April 13, 2017 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Industrial Hygiene Consultant

ORGANIZATION: New Jersey Work Environment Council

POSTING DATE: April 7, 2017

SUMMARY: The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is a coalition of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations advocating for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC seeks an industrial hygiene (IH) consultant to provide technical assistance on an as needed basis to WEC members.

The primary function of this position will be to identify safety and environmental deficiencies and help correct those deficiencies to ensure safe, healthy workplaces and encourage affected parties to work together to fix.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The industrial hygiene consultant will have these responsibilities:

  • Providing technical assistance with emphasis on organizing.
  • Presenting workshops on topics such as using health and safety organizing.
  • Interpreting IH reports into terms for a popular audience. (No IH sampling involved.)
  • Attending and occasionally speaking at meetings and workshops of unions, community, and environmental organizations.
  • On occasion, providing training to workers, parents and community stakeholders.
  • Developing or edit materials including but not limited to fact sheets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of experience in environmental or occupational safety consulting or related field.
  • Experience with OSHA/EPA Regulations and NJDOL/NJDEP Regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license and car access are required
  • Previous experience as an organizer with unions, safety and health coalitions, community organizations allied with labor or other grass roots organizations is a plus.

Experience working for a regulatory agency, labor union or grassroots community organization and a public health viewpoint preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, email a) a cover letter; b) resume; and c) three professional references (with contact information) to: support@njwec.org. No phone calls please.

WEC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBT individuals are urged to apply.

Union members who can take leave time for union-related leave of absence are also encouraged to apply.

WEC is the nation’s longest standing labor/environmental coalition and is the state affiliate of the BlueGreen Alliance, a national coalition of unions and environmental organizations.

Visit www.njwec.org for more information.

 

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POSITION: Research Coordinator 

ORGANIZATION: Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center

POSTING DATE: April 13, 2017

SUMMARY: Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center are conducting a 5-year NIH study to evaluate the effectiveness of multi-level strategies to improve provider adoption of asthma management guidelines in clinical practices that care for children with asthma. The goal is to improve delivery of asthma care and clinical outcomes of children ages 2-12 years with asthma. The project will occur in 20 clinical sites over 5 years in the Bronx and will recruit and follow 512 participants over a 12-month period. Research visits will include computerized interviews, in person and over the telephone, and medical record extraction.  The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of this study as well as any other active research projects conducted by the PI. S/he will supervise a team of study coordinators, outreach workers, student researchers and volunteers, create study protocols, manage IRB-related activities, create progress reports for the IRB and NIH, oversee data collection, communicate regularly with study clinic leadership, facilitate financial transactions, and help with dissemination of study findings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum master’s degree in public health, clinical epidemiology, or related field

         At least 3 years of experience managing research projects and staff

         At least 3 years of experience collecting data for research (e.g., recruitment, conducting interviews, extracting medical records and data analysis)

         At least two years of experience working with a similar population

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to Dr. Marina Reznik mreznik@montefiore.org

 

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POSITION: Research Scientist for Data Integrity

ORGANIZATION: World Trade Center Health Registry

POSTING DATE: April 7, 2017

SUMMARY: The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was developed as a public health response to evaluate the physical and mental health impact of the September 11, 2001 disaste Over 71,000 rescue/recovery workers and community members are enrolled in the Registry. Housed within the Division of Epidemiology in a renowned and dynamic agency, the Registry’s research influences national policies concerning healthcare for those who survived the attacks.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under guidance of the Research Director, serve as Registry lead for survey data integrity and data cleaning and develop and manage implementation of data cleaning rules in collaboration with other Registry scientists and Registry vendors.
  • Serve as key scientist in conducting quality control and quality assurance of Registry data.
  • Develop and manage derived variable construction, review and documentation.
  • Conduct independent and collaborative analyses of WTCHR longitudinal survey data and produce manuscripts and presentations.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of WTCHR surveys and nested studies including questionnaire development.
  • Serve as a collaborative scientist member of the research and survey unit such as participating in unit, research and analyst meetings, respond to Registry, agency, and external requests for information, and contribute to sections of Registry reports and presentations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of identifiable data.

QUALIFICATIONS:

For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) 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.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

  1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

Preferred Skills

  • Background in epidemiology in a public health setting
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient knowledge of SAS and spreadsheet packages, including Microsoft Excel good knowledge of statistical and research methodology
  • Candidate should be highly organized with the ability to work well in teams and independently on multiple simultaneous projects
  • Bi-lingual candidates in Mandarin or Cantonese are a plus.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
  • Current Resume
  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #284477.  We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement: New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agenc representative at the time of interview.

 

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POSITION: Health Educator (Exempt) – Health Promotion & Wellness

ORGANIZATION: San Francisco State University

POSTING DATE: April 7, 2017

SUMMARY:

    With a mission of promoting health equity and developing the capacities for academic, personal, and professional success for members of the SF State community, Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW) works to increase academic retention and success by decreasing negative health outcomes associated with harmful social norms, lack of social connection, and risky behavior among SF State students.  Under the direction of the Director of HPW and in a very diverse educational environment, the Men¿s Health Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating and continually improving: workshops, outreach, presentations, peer leadership programs, and campus based affinity groups that focus on health promotion and prevention activities related to men¿s health.  Content areas include, but are not limited to: activities and campaigns related to use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD); mental health issues; sexual and reproductive health; sexual violence prevention; general wellness; and exercise/nutrition.  Incumbent works closely with the HPW team of Health Educators, the campus Title IX personnel and committees, student leaders and student clubs, faculty/staff, and other campus stakeholders to promote individual and environmental changes designed to promote men¿s health and wellness, as well as to interrupt destructive patterns of stereotypical gender role socialization and address systemic, ecological and cultural factors related to gender inequities on a college campus.  Specific populations served include, but are not limited to, fraternities, student-athletes, first-time freshmen, residential life staff and students, incoming students, student organizations, and other student affairs professionals, faculty and administrators.  Incumbent must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
Department*    
    Health Promotion & Wellness
    Appointment Type*
    This is a one-year probationary position.
    Time Base*
    Full-Time (1.0)
    Work Schedule*
    Monday through Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm.
    Anticipated Hiring Range*
    $4,851.00 – $5,215.00 per month ($58,212.00 – $62,580.00 per year)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications*
Education and Experience: Bachelor¿s degree or equivalent in an approved program in health education or a related health field.  Equivalent to one to two years of progressively responsible health education experience or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of health education theories, research, and program assessment; planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs; and industry standards for the delivery of health education in higher education.  General knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly, current and emerging college age student health problems and existing methods of intervention and control.  Working knowledge of the principles of educational and social psychology and how these apply to health education programs; and applicable industry standards and practices for health promotion such as those found in the American College Health Association¿s (ACHA) ¿Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education¿.

Abilities: Ability to assess needs and establish or recommend program priorities and goals and develop plans to achieve goals; collect, compile, chart, and analyze data pertinent to health education program planning; plan, organize, conduct or oversee a variety of health education program and activities including discussion groups and workshops; develop educational materials and media such as pamphlets, audio and video materials, and electronic media; present ideas and information accurately, effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing; use computer and web-based information technology systems as a resource for research and providing health education programs; maintain confidentiality consistent with applicable laws and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical, and other health professionals, representatives of the news media, and other community groups.

Preferred Qualifications
-An American Public Health Association (ACHA) approved Master¿s Degree in public health with emphasis on health education; a Master¿s Degree in health science or public health administration or equivalent; and/or national certification is highly preferred.

-Experience developing, implementing and coordinating a men¿s program related to health and wellness issues, preferably at an institution of higher education.

-Experience in the areas of gender violence and interpersonal violence prevention and/or outreach.

-Working knowledge of supervisory and leadership techniques.

-Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet the needs of an ethnically and culturally diverse university campus.

-Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Benefits
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life’s Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University’s commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

CSUEU Position
Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.


HOW TO APPLY: Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume and cover letter (optional), describing your specific qualifications for each position. The online recruitment system will allow one file attachment for each submission.

SF STATE IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. (i.e. H1-B VISAS). The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.
SF State is Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled. First priority review of applications date is April 21, 2017. Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Visit: https://cmsweb.sfsu.edu/psc/HSFPRDF/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?&

 

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POSITION: Research Assistant, Full-Time

ORGANIZATION: Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ

POSTING DATE: April 11, 2017

SUMMARY: The position will support participant enrollment, data collection, and data analysis for several projects involved with secondary analysis of survey and administrative data. The primary responsibility of the data analytic Research Assistant role is to work collaboratively with senior scientists in the enrollment of research participants and implementation of efficient data management and analytic strategies. Additional responsibilities of the position include supporting the interpretation of study findings and preparation of results for dissemination. Qualified candidates should have experience with interviewing, data management of large databases, statistical analyses, and scientific writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in data collection and entry efforts as required.
  • Interview study participants according to research protocols.
  • Coordinates data management workflow of large database analysis.
  • Performs applicable statistical data analysis under the direction of senior scientific staff.
  • Articulates issues and applies analytical solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and progress in analytic and dissemination activities.
  • Provides critical and editorial support to project dissemination activities as directed.
  • Adheres to all human subjects protection policies and maintains related files at the highest level of completeness and accuracy required by the IRB for the type of research.
  • Assists in the preparation of grant application (including the preparation of supporting documents, editing of proposals and literature reviews, etc).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience in quantitative data analysis OR Masters degree in the social or health sciences (i.e., Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy).
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, or SAS (Stata preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, analysis, interpretation, and management of a variety of complex data sources (survey, administrative, and medical data).
  • Experience with descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills in applied quantitative research.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills, preferably in both English and Spanish.
  • Strong organizational skills enabling effective collaboration with senior scientific staff.
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and Adobe.
  • Experience working in a medical environment and/or working with persons with disabilities.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to career@kesslerfoundation.org highlighting their interest in specified position in Spinal Cord/Outcomes & Assessment Research. You may also directly contact:

  • Denise Fyffe, PhD
  • Senior Research Scientist, Spinal Cord/Outcomes & Assessment Research, Kessler Foundation
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation New Jersey Medical School Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  • Phone: (973) 324-3573
  • Fax: (973) 243-6984
  • Email: dfyffe@kesslerfoundation.org

 

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POSITION: Senior Citizen Program Aide

ORGANIZATION: Department of Health & Human Services “Meals on Wheels” program

POSTING DATE: April 12, 2017

SUMMARY: The Department of Health & Human Services’ Home Delivered Nutrition Program or “Meals on Wheels” program provides nutritionally balanced meals to homebound Jersey City residents who are 60 years of age or older. The program seeks to alleviate hunger, food insecurity, and social isolation experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own homes but cannot shop for groceries or prepare meals for themselves. The Division of Food & Nutrition at the City of Jersey City is looking for a Senior Citizen Program Aide who will report to the Meals on Wheels Supervisor of Senior Citizen Outreach & Referral. The Senior Citizen Program Aide performs a variety of tasks relating to the intake and assessment of senior clients for the Meals on Wheels program. This position requires extensive data collection about the senior client to determine eligibility for the program. The Senior Citizen Program Aide will work out of the Department of Health & Human Services campus but will spend extensive time in the field and travel throughout Jersey City to meet with senior clients in their homes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screens all requests for program services by determining eligibility; while providing information and counseling to enable clients to access government and community resources
  • Conducts initial comprehensive home assessment to determine program eligibility and client reassessments to evaluate existing services
  • Develops and maintains contact with government agencies and community based organizations as needed, to develop, maintain, and/or expand social service projects for the elderly
  • Contacts government agencies and community based organizations to make needed referrals
  • Collects all required client data, to enter and update client information in the client management system as needed
  • Coordinates with Meals on Wheels supervisor to place clients on the delivery route and informs clients of the first delivery date
  • Communicates with clients, caregivers, and family members to stay abreast of delivery dates and any changes in status of clients

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Experience: Minimum one (1) year of experience in the field of human services. Must possess valid New Jersey Driver’s License and a dependable, insured personal motor vehicle.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Detail-oriented with strong recordkeeping and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and foster positive and professional relationships with co-workers, supervisors, clients, and community/government agencies
  • Communicate with diverse populations
  • Plan and prioritize work activities to meet deadlines and program goals
  • Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer programs; experience with client management systems a plus
  • Willingness to travel throughout all neighborhoods of Jersey City and desire to work in the field to meet with clients in their homes

Preferred Education Background: B.S.W, B.S., B.A. (human services fields preferred)

Preferred Skills:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) or (Arabic/English) preferred but not required
  • Experience working with and knowledge of the senior citizen and/or disabled community
  • Strong organizational, research, and oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Jersey City neighborhoods and local government and/or community resources.
  • This is a Civil Service position and you may eventually need to pass and qualify for the applicable civil service title.

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit https://jerseycitynj.seamlessdocs.com/f/Employment 

 

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POSITION: Analyst, Research and Evaluation

ORGANIZATION: CAI

POSTING DATE: April 12, 2017

SUMMARY: CAI is seeking a highly motivated professional for the FULL-TIME position of Analyst, Research and Evaluation. The Analyst for Research and Evaluation will provide support and overall coordination in the areas of research and evaluation of workforce and organizational capacity to ensure the integration of evidence-based practices to improve outcomes and reduce disparities through CAI’s projects. The successful candidate will assist the Director of Research and Evaluation as well as individual Project Directors through the planning and implementation of evaluation and research activities. This is a NYC-based position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with the design and implementation of program evaluations across CAI
  • Conducts routine scientific literature reviews on a range of topics and summarizes findings in clear reports Provides projects with assistance developing evaluation tools such as needs assessments, surveys, logic models and evaluation reports
  • Researches and applies state-of-the-art approaches and frameworks to evaluating workforce and organizational capacity building activities to examine the efficacy and outcomes associated with CAI activities
  • Provides support to framing evaluation plans using Implementation Science and/or the Kirkpatrick model Performs data entry and analysis as needed to support research and evaluation activities
  • Coordinates timelines and associated deliverables across CAI related to research and evaluation activities Assist in writing proposals, scientific manuscripts, conference posters, IRB protocols, and technical reports Perform various administrative duties including data entry, maintaining bibliographies using Endnote software, schedule coordination, and database and file management.
  • Supports research activities for CAI’s research projects related to adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, performance management, health systems change and breast cancer
  • Perform other duties as necessary/assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in health/social sciences, public health, or comparable field

  • 1 to 2 full years of pertinent full-time work experience in research and evaluation in a public health setting Strong research, database management, analysis and reporting skills
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software (Excel, Atlas ti, STATA, SPSS etc.) Knowledge of the field of Implementation Science
  • Strong attention to detail and managing multiple projects

 HOW TO APPLY: CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. For immediate consideration: EMAIL, FAX or MAIL your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to our Human Resources Department, attention: “Analyst, Research and Evaluation” search.

Mail: CAI Human Resources Department Email: employment@caiglobal.org
  505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1900 Fax: 212.629.3321
  New York, NY 10018 Website: www.caiglobal.org

 

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POSITION: Research Associate, IDEA (Innovation+Design Enabling Access) Initiative

ORGANIZATION: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

POSTING DATE: April 12, 2017

SUMMARY: The IDEA (Innovation + Design Enabling Access) Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a Research Associate. The IDEA Initiative seeks to re-engineer how we bring health innovations to market to meet the needs of all populations, particularly those in resource-limited settings. IDEA is an interdisciplinary undertaking–one that requires policy and value chain analysis, systems thinking, and design innovation. By seeding and supporting market-shaping interventions with evidence-based analysis, the IDEA Initiative hopes to amplify the real world impact of delivering technologies for global health, both in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Anthony So serves as the Director of the IDEA Initiative and Professor of the Practice in the Department of International Health.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Associate will primarily be focused on a key pillar of the IDEA Initiative – the Strategic Policy Program of ReAct-Action on Antibiotic Resistance. Since 2005, ReAct has served as a global network spanning across five continents dedicated to tackling antibiotic resistance through evidence-based policy solutions. The Strategic Policy Program also supports the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition, a coalition of 25 civil society organizations across human, veterinary, and environmental health that works together to address this growing global threat. Together, the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition monitors various national and global policy processes and stakeholders, ensuring public accountability towards addressing antimicrobial resistance.

QUALIFICATIONS: The IDEA Initiative is looking for a highly talented, full-time Research Associate, primarily focused on the ReAct Strategic Policy Program work that would bring exemplary analytic and organizational skills to our work. Please see the attached job description for further information about the experience and qualifications required and preferred for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample(s) preferably demonstrating policy analytic skills, the names of three references to rramach9@jhu.edu. As we will review applications on a rolling basis, candidates should indicate their interest as soon as possible and their date of availability. If you have any questions regarding the position, please submit them in writing to rramach9@jhu.edu. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, please apply by April 17, 2017.

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