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Amherst Survival Center

The Amherst Survival Center Executive Director provides vision, leadership and oversight of the administrative, financial, and programmatic operations of the organization. The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the Board of Directors. This is a full time (minimum 40 hour per week), salaried position. Some evening and weekend activities should be expected. The Executive Director takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and creates a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment for employees, volunteers, participants and visitors.

Essential Functions:

Fundraising:
● Oversees the development and implementation of fundraising plans to secure adequate income. A major portion of ASC’s income should be derived from the fundraising efforts of the Executive Director, with the active engagement and support of the Board of Directors and the Development Coordinator.
● Cultivates relationships with major donors and local businesses and actively seeks prospective donors.
● Writes and oversees the coordination of the annual mailing soliciting individual donations. Works with the Development Coordinator and the Board of Directors to identify, contact and cultivate potential major donors and other individuals who have the capacity to make substantial gifts.
● Maintains current grant funding and identifies new sources of grant income. Writes and submits proposals.
● Oversees the development and implementation of special events with the involvement of the Development Committee and volunteers.
● Works with the Finance & Human Resources Manager and Development Coordinator to ensure that accurate records of donations are kept.

Management of operations
● Oversees the operation of the Amherst Survival Center, including staff, programs and physical plant.
● Fosters a collaborative work environment, teamwork, and communication.
● Ensures that all ASC staff, volunteers and participants operate in a safe, clean and wellmaintained space.
● Supervises staff (currently Program Director, Finance & Human Resources Manager, Development Coordinator, Maintenance Coordinator and Clinic Coordinator), delegating responsibilities as necessary to effectively serve the organization’s participants and operations, and to accomplish its goals.
● Works with Program Director on setting and achieving program goals.
● Responsible for collating and reporting statistics to foundations, government entities, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and other partners.
● Fills in to provide direct services in all program areas as needed when unexpected gaps in staffing occur due to weather or illness, and as part of Thursday night staffing rotation and monthly Saturday morning hours.
● Oversees the hiring of staff and personnel matters, along with the Finance & Human Resources Manager.
● Evaluates and manages staff, handles disciplinary actions as required.
● Handles participant and volunteer matters when disciplinary actions are required.
● Develops, establishes and utilizes organizational performance measurement standards; reports results to board and staff; and, makes necessary changes based upon results.

Community Relations and Communications:
● Serves as chief public representative for the organization. Represents the organization to the community, businesses and press, and fosters a good relationship and image within the organization, its participants, and the general and philanthropic community in the ASC service area, which includes portions of Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
● Keeps up-to-date on trends and issues related to the business of the Center and the needs of the community.
● Represents the organization on issue-specific committees relevant to the operations of the organization.
● Communicates with stakeholders with monthly electronic newsletters as well as the organization’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
● Develops and oversees all communications with the press, media, constituent groups (including town government) to ensure accurate information and to support development and program operations.
● Models and fosters open communication with participants and all other parties involved with ASC operations.
● Oversees the organization’s advocacy and outreach activities, ensuring compliance with its nonprofit status and alignment with its strategic goals.
● Ensure organization website is current and supports the operations of the organization, ensures communication with stakeholders and participants.

Fiscal Management
● Provides oversight for the financial affairs of the organization and works in conjunction with the Finance & Human Resources Manager to prepare the budget, financial statements, annual organizational audit and tax reporting.
● Ensures financial policies and procedures are followed.
● Provides support to the finance committee. Ensures ongoing financial growth of the organization.
● Ensures grant compliance and accurate, up-to-date grant reporting.

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Deadline: October 18, 2018
Posted: 1 day 14 hours ago

MA Department of Public Health

The Population Health Information Tool (PHIT) Data Visualization Specialist is an essential member of the Office of Population Health. The specialist will work with data stewards, data owners, and content experts across the Department to develop and maintain publicly accessible data visualization applications. The specialist will support the Office of Population Health’s data initiatives. The primary responsibility of the specialist will be to support the PHIT initiative in its effort to serve as the primary hub for public health data available within the Department. Secondarily, the Data Visualization Specialist will support other initiatives within the Office of Population Health and across the Department. The specialist will be responsible for assisting with overseeing internal Departmental processes related to updating, creating, and controlling the quality of presentations and content development for the publicly accessible data products. This individual will also be responsible for providing guidance to programs throughout the Department on what data visualization tools are available and support for using them. This individual will be responsible for ensuring quality representation of the evidence base and data in order to maintain the highest quality of products. This will involve consulting with the PHIT Epidemiologist, dataset-specific data stewards and content experts department-wide.  

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Deadline: September 30, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Collaborative for Educational Services

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is looking for a full-time Social Justice Education Specialist to join our Professional Development (PD) Department. The PD Department includes a team of accomplished consultants who facilitate a range of PD courses at CES and a variety of services in schools. This individual will be responsible for designing and delivering professional development for administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and other licensed educators in content areas including but not limited to: race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and age. We are committed to building capacity to support and assist schools, and districts responding to their educators' and students' needs with an increased and intentional focus on matters of bias, social justice, and equity. This is important work that makes a difference in the lives of youth and educators and the Social Justice Education Specialist will be a critical contributor to our efforts. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration please submit ASAP or by October 1, 2018. 

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Deadline: October 1, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

People’s Medicine Project

The People’s Medicine Project (https://www.peoplesmedicineproject.com/) is seeking a part-time (18-20 hour/wk) Operations and Development Manager to address People’s Medicine Project’s organizational and fund development goals.  Anticipated hourly rate is $18-$20/hour depending on experience.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating fundraising efforts (grant writing, donor relationships, event planning, grant follow up/ benchmarks and deliverables).
  • Working with Project Director to evaluate the program and manage/oversee budget.
  • Managing communications and community engagement (maintain social medial, update website, update, create, and manage outreach materials).
  • Working with Project Director to develop and manage Advisory Committee. 
  • Working with Project Director and Advisory Board to clarify, manage and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining and/or improving current organizational systems; and documenting procedures and policies to build an “organizational memory” that reinforces our replicable model of bringing alternative medicine to the people.

Read the full job description here.

Deadline: September 28, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

California State University, Fullerton

The Department of Public Health at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in Health Disparities/Health Equity. The Department (with over 1,500 undergraduate and 80 graduate majors) offers a B.S. in Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion and disease prevention, environmental and occupational health and safety, and global health), and a Master of Public Health (with focus areas in health promotion/disease prevention, environmental and occupational health, and gerontological health). The Department offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, Center for Cancer Disparities Research, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center, and Health Promotion Research Institute. Visit the Department of Public Health (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/hesc) and University (http://www.fullerton.edu) websites for additional information about our programs, offerings and faculty.

Deadline: November 19, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

MA Department of Public Health

The Senior Coordinator, Local Health Communication and Resources coordinates the organization and dissemination of communication for the Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH) about its mission, goals, and initiatives. The Senior Coordinator provides strategic direction for the OLRH communication platform that includes OLRH pages on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) web site, monthly electronic newsletters, quarterly Commissioner-led webinars/conference calls, other webinars in collaboration with internal and external local public health stakeholders, and print and electronic resources developed in response to identified needs and messaging. The Senior Coordinator collaborates with the DPH Communications Office in developing strategies to promote the OLRH and local public health mission within DPH and with external stakeholders. The Senior Coordinator coordinates responses to requests from OLRH staff, local public health officials, and other external stakeholders for relevant and actionable public health data and translates data or information into plain, clear language. The Senior Coordinator assists the OLRH team in implementing plans to enhance local public health’s ability to communicate their relevancy through the use of data and other sources.  The Senior Coordinator takes local public health topics, issues, trends, and data and creates informative, relevant, and useful resources for a diverse audience and through a variety of communication methods.   Internally, the Senior Coordinator maintains a collaborative relationship with representatives from the DPH Intra-agency Local Public Health Working Group, the Communications Office, the Office of Population Health, the Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment, and local public health stakeholder organizations and other relevant external groups.  The Senior Coordinator also serves as the Site Coordinator for the DPH site in Canton (about 15% of time is dedicated to this function.)

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Deadline: September 30, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

MA Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

The Community Health Planning and Engagement Specialist is an essential member of the prevention and wellness team in the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. The specialist will work with community coalitions, local/regional health departments, health care systems and other stakeholders (such as regional planning agencies) to foster healthy communities. The specialist will support two primary and aligned efforts: the Determination of Need, Community Health Initiative (DoN-CHI) Program and the Bureau’s Healthy Community Design Program. The specialist will accomplish this through the provision of technical assistance focused on community engagement principles and practices, providing access to and supporting the use of health data, researching and supporting best practices on strategies that impact social determinants and forming relationships with stakeholders. 

In doing this type of work, the prevention and wellness team acknowledges the history of structural racism and its impact on health.  We are committed to improving the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents while eliminating the inequities that threaten the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and their risk factors.  The Community Health Planning and Engagement Specialist will utilize this frame in their work. They will also be responsible for assisting with overseeing internal MDPH processes related to monitoring and approving DoN/CHI projects and assisting with the CHI Statewide Fund. The specialist will be responsible for providing support for community coalitions and health care systems in the development and implementation of community health assessments and community health improvement plans including use of the Population Health Information Tool (PHIT), to include annual updates to the community health determinant reports in PHIT. The incumbent may also be responsible for providing guidance to projects through the Healthy Community Design Program such as Health Impact Assessments and supporting built environment and health related activities through Mass in Motion and other MDPH initiatives. This position is responsible for helping build the evidence base for measuring the impact of investments addressing the social determinants of health, and will provide leadership on all these activities through the direct provision of technical assistance in community settings and will require interaction with stakeholders of all kinds.

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

Technical Assistance:

  • Provides assistance to community stakeholders in the development of community health assessments, community health improvement plans.
  • Provides assistance to community stakeholders in best practices related to coalition development and functioning.
  • Provides assistance to community stakeholders on access to and use of health data.
  • Provides assistance to community stakeholders in strategy and initiative development to address the social determinants of health.
  • May provides assistance to community stakeholders in the practice of Health Impact Assessment. 

Communication:

  • Assists in building mechanisms for sharing best practices among community stakeholders for Determination of Need related community health initiatives.
  • Maintains regular communication with MDPH Determination of Need program staff and the PHIT core team.
  • Maintains contact, including regular in-person visits, with coalitions and other community stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of the social determinants of health and health and racial equity to address health concerns across disease categories and conditions. They should also have experience conducting literature reviews and compiling best practices related to community health strategies. 
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, the use of health data to inform decision-making. 
  • Experience working with community stakeholders to advance community health, and comfortable with giving presentations and facilitating discussions as this person will be representing MDPH in multiple types of community settings.
  • Graduate degree in public health, community health or related field.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of policy, systems and change concepts to prevent and reduce chronic disease and associated risk factors and impact healthy communities.
  • Direct experience in developing strategies that include the monitoring of health outcome data for program improvement and decision-making.
  • Highly experienced facilitator who can drive large, diverse groups to consensus.
  • Knowledge and experience working with community health stakeholders from multiple backgrounds.
  • Ability to translate quantitative and qualitative data into meaningful, actionable recommendations.
  • Experience developing partnerships, teams and coordinated activities.
  • Skilled presenter, comfortable presenting to large groups on a regular basis.
  • Experience and significant competence working with vulnerable and diverse populations.
  • Experience in planning and evaluating community/public health programs and implementing population-level health promotion interventions.
  • Knowledge of the epidemiologic roots of health problems affecting family/group systems.
  • Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Chapter 224, and other major health policies that shape the healthcare system in Massachusetts.
  • Knowledge of the practice of Health Impact Assessment.
  • Understanding of the complex interactions between health and the social determinants of health to maintain or improve health.
  • Valid driver’s license.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Deadline: September 28, 2018
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

Internships

Generalist Public Health Intern

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

The Generalist Public Health Intern provides administrative and programmatic support to the Department of Health and Human Services; which focuses on   has a broad mandate to provide population based care, health education and preventive programs and environmental health services. The programs of the department are: Citizens with Disabilities; Community Health Nursing; Environmental; Health Education; Health Services for the Homeless; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Mediation; Tobacco Control; Oral Health; and Office of Preparedness and Response , Substance Abuse Prevention Services, Mass in Motion, 1422.

Work is performed under supervision from the Deputy Commissioner and program staff. No supervision is exercised over other employees. The intern will work between 10-15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship that will begin in the fall academic semester.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with training exercises and drills.
  • Assist the office director with preparedness research.
  • Work with the staff to provide health and human services.
  • Research current and updated protocols.
  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the evaluation of programs and new curricula.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work in community oriented organizations, especially the ability to work with diverse, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups.
  • General knowledge of public health and human studies.
  • Willingness to take a leadership role within training settings.
  • General knowledge of evaluating the effectiveness of programs and curricula.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Education

  •  Student currently pursuing a Graduate degree in public health, health policy health education, or a related field.
  • Undergraduate senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in public health, health education, or a related field.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Soloe Dennis at SDennis@springfieldcityhall.com.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Internship

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

Students will comprehensively work with data information in topics including, but not limited to, health education, preventive programs and environmental health services. The programs of the department are: Community Health Nursing; Environmental Health, Health Services for the Homeless; Maternal, Infant and Child Health; Mediation; Tobacco Control; Oral Health; and Office of Preparedness and Response, Substance Abuse Prevention Services, and Mass in Motion.

All work will be performed under supervision from the Deputy Commissioner and program staff. No supervision is exercised over other employees. The intern will work between 10-15 hours a week.  This is an unpaid internship and will begin when a candidate is chosen.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with data collection and survey development
  • Assist with data cleaning and management, SQL software
  • Summarize findings and communicate effectively via presentation or written assignment
  • Maintain confidentiality of data information and abide by University HIPAA/Human subjects policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of at least one data software (ex. R, STATA, SAS, SPSS)
  • Ability to work in community-oriented organizations, especially the ability to work with diverse, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups.
  • General knowledge of public health and human studies.
  • Ability to work in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Education

  • Students currently pursuing a Graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics
  • Undergraduate seniors in a 4+1 program pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology or biostatistics

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Soloe Dennis at SDennis@springfieldcityhall.com.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

Square One

The Springfield ECCS project within Square One is seeking a semester or year-long graduate student intern for 10 – 15 hours per week to support implementation of the measurement strategy for the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Project, a federally-funded initiative to improve the developmental health of children birth-five living in Springfield. The intern, supervised by Jenise Katalina (Vice President of Family Services), will support the data needs of the Springfield ECCS project through the development of a system to collect, track, analyze and report the set of required ECCS Project indicators and measures.

Interested students may contact: Jenise Katalina at Square One by emailing Jkatalina@startatsquareone.org or calling 413-858-3122.

Deadline: January 1, 2019
Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative

The Healthy Homes intern will work with the Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative to support the pilot of the Springfield Healthy Homes Pay for Success program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about healthy homes strategies, services and health/home repair interventions.
  • Learn how data management and analysis are used in program management.
  • Learn how to use the Efforts to Outcomes online case management program.
  • Assist in tracking and analyzing data from the Springfield Healthy Homes Asthma Pilot.
  • Assist in updating website on local resources for healthy homes.
  • Assist in communications – newsletter, facebook, etc –around healthy homes.

Requirements:

  • Experience in MS Office required; experience with web editing and database preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • College juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better. Master’s students preferred.
  • Ability to dedicate 6-10 hours per week to internship.
  • Ability to follow directions and eager to learn.

Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition (PVAC) The Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition (PVAC) is a coalition of health professionals and institutions, community groups and residents, public health organizations, municipal and state agencies, academic institutions, schools, day care, housing and environmental groups committed to improving asthma and environmental conditions that affect health in Western MA. PVAC engages in a variety of activities to improve the quality of life of those with asthma, including promoting best practice asthma care in schools and homes through systems and policy change and promoting reduced exposure to environmental asthma triggers in homes schools, and public buildings through improved indoor air and environmental quality.

For more details, visit www.PVAsthmaCoalition.org. PVAC is convened by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM).

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@PublicHealthWM.org for consideration.

Deadline: September 28, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago