April 27, 2017 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Nutrition Project Evaluation Consultant

ORGANIZATION: Fund for Public Health NYC

POSTING DATE: April 20, 2017

SUMMARY: The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Sodium Reduction in Communities Program (SRCP) is a five-year project, funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that works to reduce sodium intake among New Yorkers by supporting the expansion of the NYC Food Standards. This is accomplished primarily by (1) increasing the voluntary adoption of NYC Food Standards for Cafeterias/Cafes (Cafeteria Standards) within food retail locations in recruited sites (e.g. hospitals and universities); (2) increasing the integration of lower-sodium food products through recipe modification and product substitutions; and (3) increasing the integration of Good Choice, a healthy product labeling tool, into procurement practices in order to increase the selection of lower-sodium foods by large foodservice operators within select sites that procure food from one of the two partnered national food distributor companies.

PROGRAM GOALS

The Evaluation Consultant will contract with the Fund for Public Health in New York, the non-profit partner to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and work under the supervision of the Nutrition Project Manager. The Consultant will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to assess project performance and impact. In particular, the evaluation will determine whether hospital and university sites are implementing sodium specific Cafeteria Standards within food retail locations and track product substitutions of lower sodium items to ultimately reduce the average sodium in lunch meals over the five years.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Draft (process) tools to evaluate program activities, such as technical assistance provided to venues at pre- and post-intervention
  • Draft (outcome) tools to evaluate impact of the Cafeteria Standards at pre- and post- by reviewing product order forms, menu/recipe analysis provided by program team, sales data, as well as product substitutions and the implications on sodium in recipes, purchases of lower sodium items from distributors.
  • Develop and refine data collection protocols and oversee data quality and collection processes managed by staff. Provide technical assistance to staff (development of evaluation indicators, data collection and analysis, and reporting of results).
  • Interpret and report on data analysis findings as part of annual report.
  • Participate in meetings with the project team, and other partners as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college in nutrition or in public health with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or public health; and
  • Two years or more of full-time research experience in public health, nutrition, or a related field.
  • Experience designing, planning, and conducting program evaluations
  • Familiarity with a variety of M+E methods, tools, and techniques
  • Detail-oriented, organized, with excellent writing skills
  • Ability to interpret scientific data, research and policy reports
  • Ability to interact with senior level stakeholders
  • Previous experience as a consultant preferred

COMPENSATION AND TIMEFRAME

The contract term will begin immediately and continue through September 29, 2017, with an expectation to renew based on satisfactory performance. We anticipate that the Evaluation Consultant’s role will require an average of 20 hours per week. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your prior projects relate to this position, to aherman@health.nyc.gov indicating “Nutrition Project Evaluation Consultant_your name” in subject line.

 

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POSITION: Faculty Tenure Track Position 2017-2018

ORGANIZATION: Faculty Tenure Track Position 2017-2018

POSTING DATE:

SUMMARY: Pace University’s College of Health Professions, Department of Health Studies seeks a Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Member to join our new our Health Science (BS) program at the Pleasantville (Westchester County) and New York City campuses.  The new faculty member will have a primary assignment at one campus but may be required to teach courses on the other campus as necessary.

About us:
The College of Health Professions (CHP) at Pace University is seeking to expand over the next three to five years. CHP was established in 2010 in an effort to showcase Pace’s commitment to research and teaching in the health professions. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing, the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Department, and the Department of Health Studies (which includes the Communication Sciences and Disorders program along with the Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Additional programs in health studies are currently in development).

Our vision is to be recognized for our innovative leadership in education, practice, scholarship, and service to improve health and the health professions.  Our mission is to educate and challenge diverse students for the health professions to be leaders, innovators and lifelong learners who will positively impact local, national, and global health.

Pace University is an exceptional setting for prospective faculty members seeking a collegial work environment, a focused teaching practice, and excellent scholarship support in New York.

We provide unparalleled support in the form of:

  • Scholarship support and opportunities, including conference support and consultants
  • Released time to work on scholarship
  • Faculty mentoring in teaching and scholarship
  • Graduate assistants for research and teaching
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Financial support available for scholarship during the first two years

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach courses in the newly developed Health Science undergraduate major. Courses include: Health Care Policy, History of the US Healthcare System, Patient Education and Advocacy, Global Health Care Systems, and Government Policy and Politics.

The program offers three (3) academic tracks of study to prepare students for professional opportunities:

  1. Generalist
  2. Pre-Nursing Preparation
  3. Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation

The program offers four (4) areas of concentration:

  1. Health Policy and Advocacy
  2. Global Health
  3. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  4. Telehealth

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Research Doctorate, (i.e. Ph.D, Dr.PH, Sc.D, or Ed.D), in Health Policy, Health Systems, Public Policy, Political Science, or a related social science field
  • A minimum of (3) years teaching experience within a higher education setting
  • An active program of research, and a track record of publications and grant activity
  • Undergraduate teaching and/or professional experience in health policy and advocacy
  • A background in evidence-based practice and cultural competence
  • A strong commitment to teaching excellence, health-related scholarship that informs teaching, and university and professional service

 HOW TO APPLY: E-mail a CV and cover letter detailing research, teaching and service experience and goals to CHPEducatorJobs@pace.edu. Application reviews will continue until the position is filled. Faculty appointment commences on 9/1/17.

 More Information:

For more information about the Department of Health Studies, please visit www.pace.edu/healthstudies.  For more information about the Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science, please visit http://www.pace.edu/college-health-professions/undergraduate-programs/bachelor-science-health-science.