sources regarding progress of outreach and services provided
  • Document and track outcome of referral
  • Identify and document specific needs of newly referred children or adults
  • Refer asthmatic children and adults to outside agencies when appropriate
  • Provide monthly written report of all outreach, referrals, and services completed to supervisor
  • Communicate with members of a patient’s care team routinely and as appropriate.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews
  • Review performance data, identify needed areas for improvement, and adapt practices to show that improvement
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Social Work, or related field, preferred

  • Bilingual Spanish/English, required, with strong verbal and writing skills in both languages
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; must be a team player
  • Experience with telephonic sales, customer service, or related work, desired
  • Experience with scheduling, such as efficiency mapping for package delivery or healthcare appointment-making, desired
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to manage a high volume of referrals and stay on task
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook for scheduling visits
  • Experience using a database including the ability organize, enter, and report on metrics
  • Experience giving group and individual presentations
  • Capacity to anticipate and solve problems
  • Flexibility with the changing needs and schedules of families; ability to work some evenings and Saturdays

Organization Description

The mission of a.i.r. nyc is to improve the quality of life of asthmatic children and adults, helping families break the revolving cycle of poverty that is worsened by chronic disease. “a.i.r.” stands for Asthma Intervention and Relief. We aim to help asthmatic children and adults stay healthy, active, and out of the hospital. Several areas of New York City, including Harlem, the Bronx, and Central Brooklyn, have some of the highest rates of asthma in the United States. a.i.r. nyc helps families manage this chronic disease. Children with poorly controlled asthma often miss school, visit the emergency department, or become hospitalized. Adults with asthma also face serious challenges and are diagnosed at similarly alarming rates. Missed work days and complications with other chronic conditions have complex and adverse effects. Amounting to much more than inconveniences, these traumatic and sometimes life-threatening experiences interfere with the quality of life of the whole family. When caregivers are forced to miss work in order to care for sick children or an adult family member with asthma loses a job, socio – economic hardship is worsened. The good news is that asthma can be well-controlled. No child should miss school because of asthma. And no adult should miss work or remain at high-risk for chronic disease complications. a.i.r. nyc employs an evidence-based model to help families control asthma and maintain healthy, active lives. Our staff members work closely with families, schools, community-based organizations, and healthcare providers to coordinate control efforts for maximum impact. After 12-months in our program, participants have a 64% decrease in emergency department visits, an 81% decrease in hospitalizations, and a 61% decrease in absences due to asthma. a.i.r. nyc is currently growing at a rapid pace, and we are looking for candidates who will be inspired by the opportunity to work and grow with us as we expand to serve more asthmatic New Yorkers than ever.

Salary range is $32K-42K, commensurate with skill and experience.

Start date: Immediate

Excellent benefits provided, including health, dental, 401k, and monthly unlimited MTA pass. a.i.r. nyc staff members are employees of the Fund for The City of New York (FCNY). FCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

Miriam Falconi, Project Officer, info@air-nyc.org

 

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POSITION: Residency Administrator

 ORGANIZATION: THE INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY HEALTH

REPORTS TO:                        Mount Sinai Downtown Residency Program Director

POSTING DATE: July 18, 2016

SUMMARY: The Institute for Family Health is a non-profit organization committed to providing high- quality, comprehensive health services to disadvantaged communities.  The Institute operates the Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine in affiliation with the Mount Sinai Health System.

 RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program’s residency administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the residency program and provides administrative support for the program director.  Key administrative responsibilities include: counseling residents on program policies and procedures; producing manuals for residents, coordinating schedules and events, maintaining program records and documentation, ensuring compliance with relevant requirements, and assisting with resident recruitment.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience. We are interested in candidates with superior organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize work independently and meet deadlines.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Word, Access, and Excel are essential.  Experience in a residency program is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to: Diane Hauser, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, The Institute for Family Health, dhauser@institute.org

 

 

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POSITION: Administrative Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Healthy CUNY: An initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

POSTING DATE: July 18, 2016

SUMMARY: We are seeking a motivated individual with strong analytic, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills to support the administrative needs of Healthy CUNY, an initiative of the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule and organize complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, and initiative activities for all faculty and staff associates of Healthy CUNY
  • Assist with bookkeeping, accounting and other fiscal functions as appropriate
  • Provide program and administrative support to projects, as directed by faculty and staff, including project development, delivery, and evaluation
  • Prepare and refine communication materials, such as presentations and reports
  • Establish, develop, maintain, and update filing systems for projects, as directed
  • Act as a liaison with other units within GSPHHP and across CUNY, and with outside agencies. Handles confidential and non-routine information and communication and explains policies when necessary.
  • Works independently and within a team on special non-recurring and ongoing projects. Act as a project manager, as directed, which may include: planning and coordinating meetings, disseminating information, and other relevant duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Technical capacity
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility
  • Thoroughness
  • Collaboration skills
  • Communication proficiency
  • Flexibility
  • At least three years relevant organizational work experience
  • Familiarity with CUNY systems a plus

Reports to

Healthy CUNY Deputy Director

Salary

$40,000 – $45,000 plus fringe benefits

Position details*

Full-time position, 35 hours/week (in the range of 8am to 6pm) Based at 55 W 125th St, CUNY GSPHHP

*This position is funded through June 30, 2017

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a current resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience, with ADMIN ASST in the subject line to healthycuny@sph.cuny.edu

 

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POSITION: Research Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Edible Schoolyard NYC

POSTING DATE: July 19, 2016

SUMMARY: Edible Schoolyard NYC is looking for a graduate student to serve as a research assistant to help with an evaluation project.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The assistant will administer surveys to Brooklyn Garden School 3rd and 5th grade students, and then enter and clean this and other survey data.

The data collection will take place from approx. between 8:00a – 3:00p on 1-3 days between September 12-23th.  Date entry will take place in Edible Schoolyard NYC’s DUMBO office between the administration days and November. These hours will be scheduled according to the research assistant and Evaluation Manager’s mutual agreement.

There are possible future opportunities to continue working on this project in May-June 2017 for post-survey data collection and entry, as well as potential data analysis opportunities for those with experience in working with pre-post survey data sets. Pay is $16/hr for approximately 25 hours of work in the fall. The spring work is approximately 50 hours. We will also provide metrocard reimbursement.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be graduate students who have experience with data entry and a high degree of facility with Microsoft Excel. This position requires independent trouble-shooting and a self-starter attitude, as much of the supervision is remote. Preference will be shown for individuals with experience with school-aged kids in school, who have experience with data collection, and can commit to working both in the fall and spring

HOW TO APPLY: Please email Jessica Tartanian, evaluation manager, at Jt@esynyc.org  with your available times and dates for the weeks listed above, and a brief statement on your interest in the position along with your resume. The deadline to apply is August 26th.