Job postings as of September 25, 2019

September 25, 2019 | Career Announcements, Jobs

POSITION: Senior Social Epidemiologist

ORGANIZATION: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Epidemiology Services

The New York City Health Department works every day to protect and promote the health of 8.5 million diverse New Yorkers. This includes making health equity and racial justice a priority in order to address enduring gaps in health between white New Yorkers and communities of color. To support this mission, the Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES) conducts systematic data collection and monitoring, rigorous analysis, and effective data communication. BES seeks to provide accurate and timely public health data to inform decision-making, to optimize data use, and to ensure accurate analysis of health data.   BES provides supports for public health surveillance, epidemiologic research, statistical analysis, and program evaluation at DOHMH. It also promotes strengthening internal capacity for research and evaluation through consultation and regular trainings for DOHMH staff. The Bureau plays a pivotal role in initiating and performing inter- and intra-agency collaborations, including acquiring data, designing studies and methods, analyzing data, and disseminating findings.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Identify analytic strategies and perform data analyses to describe major health trends and disparities in NYC.
  • Develop and disseminate analytic guidelines to perform health disparities research.
  • Lead the evaluation of births to homeless mothers as a Principal Investigator.
  • Provide consultation to DOHMH program directors and data analysts on epidemiologic study designs, analytic methods, and interpretation of results.
  • Oversee Bureau’s on-going research and evaluation projects, including health impacts of gentrification, intergenerational impacts of incarceration, evaluation of the CitiBike program, food mirage project, and Harlem Health Advocacy Partners evaluation.
  • Provide support for Data for Equity initiative.
  • Supervise and lead a team of 3 Research Scientists.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

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

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

For further information & to apply: Please visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/index.page and search for Job ID 409336. Post until 11/26/2019.

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POSITION: Health Communications Specialist

ORGANIZATION: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple opportunities, multiple locations

The purpose of the position is to plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of health communication and marketing activities designed to impact positive health outcomes. The position enhances program effectiveness by applying relevant social marketing practices and health communication theories.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement communications and marketing programs for the general public and other audiences.
  • Develop, test, and implement science- and audience-based products, tools, and messages to different audiences in a variety of formats.
  • Perform liaison activities between internal communication and marketing staff and with external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the management of program resources and administrative processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in developing and implementing public health communication strategies and programs to include social media activities designed to impact positive health outcomes, in support of the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

For further information & to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545305500

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POSITION: Acupuncturist

ORGANIZATION: The Center for Family Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

The Center for Family Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is seeking a licensed Traditional East Asian medicine practitioner/acupuncturist (LAc) to work in an integrative care clinic which is a federally qualified health center and family medicine residency training program. The acupuncturist will have the opportunity to practice within the full scope of their training (including moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, etc.) and will have access to the Center’s Chinese herbal and nutraceutical pharmacy for prescribing and dispensing medicinal herbs. This position will treat patients with a variety of physical and psychological issues and/or for maintenance of general health. The SIU School of Medicine is serving underserved populations and is very focused on access to care.

In addition, this position will develop treatment plans based on symptoms and diagnosis and build relationships with primary care and specialty providers to enhance their understanding and utilization of acupuncture. Opportunities will exist to teach family medicine residents in training and other medical providers about acupuncture, medicinal herbs, and other aspects of traditional Asian medicine. Qualified applicants must be licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as an Acupuncturist in the State of Illinois with minimum of 2 years of experience in practice. Competitive salary and fringe benefits.

For further information & to apply: For more position-specific information, and to complete the on-line application materials, visit https://siumed.hiretouch.com/other-providers and enter keyword search “SMS-2805”.

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POSITION: Program Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Global Doctors for Choice, New York/New Jersey flexible

Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) is a global network of physicians whose overarching goal is to improve reproductive health outcomes and to enhance women’s autonomy to control their reproductive lives. We promote and defend women’s reproductive rights, and we work to expand access to comprehensive, evidence-based reproductive health services worldwide. Founded in 2007, GDC contributes the voice of medicine and science in international policy deliberations and to civil society advocacy efforts. GDC supports physician-led Partner Organizations in Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and South Africa, and transforms individual doctors into skilled advocates who are part of a powerful social movement for systemic change.

The Program Assistant will be joining GDC at an exciting moment of transformation. The Program Assistant will work closely with the Executive Director and the GDC lead doctors in the seven Partner Organizations to expand, develop, implement and enforce systems that will improve the overall operations and effectiveness of GDC activities. The Program Assistant will be a true multitasker, who is motivated by working on program management, fundraising and administrative support.

This position is Part-Time (21 hours per week). The Program Assistant will work remotely and will report to the Executive Director (who is located in a U.S. Eastern Time zone). Preference for candidate to be able to work regularly and synchronously during at least 3 hours of a U.S. East Coast 9:30am-5:30pm day.

Program Management:

  • Works with the GDC Executive Director on all Partner Organizations’ activities and supports lead and co-lead doctors on:
    • implementing/monitoring of the annual Work Plans and Budgets of the Partner Organizations
    • ensuring that systematic reporting mechanisms are in place and working correctly
    • liaising with the Partner Organizations’ fiscal sponsors on any financial matters that arise
    • providing technical assistance on program content, in particular related to conscientious objection, expansion of the interpretation of the health exception for abortion and engagement with young providers, as well as developing new priority areas for GDC advocacy
  • Supports the Executive Director with organizational budget tasks, and the development of online resources
  • Supports research and drafting of position statements, rapid responses, and letters on violations of reproductive rights on behalf of GDC
  • Monitors petitions and supports engagement in calls to action against violations of reproductive rights and political intrusions on the doctor-patient relationship, after approval of the Rapid Response Team (RRT)
  • Manages logistics and participates in quarterly calls with lead and co-lead doctors
  • Works with the GDC Executive Director on setting up the GDC membership structure, and processes the applications of new members

Fundraising and Donor Relations Management:

  • Supports the development of fundraising strategies by arranging telephone conferences and appointments with funders
  • Implements grants management process by:
    • tracking proposal and report deadlines and preparing required materials in a timely manner
    • working closely with Partner Organizations to obtain current program information (project descriptions, project benchmarks evaluations, budgets)
    • packaging complete proposals for internal review by the Executive Director
  • Creates and maintains up to date hard copy and electronic files for all donors

Administrative Support:

  • Collaborates with the legal counsel to coordinate and update Memoranda of Understanding with fiscal sponsors and lead doctors
  • Collects and disseminates regular updates from the Partner Organizations and the Coordinating Team in the periodic GDC quick updates
  • Responsible for coordinating maintenance of the GDC website
  • Coordinates translations and translates shorter documents as needed
  • Plans and coordinates logistics for all conferences, workshops, meetings, and trainings
  • Prepares all conference and meeting materials, including for the Board of Managers meeting
  • Organizes travel by booking accommodations and reservations as required
  • Processes all purchase orders

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA/BS in Public Health/Policy, Women’s Rights, Human Rights, or related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Professional working proficiency in written and spoken Spanish; Portuguese a plus
  • Knowledge of and strong commitment to international sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • 2-4 years experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Ability to work independently and across borders. Experience working in Africa or Latin America is a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds

For further information & to apply: Please submit your resume/CV and cover letter to recruiting@globaldoctorsforchoice.org with the subject line GDC Program Assistant. See https://tinyurl.com/y3eufpnn

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