August 4, 2016 | Job Opportunities

 

1

POSITION: Program Coordinator – Creating Healthy Schools and Communities / Bronx Health REACH

ORGANIZATION: The Institute for Family Health

POSTING DATE: July 27, 2016

SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating day to day operations for school based programmatic, policy and infrastructure changes related to the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities work plan objectives.  The Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager, HealthCorps Member, and Program Associate to reach out to school leaders and other major stakeholders, delivering evidence based strategies, professional development, and technical assistance related to creating environments that foster child health and wellness. The program will provide resources, guidance and technical assistance to targeted schools and school districts in the Bronx for the development and implementation of, and compliance with, policies that promote nutrition and physical activity for children in the Bronx. In addition, the Coordinator will work closely with the other Bronx Health REACH team staff on joint efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate CHSC program activities related to promoting healthy nutrition environments in school settings, establishing comprehensive school physical activity programs, and improving school district wellness policy language.
  • Deliver trainings and professional development workshops related to school wellness and healthy communities program goals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with array of stakeholders including school leaders, parent groups, community organizations, New York City Department of Education’s Office of School Wellness and Office of School Food, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity and its local district public health offices, and other appropriate Bronx, NYC, NYS agencies and CHSC partners.
  • Work closely with program staff and partners to motivate school administrators and leaders to develop and implement school wellness policies and practice interventions.
  • Assist in development and dissemination of monthly health-related columns for school stakeholders
  • Assist in preparation of reports for the CHSC grant through Grants Gateway
  • Assist in writing grant proposals to support and expand the work and activities of Bronx Health REACH

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Public Administration or related degree with three + years related experience
  • May consider Bachelor’s Degree if 5 years of considerable experience in nutrition & physical activity/education initiative
  • Strong background in the development and implementation of community based nutrition and physical activity programs geared towards wide-scale system and environmental changes for low income, ethnically and racially diverse populations.
  • Experience providing professional development to key community stakeholders
  • Experience working with public schools and affiliated groups and government agencies preferred
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with computers including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Database program, the Internet and some knowledge of web-based publishing
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish /English) preferred

ORGANIZATION: The Institute for Family Health

The Institute for Family Health (IFH) is a non-profit organization committed to providing health services to medically underserved communities.  It operates several health centers in the Bronx, lower Manhattan, and the Upper Hudson Valley and trains health care providers on an ongoing basis.

The Bronx Health REACH/New York Center of Excellence to Eliminate Disparity

IFH is the lead of a consortium of health care providers, community based organizations and other concerned agencies, constituted to plan and implement a project to address racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and cardiovascular disease in New York.    The project focus is on health promotion and education, working with community based organizations to make system wide changes to improve access to healthy food, physical activity and healthcare services.

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) is a multi-sectorial effort to use evidence-based policy, systems and environmental PSE improvements to promote nutrition, healthy food access, opportunities for physical activity, and physical education for children in 4 high need school districts in South Bronx.

HOW TO APPLY: All interested should send their cover letter and resume to Ms. Kelly Moltzen, kmoltzen@institute.org.

 

2

POSITION: Technical Assistance Specialist

ORGANIZATION: Housing Works

POSTING DATE: July 28, 2016

SUMMARY: Housing Works seeks a Technical Assistance Specialist to conduct ongoing training and technical assistance (TA) to a network of community-based organizations (CBOs) adopting The Undetectables, Housing Works’ viral load suppression (VLS) initiative for difficult-to-serve populations living with HIV/AIDS. Developed and piloted by Housing Works in March 2014, The Undetectables offers a “tool box” of clinical and case management supports to help clients achieve and maintain durable viral suppression. With the support of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and other partners, Housing Works is preparing to educate and assist seven CBOs in adopting and scaling up this model. The Technical Assistance Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and conducting TA and small-group trainings for CBOs, utilizing existing resources and training materials and collaborating with relevant staff experts. Training topics include 1) integrating the model’s framework into the organizational culture; 2) HIV care management (program enrollment, case conferencing, adherence care planning, adherence motivational interviewing, adherence cognitive behavioral therapy support groups, provision of monetary incentives for viral suppression); and 3) developing and customizing social marketing campaigns that promote the importance of achieving viral suppression. The Specialist will also promote a culture of viral suppression internally at Housing Works as a pillar in the broader framework of ending the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020. Finally, this position will participate in relevant external meetings and activities to advance the intervention’s replication in other networks, including as part of Housing Works’ participation in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. This position will report to the Director of Project Management and work closely with a cross-cutting team of internal clinical, case management, quality assurance, and marketing staff. In addition to expertise in conducting training/TA in a public health setting, a successful candidate will have strong writing and project management skills for executing program logistics, meeting planning, and follow-up. This position requires a positive attitude, an inclination toward teamwork and collaboration, and the ability to represent the organization with integrity.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement a TA program using a train-the-trainer model to support community-based health care agencies in adopting The Undetectables, leveraging existing resources, staff experts, and trainings available from Housing Works, DOHMH, and other partners.
  • Coordinate logistics for trainings at partner sites and for the full network of TA recipients at various locations; maintain clear, consistent communication with partners to ensure a seamless process.
  • Collaborate with agencies receiving TA on creating Program Development Plans and track their progress against these plans, leveraging and utilizing relevant technology.
  • Contribute to the development of a Program Model Fidelity Tool to ensure that agencies’ adoption of The Undetectables aligns with research-based best practices.
  • Troubleshoot issues in program implementation with agency partners, including by leveraging the expertise of appropriate Housing Works staff as needed.
  • Promote VLS as an internal agency-wide priority, including by coordinating “refresher” trainings on The Undetectables with Housing Works staff and contributing to the onboarding process.
  • Participate in borough-wide and citywide HIV-focused work groups and coalitions, and engage in other activities that support the scale-up of The Undetectables, as appropriate.
  • Produce reports, communications, and other written materials to support the TA program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MPH, MS, MA, or similar degree with a focus on public health issues (experience in HIV care and/or capacity building preferred)
  • Experience implementing staff trainings, technical assistance, and other capacity-building activities at the organizational level
  • Experience creating long-term work plans, tracking progress against those plans, and taking corrective actions as necessary
  • Superior interpersonal and presentation skills, including a polished, client-facing approach and the ability to communicate professionally with staff at all levels of an organization
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to gather information to produce a variety of informative written communications
  • Strong project management skills, ability to coordinate logistics, and ability to track multiple ongoing projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of issues and barriers to HIV care among populations facing homelessness, substance use issues, mental health issues, poverty, and marginalization due to sexual orientation/gender identity

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample for consideration. https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=hsngwrks&jobId=122855&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

3

POSITION: Clinical Data Analyst

ORGANIZATION: New York University

POSTING DATE: August 1, 2016

SUMMARY: The Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Associate Data Analyst will oversee and assist with the transformation of data into information to guide clinicians, support staff and administration as we work to eliminate all preventable hospital-acquired infections at NYULMC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Entry of data into electronic databases and assist with the collection of observation data to improve Infection Control practices
  2. Create reports requiring basic statistical analysis (descriptive epidemiology)
  3. Review of clinical data and activities to support the department’s surveillance efforts for routine surveillance, reporting requirements and special projects
  4. Validate, clean, and manipulate electronic data into a format to allow analysis
  5. Build complex, multi-step queries via joining multiple tables and query results together using advanced techniques such as SAS, SQL queries
  6. Design, build and maintain Access databases to optimize processes and data management
  1. Develop standard analysis routines and write standardized surveillance report programs, drawing upon a variety of data sources.
  2. Work with other departments to assure timely and accurate delivery of data to respond to external data reporting requirements.
  3. In collaboration with others, support custom analysis to further prevention of hospital-associated infections and patient safety.
  4. Perform other duties as required to support the Department of Infection Prevention and Control

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • S./B.S. Degree in pertinent field (computer science, data science, biostatistics; epidemiology; clinical informatics; information management; public health; or similar field). Experience with large complex datasets.  Mastery of data analysis tools (SAS, Stata, R or equivalent) and data management tools (Microsoft Access and Excel or equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with clinical data sources, including electronic medical records and hospital administrative data. Knowledge of additional programming languages/software programs (Python, Java, Hadoop, Git, etc.) Interest in healthcare and hospital-acquired infections.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities is required.
  • Position may require flexible work schedule.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to anna.stachel@nyumc.org

 

4

POSITION: Senior Research Scientist: Technology and Data Sciences

ORGANIZATION: Eco Health Alliance

POSTING DATE: August 2, 2016

SUMMARY: EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a scientist with an M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a minimum of 3-years’ experience managing engineering projects or research programs related to infectious disease data analysis and public health risk assessment; collaborating with technical experts to develop information management systems, user interfaces and web and/or mobile-based approaches to epidemiology, and with experience in working with, and reporting to federal funding agencies. This is a leadership position at an internationally recognized, rapidly growing New York-based NGO with programs around the world in health and conservation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a senior position reporting to the President of EcoHealth Alliance. The successful candidate will:

  • Manage project development, reporting, and on-time product delivery as the lead of EcoHealth Alliance’s technology staff.
  • Coordinate the further development of EcoHealth Alliance’s Rapid Identification of Undiagnosed Outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Diseases Program that will facilitate rapid, high probability diagnosis of outbreaks to pinpoint disease threats more rapidly than current public health systems and diagnostics by combining digital disease surveillance, network analysis, information on infectious (esp. zoonotic) diseases, and epidemiology.
  • Manage the continued development of a web-based, crowd-sourcing platform, which will pinpoint the origins of infectious diseases by curating and analyzing historic disease media through dynamic applications building upon a ‘hotspot’ map of infectious diseases.
  • Actively integrate technological solutions with existing EcoHealth Alliance research via internal collaborations
  • Collaborate with EHA’s international and domestic researchers and partner institutions on current and future projects.
  • Develop, seek funding for, and manage scientific research in predicting, analyzing, and preventing disease outbreaks.
  • Contribute to EcoHealth Alliance’s institutional direction and help achieve the next level of scientific research and funding.
  • Ensure all projects assigned are performed in a timely, efficient manner commensurate with quality, accuracy, and timeliness and in accordance with funding source regulatory requirements and project budgetary goals.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of M.S. in Ecology, Public Health, GIS, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science or related fields
  • Proven leadership with 3+ years’ experience managing domestic and/or international projects, staff, research programs, and outreach. Experience with federally funded projects is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with funders, institutions, governments, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds to support research goals
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Actively promote collegiality and teamwork among peers
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English, additional languages a plus
  • Strong desire to work with senior management to grow EcoHealth Alliance and its organizational reputation for excellence in science, policy, and capacity building around the world
  • Experience designing and developing web and mobile applications is an advantage.
  • Experience with manipulating and analyzing big data sets is plus.

The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance in New York City and will entail domestic and international travel. EcoHealth Alliance offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org.

HOW TO APPLY: Send an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with “Senior Information Management Specialist JOB APPLICATION” in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be received. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!.

 

5

POSITION: Data Manager

ORGANIZATION: Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST)

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2016

SUMMARY: The Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) of Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is hiring for a full-time Data Manager position (part-time with benefits is negotiable). CHEST (www.chestnyc.org) is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research center which blends academic and community-based work focused on sexual health, HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, and substance use. CHEST is an equal opportunity employer.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Data Manager will be responsible for assisting with several data-related aspects of existing grant-funded projects, including: ongoing data management and cleaning, syntax development, data documentation and tracking, and basic data reporting. The Data Manager will be responsible for performing these tasks for several large, ongoing projects broadly focused on substance use and HIV. The Data Manager will be part of CHEST’s Data Team and the position requires a strong ability to learn quickly and work independently, excellent organizational skills, as well as considerable strength in working on numerous tasks with similar deadlines. We are looking for a motivated individual to become an integral part of our collaborative team and opportunities for career development and advancement exist.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (minimum) with training in quantitative research required. Experience cleaning and managing research datasets using SPSS preferred. The individual must be able to work independently in a self-directed fashion while managing multiple tasks. Full-time preferred but part-time commitments will also be considered.

Salary: Commensurate with experience along with a competitive full-time benefits package.

 

HOW TO APPLY: More information about CHEST can be found at http://www.chestnyc.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Ms. Chloe Mirzayi (cmirzayi@chestnyc.org) with the subject line CHEST Data Manager Search. Within your cover letter, please provide specific details regarding your current experience and expertise with data management, particularly using SPSS. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be directly contacted.