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City of Newton, MA

Environmental Health Specialist. Responsible for conducting primarily sanitary inspections of selected food and beverage service establishments, food preparation, production, storage, sale or distribution establishments, schools, recreational and swimming pools, tanning salons, and other facility and/or site inspections for conformance to and violations of accepted health regulations, maintaining and promoting community health.  Enforces various state government, municipal ordinances and other regulations, and sanitary and environmental codes regarding public health and safety. Provides mentorship and support for environmental health inspectors in the department.

  • Conducts food service establishments, food cart, bakery, day care centers, supermarkets and other retail or wholesale kitchens and other building and facility inspections for conformance to established regulations, ordinances and codes. Ensures sanitary and health codes are adhered to; violation citations are recommended and if approved, issued. Recommends facility or activity suspension or closure for violations.
  •  Educates food handlers in sanitary and food safety procedures.
  • Periodically tests swimming pools or areas for contaminated or unsafe conditions; checks dumpsters, storage areas, and surroundings for improper or excessive refuse disposal, improper cleanliness, and care; records frozen desserts samplings.
  • Investigates and/or follows up on reports of public health, welfare and safety complaints, food illnesses, noxious odors, animal and insect infestations, and septic problems. Responds to other public health emergencies. Interprets and enforces codes, statutes, and ordinances. Notes variances and violations and follows up accordingly.
  • Collects food, ice cream, fluid and other samples for laboratory analysis and evaluations. Conducts some on-site tests. Reviews test or evaluation reports. Issues food cart permits. Reviews submitted plans. Makes recommendations on evaluations and approval as required.
  • Responds to, follows up and documents received complaints of unsanitary conditions and other violations of regulations. Makes court and hearing appearances and presents expert testimony.
  • Attends and participates in staff, department or other meetings, hearings. Serves on assigned committees. Maintains required contacts to keep abreast of developments within field or areas of interest; liaison with community and other groups.
  • Follows and adheres to departmental, City and other government rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors degree and three to five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Attainment of Registered Sanitarian Certification.
  • Attainment of one or more additional educational certifications relevant to the role including: Certified Pool Inspector Soil Evaluator FDA Standardized Inspector MA PHIT Animal Inspector Certification Masters Degree in relevant field.
  • Broad knowledge of sanitary and health science or administration.

Learn more and apply here

Deadline: September 5, 2020
Posted: 5 days 17 hours ago

Temporary Paid Job: Covid 19 Stop the Spread Initiative

Tapestry

Tapestry is building a team to run mobile Covid-19 testing sites in Agawam and Springfield as part of Massachusetts’s Stop the Spread initiative. We’re hiring temporary staff to work at the mobile sites immediately for the month of August to make appointments, register patients, and observe the patients’ self-collection of test samples. The testing sites will maintain the highest safety standards with full PPE available. These are paid, temporary positions. If you want to help end the virus in MA by working with Tapestry, contact us at emansfield@tapestryhealth.org.  

Deadline: August 28, 2020
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago

Massachusetts Public Health Assocation (MPHA)

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the champion for public health in the Commonwealth. We are a catalyst for change, eliminating health inequities and promoting healthy communities for all. As a statewide organization, MPHA engages local leaders, state organizations, public officials, and others to improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents. MPHA uses an effective combination of advocacy, education, community organizing, policy development, and coalition leadership to secure investments in public health, promote health equity, and bolster our public health infrastructure.  In all our work, we seek to improve the social conditions in neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces that have an impact on health and to listen to the voices and priorities of communities most impacted by health inequities.

The Assistant Campaign Director will be a core part of a four-person Policy & Field Team working to advance MPHA’s health equity policy agenda. The Assistant Campaign Director will focus on developing and stewarding relationships with community-based organizations, local leaders, coalitions, and other allies to shape MPHA priorities and drive effective action that leads to winning policy campaigns. This position will also have an important role in shaping campaign strategy and tactics that strengthen engagement, leadership development, and advocacy skills.
Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with new and existing partner organizations, with a focus on community-based organizations and other local and regional partners addressing social determinants of health through a racial justice lens.
  • Engage partner organizations in developing MPHA policy priorities that are responsive to their communities’ needs.
  • Play a leadership role in the development of campaign strategy to win policy victories, working closely with the Director of Public Policy and Campaign Strategy and the full team.
  • Develop plans and actions to support campaign goals which draw on the skills and knowledge of partner organizations.
  • Coach and support partners to develop stronger advocacy and organizing skills through one-to-one and small group meetings, trainings, and other activities that build skills, knowledge, and confidence.
  • Grow the commitment and engagement of partners in campaign activities and actions, supporting local partners to move up the “ladder of engagement,” including mobilizing their own networks in support of campaign goals.
  • Develop and track measures and benchmarks to evaluate effectiveness of engagement and leadership development and to maximize likelihood of winning campaigns.
  • Supervise part-time field position working on a transportation and housing justice campaign in Worcester and Springfield (position to be hired in fall 2020).

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment and track record of leadership advancing equity and incorporating a racial justice approach throughout work processes and products.
  • Ability to align and move people into action: Skilled at communicating in ways that build credibility, inspire, align people, and motivate action.
  • Experience identifying the appropriate asks of individuals, creating commitments, and establishing  mutual accountability.
  • Partnership: Experience supporting racially diverse partnerships or coalitions and incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in decision-making processes
  • Strategy development: Demonstrated success in designing and implementing campaign strategies and tactics that engage individuals or organizations and that deliver winning results for community, legislative, labor, or electoral campaigns.
  • Leadership development: Demonstrated success in leadership development, focused on increased advocacy and organizing skills and confidence of partners.
  • Highly organized and motivated: Exceptionally well-organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and ability to prioritize and switch gears quickly between multiple projects and subjects. Fast and enthusiastic learner interested in growing knowledge in a wide variety of topic areas.
  • Strong communicator and team player: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience translating complex policy topics for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to flex communication styles and methods for a variety of organizational cultures and settings. Comfortable with public speaking and facilitating challenging conversations.
  • Great sense of humor. Rigor and high standards are complemented with an ability to encourage fun and contribute to a strong team internally and among coalition partners.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience working in community, legislative, labor, or electoral campaigns. Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  •  Knowledge of Massachusetts legislative process and political landscape preferred.
  •  Familiarity with local community-based initiatives and organizations in Massachusetts preferred. Experience with the Massachusetts legislative process, the public health policy landscape, and MPHA policy priorities in a plus.Location

Location
Currently, all MPHA staff are working remotely and are not traveling. We anticipate that a gradual return to the office and traveling will occur at some point in 2020 or 2021, depending on public health guidance. As a return to the office occurs, this position can be based out of our downtown Boston office or may be based out of a home office elsewhere in Massachusetts.Significant in-state travel is required. Availability for occasional early morning, evening, or weekend hours required. Salary range will reflect a candidate’s experience, skills, and education: $55,000-$62,000. Excellent health, dental and paid time off benefits.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Individuals interested in applying should visit: https://tinyurl.com/MPHA-AssistantCampaignDirector

Deadline: September 1, 2020
Posted: 1 week 4 days ago

Amherst College

Amherst College invites applications for the Contact Tracing Manager position. The Contact Tracing Manager is a full time, year-round position. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community. Under the supervision of the Office of Student Affairs-Health Services, the Contact Tracing Manager will oversee the contact tracing activities of students, faculty, and staff at Amherst College. The aim of this effort will be to call contacts of each person diagnosed with COVID-19, gather information on the contacts, and provide social distancing/quarantine/isolation recommendations and information on testing, seeking medical assistance, ongoing monitoring, and available resources as needed.

Team Management:
Oversees all contact tracing team activities
Determines and administers the most effective data capture program to assist with case investigation, and tracking, monitoring, and reporting tracing activities
Trains and supervises employees assigned to the Contact Tracing Team
Provides oversight of contact tracer scripts and guidelines for social distancing, quarantine and isolation
Ensures contact tracing team follows best practices and CDC guidelines on COVID-19 contact tracing
Ensures that the Contact Tracing team is following all policies, procedures, and protocols

Administration:
Maintains all policies, procedures, protocols, and facilitates changes being implemented to the entire team
Updates and streams contact tracing workflows
Develops policies, procedures, and standard operating guidelines
Works with Supervisors and Team Leads to ensure that contact tracing is on target with daily/weekly/monthly goals
Responsible for overall safeguarding of protected health information (PHI)
Ensures quality data collection, metrics and dashboard reporting
Performs other duties as assigned, including supporting the testing initiative and special tasks involved in responding to emergency events

Communication and Reporting
Maintains communication and coordination with relevant college departments including environmental health and safety, and the counseling center.
Ensures that state epidemiological reporting requirements are met, including testing data being transferred to MAVEN through appropriate local board of health
Provides status reports to the Office of Student Affairs Leadership
Produces special reports and statistical analysis of epidemiological investigations to ensure readiness for responding to COVID-19
Assures accurate and timely completion and submission of reports to leadership and other entities

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field
Five years of work experience in a position that includes customer service or clinical care
Two years of supervisory experience in a healthcare, public health, or management setting
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community
Strong customer service, organizational, time management, verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Preferred:
Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Business Administration, Management, or a related field of study
Proficiency with Electronic Medical Record, Epidemiology Module, and MAVEN

Learn more and apply:  https://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=177276382.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: September 5, 2020
Posted: 1 month 18 hours ago

Full Time Interim Health Agent

Fairhaven Health Department

Full Time Interim Health Agent : Town of Fairhaven Board of Health
Responsibilities include:

  • Restaurant food permits and inspections
  •  Covid 19 response
  • Weekly beach water testing
  •  Title V inspections
  • Oversee inspector and secretary
  • Set office schedules

Qualifications:  Recent MPH graduate
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Mikeristuccia48@gmail.com.
Phone for inquiries: 978-886-8319

Deadline: August 15, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps

COVID-19 Corps M- Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Coordinator
Case investigation and contact tracing is the process of working with a patient who has been diagnosed with an infectious disease to identify and provide support to people (contacts) who have been exposed through close contact with the patient. This process is a core disease control measure that has been employed by health department personnel for decades and is a key strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination for a diverse team including staff, volunteers, and contractors who conduct disease intervention activities with people (patients) with probable, suspected and laboratory-confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19, AND people (contacts), who may have been exposed to the virus, through close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. The Case Investigator and Contact Tracing Coordinator provides direction, support, and coordination to the team in the use of MAVEN. "MAVEN" is the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network - a PHIN (Public Health Information Network) compliant, secure web-based surveillance and case management system for infectious diseases that enables rapid, efficient communication among local and state health departments and laboratories. There is no software to download or purchase because MAVEN is a web-based application. MAVEN can be accessed from anywhere there is Internet connectivity.

Position Summary:
The Coordinator is an experienced public health professional providing support to the Worcester Division of Public Health and local boards of health in the fight against COVID-19. The Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, direction, training, and continuous assessment of a case investigation and contact tracing team serving multiple towns in the Worcester Division of Public Health jurisdiction. It is preferred that the Coordinator possesses an advanced understanding of the principles of case investigation and contact tracing, and the use of MAVEN and can guide the team regarding messaging, creative problem solving and other interventions for patients and contacts to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. The Coordinator supports the performance of day-to-day disease intervention activities, ensuring that the quality and timeliness of work is performed according to established state guidelines. In collaboration with the Chief of Nursing they instruct and monitor team activities, ensuring that team members’ efforts are aligned with standard operating procedures for collection of epidemiological data, instructions for quarantine and isolation, and linking clients to clinical and social support services. The Coordinator ensures compliance with policies and procedures of the Worcester Division of Public Health regarding confidentiality and data security for the handling of sensitive client information and protected health information. They collaborate with Worcester Division of Public Health staff and other key partners to evaluate COVID 19 activities, identify best practices and lessons learned and facilitate enhancements.

Essential Functions, include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with state and local surveillance, epidemiology and clinical staff and other health officials in establishing priorities for case investigation and contact tracing, appropriate response protocols for incoming MAVEN case reports, and evaluation and monitoring of case investigation and contact tracing activities and outcomes.
  • Directs the assignment of disease intervention activities, collaborating with the Chief of Nursing to ensure the equitable assignment of priority cases and contacts for investigation to the team. Monitors progress to ensure investigations are completed in a timely manner. Conducts workload assessments and adjusts work assignments as necessary. Facilitates inter-jurisdictional coordination of information to ensure the continuity of case investigation and contact tracing using MAVEN.
  • Coordinates orientation and training of new hires/contractors/volunteers and existing case investigation and contact tracing team members. Ensures completion of role-specific knowledge and skill-based training courses, familiarity and proficiency with Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance and scripts for interactions with patients and contacts, as well as MAVEN surveillance and data management system. Provides modeling and coaching of effective interview techniques and provides timely feedback to questions. Provides guidance on expectations for thorough investigation and documentation procedures and criteria for closure of case and contact follow-up activities.
  • Provides ongoing coaching, mentorship and facilitates training for case investigation and contact tracing team to enhance performance. Supports Chief of Nursing with creative problem solving around complex and atypical cases, clarifying proper procedure for documentation and closure, resolving challenges in locating patients and contacts or persuading clients to comply with recommendations for medical evaluation, testing, quarantine or isolation. Coordinates collaborative learning opportunities such as facilitating meetings to discuss lessons learned with both successful and poor outcomes of case investigations, notification of exposure and isolation/quarantine compliance and monitoring.
  • Supports Chief of Nursing in reviewing case reports prepared by team to ensure completeness and appropriateness of investigations and actions taken. Promptly discusses findings with Chief of Nursing and team and offers constructive feedback to improve or maximize levels of performance.
  • Confers with Worcester Division of Public Health management team regarding significant events that could impact COVID 19 response (i.e., potential outbreak situations, personnel issues, changes in health care facility’s policies/infrastructure, or other special circumstances).
  • Collaborates in the collection, analysis, and evaluation of process and outcome measures related to case investigation and contact tracing activities and related COVID 19 activities. Conducts routine report generation and review of performance measures. Identifies new and revised work procedures with potential for improving operating efficiency. Collaborates with state and local health jurisdictions and other relevant partners to discuss barriers, facilitators, making recommendations for improvement, jointly develop a plan of action to resolve systems issues and improve overall program effectiveness. Monitors quality improvement activities, providing feedback and training to redirect or realign priorities or resources as deemed necessary to achieve objectives.
  • Maintains open communication and works collaboratively with staff and contractors within the Worcester Division of Public Health and its relevant partner organizations to maximize opportunities for disease intervention and to further other mutual goals. Provides documentation in standard reports and participates in regular COVID 19 meetings and other forums, providing updates on program activities, challenges and successes. Collaborates in initiatives to enhance the quality of contact tracing activities and program outcomes.
  • Establishes protocols and procedures for routine administrative functions within assignment areas (e.g., coordinating schedules, tracking time, proper use of MAVEN). Employs best practices in the management of virtual workforces and implements appropriate telework policies/procedures, including provisions for patient confidentiality and data security.
  • Ensures adherence with all requisite trainings and requirements for maintenance of patient confidentiality and collection of information using MAVEN in concordance with local data privacy and confidentiality standards.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
This job involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site meetings as the COVID 19 situation develops. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires communicating on short notice. The position will require daily use of a computer, telephone or cell phone, and access to a secure internet connection. The position may require working non-standard hours (evenings and weekends).

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Associate degree, with three years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, with two years of direct work experience conducting case investigation, contact tracing and other communicable disease investigation activities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening, emotional intelligence
  • Ability to interact in a non-judgmental manner with culturally diverse populations and persons experiencing a wide range of social conditions
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to use sound judgment in responding to client issues and concerns
  • Ability to compile, analyze and present data for various audiences
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to identify performance challenges and appropriate solutions
  • Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct
  •  Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, establishing and maintaining collaborative professional relationships
  • Strong time management skills (e.g., organization, prioritization, multitasking)
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Proficiency with use of computers (desktop, laptop, tablet) and mobile devices (smartphones, mobile apps)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervising or leading personnel conducting communicable disease investigation, case investigation/contact tracing or carrying out health education, community outreach, linkage to care, or other public health efforts
  • Experience in training, mentoring and coaching
  • Bilingual skills (e.g., Spanish)
  • Experience using MAVEN

To Apply: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps

Regional Environmental Health Specialist
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.
The Regional Environmental Health Specialist works independently throughout the 6 towns that comprise the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance conducting routine food inspections, public and semi-public pool inspections, beach inspections, body art and tanning inspections, camp inspections, and title 5 work. This position may be asked to follow up on housing and nuisance complains. The Regional Environmental Health Specialist must have thorough knowledge of Massachusetts general laws, rules and regulations pertaining to public health and general sanitation. This position includes occasional night and weekend work as well as the ability to respond to emergencies after hours.

The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; strong organizational skills; computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office Suite); and familiarity with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to environmental health and public health sanitation. The qualified applicant will also have the ability to meet deadlines; to prepare written reports; to work independently; and to work in multiple work environments.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelors of Science (BS) degree in science or environmental health field
• 1 – 3 years’ experience conducting environmental health inspections in a public health setting
• A valid Massachusetts driver’s licenses and reliable transportation required
• Ability to test for and attain Registered Sanitarian license within 1 year of appointment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Registered Sanitarian
• Valid food protection manager certification, certified pool operator, licensed lead determiner, Title 5 certified soil evaluator, and/or certified system inspector

SALARY RANGE: $47,002.46 - $60,735.86 annually, full-time

Learn more and apply:  https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

CDC Foundation/ Covid 19 Corps

EPIDEMIOLOGIST – BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.  

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Epidemiologist would join the Boston Public Health Commission Infectious Disease Bureau Communicable Disease Division team performing case investigations and contact tracing of COVID -19 patients, counsel them on testing and quarantine, refer them for testing, and connect them to necessary resources throughout their quarantine.This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.  

RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible to helping identify clusters within Boston  Working to track and communicate those clusters amongst the team and with MDPH
and other local jurisdictions
While the focus will be on contact tracing there will be responsibilities related performing statistical and epidemiological analysis on COVID-19 data. 
Some work will be to prepare reports needed to continue COVID-19 response efforts.  Perform other related duties as required  

QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in public health or related field required, MPH Preferred
Prior experience in communicable disease case investigation and surveillance required.
Understanding of Epidemiology concepts and quantitative methodologies required
Proficiency using SAS, excel required.
Excellent oral and writing skills required.
Excellent organizational skills required.Bilingual preferred
Ability to work as part of a diverse team, to manage competing priorities, & to consistently meet deadlines required

Learn more and apply:  https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: September 2, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

FoodCorps

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:

  • Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
  • Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
  • Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school community and environment – from hallways to classrooms to cafeteria to grounds – celebrates healthy food. We measure ours uccess in terms of changes in children, schools, and systems.

 What We’re Looking For

  • Passion for building a healthier future for school children
  • Commitment to working hard in service of local communities in order to make a difference
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Motivation to serve full-time in a limited resource community
  • Perseverance in the face of challenges and creativity in finding solution
  • Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
  • Experience working in or studying food systems, agriculture, public health, education, community organizing, or public service
  •  Experience working or volunteering in education, youth development, or other teaching setting
  • Knowledge of the culture, history, and/or language of the communities we serve
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience for your career
  • Demonstrated ability or dedication to performing the activities listed below

To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older by the start of your service term
  • Be a legal, permanent resident of the United States
  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent

Service members work with schools, service site organizations and local communities to build healthy school food environments. Service members focus on teaching children in grades K-8 about food and nutrition in the classroom by delivering engaging, hands-on lessons, integrating activities into subjects such as math, science and history, working with teachers and school administrators to increase food and nutrition education in curricula, and more. Service members grow healthy food with students, teachers, and community members in school gardens, dynamic educational settings where kids can get their hands dirty and experience what they’re learning first-hand. While some service members expand/maintain already-existing school gardens, greenhouses and hoop houses, others work to establish new gardens. Service members develop garden sustainability plans and recruit community volunteers to ensure that the projects they start last into the future. Service members impact what's for lunch by sourcing and promoting food from local farms for cafeteria taste tests, working with school food directors and staff to integrate healthier foods into breakfast, lunch and snack programs, and more. Service members help build school wide cultures of health by building strong, collaborative relationships with teachers, families, and school administrators, recruiting and training volunteers, organizing committee s and running meetings, talking to press and public officials.

For more information and to apply: https://foodcorps.org/apply

Deadline: September 1, 2020
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Tufts University School of Medicine

Project Manager - Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine. This is a limited term position for four years. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine is an academic department within the Tufts University School of Medicine located on the Health Sciences Campus in Boston. Technical and academic assets within the department provide a strong research support system for federally-funded research. Its 30 full-time faculty members hold advanced degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology, anthropology, law, medicine, nutrition, biology, engineering, health policy, economics, social policy, education, social work, and the behavioral sciences. Department research includes a focus on the following thematic areas: health equity, health communication, nutrition and infection, infectious disease epidemiology, health policy and health care delivery, environmental health, the opioid epidemic, and global health. Department faculty are methodologically strong and diverse, with expertise in biostatistics, survey research, program evaluation, qualitative methods, dietary assessment and spatial epidemiological analysis.

A major driver of the U.S opioid crisis is limited access to effective medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) that reduce overdose. A 2018 law (“Chapter 208”) made Massachusetts (MA) the first state to mandate that five county jails deliver all FDA-approved MOUDs (extended-release naltrexone [XR-NTX] buprenorphine-naloxone [BUP-NX], and methadone). Chapter 208 establishes a 4-year pilot program to expand all FDA-approved forms of MOUD at five county jails; two more county jails in MA voluntarily joined this initiative. The law stipulates that MOUD be maintained in individuals receiving it prior to detention, and initiated prior to release among sentenced inmates where appropriate. The seven jails must also facilitate continuation of the medication in the community on release. The Massachusetts Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network proposes to partner with these seven diverse jails and community treatment providers to conduct a Type 1 hybrid effectiveness- implementation study of Chapter 208. This study’s insights into Chapter 208’s implementation will inform the efficient development of future strategies to address OUDs in jail populations nationwide.

Responsibilities:
Provides advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate a university Program or Research Project in collaboration with the Director or Principal Investigator(s).
Develops goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; manages program/project financial, operational, and human resources.
Writes grant proposals for continued or new funding: develops and oversees marketing, advertising and external relations.
This individual designs and delivers seminars, lectures and events and conducts research and writes reports and results.
Manages recruitment and retention of study subjects.
Oversees support and provides advice and counseling to staff.
Manages hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff.
 
Qualifications:
Master’s degree in related discipline and 5-8 years of program or project management experience.
Experience supervising research staff in previous studies.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation and be able and willing to travel throughout the state.
Must be comfortable working in a secure, correctional environment.
Solid computer skills and proficiency: Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word.
Experience conducting qualitative in-depth interviews and focus groups.
Experience managing, coding, and analyzing qualitative data using content analysis software (e.g., Dedoose, NVivo, AtlasTi).
Experience implementing and managing complex study designs (e.g., observational studies, clinical trials) and program evaluations.
Solid skills in social determinants of health, participatory research methods, and community engagement.
Experience managing, cleaning, and analyzing quantitative data using statistical software (e.g., SAS, STATA, R, SPSS).
Ability to work successfully under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change.
Ability to take responsibility for assignments, work independently, and as part of a team.
Ability to handle confidential materials with discretion.
Experience working with local and state public health leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, or mixed methods preferred.
Training in public health or social sciences (e.g., sociology, anthropology, social work, criminal justice).
Experience working with community members with opioid use disorder (OUD).
Experience working with ACASI, REDCap, and Qualtrics programs desirable.

 

Deadline: August 8, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

MA Department of Health and Human Services

Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Do you or someone you know want to make a difference? Can you commit to work for at least 2 weeks or longer providing support for older adults who need care? If so, this is an opportunity for you to be a hero by providing much-needed comfort for older adults living in a COVID-19 positive environment.
 
Nursing homes throughout Massachusetts are looking for people like you to care for older adults in medical and non-medical positions. If you are a nursing or medical student- your help is needed now. There are opportunities to help as a Patient Care Technician (PCT) and be a valuable member of the care team at a nursing facility.
 
About The Job • Contributes as an interdisciplinary team member in achieving patient plan of care goals through completion of care tasks as appropriately delegated by a registered/licensed nurse. • Ensures safe environment and safe patient experience • Provides close monitoring and observation of at-risk patients • Obtains and documents vital signs and relevant patient data defined in the patient care plan. • Ensures patient cleanliness through assistance with/provision of hygiene and elimination care • Assists with safe patient mobility and patient nutritional needs
 
Education/Experience: • Nursing or Medical Students with clinical experience are encouraged to apply • Additional training related to specific patient population needs will be provided upon hire, based on institution policy
 
Other benefits include:• $1,000 weekly compensation for full-time work by Patient Care Technician  • Signing bonus of up to $1,500 for Patient Care Technician for applicants hired by June 12, 2020 • Temporary housing through employers • Priority access to childcare • Personal Protective Equipment and training on how to use it. Find out more and apply now by visiting www.Mass.gov/JoinCOVIDTeam 
 

Deadline: September 4, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

RE: Immediate Openings - MA Office of Health and Human Services - Long Term Care Facilities

Resident Care Assistant (RCA)
 Do you want to make a difference for older adults in Massachusetts? Can you commit to work for at least 2 weeks or longer providing support for nursing home residents who need care? If so, this is an opportunity for you to be a hero by providing much-needed comfort for older adults living in a COVID-19 positive environment.
 
Nursing homes throughout Massachusetts are looking for people like you to care for older adults as a Resident Care Assistant (RCA). You don’t need to have medical experience to become a RCA, and will receive paid training to learn to care for residents and fulfill other duties at the facility. The RCA position provides an excellent pathway into the health care field, and RCAs can receive post-employment training to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).  
 
About The Job

• Works with the medical team to provide direct and indirect resident care such as cleaning, assisting with feeding, and clerical duties • Maintains patient dignity and rights, and demonstrates sensitivity to cultural diversity • Ensures clean patient living environment • Assist with patient nutritional needs, including feeding and adherence to specified dietary orders • Assist with patient care procedures under direct supervision of a registered/licensed nurse as defined by the institution policy • Performs clerical tasks, such as answering phones and scheduling patients • Ensures safe environment and safe patient experience • Effectively communicates with patients • Other duties as assigned
 
Benefits include:
• Competitive pay- hourly hero’s wages ranging from $22 to $25 per hour  • Signing bonus of up to $1,500 for CNA/Patient Care Technician, and up to $1,000 signing bonus for RCA and other roles for applicants hired by June 12, 2020 • Temporary housing through employers • Paid training  • Priority access to childcare • Personal Protective Equipment and training on how to use it
 
 Healthcare Students Needed
: Healthcare students with clinical experience can apply to be a patient care technician (PCT); Healthcare students without clinical experience can apply to be a resident care assistant (RCA); Recent RN, LPN graduates, and senior nursing students in their last semester can apply to be a nurse.
 
To serve as a healthcare hero as part of the Care Corps, please apply for short-term temporary paid employment in our LTC portal: https://covid19ltc.umassmed.edu. After filling out the intake on your skills, scheduling, and preferences, you will be matched with a facility. Applicants should be on the lookout for a call, text, or email from a facility. Sometimes matches happen quickly; other times it takes a few weeks.

 

Deadline: September 4, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Berkshire Interfaith Organzing

BERKSHIRE INTERFAITH ORGANIZING is seeking a DIRECTOR/LEAD ORGANIZER.
We work together to make social justice real in our community and improve the quality of life for all in the Berkshires. We bring together people of faith and values by sharing our stories to:•Increase our power to act for justice•Develop skills to be more effective in the public arena•Take action on issues of common concern as raised through listening campaigns•Ensure that those affected by the issues craft the solutions. By doing this, we build relationships and strengthen community, identify and develop diverse local leaders, and achieve systemic solutions.

Responsibilities Accountable to First Vice President (personnel), Officers, and Executive Council•Develop and maintain relationships with heads of current and potential member organizations.•Recruit and develop leaders from member groups and interested and concerned individuals.•Support the Executive Council to prepare, oversee, and fund an annual budget of over $100,000.  This includes identification of funding resources, grant research, program design, proposal writing, training leaders to conduct successful grassroots fundraising campaigns and membership dues collection.•Staff organizing campaigns on economic and social justice issues.  Current priority issues include immigrant justice, racial justice, and transportation. •Staff Executive Council and standing committees, including Finance, Fundraising, Membership, Personnel, and others as needed.•Hire, supervise, and mentor other staff organizer and occasional apprentices, field-study students, and interns.•Plan and implement local leadership institutes to support BIO leaders.•Maintain a working relationship with the InterValley Project (IVP), the regional organizing network to which BIO belongs, for staff and leadership development.  Attend monthly IVP Organizer Meetings, IVP Leadership Institutes, and participate in network shared leadership activities.

Qualifications At least 5-7 years work experience as a community, congregation-based, or labor organizer. Bachelor’s degree a plus.•Passion for social and economic justice, and strong commitment to faith-and values-based organizing.Proven ability to mentor leaders and carry out successful issue campaigns.•Demonstrated record in both grassroots and grant fundraising.•A record of effectively supervising and developing other organizers and support staff for their own growth and for the growth of the organization.•Appreciation for and ability to work with a broad range of religious and cultural traditions.•Excellent team-building and communication skills, high energy, and strong one-to-one relationship-building skills.•Ability to oversee a variety of administrative and management tasks.•Experience working with diverse communities; bilingual ability in Spanish strongly preferred.•Working hours must be flexible, including some evenings and weekends.The position is 32 hours per week. Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, plus retirement benefit and contribution toward health coverage.  Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

TO APPLY:Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Jim Kolesar, First Vice-Presiden tBerkshire Interfaith Organizing Preferably by email to Jimkolesar60@gmail.comor to 22 Thomas St. Williamstown, MA 01267 Questions, call Jim Kolesar at (413) 281-0477.
More info:www.berkshireinterfaithorganizing.org

Deadline: August 15, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

WIRB-Copernicus Group

IRBNet, based out of Cambridge, MA, is part of the WIRB-Copernicus Group, and is the most widely used research and compliance solution in the industry. Our dynamic team at the Cambridge Innovation Center works closely with hundreds of hospitals, universities, federal and state agencies as they use our web-based software solution to streamline research and ensure ethical treatment of human subjects in critical trials.
 
 As a Support Team Member you will:
Sharpen your project management skills and get a deep dive into university and hospital research teams while working in a dynamic internet company.
Learn a diverse set of skills including customer service, project management, data analysis, product developing, coding and team leadership.
Assist our members to enroll, train and launch new hospital and university members on our easy-to-use software solution.
Manage new member satisfaction by checking in and ensuring an excellent experience.
Handle and triage member inquiries via email and phone in a timely manner.
Create and update member-facing documentation for user training and outreach.
Gain training and experience in writing web-based applications using industry standard tools and programming languages.
Build professional relationships with clients and have a sense of fulfillment knowing you assisted in the process of maintaining ethical standards in the review of new treatments for patients.
Participate in multiple project teams, holding diverse roles and responsibilities.
Work in a fun, lively work environment at the Cambridge Innovation Center, steps away from the red line in the heart of Kendall Square. We offer access to an open kitchen, networking opportunities, training, social events and more!

What we are looking for in a successful team member:
A Bachelor’s degree
Desire to learn new skills that span a wide variety of disciplines
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills to relate to our members and internal team
Ability to work independently while being part of a dynamic team
A curiosity and willingness to learn and take feedback
Team player who is self-initiated to take on different roles/responsibilities and can work well in groups of any size
Ability to problem solve and help identify ways to continuously improve processes to exceed customer needs

Apply:  https://careers.wcgclinical.com/careers/FolderDetail/Support-Team-Member/1714

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

Public Health Institute and Oregon Public Health Institute

PHI and OPHI are organizing teams of community contact tracing staff across Washington County, Oregon as a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19.

The Data Analyst will perform complex technical and analytical work in the design and creation of queries and reports in order to extract data from the County’s unique, non-enterprise, business data application systems. Additionally, they will design, implement, and maintain smaller, independent, department-specific, data application systems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Design, develop, and maintain complex small/independent databases for systems focusing on specific areas;
Design, write, and test queries in order to access databases and prepare standard and ad hoc reports to meet specified needs.
Determine needs and design reports or other methods to meet needs; provide technical assistance to outside agencies/contractors on automated data systems.
Collect, compile, extract, and organize complex information and data from multiple systems into a variety of summary and detailed executive management reports and/or presentations.
Design quality assurance management reports that include analysis of internal business/program operations as well as contracted vendor service
Analyze, evaluate, and recommend modification to operating methods and procedures as they relate to departmental operations and goals
Perform difficult statistical or analytical studies involving complex data and records using mathematical modeling, linear, multiple and logarithmic regression as needed to support assigned functions.
Develop written documentation, internal operating procedures, and end user manuals and instructions on independent department-specific data systems
Develop and conduct user training sessions; provide ongoing technical assistance to system users
Analyze information needs of multiple users to assist in determining appropriate system structures and prepare system and report specifications.
Investigate and resolve data, reporting, and system inconsistencies; develop and implement work flow, data entry, collection, and reporting procedures.
Assist in the review, development, and installation of major department-specific information systems.
May serve as an integral member of a research or study team.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in biostatistics, computer science, data science, or a related field demonstrating the capacity for the required knowledge and skills.
Two years of work experience in data analysis, statistics, programming, operational analysis, or a related field that included performing analysis, statistical evaluation, database design, maintenance, administration, and statistical reporting.
Intermediate knowledge of STATA.
Well-versed in dataset extraction, organization, validation and visualization.
Experience handling multiple projects while successfully meeting project deadlines.
Experience troubleshooting intermediate or complex data questions.
Experience with validating and auditing data
Excellent knowledge of statistical techniques including mathematical modeling, linear, multiple and logarithmic regression.
Ability to follow the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.
Ability to receive direction from an Epidemiologist.
The offer of a position is conditional upon an applicant’s successful completion of background check.

Desired Qualifications
Governmental public health work experience is preferred.
Knowledge of FileMaker, Python, R, SQL or other equivalent programming language is a plus.
Knowledge of Tableau is a plus.
Preference will be given to residents of Washington County, Oregon.
 

Important Information
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.
This is a time-limited position that is funded through December 30, 2020 with the possibility of being extended.
This is a remote position based in Washington County, Oregon.
As part of the application process, you must submit contact information for at least one managerial reference.
The offer of a position is conditional upon an applicant’s successful completion of a background check.

How to Apply:  https://www.phi.org/employment/current-opportunities/data-analyst-time-limited/

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago

Healthcare Providers

Assisted Living Centers and Long Term Care Facilities:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Staffing Team has created a portal to assist employers in recruiting healthcare workers for healthcare positions at assisted living, long-term care, and COVID-19 acute/post-acute care facilities statewide. We're working with COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites across the Commonwealth to recruit health and human services professionals like you. COVID-19 Temporary Care Sites and some long-term care facilities are set up to support COVID-19 positive patients.

Learn more and apply: www.mass.gov/info-details/apply-for-jobs-at-covid-19-temporary-care-sites

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Medical Insurance Enroller

Express Scripts

JOB TITLE: Medical Insurance Enroller
JOB DESCRIPTION:Employee will work as a trusted and knowledgeable representative of Express Scripts at a client’s location for their benefit fair.
As such, employee will be responsible for providing a high level overview of member plans, answering questions according to the training received. Employee will also be responsible for confidently and professionally servicing the members, client and other key relationships of Express Scripts during the event.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Employee must attend an annual training provided by Express Scripts to learn more about the industry, the organization and the role the employee will play when attending the benefit fair
Employee must also attend a 1 (one) hour training with the account team at least 48 hours prior to the client’s benefit fair. During this training, the employee will learn more about the client, the plan, and key talking points to discuss at the event.
Professional attire and demeanor a must
Expected to proactively greet and assist attendees as they visit the booth
Distribute flyers and other product or promotional information
Strong communication skills to professionally and knowledgably interact with people regarding their pharmacy benefit
Employee should be able to confidently speak in front of small groups and have sales ability
Comfortable asking probing questions to identify needs and expectations of people at the fair site
Complete the health fair questionnaire emailed to them after the fair
Previous industry experience with health benefits is preferred, not required

Interested parties should contact: BenefitFairStaffing@express-scripts.com

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Project Director

McClean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Project Director Position for a Major CTN study at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
The McLean Hospital Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction is a highly productive clinical research environment that has led and participated in landmark studies in the field. Under the direction of Roger Weiss, M.D., a PI of the New England Consortium Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN), we are currently leading a major multi-site CTN trial focused on treatment of opioid use disorder. We are looking for someone to help direct this and other projects at sites in our area.  The candidate would also work with other investigators here on other clinical research trials in the area of addiction.

Learn more and apply directly: https://cpdd.org/job/project-director-position-for-a-major-ctn-study-at-mclean-hospital-harvard-medical-school

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Devoted Health

Devoted Health: Member Engagement Associate: Waltham, MA
We’re on a mission to change healthcare — how it’s paid for, delivered, experienced. We want to put people center stage, not process or profit. We are guided by a deep belief that every person on Medicare should be treated like we would treat a member of our own family: with loving care and a profound commitment to their health and well-being.That’s why we’re gathering a whole bunch of smart, big-hearted people to create a new kind of healthcare company — one that combines compassion, health insurance, clinical care, and technology seamlessly. We want to throw the long ball with people we love for a cause we believe in. Life is short. Join us. Position will reside in either our New Gloucester, ME or Waltham MA Member Service Centers. Learn more about our mission and goals.

A bit more about this role:
Our member engagement team is responsible for developing outbound member communication campaigns from concept through execution across channels (SMS, email, mail, voice) ensuring that we deliver on our promise of a coordinated and easy member experience. Foundational to this strategy is an understanding of health literacy, health communication, and digital strategy to deliver clear and actionable health messages. Our ability to meaningfully connect with members — wherever they are on their healthcare journey — will drive our success in creating a loved consumer brand unique in the industry.

This role will primarily be responsible for working across the organization to scope, execute, and measure member campaigns. They’ll also be responsible for managing day-to-day operations as well as standard operating procedures, checklists, and operational metrics for the function. This role will be an amazing opportunity to work at the intersection of health communication, customer service, member experience, marketing, and technology.

Responsibilities will include:
Managing day-to-day health communication and engagement operations
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures, timelines, and checklists for the member engagement function
Work with cross-functional stakeholders (including writers, creative team, business partners, product/technology) to draft, pretest, build, disseminate, and measure member campaigns
Disseminate documentation for broader Member Service Guide team (e.g, job aides, talking points, etc.) to support new mail, text, email, or OB phone campaigns
Understand and enforce compliance regulations for communications & campaigns across channels
Using learnings gathered from member campaigns, pilot user-centered experimental service protocols, outbound campaigns, and techniques to drive service improvement
Work with vendors, corporate IT, and product team to drive process improvements to non-telephonic channels
Work closely with appeals and grievances team to manage member complaints that come in via digital channels in a timely and highly effective manner
Meet SLA and TAT metrics for non-telephonic channels

Attributes to success:
You are fluent in health communication, digital strategy, and public health practices
Ability to work across (and up and down) the organization
Natural detail-orientation
You have a clear head for process and create organization out of chaos
You are disciplined about documentation
Ability to identify and communicate big-picture themes and opportunities
Proven success in building relationships and trust
Excellent written communication skills
A track record of meeting operational goals and performance metrics
The ability to break down and articulate complex information in simple terms
Comfort working in a dynamic startup environment

Desired skills and experience:
Ability to work in a startup, fast paced environment 1-3 years in managing communications, digital strategy, engagement projects OR consulting OR new college/grad school grad with proven ability / intern experience in the space
Public health experience a plus
Track record of success becoming an expert with a tool or system that was unfamiliar to you

Apply here:https://jobs.lever.co/devoted/6b3a3f92-3c52-4831-ab3c-6ace54e298ce/apply

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation

CDC Foundation COVID-19 Corps
Make a difference to the health of your state!  Come join the team working hard to control the spread of coronavirus and re-open America!  The CDC Foundation is recruiting for critical positions related to the COVID-19.

Open positions in all 50 states and U.S. territories can be found or will be posted on our COVID-19 Corps careers page. Jobs vary by state and locality, but include roles for epidemiologists, infection preventionists, informaticians, data analysts, laboratorians, community support specialists, community health program managers, project managers, and more.

Candidates should continue to check the website for new openings and roles as we continue to add jobs daily. Learn more and apply here: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/jobs

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

AmeriCorps

TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated start-up environmental non-profit preparing and mobilizing emerging leaders to help communities gain access to and conserve land for people and nature. Working at the intersection of the land conservation and urban agriculture movements, our vision is to create a future where land is the foundation of health and well-being for ALL people in EVERY community.

This year’s TerraCorps program will support up to eighty-eight full-time AmeriCorps Members across three states (MA, RI, and CT), serving in one of five positions: Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC), Regional Collaboration Coordinator (RCC), Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC), Youth Education Coordinator (YEC), or Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (SAC).  Members will serve in full-time, 11-month terms (August 31st, 2020-July 30, 2021) in which they complete at least 1,700 hours of service with one of our partner organizations. Members receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits.
 
Regional Collaboration Coordinator with CISA: Community Involved In Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).1 Sugarloaf Street. South Deerfield, MA 01373.
 
Regional Collaboration Coordinators (RCC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by assessing community needs related to land conservation and land access and then organizing collaborative community projects to help meet these needs. They convene and coordinate municipal boards, all-volunteer local land trusts, planning agencies, academic institutions, nonprofits, government agencies, neighborhood groups, community housing associations, and local businesses to build regional networks, and organize collaborative cross-sector working groups to initiate new projects around community needs.  By educating landowners, farmers, and community groups and organizing multi-stakeholder projects that increase access to funding, RCCs empower diverse people to create healthy, vibrant communities.
 
TerraCorps members engage with their supervisors to develop and carry out three or more capacity building projects over the course of the service year. Some of these projects will involve recruiting, training, and/or managing community volunteers. CISA has proposed the following potential projects for their Regional Collaboration Coordinator:

CISA intends to help build sales at farmers’ markets, through the Healthy Incentive Program (HIP). It is our goal to bring non-traditional shoppers to the market to increase their access to local, fresh food and expand the market for market venders. CISA’s TerraCorps Member will collaborate with farmers’ market venders and managers, as well as partner organizations to create training materials that can be used to educate families about SNAP/HIP acceptance at markets.

The TerraCorps Member will focus heavily on building strong relationships with partner organizations that have direct relationships with low-income residents.  The goal of this project is to educate communities about the use of SNAP and HIP at farmers’ markets to ensure they know how they can receive the most out of the program. HIP makes markets more accessible to the broader community and currently we know that many families are not aware of how to use/access this benefit. A volunteer training program will be established with the assistance of the TerraCorps member to train volunteers that can then table at markets to answer questions related to SNAP/HIP and local agriculture. Volunteers will also be able to attend partner agency meetings to educate their staff on all the rules pertaining to HIP, where and how to use it. The member will be responsible for recruiting, promoting, and training new volunteers while working with CISA and farmers’ market managers throughout the Pioneer Valley.

Another priority for TerraCorps RCC will be to make markets more welcoming for new shoppers and non-English speakers. By expanding the potential customer base for area farmers’ markets the Member will help farms sell more to more people strengthening the markets’ viability. By creating informational tours at farmers’ markets, the Member will enable shoppers to learn ‘how’ to maneuver around the market, give an opportunity to ask questions and get comfortable with how markets operate, making it a more welcoming place.

Required AmeriCorps Qualifications: A US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.. At least 18 years old. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED. No more than three previous terms as an AmeriCorps member. Pass a criminal history background check, including an FBI check.

Desired Qualifications
•      Strong writing and verbal communication skills
•      Able to serve both independently and as a member of a team
•      Comfort navigating computer software programs (i.e. Microsoft Office, Airtable, Constant Contact, WordPress, Survey Monkey)
•      Training and experience pertinent to the Regional Collaboration Coordinator position and projects listed above
•      Experience training and educating community members and volunteers

Spanish proficiency preferred. Comfortable engaging with people of various backgrounds including government   agency staff, farmers, farmers’ market managers, business owners, and community members. Comfortable speaking on the telephone. For questions about CISA’s service positions, contact Devon Whitney-Deal, Devon@buylocalfood.org, 413-665-7100 x22.
 
How to Apply

2020-2021 Service Site organizations, service positions, and application procedures are described at terracorps.org.
 A complete member application includes a 1-page cover letter, a resume, two references, and an application form. Member application and detailed instructions can be found at https://terracorps.org/apply/.
 Member applications will be collected by TerraCorps and shared with Service Sites. Do not send applications directly to a Service Site.

We strongly encourage interested individuals to apply as soon as possible once applications are posted mid-April. Position offers and acceptances will be made on a rolling basis. The program aims to fill all positions by late June, but Service Sites will continue interviews as needed until all positions are filled. For questions about TerraCorps, contact Hanna Mogensen, who manages TerraCorps’ recruitment process. Email admin@terracorps.org or call 978-364-9770 x2.

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

UMASS Medical School

The Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials. Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects. Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Institutional Review Board process. Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community. Conduct in-person or telephonic field research. Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants. Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets. Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants. Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings.Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports

Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected. May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals. Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators. May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians Conduct quality control check on field data collection system. Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
1 year of related experience
Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Oral and written communication skills
Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
Ability to travel to off-site locations

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 4 weeks ago

UMASS Medical School

The Research Coordinator II is responsible for independently carrying out multiple complex and diverse research initiatives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide support to projects through implementation of work plans, and preparation of deliverables.  Assist in the documentation of project writing, preparation of material for project meetings and IRB submissions, summary reports, ongoing project evaluations,and coordinate arrangements applicable to assigned projects such as interview arrangements, etc. Administratively responsible for the clinical aspects of patient study subjects and testing. Participate in preparing project-specific data collection efforts including surveys, interviews, focus groups involving patients, state agency personnel and other key informants. Record and analyze pertinent data. Evaluate and update data in relation to protocol. Design and execute protocols and experiments, modify protocols as needed, and may be responsible for own research project.

Oversee development of data collection instruments, survey tools and interview guides, perform and oversee data collection, management and analysis as necessary. Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature. Assist in design, development and implementation of research endeavors for multiple principal investigators. Assist with the budget/operational aspects of the revenue and expense accounts. Compile expenses for fiscal reports and grant budgets. Assist grant accounting with grant reporting requirements. Responsible for maintaining all regulatory paperwork from study initiation, continuation, and termination (includes application for IRB, informed consents, HIPAA Authorization, etc.). May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees, Research Technicians, and Research Coordinators. Comply with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position. Responsible for the inventory of research related supplies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •     Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health care field, or equivalent experience
  •     3 years of related experience
  •     Demonstrated knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of clinical trials
  •     Experience in using computer based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  •     Oral and written communication skills
  •     Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
  •     Ability to travel to off-site locations

Apply: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/5206/

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 4 weeks ago

Covid 19 Response Consultants

Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII)

BARHII is actively involved in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Immediately after the “shelter in place” orders began, BARHII health departments and Rise Together’s core community partners developed the BARHII-Rise Together COVID-19 Health and Economic Equity Response platform. The platform includes recommendations for immediate housing stability and homelessness prevention activities, emergency financial aid for impacted individuals, support for small business and social enterprises, protections for undocumented communities, and strategies to address racial health disparities. BARHII supports region wide implementation of these policy solutions through landscape analysis on adoption strategies, production of data briefs and reports, as well as sophisticated coordination with health departments, elected officials, and community partners to pass and implement new policies. We also offer training and support for implementation.

We are currently seeking consultants in the following program areas:
Communications or Public Information Officer to create and implement messages on health-protective strategies for communities experiencing racial and ethnic health outcome inequities. This work will focus on creating and implementing messaging and identifying and securing effective messengers to reach those most highly impacted by COVID-19, including African American, Pacific Islander, and Latinx communities.
Family Financial Assistance and Public Benefits Administration to develop and implement a regional plan to address the surge in financial assistance needs for Bay Area individuals and families. Will require significant coordination with social service agencies, public health, and community partners.
Policy/Program Management for small community-based businesses and social enterprises to scan the needs in the nine-county Bay Area and coordinate with cultural chambers of commerce, and other support providers to stabilize small businesses and connect them to resources such as payroll support and strategies to maintain their commercial space.
Community Mental Health and Wellness Surge Support to develop and implement a regional plan to meet community mental health and wellness needs in the region that have emerged related to social isolation, increased family violence and child abuse, and trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
Fair Chance Support: People who are incarcerated are facing acute COVID-19 health challenges. Escalated unemployment poses significant threats to people with histories of incarceration, who already face discrimination when seeking housing and employment. This strategy partner will develop a response effort to mitigate discrimination and advance equity in this area.
Data Analysis and Epidemiological Capacity to identify and track trends in COVID-19 impacts and produce materials to guide response and recovery.

Desired Qualifications
•    Experience in one of the function areas above (communications/public information, small business support or development, community wellness/mental health, social services, fair chance, or epidemiological data analysis)
•    Strong analysis skills and ability to complete landscape analysis quickly in a dynamic environment
•    Excellent writing skills with strong attention to detail. Experience in writing government staff reports or other highly detailed, yet brief analyses
•    Experience creating policy impact, health impact, or related social analyses
•    Existing networks with community partners, elected officials, and/or community leaders relevant to program area
•    Knowledge of health equity, economic opportunity, or racial justice
•    A minimum of 15 years of experience in management and analysis, preferred by not required
•    Experience implementing policy and programs in local governments including designing plans for financial resources needed to deliver, desired but not required

Due to the urgent nature of our response needs, we are seeking consultants who are immediately available. Please send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to hiring@barhii.org. Please provide three professional references with telephone numbers.

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 1 day ago

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Bureau of Equitable Health Systems

Be a change agent and join the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems (BEHS), a bureau in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. BEHS partners with health and social care institutions in New York
City to ensure that every New Yorker receives, in an equitable fashion, the care and resources they need to be healthy and maintain wellness across their lifespan.   BEHS utilizes a wide variety of data sources, including but not limited to Medicaid claims data and clearinghouse data accounting for the majority of outpatient claims in New York City.

The Data Analyst is being recruited to produce and analyze public health data from a variety of sources, including claims data, in the context of population health and health system utilization, to explain and track trends. The Data Analyst will work with a dynamic, cross-disciplinary team that leverages multiple data sources to inform health systems planning and policy. The Data Analyst will be in the Health Systems Planning and Policy unit. This person will be responsible for conducting data analysis on health services utilization and creating dashboards to meet programmatic goals. The Data Analyst will also be responsible for preparing data summaries to inform leadership at the bureau and divisional level.THIS IS A PART-TIME CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST, 2 (35 HOURS/WEEK).


Apply at:  https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/index_new.html?keyword=431770

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

--Designing queries and analysis plans utilizing SPARCS and New York State Medicaid claims data.
--Incorporating external data sources into claims data analyses (e.g. geocoding locations of select facilities).
--Managing claims-related projects, including deadlines and creating queries based on technical specifications gathered from BEHS staff and other stakeholders in the agency to meet bureau, divisional and agency evaluation goals.
--Develop data visualization and dashboards (primarily in Tableau and ArcGIS) to assist BEHS staff in utilizing existing data to shape program interventions.
--Assist with developing quality of care, health service utilization measures, market-share measures, and incorporating and evaluating iterative feedback from internal and external stakeholders to improve dashboards
--Data management, integrating and analyzing different data sources, and conducting diagnostics and quality assurance on multiple data sources using SAS, SQL and R.
--Presenting findings within the bureau and across the agency, as necessary.
--Preparing documentation required for NYS DOH validation and approval of analyses involving Medicaid claims data.
--Assisting with development of use cases for new data sources.

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 2 days ago

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Contact Tracer for State of Maryland

Are you a self-motivated, people person looking to make meaningful contributions through work that impacts the nation? NORC is hiring interviewers to serve as Contact Tracers for the Maryland COVID Link initiative. These Contact Tracers will play a key role in the state’s effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will allow interviewers to contribute to the fight against the disease while working from home as part of the Contact Tracing Call Team.
Maryland residents are especially encouraged to apply.

TIMING AND HOURS:

Members of the Contact Tracing Call Team will complete a remote training during the week ending May 23, 2020. They will begin calling people referred to NORC as soon as they have completed training.
We believe that we will continue our contact tracing efforts for at least six months. However, the amount of work available and the length of the effort will vary with the course of the pandemic. We will be placing calls seven days a week from 9:00 AM Eastern through 8:00 PM Eastern.Schedules will be set 1-2 weeks in advance but may be altered pending on the number of new COVID-19 diagnoses.

Contact Tracers will work scheduled shifts, with each shift lasting 4-6 hours. We anticipate that most members of the team will work 4-5 shifts during a typical week. Each team member should be prepared to work a mix of morning, midday,  and evening shifts and to work on both weekdays and weekends.Assignments are temporary. The number of hours each Contact Tracer will vary with the number cases available and with each person’s on the job performance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD INTERVIEWERS:

Present evidence of identity and authorization to work in the United States (I-9 documentation).
Have a working home phone number and broadband internet access at home.

To apply: https://apphired.com/us/job-opening-contact-tracer-norc-at-the-university-of-chicago-2c9e81c3456ced53/

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 5 days ago

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation is Actively Hiring for their COVID Response Corps

The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Today there are many job postings on their COVID-19 Corps jobs website, and it is being updated with new opportunities daily. For graduating students of public health with an undergraduate or master level degree this spring, students are encouraged to look at the listing at the end of the job postings for contact tracers nationwide. There are a number of contract tracer positions and as the front line COVID public health workers, these positions provide an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.

These contact tracer positions will be trained and placed in local health departments to call people diagnosed with COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in reference. This is in tandem with community-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic. The contact tracer may use a web-based contact resource management (CRM) platform to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine. Contact tracers with be trained to follow policies and procedures provided, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

Learn more about specific opportunities available and apply here

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

Community Health Worker

Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care in Needham, MA

Community Health Worker

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare is a network of more than 100 highly-skilled primary care physicians and specialists who are affiliated with the renowned Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. Our Central Office is located in Needham, MA.

Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 32032BR
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Job Summary: The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work as part of a primary care team and new initiative focused on the intersection between the Social Determinants of Health and health care. The CHW will assist patients and families with gaining access to the variety of social services they need to improve their health and well-being. The CHW will also engage the primary care team to increase understanding of how the social determinants of health impact health outcomes and will collaborate with the clinical team to promote health and wellness.

Essential Responsibilities:

1.    Establish trusting relationships and provide general support and encouragement to BIDHC patients and their families. The CHW will effectively communicate BIDHC's mission and values.
2.    Provide ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families. Help patients set personal goals and empower patients to participate in their healthcare.
3.    Connect with patients in person or telephonically to assess their resource needs.
4.    Provide a wide range of support to patients and families seeking community based resources, activities and benefits. Assist with access to concrete resources (ie food, housing, transportation, daycare, financial aid). Follow up with patients to ensure successful connection(s) with services.
5.    Act as a patient advocate and liaison between the patient/family and community-based/government agencies.
6.    Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested. Collaborate with the BIDHC primary care team to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care.
7.    Record patient care management information in the EHR (training provided) and other software no later than 24 hours after patient contact.
8.    Provide culturally competent support and assist patients in connection to culturally and linguistically appropriate resources.
9.    Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge about community resources appropriate to needs of patients/families. Develop and revise resource toolkits for primary care practices.
10.    Provide technical assistance and training to primary care staff around administration of Social Determinants of Health Screening.

Required Qualifications:

1.    High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
2.    1-3 years related work experience required.
3.    Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with medical practice/practice staff and other organizations.
4.    Understand the community served - community connectedness.
5.    Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients.
6.    Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program preferred.
2.    Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred.
3.    Bilingual skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian or Vietnamese.

Competencies:

1.    Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
2.    Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
3.    Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
4.    Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
5.    Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
6.    Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
7.    Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
8.    Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

To apply, follow this link: https://jobs.bidmc.org/job/needham/community-health-worker/169/13643906

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 10 months 22 hours ago

Internships

Paid Internship

Amherst Pediatrics

Amherst Pediatrics is a well-known private practice located in Western Massachusetts.  Our practice consists of 5 providers with clinical and administrative support staff.  We care for children from birth through young adulthood. Our mission is to promote health through education and well patient visits in addition to providing our patients with care during illness.  As members of the Pediatric Physician’s Organization of Children’s (PPOC), we enhance our ability to deliver the highest quality of care to children and their families as well as strive to improve professional satisfaction and operational effectiveness.

Background of the Internship: Amherst Pediatrics is currently seeking a candidate for a paid internship.  The intern will work with staff in areas related to process improvement, patient centered medical home, patient outreach and patient safety.  The intern will work closely with a mentor and gain first-hand knowledge of how education in the classroom is translated and implemented in the health care field.  Key areas of development will include process improvement, organizational strategy, and operations management.   The internship will take place during our office hours Monday through Friday.  It may include some early evenings or weekends. The salary will be $13.00/hour. Preference for a Junior or Senior.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Wendy Kosloski, LPN Practice Manager wkosloski@amherstpediatrics.net

Deadline: August 28, 2020
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

U.S. Government

Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections? Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building.
No more nine to five! VSFS is accommodating and flexible. Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life.

Through VSFS, students can also choose projects from a wide variety of agencies – more than 40 federal agencies. Through VSFS, federal employees connect with students from diverse backgrounds and skills, as well as with their colleagues across government. Each year, federal employees submit project requests between May 1 and June 10. U.S. students apply to their top three VSFS projects from July 1-31 on USAJOBS.gov. VSFS supervisors review applications between August 1-31 and may contact VSFS candidates for a virtual interview. As part of the interview, candidates may be asked to show examples of their expertise and work. All candidates will hear by early September if they have been offered a position.

Selected e-Interns work on their projects for ten hours a week from September through May. Some e-Interns work their academic institutions to receive course credit for their VSFS participation.Learn more and apply

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Summer Communications Internship

Build Repair Grow

Communications / Media Internship
Build Repair Grow is a new nonprofit program in Massachusetts that teaches young people hands-on, practical skills in growing food, cooking, repairing bikes, sewing, and basic carpentry while developing increased resiliency, critical thinking, and problem-solving techniques through project-based learning. The elimination of home arts and shop classes from schools has created a gap that Build Repair Grow helps fill.

The core mission of Build Repair Grow is to provide young people with training in practical skills critical for building resiliency, problem-solving, and self-sufficiency while promoting community health. Our programs were developed with a focus on in-person, hands-on learning. However, due to the current COVID-19 crisis, Build Repair Grow is shifting to provide online video tutorials and take-home project kits.

This is a summer internship at 20 hours per week, beginning when the right candidate is selected. This is a remote position that will work closely with the Executive Director, Program Staff, and Board of Directors through regular meetings held on Zoom, and through Email, FB Messenger, and over the phone.  This position will:

  • Manage Online and Video Tutorial
  • Recruit instructors to record themselves teaching a BRG skill to be shared on BRG website
  • Maintain communication and support instructors on video topics and content, etc
  • Follow up with instructors and be the point person to receive all videos via email
  • Organize and maintain video files plus names/contact information for online instructor
  • Edit the videos
  • Post finished videos to the closed YouTube channel that will be linked to BRG website
  • Manage Build Repair Grow Social Media Accounts on Facebook and Instagram
  •  Update Build Repair Grow social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) with video segments, stories about what the organization is up to, and information on current projects
  • Remote Program Evaluations
  • Upload remote evaluation information into an online database
  • In collaboration with BRG Staff and Directors, conduct process and outcome evaluations for program participants via online surveys
  • In collaboration with BRG Staff and Directors, develop a comprehensive program analysis based on evaluation data collected

Skills Required
●    Ability to work from a strengths-based and youth development perspective
●    Capacity to engage others from diverse cultures and various sectors of the community
●    Excellent organization, communication, and writing skills
●    Ability to perform in a proactive and self-directed fashion as well as a contributing team member  
●    Flexibility, positive attitude, and desire to continually improve skills
●    Demonstrated experience/competency in the required skills necessary

Qualifications
●    Strong skills, knowledge, and experience in video editing and using video editing software
●    Strong skills in managing social media for nonprofit organizations or businesses
●    Experience managing online program evaluations and data in a confidential manner, compliant with HIPAA
●    Committed to promoting positive change in the lives of youth
●    Comfortable and committed to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds  

To Apply: Please submit the following to logan@buildrepairgrow.org: Resume, Cover Letter, Three references and Sample of video editing work.

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

UMASS Student Life

The Peer Health Education program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Review this page for useful information and click the link at the bottom to fill out and submit an application.
Applications will be reviewed and potential interns will be contacted for a personal interview.

Facilitate a variety of wellbeing sessions with various departments, student groups, and subpopulations on campus. Initiatives include a wellbeing series that involves co-facilitating sessions for groups (see description of each below). The focus of your work as an intern will be on group facilitation with your peers using various skills (e.g. facilitation, strengths-based, listening, etc.).Building connections: students share strategies they like to use when trying to connect with others, setting a goal for their future social life including first action step, identifying any fears, and identifying resources that can help.
Disrupting negative thoughts: recognizing personal strengths and how they serve them as students, identifying how negative self-talk inhibits them, sharing strategies they use to interrupt negative self-talk, and completing a worksheet that they can use as a tool to disrupt negative thoughts (thoughts fuel emotions), which affect our behavior). Personal and community wellbeing: students define wellbeing for themselves by creating a mind map, PHEs discussing the definitions and model we use, followed by students setting a wellbeing goal for themselves and a first step. Stress management: identifying different types of stress, prevention strategies and coping strategies, followed by a guided imagery. Apply Now!

Requirements
    Available Fridays, 10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. for both fall and spring semesters
    Available for two weekend day retreats in September from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (dates TBD)
    Two-semester commitment
    9 – 10 hours/week, which includes Friday meetings and retreats
    GPA of 2.5 or higher

Preferred qualifications
    Experience working as a peer educator
    Experience working with diverse groups
    Completion of Education 210 and/or 202 (or equivalent core concepts)
    Completion of Public Health 160
    Experience with group facilitation and/or public speaking
    Working knowledge of wellness dimensions and/or health topics
    Familiarity with social media
    Experience with advocacy work
    Connections to the campus community (e.g. RSO, Residence Life, etc.)

Desirable PHE intern characteristics
   Open-minded   
   Good communicator
   Dedicated
   Self-motivated
   Team player
   Nonjudgmental
   Creative
   Supportive
   Self-aware

Benefits of becoming a PHE intern
   Earn 3 credits each semester
   Gain leadership experience
   Learn about and contribute to the health and well-being of the UMass community
   Become a skilled facilitator
   Build relationships with professional staff

 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts

The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build measurably healthy communities with equitable opportunities and resources for all. PHIWM is committed to improving the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. Ensuring health equity and challenging institutional racism are core values integrated into PHIWM’s services and initiatives.  Through coalition building, community research and evaluation, and health policy advocacy, PHIWM works with and on behalf of communities that experience health disparities and inequities. Our work includes: use of data, research and evaluation to track and highlight health inequities and foster action in our region; developing and advocating for policy changes that will provide sustainable long lasting impact; building partnerships and coalitions to identify and address those structures and policies that allow for inequities and working with local residents and communities experiencing inequities to ensure meaningful participation in all of our work.
 
Internships: PHIWM is seeking interns for the practicum opportunities listed below. Interns will be required to complete the PHIWM internship application process to be considered for a position.

 
Topic: Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative The practicum would involve creating materials summarizing results of the 2020 Springfield Youth Health Surveys as part of PHIWM’s effort to disseminate this information to the community. It would include drafting topic-specific data briefs and creating a PowerPoint to visualize the results of the Youth Health Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered to 8th, 10th and 12th grade students. 

The Springfield Youth Health Survey Initiative (conducted by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, and several community partners) focuses on the administration of youth health surveys every year in Springfield Public Schools to obtain Springfield-specific prevalence estimates of youth health behaviors.  The Springfield Youth Health Survey (YHS) and the Springfield Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) have been administered biennially, alternating years with the Prevention Needs Assessment Survey, since 2015.  The PHIWM leads the implementation of YHS and YRBS, which was last administered in 2019.  The surveys used are versions of those used at the state-level, which are then locally modified to reflect local priorities.  PHIWM makes the data publicly available through frequency reports, summary reports, presentations, and an online data portal on the PHIWM website.  Primary Contact: Keleigh Waldner – kwaldner@publichealthwm.org
 
Topic: 413CARES Online Community Resource Database
 The 413Cares.org is an online community resource database for Western MA.  This project will involve communications and evaluation of the 413Cares.org platform.  This practicum includes the following tasks: 1) work with a user group of frontline workers to gather feedback on key resources; 2)update key resource guides; 3) track data on site utilization and analytics, and 4) support communication to social service agencies, residents, and other users of the website.Primary Contact: Sarita Hudson, shudson@publichealthwwm.org

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 4 weeks ago

Berkeley Media Group (BMSG)

Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) is looking for summer interns to
support a number of news analyses on topics as diverse as housing and
homelessness amid COVID-19, immunizations, and soda taxes. This is a paid,
part-time internship (20-25 hours per week) open to undergraduates and
graduate students, and *all training and work can be completed remotely*.

Applications *must* be submitted through the PHI online link:
https://www.phi.org/work-with-us/employment/position-description/index.php?id=20238
 
Salary range is anywhere from $14.14-$25.05 per hour depending on the
intern's level of experience.
 

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 3 months 2 days ago

Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wayne State School of Social Work

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Substance Use and Justice-Involved Populations

Wayne State School of Social Work is recruiting for two postdoctoral research fellows in the area of substance use and/or justice-involved populations.The postdoctoral fellows will join an active research and evaluation team working on multiple federally funded projects for state efforts to address the overdose epidemic. Fellows will participate in all aspects of research and evaluation including project management, development, implementation, and data analysis. Fellows will author peer-reviewed publications, reports, and proposals to state and federal funding sources. The positions offer ample opportunities for working with data from multiple projects, developing publications, interdisciplinary collaboration, professional networking, and enhancement of analytic skills. Fellows will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda related to substance misuse and/or criminal justice and to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students.

A doctoral degree in a relevant field is required (e.g., social work, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, public health). The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative research skills with experience analyzing survey and administrative data. Relevant experience and research interests should be noted in the letter of application. The primary assignment will be in the School of Social Work. Direct supervision and primary mentoring will be provided by Dr. Brad Ray and Dr. Stella Resko. Remote work options may be possible.
Wayne State University (WSU), a premier, public, urban, research university in the heart of Detroit. As Michigan’s only urban research university, WSU values its responsibility to its city and state. The University is one of only six public urban universities in the United States to have received the highest Carnegie Foundation ratings for both research intensiveness and community engagement. The School of Social Work, established in 1935, promotes social justice and fosters overall well-being through engaged teaching and cutting-edge research. The School offers academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels.

Wayne State University offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries that exceed the National Institute of Health’s postdoctoral stipend levels. Funding is guaranteed for one year with the possibility of additional years based on performance. Interested candidates should submit a CV, writing sample, a cover letter outlining their previous training, research interests and experiences, career goals, and the name and contact information for three references to stella@wayne.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
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Stella M. Resko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Social Work & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Wayne State University

 

Deadline: August 14, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 1 day ago

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Oregon Social Learning Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Treatment and Services Research at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
OSLC has a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in treatment and services research. The Fellow will work with Drs. Michael McCart and Ashli Sheidow on NIH-, foundation-, and state-funded research projects. NIH projects currently include multiple NIDA and NIMH awards, including a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial, multi-site randomized trials, a task-shifting experimental trial, and an experimental mediation trial. These studies involve a variety of high-risk populations including adolescents, emerging adults with substance use and mental health issues, as well as justice-involved and other high risk youth and adults. This postdoctoral fellow will primarily work on the NIDA-funded stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial (#R01DA050669), which focuses on leveraging evidence to activate parents of justice-involved youth (LEAP). Integration into other projects will be based on the fellow’s interests and training needs. Potential for future employment as an OSLC Scientist is contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

Please visit this link for more info. Learn More: https://cpdd.org/job/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-treatment-and-services-research-at-oregon-social-learning-center-oslc/  

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Assistantships

Yale Postdoctoral Fellow

Yale University

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry: Division of Substance Abuse
 
Postdoctoral Fellowships: The Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral associate positions focused on research in the areas of tobacco use prevention, cessation, and regulation. We have three available positions with start dates ranging from now until the positions are filled.The postdoctoral associates could participate in projects focused on the 1) development and evaluation of e-cigarette cessation interventions in adolescent populations in collaboration with the Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY) Group, and 2) the conduct of tobacco regulatory research in adolescent and adult populations within the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS). Within the TCORS, postdoctoral associates will have access to training on tobacco regulatory science and the opportunity to participate in a programmatic line of research aimed at investigating how flavors, sweeteners, and other constituents, as well as social media content, impact use behaviors and the appeal and addictive potential, of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Competitive candidates should have: 1) a PhD in clinical, developmental, counseling, or health psychology, or a doctoral degree in public health, family studies, social work, or social welfare; 2) a strong research background; 3) interest in pursuing an academic career; 4) interest and/or background in tobacco regulatory science or tobacco prevention and cessation among youth and young adults. Strong data analytical skills would be appreciated but not required.

All postdoctoral associates will participate in core seminars on research and data analytic methods, grant development, and professional development as well as in seminars and colloquia that cover related topics, such as the ethical conduct of research and current topics in substance abuse prevention and tobacco regulatory science. Post-doctoral associates will have an opportunity to conduct independent research under the mentorship of Drs. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin and Grace Kong.

To apply: Applicants should email a CV, a statement of interests that outlines their qualifications, research interests, and future goals, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Grace Kong: Grace.Kong@yale.edu.  Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.
 

Deadline: August 14, 2020
Posted: 1 month 17 hours ago

UMASS Graduate Project Assistant

Instructional Design, Engagement and Support Team (IDEAS)

Graduate Project Assistant
The Instructional Design, Engagement, and Support Team (IDEAS), part of the University Without Walls Division of Online Education, is looking for graduate students to work as Educational Technology Consultants in our Instructional Media Lab. Consultants will provide consultation, training, and technical support to UMass instructors by assisting faculty, staff, and TAs with supported software, web platforms, and the use of IT services. Applicants should be advanced computer users who are comfortable talking about software, technology, and teaching.

Examples of Responsibilities:
Deliver outstanding client service via in-person, phone, and email based support.
Support instructor use of IT services such as Moodle, Blackboard, i>clicker, Blogs at UMass Amherst (Wordpress), Echo360, and Google apps.
Help instructors to plan and prepare instructional content for online, multi-modal, and in-class delivery, including converting content to PDF format, creating effective presentations, recording screencasts, editing and delivering video clips, and managing grades in Moodle, Blackboard, or Excel.
Train instructors to use lab equipment (scanners, A/V recording equipment, A/V editing software).
Research new and emerging technologies to be applied to instructional purposes.
Assist in testing software, hardware, and upgrades to existing IT services.
Assist with workshops and events for faculty.
Assist in writing documentation on various educational technologies.

Qualifications:
Matriculated students pursuing a graduate degree in a UMass Amherst program that are legally authorized to work in the United States.
Friendly, patient personality, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to clearly explain step-by-step procedures.
Experience working on both Windows and AMac operating systems, excellent computer troubleshooting skills, familiarity with IT services on campus, working knowledge of the Internet, and an interest in keeping current with new uses of technology for communication and collaboration.
Teaching experience, experience teaching in Moodle or Blackboard LMS is strongly preferred.
Ability to work as part of a team with staff and other student consultants.
Expert knowledge of software applications is helpful, but not required. If you can learn software quickly and enjoy teaching others, we're interested in considering you.

Terms and Conditions:
Must be available to work for blocks of at least 4 hours in length during our hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, including Winter and Summer semesters.
This is a GEO position, 20 hours per week.
Position available for year-round, multi-year work. Prefer candidates who are looking to grow with us and seek an opportunity to develop broad knowledge in the areas described above and can commit to availability year-round.
Preference will also be given to students interested in at least a two-year commitment.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Alex Deschamps (alex.deschamps@umass.edu).

 

Deadline: August 5, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago