June 1, 2017 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Project Manager

Reports to: Administrative Director

ORGANIZATION: The Institute for Advanced Medicine (IAM)

POSTING DATE: May 26, 2017

SUMMARY: The Institute for Advanced Medicine (IAM) at Mount Sinai is looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage organization of key leadership and clinical projects.  The ideal candidate will lead the planning, coordination and execution of designated projects including but not limited to:  Process improvement, space and marketing design, outreach and expansion efforts across IAM sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  1. Create and execute detailed work plans to ensure the goals of projects are achieved within the predetermined timeframe.
  2. Coordinate with Finance to develop budgets and identify funding sources.
  3. Ensure all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  4. Lead project proposal efforts including project scoping
  5. Drive project analysis and optimization of resources, processes, and physical work flows for IAM sites
  6. Develop and implements project improvement and facilitates work flow discussions with staff
  7. Develop cost-effective plans and schedules for project implementation and marketing design projects, following a logical pattern for utilization of resources
  8. Manages operational aspects of a project and scope and ensures coordination with all other program or project resources, external and internal
  9. Itemize project deliverables and standards, and supports project budgeting and budget management with guidance from leadership and teams
  10. Track and report progress to IAM leadership and project team members.   Make process changes as needed
  11. Holds project status meetings with IAM leadership and project team members
  12. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education required: BA/BS, Masters preferred.

Experience and/or skills required: Experience in project management and systems design; excellent written and verbal communication skills; data collection and analysis; process flow analysis; and organizational ability.  Must be proficient in personal computer software, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Susan.Mandrewjones@mountsinai.org.

 

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POSITION: Project Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Mount Sinai

POSTING DATE: May 30, 2017

SUMMARY: Program Description: The Department of Oncological Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks a highly qualified health educator with a focus on Community Outreach and research programs examining health disparities in cancer screening among minorities; specifically with African American and black communities.  Many of these projects include community-engagement and all seek to increase both awareness and screen behaviors among patients as well as community members (see our website noted below for details).

Position Description: As an integral part of our research and outreach projects, we are seeking a highly qualified Health Educator.  Knowledge of community participatory research, community engagement, program development, health systems, public health issues, and health education planning and health education evaluation is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities may include the day-to-day management of multiple outreach and research projects and their databases, as well as working closely with community partners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Health Education, Ethnic Studies, Psychology, related health and social service disciplines and/or equivalent work experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Community outreach experience particularly in minority communities and/or Brooklyn
  • Have the ability to prioritize
  • Be highly energetic and flexible
  • Able to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • SPSS or SAS experience
  • Bilingual in Creole
  • Grant writing

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit letter of interest and CV to:

Lina Jandorf, MA

Icahn School of Mount Sinai School of Medicine

One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1130

New York, NY 10029

Fax: 212-849-2566

Lina.jandorf@mssm.edu

Website: http://www.mssm.edu/research/labs/jandorf-laboratory

Phone calls will not be accepted.

 

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POSITION: Graduate Student Researcher

ORGANIZATION: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

POSTING DATE: May 31, 2017

SUMMARY: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, a small community-based nonprofit based in Arverne, Queens, is seeking a graduate student for an exciting opportunity to assist the organization in evidence base research around mental health interventions. The research will directly impact the design and evaluation of community interventions that will roll out in 2017/2018. The research will support the organization’s work with NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) on the Take Care New York 2020 initiative and a community-based effort to combat unmet mental health need in Rockaway. The work will entail performing a literature review on three interventions and their connection to reducing unmet mental health needs and combatting mental health stigma. The studies reviewed will cover community-based partnerships, community events, and resource guides.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will include:

  • Researching, identifying, and reading pertinent studies in peer reviewed journals and summarizing 10-15 studies (5 for partnership, 2-5 for community events, and 2-5 for resource guide). The summaries will use a DOHMH-developed template and cover study design, intervention method, evidence base on the relationship between intervention strategy and desired outcome, study findings and recommendations for best practices for implementation, and evaluation methods and metrics. Summaries should be completed by June 13, 2017.
  • Assisting the Project Manager in developing an evaluation plan for the interventions.
  • Helping organize community round tables to support the project.
  • Weekly phone calls on progress with the Project Manager and TCNY calls and meetings with DOHMH.
  • Assisting the Project Manager as tasks arise.
  • HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please email a short cover letter (half a page) outline your experience and interest in the project, and resume to Ana Fisyak, Urban Planning and Development Associate, at afisyak@rwalliance.org. The position will start as soon as a possible 15-18 hours per week for 10 weeks. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and the application should be willing to work from RWA’s office at the Rockaway Institute for A Sustainable Environment, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Arverne, at least once a week. For any question about the position, please reach out to afisyak@rwalliance.org.

More information about RWA and TCNY: Established in 2007, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is a community-based organization dedicated to empowering residents of underserved communities in the Rockaways to play a role in the determination of their neighborhoods. We provide enriching education and community programming, which instill both individual and civic respect for nature, and contribute to advancing the physical, economic, and social sustainability in the Rockaway Peninsula. Over the past ten years RWA’s mission has evolved from a group of concerned residents to a leader in community development. Today, RWA engages over 5,000 residents annually, and partnered with over 50 organizations and public schools to work toward a brighter future for the Rockaway Peninsula.

As a catalyst for sustainable development and community building our mission is: to inspire members of the local community to become active stewards of the community through enriching educational programs; to revitalize the health and well being of the Rockaway community through arts, environmental conservation and outdoor recreation; and to strengthen the community’s role as advocates through community planning efforts to make a vibrant and sustainable coastal community.

In August 2016, RWA was selected by DOHMH to be Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020 Planning Partner to lead a community health action planning process in Far Rockaway, Arverne, and Edgemere, Queens. TCNY 2020 is the City’s blueprint for addressing health disparities in NYC neighborhoods through both traditional health factors like smoking and exercise and social determinants of health like neighborhood design and high school graduations. Through two convenings, local residents and stakeholders chose to develop an action plan to address unmet mental health need in the community through a community partnership, community events to fight stigma, and a resource guide to improve knowledge about local resources for mental health. For more information about TCNY please visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/neighborhood-health/take-care-new-york-2020.page and for more information about RWA please visit http://www.rwalliance.org/.

 

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POSITION: Research Study Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY)

POSTING DATE: May 27, 2017

SUMMARY: The Study Coordinator will work full-time (40 hours/week) on two concurrent related projects, one that has a 3-year timeline and one with a 1-year timeline. The projects which are funded by the CDC and New York State Dept. of Health seek to develop and test an intervention to increase access to and uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among cisgender and transgender women involved in street-based sex work. (PrEP is a new HIV prevention strategy that involves taking one pill a day to stay HIV-negative.)These projects will be conducted in collaboration with a community-based organization that provides harm reduction services in East Harlem and the Bronx, NY. The studies seek to recruit about 60 participants. Data will be collected from medical records and research visits. Research visits include computerized interviews and possibly collection of biological specimens.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the research project with investigators, data managers, and community partners
  • Work with Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and update study protocols, including preparing protocol amendments to the Institutional Review Board as needed
  • Work with PI to develop recruitment strategies and manage tracking database. With PI, develop and program survey instruments including web-based surveys (e.g., Qualitrics or RedCap) Participant recruitment
  • Conduct research study visits which will include supervising participant computer-assisted self-interviews and possibly collecting, testing (if indicated), and transporting biological specimens. Oversee that research visits are carried out consistently with protocols
  • Assist in coordinating, managing and analyzing data; perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed
  • Supervise a part-time research assistant
  • Participation in weekly research team meetings Facilitate study-related financial transactions.
  • Assist in drafting reports, preparing conference abstracts, and presentations related to the project
  • Basic descriptive and possibly inferential statistical analyses using SAS or Stata Qualitative research methods: conducting individual semi-structured interviews,
  • coding of qualitative data in NVivo or Dedoose, and thematic analysis Literature searches
  • Assistance with manuscript and grant writing
  • Management of project day-to-day operations and administrative tasks Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience required. Master’s Degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related discipline preferred.
  • Previous research or programmatic experience in public health or related field
  • Background knowledge/experience/advocacy in community-based research and/or in the realm of HIV prevention among women, particularly, women from marginalized groups such as sex workers preferred
  • Quantitative research experience, including quantitative survey programming and data management required
  • Qualitative research experience (conducting individual interviews, facilitating focus groups, coding and analyzing qualitative data) preferred
  • Quantitative analytic skills and prior coursework, including expertise in independently performing basic descriptive and inferential analyses (e.g., chi-square tests, logistic regression) in SAS or Stata preferred

Skills and Competencies

  • As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and SAS or Stata.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; detail oriented. Fluency in English and Spanish preferred

HOW TO APPLY: If interested, please email your curriculum vitae, a description of your interests and experience related to the position, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Oni Blackstock at oblackst@montefiore.org. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

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POSITION: Financial Analyst

ORGANIZATION: Planned Parenthood of New York City

POSTING DATE: June 1, 2017

SUMMARY: Planned Parenthood of New York City is seeking a full-time Financial Analyst to join our Finance team. This position is based at our Administrative Office located at 26

Bleecker Street, New York, New York 10012.

What you’ll find at Planned Parenthood of New York City:

Commitment: Planned Parenthood of New York City is a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. We’ve been here 100 years and will continue to be here for as long as New Yorkers need high-quality health care.

Passion: Staff and leadership are dedicated to advocating for reproductive health and providing expert care to all New Yorkers.

A focus on justice: We are here as a resource for all New Yorkers, including people of color, the LGBT community, and immigrants.

Care for our staff: One of the ways we value the wellbeing of our staff is through the compensation and benefits package we offer to eligible employees. Our benefits package includes comprehensive health and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan including an employer contribution, and generous paid time off.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement data focused analyses to guide PPNYC through strategic and financial decision making.
  • Lead in bringing big data to the front our strategic thinking and development.
  • Support the executive team with timely and accurate analyses, using existing systems as well as researching new systems that will better leverage information and resources.
  • Member of innovation group that evaluates new IT solutions that will enhance the

PPNYC experience for patients, with key staff in Information Technology and other departments.

  • Develop dashboards and create processes to input data for monthly indicators reports using PPNYC’s business intelligence tools, systems and databases.
  • Audit data sources and analyses to ensure data and deliverables are accurate and complete.

QUALIFICATIONS: We’re seeking candidates who have:

  • Requires an ability equal to that usually derived from satisfactory completion of courses required for graduation from an accredited college or university with a

Baccalaureate Degree, with an emphasis in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Finance, or similar studies, plus two years of work experience. A Master’s degree in health care, business, or related field may replace work experience.

  • Very strong experience creating financial models, including use of database manipulation (e.g. Tableau, MS Office tools – Excel, Access, and SQL).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

HOW TO APPLY: Are you interested in bringing your expertise to Planned Parenthood of New York City? Please email your resume and cover letter to resume@ppnyc.org and include

“Financial Analyst” in the subject line. No phone calls; PPNYC will contact select applicants to conduct an initial phone screening.

Planned Parenthood of New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

 

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Program Coordinator – Experiential Learning

City University of New York

Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy