August 3, 2017 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Senior Director – Performance Improvement Population Health Management

ORGANIZATION:  Primary Care Development Corporation

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2017

SUMMARY: Quality primary care is transformative and a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities. PCDC, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, catalyzes excellence in primary care through strategic community investment, capacity building, and policy initiatives to achieve health equity. PCDC helps primary care practices improve delivery of care by providing affordable capital as well as a variety of training and technical assistance services. Since its founding in 1993, PCDC has assisted over 1,000 practices from more than 35 states, and has leveraged nearly $850 million to improve care in low-income communities.

PCDC’s Performance Improvement Practice partners with health care organizations, helping them understand their challenges, develop customized plans for change, define and achieve measurable outcomes and create lasting and sustainable impact for their organizations and those they serve. Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Primary Care Services Integration
  • Primary Care Practice Operations
  • HIV Prevention Capacity Building
  • Population Health Management

PCDC’s Population Health Management program works with health care organizations to implement strategies and improve staffs’ ability to address the medical, behavioral, and social issues of their panel of patients, particularly those of high risk, high need individuals through practice transformation processes and outcomes. Our team offers individualized coaching, facilitates learning collaboratives, provides consulting, leads quality improvement projects, develops curriculum and delivers training programs designed for our client’s needs. Our goal is to transform primary care organizations by building their capacity to manage their patient population. Our particular expertise is to support or develop care management and care coordination programs that provide integrated, team-based care, so that practices are better able to provide high quality care, thereby improving the health of their population, and reducing overall cost of care.

Position Overview: The Senior Director for the Population Health Management program is passionate about supporting primary care transformation, helping health care and community based providers to be able to improve systems that support the delivery of high quality care for patients. S/he has expertise in primary care operations and person-centered coordinated care processes and is able to help health care teams understand how to integrate medical, behavioral health and care management services. S/he also has expertise in developing training for practice staff that work to risk stratify panels, identify high risk patients, and provide care management and coordination. The Senior Director understands how healthcare’s shift to value-based payment models requires organizations to focus on improving care and engagement of high risk/high need individuals. Strategies such as employing a population management approach, implementing team-based and integrated care models, quality improvement, and addressing the social determinants of health are all methodologies with which the Senior Director should be familiar.

Senior Directors within PCDC’s Performance Improvement Practice are senior managers responsible for designing and leading projects, developing new business, managing multiple projects, supervising teams, and providing subject matter expertise inside PCDC and for its clients. Senior Directors report to the Managing Director of PCDC’s Performance Improvement Practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish the vision for the Population Health Management program area.
  • Understand and maintain awareness of the changing healthcare landscape including the evidence base, reimbursement reform and delivery system transformation.
  • Create and supervise the development of services, coaching, curriculum and trainings that meet the needs of PCDC’s clients as they move towards providing population health management, including more coordinated, integrated care and focus on high need individuals.
  • Lead existing projects and develop new and related projects.
    • Allocate and manage staff members assigned to these projects.
  • Develop and manage the program budget in cooperation with the Managing Director and Operations Manager.
    • Ensure high quality of work and supervising staff.
  • Develop new and repeat business within the program.
    • Perform outreach to previous, current, and prospective clients as well as assess client satisfaction both during and after engagements.
  • Write proposals to potential clients and funders, including consulting proposals and grant applications.
  • Position themselves and PCDC as a subject matter expert to both generate business and support PCDC’s thought leadership through seeking out speaking engagements at conferences, writing blog posts and reports that demonstrate our knowledge in the area of Population Health Management.
  • Supervise projects within designated program areas.
  • Design and lead multiple projects. This includes creating consulting service delivery models, managing the day-to-day execution of projects, and identifying and mitigating risks to project success.
  • Manage staff who manage projects within the program area.
  • Develop or comply with evaluation methods for programs and projects.
  • Guide and mentor team members, promoting their professional development, and contributing to performance appraisals.
  • Develop and execute department strategy in cooperation with the Managing Director and other Senior Directors and Program Directors.
  • Develop departmental policies and procedures in cooperation with the Managing Director and other Senior Directors and Program Directors.
  • Work across PCDC business lines in collaboration with other units, including the Communications team to develop and maintain collateral and other materials relevant to the unit, and the Advocacy team to ensure that policy issues with regard to Population Health Management are flagged and addressed.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders in the health care community at the city, state, and national level.
  • Participate in enterprise-wide strategy and implementation work groups as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Working effectively both as a team member and on individual efforts and timelines.
  • Ability to manage a business unit/multiple lines of business, while also leading and working on one or more projects.
  • Leading project teams through highly intensive, long-term, large-scale project work.
  • Subject matter expertise in current and emerging primary care delivery models for population health management including Care Management, Care Coordination, and Care for Complex Individuals, Integrated/Team-Based Care, Risk Stratification, and Patient Centered Medical Home principles.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory and methodology, interactive and experience based learning, and healthcare education and curriculum design.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to create presentations, speak publicly; work with a wide array of client staff from executives to front-line staff.
  • Familiarity with the healthcare policy environment and payment reform initiatives, particularly in New York State.
  • Project design and management; facilitating a client team to a successful outcome on a project; teaching/training curriculum; public speaking; creating useful templates and resources for clients and staff; quality improvement methodologies, event facilitation (for example, learning sessions); writing comprehensive reports and other documents; negotiating contracts; serving as liaison between PCDC and client executives; and evaluating project success.
  • Skilled in the use of software required to perform job duties, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Go-to-Meeting and Dropbox.

Experience & Education

  • Required
  • 7-10+ years of experience in health care, preferably primary care
  • Experience managing projects in health care quality improvement, performance improvement, and/or practice transformation.
    • Experience with programs and care models for high risk individuals as well as Medicaid and uninsured populations.
  • Preferred
    • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., MPH, MBA, MSW, MSN)

Clinical experience: Nursing, Behavioral Health or Care Management strongly preferred o Experience working as a consultant in health care.

HOW TO APPLY: We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: employment@pcdc.org with “Senior Director – Performance Improvement” in the subject line.

PCDC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

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POSITION: Alumni Engagement Manager

ORGANIZATION:  Queensborough Community College

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2017

SUMMARY: Queensborough Community College invites applications for an Alumni Engagement Manager.

One of the College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We are committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, and strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, the Alumni Engagement Manager is responsible for leading all Alumni Relations efforts.

The successful candidate will be charged with developing and leading a culture of innovation and engagement, and the implementation of creative and meaningful Alumni outreach strategies that utilize various communication channels, with emphasis on new and social media.

In addition to developing and executing comprehensive alumni engagement strategies and programs, the Manager will be responsible for building and advancing relationships to drive philanthropy from alumni through prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

The Manager will also collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs to develop programs that increase current student engagement with and awareness of the Alumni Association. This will include all student levels, with emphasis on initiatives transitioning students to alumni.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:
-Develop marketing and communication strategies and plans that inspire, mobilize, and sustain alumni engagement and philanthropic support.
-Draft and manage content for social media, alumni website and other alumni content distribution platforms.
-Identify new volunteer and donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events; cultivates, stewards, and may solicit donor prospects.
-Design and build targeted lists for engagement activities using the alumni database, review lists for accuracy and alignment with engagement goals and manage information for use in communications.
-Create and analyze statistical reports to evaluate and refine alumni engagement strategies and programs
-Determine and define the direction of alumni events, partnering as needed with advancement and other colleagues to ensure philanthropic support.
-Ensure compliance with legal, financial, professional, institutional policies, regulations, guidelines, procedures, and standards of practice.
-Monitor trends to increase alumni engagement and make recommendations to staff and senior leadership for enhancement or changes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree and six years’ related experience required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

-Solid experience and/or knowledge of alumni relations, social media, data analytics, volunteer management, fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
-Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen to convey information effectively verbally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience; active listening skills; and the ability to persuade others; and to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the campus and with external constituencies.
-Ability to understand and apply knowledge of alumni database in a variety of facets, including analysis of demographic data, program/event effectiveness, and return on engagement/investment.
-Strong organizational, analytical, project management, and critical thinking skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, exercise good judgment, and work independently as well as collaboratively.
-Strong computer skills and comfort level with databases, research, social media, web pages, spreadsheets and presentations, and preferred experience using engagement platforms, customer relations management (CRM) software, query software, and Microsoft Office.
-Experience in alumni relations, non-profit associations, or higher education.
-Ability to work and communicate effectively with student, faculty, staff and alumni of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Manages College’s alumni relations activities and promotes an active and engaged alumni base.
– Implements and monitors comprehensive alumni relations program; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures
– Participates in developing strategy; oversees programmatic and administrative support to increase involvement among alumni
– Develops and manages an annual schedule of reunion events and other alumni activities; oversees alumni communications
– Works collaboratively with other areas of the College to promote and improve alumni participation
– Prepares reports and presentations evaluating outcomes of department events and activities
– Cultivates and maintains relationships with alumni donors and volunteers
– Supervises office operations; administers department and/or events budget(s)
– May manage professional and/or clerical staff
– Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Alumni Relations Manager

CUNY TITLE: Higher Education Associate

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  Select “Apply Now” and provide the requested information.

Candidates must provide a resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE
REVISED CLOSING DATE
August 7, 2017 – Previous applicants need not reapply.

 

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POSITION: Senior Research Associate Position

ORGANIZATION:  LaGuardia Community College and the CUNY School of Public Health and Heath Policy

Study: PrEP Uptake among Black Women

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2017

SUMMARY: LaGuardia Community College, in collaboration with the CUNY School of Public Health, is hiring a Research Associate with experience doing sexual health research with women of color.

Position Description: The Research Associate will be will be working for 9 months, on an interdisciplinary, qualitative research study, which aims to determine barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among black women. The Research Associate will perform simple to moderately complex research and analytic activities as part of a research team or working individually, that is, the work occurs under various degrees of supervision. Part-time or full-time position available.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the IRB approval process, as well as with any additional amendments;
  • Implement the participant recruitment plan including community-based outreach;
  • Screen and enroll participants;
  • Facilitate focus groups (training will be provided);
  • Review study transcripts for quality assurance;
  • Perform tasks related to qualitative data collection;
  • Code transcripts and participate in team meetings to ensure coding fidelity;
  • Follow study protocols and accurately document research findings for gathering qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Keep accurate, well-organized records;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at a given time;
  • Maintain confidentiality as required by the project or as directed by supervisors;
  • Assist in literature reviews for papers or presentations;
  • Perform other duties as assigned;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctoral candidate preferred, (minimum of a Master’s degree)
  • 2 years of training and experience in behavioral research settings;
  • Background/training in sexual health research with women of color;
  • Proficiency in qualitative analysis using NVIVO;
  • Proficiency with Qualtrics
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office and Access database management.

Applicants must be self-starters, highly motivated, and have exemplarity abilities to multi-task.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Full-time employees have access to range of benefits including health, vision, dental, retirement, paid sick leave and paid vacation. Part-time employees accrue benefits including paid sick leave and vacation.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter outlining research experience and resume/CV when applying to this posting. CUNY is an equal opportunity employer. Posting is available at https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=PH-1707-001958

 

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POSITION: Junior Research Assistant Position

ORGANIZATION:  LaGuardia Community College and the CUNY School of Public Health and Heath Policy. Study: PrEP Uptake among Black Women

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2017

SUMMARY: LaGuardia Community College, in collaboration with the CUNY School of Public Health, is hiring a Research Assistant (RA) with experience doing sexual health research with women of color.

Position Description: The Research Assistant will be will be working for 9 months, on an interdisciplinary, qualitative research study, which aims to determine barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among black women. RAs will perform simple to moderately complex research and analytic activities as part of a research team or working individually, that is, the work occurs under various degrees of supervision.

Part time or full time position available.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the IRB approval process, as well as with any additional amendments;
  • Implement the participant recruitment plan including community-based outreach;
  • Screen and enroll participants;
  • Take qualitative notes during focus groups;
  • Review study transcripts for quality assurance;
  • Perform tasks related to qualitative data collection;
  • Code transcripts and participate in team meetings to ensure coding fidelity;
  • Follow study protocols and accurately document research findings for gathering qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Keep accurate, well-organized records;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at a given time;
  • Maintain confidentiality as required by the project or as directed by supervisors;
  • Assist in literature reviews for papers or presentations;
  • Perform other duties as assigned;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate or masters-level degree in a relevant area to the proposed study (public health, psychology, sociology etc.); Candidates with some college education will also be considered.
    • 1 year research assistant experience in closely related field

Other Requirements:

  • Fundamental understanding of qualitative research methodology;
    • Background in sexual health research with women of color;
    • Experience with NVIVO (preferred);
    • Strong communication (written, oral) skills, friendly demeanor, and ability to communicate with research staff and research participants;
    • Familiarity with Qualtrics and Access Database management (preferred);
    • Bilingual applicants (Spanish and English) strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Full-time employees have access to range of benefits including health, vision, dental, retirement, paid sick leave and paid vacation. Part-time employees accrue benefits including paid sick leave and vacation.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume when applying to this posting. CUNY is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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POSITION: Sub-Awards Manager

ORGANIZATION:  ICAP

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2017

SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Procurements, the Sub-Awards Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of ICAP’s assistance awards, including sub-grants and sub-contracts for no less than two (2) ICAP country portfolios. Manages the administration of the awards performed at ICAP headquarters and field offices in coordination with Associate Director of Procurements, Country Sub-Award Representatives, Finance Directors, Country Directors and New York-based Implementation and Finance Units.

The sub-awards management function is supported by a team of Sub-Awards Managers that works in a collaborative learning and collegial environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management

  • Serves as partner with Implementation team in the design of sub-award component in new and continuing proposals
  • Manages the subaward execution workflow, engages and sets deadlines for all stakeholder groups, advises on quality standards and takes full ownership of the work product
  • Participates in cross functional and country specific team meetings to review and address challenges related to the subaward and its impact on the country operating plan; he/she also maintains country-specific dashboards to support full cycle management of the sub-awards

Capacity Building

  • Provides expert training and technical support, remotely and in the field, to Country Sub-Award Representatives and sub-recipients to improve sub-recipient administrative and financial systems and procedures
  • Technical assistance on the following topics are provided: ICAP’s sub-agreement management SOPs; policies and procedures for procurement under sub-agreements; review and negotiation of sub-agreement scopes of work, budgets and budget justifications; pre-award assessments; sub-recipient monitoring
  • Contributes to the development or adaptation of administrative and financial policies and procedures for sub-recipients, which include manuals, user guides, and templates for compliance for USG and CU requirements

Administrative and Financial Management

  • Works closely with field offices and Program teams to ensure that budgets are sufficiently reviewed for items that include: cost realism, CU and USG regulatory compliance, indirect costs, invoicing implications and overall business risks
  • Writes, using approved templates, all portfolio sub-agreements including relevant federal flow-down terms and conditions and obtains CU Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) signatures for fully executed agreements
  • Initiates vouchers for sub-recipient payments and interfaces with CU Departments responsible for approving and issuing payments; reviews and verifies obligated funding available and financial data reported in funding agency reports and sub-agreement tracking workbooks
  • Oversees, collects and maintains complete documentation of sub-recipient submission reports: expense, effort, technical, audit, property and other deliverables
  • Ensures consistent application of ICAP financial and administrative polices and standards, as well as USG and CU rules and regulations from sub-award execution to close-out
  • Collaborates with CU and ICAP Quality Assurance teams on Uniform Guidance audit preparations and responses for sub-recipients

Other

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of four (4) years of directly related experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and networking.
  • Knowledge of USGrules and regulations applicable to grants administration.
  • Strong analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other forms of quantitative analyses.
  • Demonstrated experience exercising sound business judgment to wisely prioritize and successfully perform multiple and complex tasks.
  • To be considered, candidates must complete the employment application in its entirety, including the employment and education sections.
  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working with international non-profit organizations
  • Demonstrated experience preparing and managing grants and contracts
  • Financial management/budget monitoring experience
  • Fluency in French is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of 2 CFR200, , 45 CFR 74; Federal Acquisition Regulations: 22 CFR 226 and 22 CFR 228
  • Experience managing DHHS, HRSA, USAIDand other Federal agency and donor awards

HOW TO APPLY: Apply at http://icap.columbia.edu/jobs/detail/sub-awards-manager3

 

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POSITION: Program Evaluator

ORGANIZATION:  La Casita Treatment Residential Program

POSTING DATE: August 3, 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:

  • Build and strengthen the research and evaluation component of the PPW grant.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor an evaluation plan addressing evaluations models, strategic and program evaluation questions, data collection methods, analysis and reporting.
  • Develop key messages to advise the PPW team for the purpose of understanding and communicating data.
  • Communicate outcomes and key indicators that will be used to monitor progress towards PPW’s goals.
  • Support both La Casita and PPW programs by using data to improve programs and respond to clients’ needs.
  • Work with staff to set evaluation outcome goals.
  • Maintain links and collaborate where possible with other external data collection, evaluation and systems.
  • Develop relationships with SAMHSA to assure access and links with data systems.
  • Develop data collection policies and practices and monitor uniform data collection quality and compliance.
  • Develop and prepare internal reports of status, progress and outcomes of evaluation activities.
  • Write proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluation or special projects.
  • Conduct research and analysis of issues as requested by the team and SAMHSA, including preparation of reports, write papers and journal publications recommendations, and other materials.

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

C.Okoro@ubpinc.org

www.acacianetwork.org

 

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POSITION: Child’s Coordinator

ORGANIZATION:  La Casita Treatment Residential Program

POSTING DATE: August 3, 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 child’s Coordinator is responsible for the provision of evidenced based family-centered and self-directed recovery wellness services, including the Nurturing Parenting Program and family centered services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Provides services to children 0-1 and their families

 Conducts the following assessments: GPRA, TSC-40, PES, 5Ps, T-ACE

 Provide administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of the program/project function

 Serves as a liaison between clients, staff, other departments, and/or external constituents on a day to date programmatic, operational, and administrative issues

 Provides bi-weekly individual sessions to the women in regards to their children

 Conduct intake and evaluations to early intervention children

 Collaborate with external agencies to provide services for early intervention children and other services

 Facilitates specialized groups to include nurturing parenting, multifamily parenting class, family support group, couples counseling, Life Skills Training, and other related groups on a weekly basis

 Conducts follow-up outreach on a weekly basis

 Engages off-site women for follow-up assessments and to connect them with needed services

 Connects on-site women with services

 Tasks may be modified, expanded, and/or assigned over time as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Master of Social Work or Master of Family Therapy from an accredited institution

 Valid New York State LMSW, LCSW or LMFT license

 Two (2) years post graduate experience providing social and family services, preferable serving chemically dependent clients in residential settings

 Knowledge of SAMHSA

 Previous relevant experience in delivering social services

 Knowledge of regulatory body policies, procedures, and protocols

 Ability to deal with sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion

 Ability to use business acumen to exercise good judgment and decision-making

 Experience working with Microsoft Office

 Experience using Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

 Must be able to multi task with strong organization sills

 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

C.Okoro@ubpinc.org

www.acacianetwork.org

 

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POSITION: Research and Evaluation Analyst

ORGANIZATION:  Safe Horizon

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2017

SUMMARY:

Our Vision:

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.

Our Mission:

Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. The Safe Horizon Research & Evaluation (R & E) Team is committed to partnering with communities to understand the impact of our collective work and sharing lessons learned with stakeholders in the field, including community-based responders, practitioners, researchers and policy makers.  We have a long history of collaborating with various civil, government and academic institutions in developing and piloting innovative solutions to support survivors and their families move from crisis to confidence.

Position Summary:

The Research & Evaluation Analyst is responsible for providing programs with strategies, tools and direct support to ensure the implementation of standardized practices and for conducting evaluation and research projects that contribute to Safe Horizon’s thought leadership in the field.  Through the development of program practices, quality assurance protocols, documentation review, program observations, client and staff interviews, data analysis, and report writing, Research & Evaluation informs management about client needs and outcomes of Safe Horizon’s services and programs.  The role of the Research & Evaluation Analyst is to monitor client service and provide information and data in support of Safe Horizon’s mission and strategic plan goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the Research & Evaluation team to implement and monitor client service practice.
  • Provide technical assistance to program staff regarding the implementation of QA evaluation protocols and tools.
  • Engage clients, staff and other providers in the community for purposes of process evaluation and assessment.
  • Provide project coordination on the development and implementation of Safe Horizon’s client management system.
  • Manage multiple data sets and databases that contain confidential information.
  • Maintain project timelines, coordinate across team members and ensure team’s compliance with deadlines.
  • Develop reports and presentations of research updates and findings; prepare tables, figures, and charts.
  • Conduct routine site visits to engage in adherence to program practice with up to 10% of time working on weekends or evenings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Skills:

  • Basic familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Data minded with the ability to gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to visualize data translating complex ideas into easy-to-understand products.
  • Strong project management skills and experience being responsible for the completion of a project.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to engage effectively with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing and diverse environment.
  • Willingness to self-reflect and have an openness to feedback.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail and ability to maintain timelines.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and priorities in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to build partnerships respectful of a community’s own knowledge, expertise, and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and PowerPoint; experience using Excel and Outlook. Facility with statistical software packages (SPSS and NVivo preferred).
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred, not required).
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community empowerment, and anti-racism.

Qualifications:

  • Social justice oriented with 2 years of experience conducting program evaluation and/or quality assurance initiatives required, preferably with project management experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in required, a Master’s degree in public health, social work, or another related field preferred.
  • 2 years of experience working with victims of crime and abuse.
  • Willingness to travel within all New York City boroughs.

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply through our website (required) https://safehorizon.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=56  and send your resume to diana.capellan@safehorizon.org.

 

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POSITION: Research Assistant

ORGANIZATION:  Goals for Eating and Moving

POSTING DATE: August 3, 2017

SUMMARY: We are seeking a full time research assistant to join our team and assist with conducting a novel primary care-based cluster randomized trial at Montefiore Medical Group and the VA Hospital.  The experimental intervention entitled Goals for Eating and Moving (GEM), utilizes a novel goal setting approach delivered via tablet computers, team based care, trained health coaches, and primary care physicians to encourage goal-setting and weight management.  The control intervention is enhanced usual care that includes printed weight management information and listing of locally available resources. The clinical trial will be implemented at multiple urban health centers including the VA New York Harbor (VA) and at sites within the Montefiore Medical Group (MMG). Study outcomes will address the effects of the GEM intervention on weight loss and health outcomes. This position provides opportunity to gain experience working and learning about academic/medical research, recruitment, retention, quality control methods and data entry, the successful candidate will benefit from working with a research team of diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds. The research team is comprised of the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators, Senior Program Managers, Study Coordinators, Health Coaches, Research Assistants, Consultants, Data Managers/Analysts, and other health service specialists. Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett (Einstein/Montefiore) and Dr. Melanie Jay (NYU) and their teams conduct research aimed to improve the treatment and prevention of obesity in primary care.

RESPONSIBILITIES: While understanding the objectives of the study, surveys and other material used in the study, the research assistant will participate in multiple aspects of the research study, and perform duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator, under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Research Managerial team, as detailed below:

  • Understanding the objectives of the study, surveys and other material used in the study
  • Identifying eligible patients from the electronic health record
  • Screening, recruiting and obtaining informed consent from eligible patients
  • Contacting potential candidates (mail/phone/in-person) in a professional manner, complying with Human Subjects research requirements
  • Obtaining baseline measures and weight
  • Interviewing participants to obtain survey data as per protocol
  • Monitoring retention strategies
  • Ensuring accuracy when entering data into the study database
  • Assisting team in development and distribution of recruitment materials, for internal and external use, using various computer programs
  • Assisting Study Coordinator with setting up meetings and participate in these meetings as necessary
  • Assisting with IRB and grant related tasks, preparation of documents and presentations, as requested by research team
  • Updating team on progress made at each MMG site via email to Study Coordinator and Principal Investigator
  • Perform other administrative duties, as requested by study leadership research team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, computer skills and able to learn new computer systems
  • Able to take directives from team leaders and be a team player
  • Has attention to detail, good time management skills and shows initiative
  • Active listener, compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental, motivated
  • Acts in an professional manner with study participants and staff and observe all requirements regarding patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Has an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare, health policy, health-related research, or health technology or related fields
  • Able to work at various Bronx locations and able to commute to Manhattan for training and periodic team meetings as needed
  • Experience with health, diet, or lifestyle research is desirable
  • Data collection (develop measurements, administer surveys) is desirable
  • Data management (Excel, REDCap) is desirable

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate plus 6 months to 1 year of clerical experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, nutrition, health education or other health-related field is preferred.
  • Interest in research with experience in at least 1-2 of the following or other areas relevant to our research project: data management, data collection, participant recruitment, IRB or grant materials and applications, experience working with a diverse population.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Email your Cover letter and CV to Funke Ajenikoko, GEM Study Coordinator to ajenikoko@nyumc.org
  2. In your cover letter please reference and describe your interest to be part of our study, relevant experience and areas of interest.

 

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Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH

Healthy Eating Internship

 Position: Healthy Eating Intern, The Institute for Family Health/Bronx Health REACH

Project: Stevenson Family Health Center Fresh Food Box

Supervisor: Emily Oppenheimer, Program Coordinator at Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health

Summary:

Bronx Health REACH is seeking an intern to support program implementation and evaluation of a food access program in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx.  In Soundview, access to healthy food is limited; only 79% of adults consume at least one vegetable or fruit daily, the third lowest percentage citywide. GrowNYC’s Fresh Food Box program (FFB) is a food access initiative that allows underserved communities to purchase weekly shares of fresh, local produce at below-retail prices. In July 2017, Bronx Health REACH, partnered with GrowNYC to implement the FFB program at The Institute for Family Health’s Stevenson Family Health Center to increase access to vegetables and fruits.

The internship is an opportunity for a student to contribute to program implementation and evaluation with tangible community health impact. This position is ideal for students pursuing graduate-level studies with an interest in: eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities; promoting health equity; nutrition/food access initiatives; survey research; and program evaluation.

The Institute for Family Health

The Institute for Family Health (the Institute) is a network of federally qualified health centers that provides health care services at 27 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, Ulster and Duchess Counties. It currently offers primary care, mental health, dental care, and social work services to 90,000 patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.  In addition, the Institute operates three residency-training programs in family medicine and trains health professional students at all levels through the New York State Area Health Education Center program.

The Bronx Health REACH Coalition

Since 1999, the Institute has led The Bronx Health REACH Coalition, which aims to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes in diabetes and heart disease in Black and Latino communities in the Bronx. The coalition includes 70 community-based organizations, health care providers, faith-based institutions, schools, community residents, housing and social service agencies from across the Bronx. Through health promotion and outreach efforts; an emphasis on policy, system and environmental change;  community partnerships; and utilizing the community based participatory approach Bronx Health REACH works to affect change and reduce disparities in many areas, including nutrition and physical activity, diabetes management, and healthcare access.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with community outreach and meetings to promote the Fresh Food Box Program
  • Promote the Fresh Food Box program through social media, earned media, blog posts and other communication channels
  • Support Stevenson Family Health Center and GrowNYC in program implementation on Tuesdays (3:30pm-6:30pm)
  • Research, develop and share culturally sensitive, seasonal recipes and program materials covering relevant topics including vegetable storage, health benefits of fiber/seasonal produce and other topics based on customer needs
  • Develop methods and tools(quantitative and qualitative) to evaluate the Stevenson Fresh Food Box Program
  • Develop recommendations and best practices on South Bronx healthy eating programs

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program in public health, sociology, education, nutrition, food studies, public administration or a related field
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and partners
  • Strong interest in food access, nutrition and health equity
  • Keen attention to detail in research analysis and writing
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Available September through December 2017To Apply:

    Please send cover letter and resume to:

    Emily Oppenheimer

    Program Coordinator

    Email: eoppenheimer@institute.org

    Please indicate “Bronx Health REACH Healthy Eating Internship” in subject of e-mail.