July 13, 2017 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: LGBTQIA Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

ORGANIZATION: LaGuardia Community College

POSTING DATE: June 27, 2017

SUMMARY: The LGBTQIA Program Coordinator is a member of the Women’s Center team and will assist in providing leadership for University initiatives and support services that enhance the student experience and promote the personal development and academic success of undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students at LaGuardia Community College at the City University of New York. Reporting to the Director of the Women’s Center, the LGBTQIA Program Coordinator will collaborate with other offices to develop programs that enhance the quality of student life, promote diversity and inclusion, and respond to student concerns.  The LGBTQIA Program Coordinator is an advocate for the undergraduate LGBTQIA community and will contribute to efforts to promote the development of cultural competence on the part of members of the campus community through its oversight of the LGBTQIA Ally program.  At times the LGBTQIA Program Coordinator is expected to be available to staff and students outside regular business hours, for evening and weekend events, or other critical times.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a safe environment in which to serve as a referral source and provide consultation as needed to undergraduate students regarding LGBTQIA topics and/or issues.
  • Coordinate and maintain the LGBTQIA Ally Program by developing and creating initiatives and programming for volunteers.
  • Provide support and collaborate with SAGA, the Straight and Gay Alliance, student club, by attending meetings and programs presented by the group.
  • Build strategic and collaborative partnerships with University departments and programs in support of LGBTQIA undergraduate students (including Student Health & Wellness Promotion and Student Health Services).
  • Work collaboratively with the Division of Enrollment Management and other University departments to help LGBTQIA students and provide services that assist LGBTQIA undergraduate students to transition smoothly to LAGCC, and to help them thrive and persist to graduation at the University.
  • Recommend and participate in the development of University policies and procedures for LGBTQIA students.
  • Participate in professional development and growth opportunities in order to maintain current knowledge of student development and student learning research, theory and practice that best serve the needs of LGBTQIA students.
  • Participate in projects and work that advances the general work of the Women’s Center.
  • Represent the Women’s Center as the LGBTQIA Coordinator on campus wide committees and projects.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of any number of LGBTQIA related Women’s Center programming
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree with three years post-bachelors professional experience working in a position with responsibilities similar to the LGBTQIA Program Coordinator required.

  • Experience working with LGBTQIA students in a college environment.
  • Familiarity with sexual orientation, gender identity, and college student learning and development theories.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression and their intersections with gender, race, class, ability, and other identities.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build positive and effective relationships with colleagues and student leaders across the university.
  • Ability to take initiative for projects and development of services.
  • Ability to collaborate and work successfully in a team environment.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resumes with cover letters to:  Joanna De Leon at jdeleon@lagcc.cuny.edu. The application deadline is:  August 3, 2017.

 

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POSITION: Director of Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education

ORGANIZATION: The Animal Medical Center

POSTING DATE: July 7, 2017

SUMMARY: The Animal Medical Center, a full-service, not-for-profit veterinary specialty hospital, research and teaching facility on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is seeking a Director of Animal Health Education to oversee activities for the AMC’s Institute for Animal Health Education.  Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer and working closely with the Veterinary staff, marketing and development departments, the Director is responsible for the overall health communication activity, and education of pet owners.  The Director will develop and implement appropriate strategies and methods to facilitate animal health promotion and disease prevention to a diverse audience of pet-owning families across the country in order to help AMC fulfill our mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and manage animal health education strategies and programs for pet owners.
  • Develop and implement annual goals and objectives that support the strategic plan for the Institute, which will ensure successful achievement of the strategic plan.
  • Assess client and pet owner’s needs for animal health education in order to develop appropriate programs and educational materials that will benefit the community.
  • Work closely with Chief Medical Officer and AMC veterinary staff to determine appropriate pet health topics and messaging for clients and pet families.
  • Translate scientific information and concepts into clear and concise language in order to maximize understanding among clients and pet-owning families.
  • Help identify, develop and improve educational materials and other tools that will serve as resources for pet owners and clients.
  • Oversee, schedule and implement Pet Health Education events for the community.
  • Work closely with AMC’s Marketing team on web-based and social media communication opportunities to maximize reach of the Institute’s messaging.
  • Serve as spokesperson for THE Institute as required and work closely with PR firm for all press activities.
  • Ensure consistent messaging and branding for Institute throughout all activities and materials created.
  • Develop, monitor and assess the animal health education programming to continue to ensure the Institute is maximizing its reach and meeting the needs of pet owners everywhere.
  • Seek out and develop ongoing partnership opportunities within both the local community and beyond to make animal health education programs accessible to more people.
  • Work closely with Development Department to build and establish opportunities for corporate sponsorship.
  • Assist with training AMC Staff on animal health education activities specifically for clients.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree- a Master’s degree in Public Health Education or Social work is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience working in community health education
  • Skilled writer and editor
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to plan and manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Love of animals desirable
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

The Animal Medical Center offers excellent benefits including medical/dental insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, pet care discounts and more.

HOW TO APPLY: If you believe you meet these requirements, and would like to become a part of our dedicated team, we’d like to meet you to talk about this diverse, highly-visible, hands-on position. Qualified candidates please e-mail resumes to careers@amcny.org . To learn more about The Animal Medical Center visit our website at www.amcny.org.  We are an equal opportunity employer

 

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POSITION: Community Research Assistants

ORGANIZATION: NYU School of Medicine

POSTING DATE: July 10, 2017

SUMMARY: NYU School of Medicine, in partnership with Henry Street Settlement, is in the final stages of a 15-month community health worker (CHW) program in two apartment buildings on the Lower East Side that aimed to help improve the health and well-being of residents. A baseline survey was conducted at the beginning of the study, and now at the end of the study we are hiring Research Assistants (RAs) to conduct a follow up survey of these building residents to assess the impact of the program.

The RAs will be supervised by Ashley Young, LCSW, who is the Program Director of Henry Street Settlement’s Neighborhood Resource Center, and by Amy Freeman, PhD, who is the Project Director of the Health + Housing Project at NYU School of Medicine.

RAs will be paid $20.00 per hour, with the potential for small bonus payments for their work. These are part-time positions of up to 20 hours per week to start as soon as possible for approximately 5-8 weeks. Hours will include days, evenings, and weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES: RA duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Recruit residents to take the post-survey
  2. Going door-to-door to survey building residents
  3. Obtaining consent for the study from building residents
  4. Explaining the study
  5. Conducting the survey
  6. Entering data on a tablet computer
  7. Meeting and checking in regularly with supervisors
  8. Carefully following detailed instructions and study procedures

RAs will be trained in these skills and the study details prior to beginning their work. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese required
  • Good reading skills
  • Basic computer skills or a willingness to learn
  • Detail-oriented and ability to follow instructions carefully
  • Ability to work independently
  • Trustworthy and mature
  • Able to ask sensitive questions and keep all information confidential
  • Good communication skills
  • A positive, “can do” attitude
  • Availability to work days, evenings and weekends
  • Experience with prior research projects or surveys is preferred but not necessary

 HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter to amy.freeman@nyumc.org and in the subject line indicate the job title.

 

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POSITION: RESEARCH ASSISTANT (PART-TIME) – SODA TAX POLICY STUDY

ORGANIZATION: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

POSTING DATE: July 10, 2017

SUMMARY: Working under the supervision of Drs. Gordon Shen (CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy) and Melissa Fuster (CUNY Brooklyn College), the Research Assistant (RA) will perform research support activities for the study “A Sweet Deal?: The Diffusion of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Policy Across Latin America”. More specifically, the RA will assist Drs. Shen and Fuster with document review and key informant interviews with stakeholders in Mexico and in Chile, concerning the soda tax implementation in these countries. The RA will be based at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will consist, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop a literature search protocol;
  • Conduct a search and subsequent analysis of documents pertaining to soda tax implementation;
  • Manage a document database;
  • Organize study logistics, including drafting of meeting minutes and summaries, assist with IRB documentation/application, coordinate team meetings, and managing study files, among other tasks;
  • Coordinate with prospective interview respondents to schedule interviews;
  • Conduct phone/Skype interviews with key stakeholders in Mexico and Chile;
  • Oversee the transcription and translation of study interviews;
  • Assist in the analysis of interview transcripts and documents using qualitative data analysis software (such as NVivo, Atlas.ti);
  • Keep accurate, well-organized records; and
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum education requirement: MPH or master’s degree desired. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students would also be considered, depending on relevance of research background, experience, and other qualifications.
  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments of moderate complexity;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other researchers, with faculty supervisors, and with any human subjects in the study;
  • Experience in qualitative research methods and analysis, including the use of qualitative analysis software (such as NVivo, Atlas.ti);
  • Ability to operate basic software for the construction of document databases (such MS Excel, EndNote);
  • Ability to make accurate observations and report them clearly in writing and orally;
  • Knowledge of diverse sources for finding and triangulating different sources of information;
  • Ability to take direction and work as part of a team, as well as independently; and
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize competing tasks.

SALARY: The rate per hour, number of hours per week, and the total number of weeks is negotiable with the PIs and dependent on the background of the candidate.

APPOINTMENT PERIOD: The position is expected to start in July 2017, lasting until the close of a 38-week funding period.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and qualifications to Drs. Shen (Gordon.Shen@sph.cuny.edu) and Fuster (M.FusterRivera54@brooklyn.cuny.edu), with the subject line: Application – Soda Tax Policy Study. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Please note: Only fully bilingual (Spanish/English) applicants will be considered.

 

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POSITION: HFRAN Communications and Web Management Consultant

ORGANIZATION: HFRAN (Healthy Food Retail Action Network)

POSTING DATE: July 10, 2017

SUMMARY: HFRAN (Healthy Food Retail Action Network) is a coalition of nonprofit, community based, and governmental organizations, working to increase access to healthy foods in brick and mortar retail establishments throughout New York City. The Network is currently comprised of over two dozen member organization and four volunteer run core committees: Advocacy, Evaluation, Meeting Planning and Communications. The Network has obtained funding to significantly expand its communications portfolio to ensure members are apprised of each other’s work and have easy access to resources and materials to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

Position Description

The Healthy Food Retail Action Network seeks a Communications Management Consultant to take on a variety of media related tasks. The candidate must be a strong writer and creative thinker with fundamental knowledge of managing print materials, website development & maintenance, social media, and other related content platforms. Familiarity and interest in the areas of food access, small business development, nonprofits, public health, nutrition, and/or visual arts a plus. This position will report to the Chair of the Communications Committee and be responsible for managing written communications for all of HFRAN’s activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the HFRAN communications committee to write and edit the newsletter, blog, social media posts, and press releases.
  • Oversee/manage all social media with a focus on raising awareness of HFRAN. Working with the communications committee, the Consultant will manage the content and strategy for all HFRAN accounts such as: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Collaborate with all of the HFRAN committees on strategies that show the importance of the group’s objectives.
  • Draft and review all written content generated by the group, including newsletter articles, blog posts, and other content.
  • Work with the communications committee to ensure consistent look and feel of all of HFRAN’s content.
  • Work with the communications committee to monitor and record all significant media mentions involving HFRAN members.
  • With the guidance of the communications committee, manage and maintain the HFRAN website.
  • Provide assistance with HFRAN quarterly meetings and annual summits as needed.
  • Manage, store, organize and share communications related information.

QUALIFICATIONS: Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience developing and managing websites and content, specifically in wordpress
  • Some experience in a PR or communications role.
  • An interest and basic understanding in food access, food policy and food system related work in NYC.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately prioritize problems/initiatives.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook; Excel; Word)
  • Experience working in a professional environment.

The hired consultant would be paid between $15-20/hr the course of approximately nine months. Hours will vary per week but will average 5-10. The position is based out of New York City, with flexibility to work from home for NYC residents on certain tasks.

HOW TO APPLY: Questions can be directed to the hiring organization

 

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POSITION: Food Educator to Work with Elementary School Age Children in New York City

ORGANIZATION: Spoons Across America

POSTING DATE: July 12, 2017

SUMMARY: Spoons Across America, the recipe for healthier children, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. We work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.

We are currently seeking an organized, engaging, and self- motivated team player to join our team as a Food Educator. Primary duties include working directly with children ages 6-10 in schools and community centers to implement our food and nutrition literacy based programs. Additional office responsibilities focusing on planning and implementation of programs are also included.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan for and lead hands-on lessons and activities around taste exploration, healthy cooking, and nutrition to elementary aged children in schools and community centers.
  • Work with children to make discoveries and facilitate discussion and interaction
  • Support children with kitchen skills and safety in food preparation
  • Work with parents/families during family engagement sessions
  • Set up and clean up all materials.
  • Communicate and work with volunteers as required
  • Shop/purchase fresh food for classroom lessons (for reimbursement) as needed.
  • Prepare program materials for distribution to program sites as needed.
  • Maintain regular communication with Director of Programs regarding program implementation, outcomes, and volunteers
  • Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and workshops as needed
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation of programming
  • Work with social media and communications coordinator to promote program and outcomes.
  • Complete other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate genuine passion and enthusiasm for the mission of Spoons Across America.
  • Possess a love for working with children, with at least 1-2 years of demonstrated teaching experience.
  • Superb communication and classroom management skills.
  • Highly organized, responsible, dependable, flexible, patient and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work well with staff, teachers, interns, and volunteers to promote the mission of Spoons Across America
  • Dynamic personality with good sense of humor and appreciation for education and healthy, local food.
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Google Calendar/Docs
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.

Time Commitment and Location: 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter, expressing your experience and interest in working with youth, food and education toali@spoonsacrossamerica.org

Alexandra Weisman McDowell
Director of Programs and Partnerships
Spoons Across America
ali@spoonsacrossamerica.org

 

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POSITION: Consultant position – Part-time Research Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Rockefeller University

POSTING DATE: July 12, 2017

SUMMARY: ADARC is seeking to fill a part-time position for the role of research assistant to support a behavioral and social science research (BSSR) project, which aims to understand perceptions, beliefs and experiences of novel HIV prevention and treatment modalities among clinical trial participants.

The candidate will be expected to introduce the study to potential participants, consent participants, and conduct in-depth interviews with trial participants and research staff of clinical trials testing novel HIV treatment and prevention modalities at the Rockefeller University, New York. S/he will need to have certification to conduct human subjects research (CITI) or be willing to take required training to obtain such certification.

The candidate will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator but be expected to work independently to move the data collection forward. S/he will be expected to provide weekly updates on phone with the PI and attend monthly in person meetings with the research team.

This position would be ideal for a masters or doctoral student. The research experience could be used towards degree requirements, like practicum or master’s thesis, contingent upon discussions with candidates’ academic department.

Mission

The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC), the world’s largest private HIV/AIDS research center, is committed to finding solutions to end the AIDS epidemic by conducting basic discovery research and by developing novel therapies, vaccines and other prevention strategies. The advertised position seeks an individual to join a small team of behavioral and social science researchers who work alongside clinicians and basic scientists to integrate a social science and behavioral research agenda into clinical research.

Location: New York, NY

Job type: Part-time position

Ideal start date: September, 2017

Number of Hours/Week

15 to 20 hours a week over the 10-month of study period

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support for the development of research protocols and required research documentation including IRB submissions
  • Describe study objectives to participants Consent research study participants
  • Conduct in-depth interviews in person with study participants Transcribe interviews
  • Code and analyze qualitative data
  • Actively participate in research meetings
  • Complete administrative tasks to support the study, including scheduling interviews and file management

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral program in public health, social work, anthropology, sociology, psychology or a related social sciences discipline
  • Experience in qualitative data collection; including specific familiarity with in-depth interviewing
  • Familiarity with and interest in issues related to novel HIV prevention and treatment modalities
  • Strong communication, writing and organizational skills

Compensation commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter detailing previous experience and your specific interest in the position to ywu@adarc.org.

ADARC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with its obligations under federal law, each company that is a federal contractor or subcontractor is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled individuals, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

 

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POSITION: Program Evaluator

ORGANIZATION: La Casita Treatment Residential Program

POSTING DATE: July 13, 2017

SUMMARY:

La Casita Treatment Residential Program is a family-centered, bilingual, culturally competent and trauma-informed residential program. It is designed to provide a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment for New York City’s women and their children to overcome substance abuse and the debilitating effects of addiction; provide comprehensive, integrated behavioral and primary healthcare; restore dignity and self-reliance; and provide help, healing, and hope.”

Under the supervision of the Project Director and Project Coordinator, the role of the Project Evaluator is to help strengthen the program’s evaluation capacity; defines and articulates the purpose and scope of evaluation efforts; and design data analysis, documentation and systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of relevant work experience with progressive data management and research responsibilities OR
  • MPH, Master’s degree in Epidemiology, or relevant field with at least a year of relevant experience
  • Knowledge and experience of using evaluation and community-based research to inform program development
  • Knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, theories, concepts and practices
  • Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes including Participatory Action Research
  • Ability to analyze information, summarize findings and present them in ways easily understandable to decision-makers
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and manipulating data using a computer database
  • Experience developing, and maintaining longitudinal data management systems
  • Understanding of statistical principles and methods for data analysis
  • Must be able to multi task with strong organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate both verbally and in written form.
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and sensitivity
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure and operate with a keen sense of urgency and commitment to quality.

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact:

Chioma .N. Okoro, CCRC, MPH  |
ACACIA NETWORK
Project Coordinator, PPW
United Bronx Parents, Inc. La Casita I
834 E 156st St. | Bronx, New York 10455