Career Opportunities

Scholarships

The Watershed

For two decades, The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs has been providing comprehensive treatment to help both addicts and alcoholics begin the process of recovery.

Not only does The Watershed believe in restoring the lives of individuals suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction, but The Watershed also believes in rewarding and encouraging students who wish to advance their education in fields such as Health Care and Addiction Science. This is why The Watershed offers several scholarships to accredited colleges and universities.

The Watershed is also dedicated to helping recovering addicts and alcoholics during their educational ventures, which is why another scholarship that is offered by The Watershed is rewarded to individuals who have been in recovery for at least one year.

If you are interested in learning more about the specific scholarships that are offered by The Watershed, then please view each scholarship page for more information:

For eligibility requirements and more specific information on each scholarship, please click here.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago

David A. Winston Health Policy

The David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship program identifies and supports promising young individuals currently in master’s level degree programs who are committed to the field of health policy.  Each year up to 20 $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified students on the basis of their academic achievement and recommendations from faculty and colleagues. Winston Scholars also join a one-day symposium on health policy in Washington, D.C. interacting with the Winston Board, former Winston Fellows, and health policy experts.

Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a health policy exclusive program. The programs welcome applicants who have a strong interest in health policy from a range of master’s and joint degree programs (as well as doctoral programs for the Fellowship), including healthcare administration, business, law, medicine, and economics. The Winston Board appreciates that backgrounds in many academic fields are relevant and critical to advancing sound health policy in our dynamic healthcare environment.  In honoring the legacy of David A. Winston, students of all political ideological perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Importantly, the deadline for the 2019 Scholarship applications is April 5, 2019. Winston alumni well illustrate that their opportunities translate into extraordinarily influential, decades-long health policy positions.

For more information on the application process and to apply, click here

For additional information and materials contact Kerry McAteer, Operations Manager at 202/ 585-0288 or kmcateer@winstonfellowship.org.

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Jobs

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES)

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is looking for a Project Coordinator to join our Healthy Families and Community Department. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of the coordination of our Youth Mental Health First Aid Project (YMHFA). These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: day-to-day operations of the project, planning and coordinating grant activities, recruiting participants and trainers, and collaborating with the CES’s Evaluation Department on performance assessment and required data gathering. Bachelor’s Degree, as well as a background in and demonstrated understanding of behavioral health, are required. This is a part-time, 20 hour/week position located in Northampton, MA. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration please apply ASAP or by October 29, 2018.

For more information on this position, click here.

Deadline: October 29, 2018
Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago

California State University, Fullerton

The California State University, Fullerton, Department of Public Health, is seeking a candidate for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in Mental Health/Substance Use. The department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in mental health, substance use, and/or prevention and intervention research with the goal of addressing mental health or substance use disparities and/or improving mental health or substance use outcomes in clearly defined priority populations. Persons conducting research on either mental health or substance use in a public health context are encouraged to apply; and those whose research focuses on the intersections between mental health and substance use are particularly encouraged.

The Department of Public Health has over 1,600 declared majors in the undergraduate program with another 50 graduate students in the CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health program. The successful applicant is expected to teach successfully to students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students, in the undergraduate and graduate programs; engage in focused ongoing scholarly and creative activity; create and maintain successful research ties with diverse communities; and actively contribute through service to the department, college, university, and surrounding community.

For more information, please click here.

Deadline: November 26, 2018
Posted: 1 day 14 hours ago

Simmons College

This position will focus on supporting MPH program functions in collaboration with the Program Director, including admissions, marketing, and student support.  The position will also support the program’s accreditation process through the design and implementation of program evaluation methods and systems, development of key partnerships and initiatives, and contributions to the accreditation self-study report.  The position carries a proportional teaching load, offset by program development and management work. Teaching will support core MPH courses, including those associated with the Health Equity Change Project, the culminating applied practice and integrative learning experience.  

Qualifications:

  • Master of Public Health degree;

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in public health;

  • A record of applied public health practice experience related to health equity;

  • Strong network within the public health practice community preferred;

  • Program development or management experience.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter; CV; evidence of teaching excellence; and three letters of recommendation and/or contact information for three professional references. All documents should be uploaded in the Resume/CV section on the 'My Experience' page of the application.  

To learn more about the job and to apply, click here

Deadline: November 9, 2018
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Brigham and Women's Hospital

The position is for a Research Project Manager who will coordinate a vibrant research program on global maternal and child health and child development under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. CaryCatherine Arbour. 

The research is conducted in the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital with partners in the Health Services Resources Administration and private foundations.  Dr. Arbour works on several maternal and child public health projects focused on the development and adaptation of interventions to improve maternal and child health and the delivery of public health interventions in underserved settings in the United States and abroad.  

The Research Project Manager will report directly to the PI and be responsible for coordination of ongoing projects, supporting technical assistance and quality improvement coaching to project intervention sites (including data management and report preparation), assisting with grant submission, and preparing manuscripts for publication and dissemination post-publication.

For a list of job responsibilities and required qualifications, click here

 

Deadline: November 2, 2018
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Univ of Vermont

Posting Summary:
Provide advanced data analytic support for a range of internally and externally funded College of Medicine projects. Tasks include the ability to independently assemble, clean, and analyze healthcare claims data. Research projects include evaluation-comparative effectiveness studies, clinical decision and quality improvement initiatives, and health care delivery studies using micro- and macro-system level data extracted and procured from EMR data systems, clinical and disease specific registries as well as Medicare and other large scale population databases with particular attention to data extraction, data quality, and data harmonization. Reports to Director of the Center for Health Services Research.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience):
Master’s degree in Health Services Research, Biostatistics or related quantitative field with three to five years of biomedical/scientific research experience required. Demonstrated knowledge of statistical analysis software packages such as SAS and Stata required. Effective oral and written communication skills required.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience with database systems (EMR, Medicare, RedCap, etc.) desirable.

Deadline: November 14, 2018
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Economic Progress Institute

The individual hired for this position will help the Institute shape budget and policy outcomes to ensure that prosperity is shared by all Rhode islanders. The analyst will help the Institute’s team guarantee that the public debate over state fiscal issues is comprehensive and robust. The position requires strong analytic skills, self-motivation and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of target audiences, including policymakers, the media, and community-based organizations (CBOs) and their members. These CBOs include organizations advocating for the basic needs of residents, the effective and efficient delivery of human services, and public policy issues that are important to the state’s economic and workforce development strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead research and advocacy on state and federal tax, budget and economic development work.
  • Work with Executive and Policy Directors to develop and implement goals for fiscal and economic policy research and analysis and develop and advance advocacy priorities.
  • Plan, direct, manage and conduct all economic and fiscal research, analysis and advocacy including issues related to state and federal fiscal policy, family economic security, and state and regional economic growth. Such work will help the Institute pursue a research and policy agenda and strategies that advance inclusive economic growth, long-term investments in family friendly workplace policies and structural changes promoting efficiency, sustainability, transparency and accountability.
  • Monitor, analyze and write on budget proposals, tax proposals, , family economic security proposals, economic development plans and other relevant topics.
  • Present policy and research information to a variety of audiences, including policymakers, lawmakers, philanthropy, academic thought partners, news media and community partners.
  • Lead and facilitate Revenue Roundtable coalition meetings with community partners.
  • Develop relationships with policymakers and legislators and prepare and present testimony before legislative and administrative hearings.
  • Work with national organizations to advance progressive policy at both state and national levels.
  • Assist with research needs of other staff to support their work.
  • Respond to requests for information and technical assistance from policymakers, the media, and community partners.
  • Attend conferences and other meetings of interest to The Institute.
  • Essential duties are predominately intellectual in character and include work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.
  • The senior fiscal analyst will report to the Executive Director. The position is an in-office (not remote) position and is based in Providence, RI.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A commitment to economic and social justice and the mission of The Institute.
  • Advanced degree in public policy or finance, economics, law, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in policy analysis and familiarity with state and federal data sources, state budget processes, state and federal tax law and state legislative process.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including a working knowledge of PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and statistical software; ability to generate charts and graphs that are informative and interesting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate technical information clearly to a range of audiences both in writing and orally and to work collegially with the Institute’s staff to produce finished products that reflect a consistent style and tone. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team; prioritize and manage multiple tasks; and complete assigned projects under time constraints.
  • The capacity to develop and to maintain collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations interested in fiscal and economic policy, including elected officials and their staff, journalists, community based organizations, and coalitions.

Successful candidate must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and equitable opportunity for all Rhode Islanders, a flexible mindset, ability to think strategically, ability to work on multiple tasks in a time sensitive manner, comfort collaborating with diverse groups internally and externally, self-motivation, attention to detail, strong project management skills and a commitment to credible and independent analysis.

Salary: This is a full-time, salaried position. Salary range between $75,000 - $85,000. Excellent benefit package. Generous vacation and holiday schedules.

To apply: Please send an email with subject line: “Economic Progress Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst” to jobs@economicprogressri.org. Attach your cover letter, resume or curricula vitae, a writing sample and 2 references (with contact information).

Deadline: October 28, 2018
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

CommunicateHealth

We are looking for a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication. You believe in the power of using social media — and want to use that power for good, like starting conversations about important health issues. Your perfectionist’s eye for detail applies whether you’re crafting a tweet, combing through social media analytics, or capturing meeting notes. You are comfortable holding all the pieces of a project and can follow up on action items with colleagues to see tasks through to completion. In addition, you:

  • Can manage multiple social media accounts across platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram — and use analytics as a tool to improve strategy
  • Have strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills — and can perform social media, email marketing, and other writing assignments with little supervision
  • Are an effective verbal communicator, both in person and by telephone
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and flexible work environment and can work on multiple time-sensitive projects with ease

Responsibilities: As a Social Media Coordinator, you will work with the Social Media team to provide support for health communication, content development, website maintenance, and formative research projects. Tasks may include:

  • Crafting engaging content for client and internal social media accounts
  • Working with our design team to develop visually compelling graphics for social media
  • Helping to maintain multiple client and internal social media accounts, including scheduling content, monitoring engagements, and analyzing metrics
  • Providing support for related research projects, such as scheduling research participants and taking notes

Coordinate day-to-day activities of projects. Tasks may include:

  • Supporting multi-disciplinary teams of writers, designers, researchers, and web developers
  • Scheduling client and team meetings
  • Drafting meeting agendas and taking meeting notes
  • Maintaining project schedules and timelines

Support internal CH work. Tasks may include:

  • Helping with administrative tasks around the office, as needed
  • Interfacing professionally with high-level clients from federal agencies and private organizations
  • Developing marketing and outreach materials for CH’s public health stock photo marketplace, Picture Public Health
  • Coordinating internal marketing and outreach activities via LinkedIn

Qualifications:
• You hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as communication, public health, English, or the social sciences
• You have at least 1-2 years of professional experience managing a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Preferred:
• You have experience using social media management and analytics tools (e.g., Hootsuite, Sprout Social)
• You have experience with analyzing social media metrics to inform social media strategy
• You have experience with project coordination, including developing and managing schedules and timelines
• You have experience in office administration tasks in a busy environment with a mix of remote and on-site staff
• You have experience with health communication and/or formative research projects
• You have experience in website content maintenance, including basic HTML and content management systems such as Drupal
• You are familiar with Mac’s operating system and software
• You have demonstrated familiarity with health literacy principles

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to admin@communicatehealth.com.

CommunicateHealth is committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees. We offer highly competitive salaries. As federal contractors, we are required to ask applicants to submit a voluntary Demographics form, at www.communicatehealth.com/company/contact/. No personnel selections are made based on this information

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

CommunicateHealth

We are looking for a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication. Your perfectionist’s eye for detail applies whether you’re coordinating schedules, crafting an email, or capturing meeting notes. You are comfortable holding all the pieces of a project and can follow-up on action items with colleagues to see tasks through to completion.
In addition, you:
• Maintain strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills — and can perform writing assignments with little supervision.
• Are an effective verbal communicator, both in-person and by telephone.
• Have the ability to work on multiple time-sensitive projects with ease.
• Thrive in a fast-paced, flexible work environment.

Responsibilities:
Provide support for health communication, content development, website maintenance, and formative research projects. Tasks may include:

  • Writing content for print and interactive tools
  • Helping to maintain content and images for large federal health websites
  • Conducting Internet research and environmental scans
  • Providing support for research projects such as scheduling research participants and taking notes

Coordinate day-to-day activities of projects. Tasks may include:

  • Supporting multi-disciplinary teams of writers, designers, researchers, and web developers
  • Scheduling client and team meetings • Drafting meeting agendas and taking meeting notes
  • Maintaining project schedules and timelines

Support internal CH work. Tasks may include:

  • Onsite administrative tasks
  • Interfacing professionally with high-level clients
  • Picture Public Health maintenance and research

Qualifications:
• You hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as communication, public health, English, or the social sciences.
• You have at least 1-2 years of professional experience.

Preferred:
• You have experience with project coordination, including the development and control of schedules and timelines.
• You have experience in office administration in a busy environment with a mix of remote and on-site staff.
• You have experience with health communication and/or formative research projects.
• You have experience in website content maintenance including content management systems such as Drupal and basic HTML.
• You are familiar with Mac operating system and software. • You have demonstrated familiarity with health literacy principles.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to admin@communicatehealth.com.

CommunicateHealth is committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees. We offer highly competitive salaries. As federal contractors, we are required to ask applicants to submit a voluntary Demographics form, at www.communicatehealth.com/company/contact/. No personnel selections are made based on this information.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

CommunicateHealth

We are looking for experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development — especially for environmental health issues. You are able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. You are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.

Responsibilities:
• Lead the development of communication products with a multi-disciplinary team and ensure products are delivered on time and in budget
• Keep project teams and clients focused by advocating for end users
• Develop product requirements and specifications and adjust as necessary based on client feedback and user research
• Develop research protocols, including screeners and moderator’s guides
• Conduct formative research with consumers and professionals
• Integrate user research studies into message and product development
• Write clear, concise reports (from top-level summaries to detailed technical reports) for delivery to clients
• Research a variety of health- and wellness-related topics — particularly those related to environmental health — and distill the most relevant actions and recommendations
• Gather and review feedback on content from editors, usability professionals, and subject matter experts, and revise content appropriately
• Work with design, content, and usability staff on information architecture, content strategy, and content layout
• Oversee and inform post-production quality control (QC) processes
• Act as a connector across project teams to integrate project-level lessons learned across the organization

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in communication, public health, or a related social science
• Minimum 10 years professional experience in public health education, health communication, and/or communication research
• Demonstrated interest in environmental health
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a project management role, with an ability to establish and document processes
• Experience implementing health education theories and principles and user-centered design methods when developing content or tools for web and print
• Experience conducting user or audience research
• Experience executing high-level editing and writing with limited supervision

Preferred:
• Experience developing materials for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills
• Experience managing project or program budgets
• Familiarity with federal plain language guidelines and best practices
• Experience working with graphic designers and web developers
• Experience managing product development, including requirements-gathering and launch planning
• Supervisory experience
• Experience translating technical/medical information into plain language
• Familiarity with IRB, Office of Management and Budget Paperwork Reduction Act, and nuances of research clearance processes

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, 2 writing or portfolio samples, and 3 references to admin@communicatehealth.com.

This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. We are not considering remote staff for this position. We offer highly competitive salaries and full benefits. CommunicateHealth is committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees. As a federal contractor, we are required to ask applicants to submit a voluntary demographics form, at www.communicatehealth.com/company/contact/. No personnel selections are made based on this information.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

CommunicateHealth

We are interested in an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development — especially for health policy issues. You are able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. You are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.

Responsibilities:
• Lead the development of communication products with a multi-disciplinary team and ensure products are delivered on time and in budget
• Keep project teams and clients focused by advocating for end users
• Develop product requirements and specifications and adjust as necessary based on client feedback and user research
• Develop research protocols, including screeners and moderator’s guides
• Conduct formative research with consumers and professionals 
• Integrate user research studies into message and product development
• Write clear, concise reports (from top-level summaries to detailed technical reports) for delivery to clients
• Research a variety of health- and wellness-related topics — particularly those related to health policy and health data — and distill the most relevant actions and recommendations
• Gather and review feedback on content from editors, usability professionals, and subject matter experts, and revise content appropriately
• Work with design, content, and usability staff on information architecture, content strategy, and content layout
• Oversee and inform post-production quality control (QC) processes
• Act as a connector across project teams to integrate project-level lessons learned across the organization

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in communication, public health, or a related social science
• Minimum 10 years professional experience in public health education, health communication, and/or communication research
• Demonstrated interest in health policy and public health data • Demonstrated effectiveness in a project management role, with an ability to establish and document processes
• Experience implementing health education theories and principles and user-centered design methods when developing content or tools for web and print
• Experience conducting user or audience research
• Experience executing high-level editing and writing with limited supervision

Preferred:
• Experience developing materials for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills
• Experience developing materials for public health professionals, particularly to communicate federal policy initiatives
• Experience managing project or program budgets
• Familiarity with Healthy People 
• Experience engaging partners and stakeholders in developing communication strategy
• Familiarity with federal plain language guidelines and best practices
• Experience working with graphic designers and web developers
• Experience managing product development, including requirements-gathering and launch planning
• Supervisory experience
• Experience translating technical/medical information into plain language
• Familiarity with IRB, Office of Management and Budget Paperwork Reduction Act, and nuances of research clearance processes

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, 2 writing or portfolio samples, and 3 references to admin@communicatehealth.com.

This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. We are not considering remote staff for this position. We offer highly competitive salaries and full benefits. CommunicateHealth is committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees. As a federal contractor, we are required to ask applicants to submit a voluntary demographics form, at www.communicatehealth.com/company/contact/. No personnel selections are made based on this information.

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Heluna Health

Heluna Health invites applications for the full-time position of Research Study Coordinator in the Substance Use Research Unit (SURU), a grant-funded research unit within the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). Research in this Unit focuses on the evaluation of behavioral, biological, and pharmacological clinical trials to reduce harms from substance use and HIV risk behaviors. Our close-knit team consists of a Medical Director, Senior Research Scientist, Research Study Coordinator, Research Clinicians, Clinical Psychologist, Research Associates and Recruitment Team.

This is a temporary, grant-funded, Full time, benefited position.  Employment is provided by Heluna Health.

Read the full post here.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 4 weeks 8 hours ago

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty. Successful applicants will be doctoral level biostatisticians or epidemiologists, or equivalent, with demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory and intermediate biostatistics and epidemiology.  Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Courses may include an undergraduate-level capstone course, graduate-level introductory biostatistics, introduction to epidemiology and selected electives, the latter determined in consultation with our Curriculum Committee.  Additional position responsibilities will include student advising, university service, and professional development.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Senior Data Reporting Analyst will report directly to the Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), and work with Associate Deans, Department Chairs, University Offices, including Institutional Research, SPHHS alumni, faculty, staff and other stakeholders to develop and implement assessment procedures. In coordination with the Dean's office, the Senior Data Reporting Analyst will be responsible for the assessment of learning, research and outreach related to its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and faculty and staff.  The Senior Data Reporting Analyst will gather, analyze, and interpret data necessary for continuous process improvement in areas such as curriculum, career and professional development activities, research, workforce development, alumni, school ranking efforts, recruiter and student satisfaction, student placement and tracking, in-state and out-of-state student recruitment, and other initiatives in alignment with SPHHS's overall strategic goals. The Senior Data Reporting Analyst also will plan and manage the SPHHS's ongoing data collection, analysis, and reporting related to accreditation, and other academic and outreach needs. 

Read the full post here.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week 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 month 1 week ago

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in Epidemiology at the Assistant Professor level. This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure track position. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Responsibilities will include research; teaching, at the undergraduate and graduate level; and advising masters and doctoral students enrolled in MS, MPH and PhD programs, departmental, school, and university service. The candidate will be expected to develop their own research program, and engage in collaborative research.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology seeks three (3) tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include research, advising students and teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, and departmental, school and university service. Tenure track positions at the University of Massachusetts receive nine months of committed salary support.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Department of Kinesiology

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Biomechanics. Example areas of interest for scientific inquiry include musculoskeletal modeling, mechanics and energetics of human motion, and sensor development for motion analysis. Candidates at Assistant and Associate Professor ranks will be given equal consideration and evaluated with consideration of current rank and promise of continuing professional development and achievement. This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience. In exceptional circumstances, an appointment at the level of Full Professor will be considered.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) seek talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant Professor level who study physical behavior measurement. Scientific inquiry in such areas as novel methods for device calibration and validation, new sensor technology, analytical advances in measurement and interpretation, new outcomes for clinical studies, and applications of wearable monitors for assessing exposure and/or effects of interventions to improve physical activity behavior are key areas of focus for this position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at a higher rank may receive consideration. This is a full-time, tenure track 9-month appointment with a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 2 months 15 hours ago

ServiceNet

Are you ready to help people and make a difference? Then consider what career opportunities ServiceNet has to offer!

Relief Counselors are the backbone of our organization and assist our Developmental/Brain Injury Services (DBIS) clients with their day to day needs, in comfortably furnished residential homes. This opportunity is a flexible position that allows you to work across multiple programs and locations. This is a great opportunity for students pursuing a degree in human services or a related field, to gain experience and exposure. Or just make some extra cash! Relief counselors will be reliable and empathetic individuals, who are willing to jump in and help out where ever they are needed. Must be able to work 20 hours per week. 

Read the full job post here.

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago

Internships

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)

The mission of MDPH is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health.

MDPH seeks to improve and expand its methods of community engagement. Community engagement is the process by which DPH connects with individuals, communities, and organizations/institutions to inform, implement, and evaluate its priorities, programs and services  and Community engagement processes are ongoing relationships between stakeholders, community-based organizations, consumers, residents, local public health, providers, and more. The ”Community Engagement Standards for Community Health Planning Guideline” was adopted as part of updates made to regulations in the Determination of Need process in 2017, in order to help hospitals leverage their Community Heath Needs Assessment and community engagement process to meet the DPH community health planning standards.  Additionally, there is interest in aligning the community guidelines for MDPH staff so that DPH community engagement efforts are reflected in the standards. As a first step, key informant interviews have already been conducted on 16 MDPH programmatic strategic plans to understand how they incorporated a variety of community engagement methods through their planning. In addition, there is a Community Engagement Work Group dedicated to bringing together many bureau and office lenses and experiences to the conversation.

The intern will have an opportunity to engage MDPH staff, through the Community Engagement work group and other identified key partners. The work will include an environmental scan of current DPH community engagement efforts to develop an annotated directory of existing programs, points of contact, and resources with an emphasis on highlighting best practice areas within DPH. 

For a list of available internships click here

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Don't Take That Receipt!

Don't Take That Receipt! is a public health and environmental justice group operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Filmmakers’ Collaborative, a registered 501(c)(3). Our mission is to educate vulnerable populations -- those who work in stores, restaurants, and hospitals - and the general public, about the presence of bisphenol-A (BPA) and other phenols in receipts. We provide businesses and the public with assistance for reducing exposure and creating store-wide changes that benefit the health of workers and customers.

Responsibilities:
● Work alongside youth and adult staff to responsibly conduct in-person visits to local stores and restaurants to speak with cashiers and managers about phenols in receipts. The team will educate about these chemicals and provide an array of easy steps for reducing exposure and creating healthier protocols for their employees and customers.
● Make presentations with a small team to local decision makers and power-holders. This may include meetings at hospitals, recycling plants, colleges, for local leaders, etc.
● Online social media outreach: co-creating and following message -specific outreach through various social media platforms to strategically share our video, website, and corporate campaign petitions with relevant organizations and groups throughout the country.
● Co-mentor and supervise 2 high school aged youth as they also run this store to store outreach, making sure of their safety and conveying correct information.
● Help plan and evaluate this outreach, including making iterative changes throughout as we learn the most effective strategies for communicating about these health messages.
● Strategically forge connections with local and national organizations, groups, businesses, unions, etc. who would be interested in this message and sharing it with their networks.
● Coordinate programming and resources for the team and for the youth staff.
● Position may entail working on one’s college campus to promote safer receipt practices in the dining halls and school stores.
● Reach out to local media outlets to get media attention to our campaign and the issue of toxins in receipts

Deadline: October 26, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago

Deb Ellis Physical Therapy

The Parkinson's internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in physical or occupational therapy. 

Job Description: This is an unpaid internship working alongside a physical therapist. The student will assist with an evidence based exercise program for community dwelling people with Parkinson’s disease. This program was developed at the Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation.

Responsibilities will include; receiving exercise and safety training from the Physical Therapist, directly assisting participants through the exercise program, helping with set up and clean up of the studio room. Student will be expected to independently review provided information on Parkinson’s Disease.

Hours; Wednesdays and Fridays 12:45-2:45. October 17-December 7 (no class Nov 7and Thanksgiving week) 45+ hours total (12 classes total-24 hours of direct care, 2 hours of direct instruction with the physical therapist, 6 hours assisting with evaluations, case study requirement)

Location; Springfield Jewish Community Center-1160 Dickinson St. Springfield

Requirements; Interested students must have reliable transportation and must be interested in a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy. Some exercise
experience is preferred. There is a dress code. 

Application: Interested students should forward a resume to; Debra Ellis, MSPT, NCS deb@debellispt.com

Deadline: November 2, 2018
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago

Viability, Inc.

Viability believes that individuals with disabilities and other societal disadvantages are an essential resource for our country’s future. Our mission is to help build a world in which individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages realize their full potential.

We are seeking a responsible, goal oriented intern to join our growing organization. In this position, the Research Intern will work under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Business Development and is responsible for conducting research on state funding and documenting their process for conducting state funding research.

Read the full internship description here.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

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 month 1 week 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 month 1 week ago

Umass Amherst

The UMass tobacco free policy aims to achieve compliance through education, cessation support, and community engagement. Empowering students, staff, and faculty to remind faculty to remind violators of the policy and to encourage their compliance, enables and sustains policy success. All members of the campus community are asked to encourage policy compliance for a collective benefit for us all.

Program Vision:
A campus environment in which to learn, work, live, and play free from tobacco’s impact.
Position Description
Tobacco Free Umass seeks student’s interns to assist with programmatic efforts in educating the campus community of tobacco harm, encourage policy compliance, and evaluating tobacco use. The student intern will champion health promotion efforts and seek to develop new avenues for delivery in order to further engage the campus community.

Primary Objectives for interns:

  • Conduct an deliver health promotion and campus outreach initiatives
  • Develop educational interventions
  • Promote Tobacco-Free UMass through social media platforms
  • Review evidence-based interventions and best practices for tobacco prevention
  • Develop collaborations and new avenues for outreach and education efforts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in public health, or other closely related social science.
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills (empathy, respect, inclusion, diversity of opinions)
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, staff and campus community members


Application Process:
Please provide a cover letter and current resume to sdupont@umass.edu

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week 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: 2 months 13 hours ago