Career Opportunities

Internships

May Institute

Are you looking for a rewarding internship experience? Do you want to enter the fields of human services, special education, or pursue a BCBA certification? May Institute offers paid spring and summer internships across our special education schools and corporate office. An internship with May Institute is an opportunity to be immersed in the forefront of autism treatment with a globally recognized organization. Learn more about autism spectrum disorder and applied behavior analysis in a challenging, fast-paced and fun environment! Full-and-part time schedules are available based on semester.

May Institute uses applied behavior analysis to support children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Our internships will give you insight into all areas of student development at our schools, including communication, language, social, school-readiness, self-care and play skills. Interns observe and engage with students and staff based on their academic backgrounds and career path interests. You will work directly with students in collaboration with specialty providers such as Speech Language Pathologists, Curriculum Coordinators, and Educational Technology Specialists.

Why intern at May?
Guaranteed interviews for permanent positions                                                         
Training in applied behavior analysis
Access to education and / or clinical career paths
Network with executive and clinical leadership
CPR/First Aid certification
Safety Care training
Paid internships for full-and-part time schedules based on semester
Opportunities to work in our schools, centers, and directly with our clinical team              
Opportunity to stay on as relief staff while completing your degree
 
Spring/Summer Internship Program Highlights

Learning opportunities with industry-leading clinical experts
Industry Professional Speakers
Executive networking breakfast
Intern appreciation game day 
Resume workshop
Personal and professional development
4 or 5 day work weeks available (Summer Internship)
 
For more information or to apply, contact Stacy Leger: SLeger@mayinstitute.org 

Deadline: March 1, 2020
Posted: 3 days 18 hours ago

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Learn about programs that provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities and see what past program participants have to say about their experience.
CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for eligible undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings.

Why Does CUPS Matter?
The CUPS program prepares a diverse body of students to consider public health as a career to ensure a future where the American public benefits from a more diverse and better trained public health workforce.  According to data from the 2017 National Population Projection Report of the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045, more than half of all Americans will belong to a racial/ethnic minority group (any group other than non-
Hispanic White alone).
A core area of study and practice during the internship is related to the health needs of U.S. minority and other populations who often are underserved and underrepresented in the field. During their internships, students work in a variety of public health settings including community organizations, health departments, university-based programs, and federal agencies.
Students display a variety of skills and knowledge including a focus on epidemiology, fundamentals of public health, minority health and health disparities, working with special populations, and biostatistics and statistical software.

The following is a description of the opportunities at each institution:
Columbia University Medical Center – Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
– The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Maternal Child Health Careers / Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement-Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
 –The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation).  MCHC/RISE-UP focuses on the social determinants of health, elimination of health disparities, and evaluation and treatment of developmental disabilities.

 Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP is an 11-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of underrepresented minority students in biostatistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of -- Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).  Interns will culminate their experience by developing a research manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal and giving an oral poster presentation to their peers, mentors and other public health professionals.

 The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program (PHLFP) is a rigorous 10-week summer program designed to prepare underrepresented, culturally sensitive, undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities.
University of Michigan School of Public Health – Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
 

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)
-A 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity.
 

UCLA – Public Health Scholars Training Program
 – The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is an 8-week residential summer training program that will expose undergraduate students to the field of public health. The program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development.

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (Ferguson Fellows)
 – The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, a 10-week summer program that provides a research-based educational and professional development experience for students interested in infectious diseases, public health, mental health, maternal and child health and health disparities research.

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

Massachusetts Public Health Association

Organizational Description
The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the state’s leading voice for public health. As a statewide membership organization, we engage communities in advocacy to protect and improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents. Our focus is on preventing disease and injury.
MPHA is building local leaders, supporting local policy change and engaging a network of activists across the state to take action for healthy communities.
MPHA uses an effective combination of advocacy, public education, community organizing, policy development, and coalition leadership to protect and strengthen state and local public health infrastructure, including emergency preparedness, and address major public health challenges.

MPHA online:
Website: www.mapublichealth.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActionforAHealthyMass
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MAPublicHealth

Student Roles and Responsbilities
Students will play an important role in policy analysis, research, writing, and advocacy on key MPHA policy priorities.
Each student will act as the lead on one or more projects over the course of the semester(s), to be determined based on matching student interest and skills with organizational need. In addition, students will play a support role on other projects, working closely with MPHA staff. Projects may include:

  • Research and writing on policy priorities, including the drafting of policy papers, presentations, fact sheets, and press releases
  • Supporting State House advocacy activities, which may include legislative outreach, briefings, and lobby days
  • Participating in MPHA state budget advocacy, including analyzing the state budget, drafting statements, filing budget amendments, and working with coalition allies to advocate for public health funding
  • Designing new training and capacity building activities to support local public health leaders
  • Supporting MPHA events, including the MPHA Annual Meeting and Spring Awards Breakfast
  • Supporting evaluation activities of MPHA’s advocacy and organizing

Desired Skills
Graduate student in public health, social work (macro), communications or related field (advanced undergraduate students with relevant work or volunteer experience may be considered)
Experience with community organizing or advocacy – either paid or volunteer
Excellent communications skills – writing and speaking
Commitment to public health, prevention, and health equity
Highly organized and motivated

Commitment
Minimum time commitment is spring semester (January-June) for 16-20 hours/week. Preference is given to students available for the fall and spring semesters.
All positions are unpaid.
 

Deadline: January 24, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical research" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.
The NIH Institutes/Centers and the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) sponsor a wide range of summer activities including an orientation to help interns get off to a good start, lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things:

  • Watch the Applying Successfully to the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) Video. External Link
  • Read the SIP FAQs carefully.
  • Read our suggestions for creating a successful SIP application
  • After submitting your application, if you applied to the General  SIP Program, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups. (IMPORTANT NOTE: applicants to SIP subprograms should NOT contact investigators.)  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter. You can also visit the NIH Intramural Research Program website for a list of investigators organized by scientific focus area.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.

Eligibility: The 2020 Summer Internship Program is for students who

  • are 17 years of age or older on June 15, 2020,
  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, AND
  • are in college (including community college) or graduate/professional school at the time of application*, OR
  • are high school graduates at the time of application and have been accepted into accredited college or university programs.

*Individuals who are U.S. permanent residents must be attending or have been accepted into institutions in the U.S.

Students with disabilities; students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the NSF to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders); students who identify as LGBTQ; students who are Pell-grant eligible; and others disadvantaged by circumstances that have negatively impacted their educational opportunities, including recent natural disasters, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 8, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city’s vibrant culture. We work with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies to offer field placement opportunities for scholars that focus on health equity.  

Scholars are placed at these partnering organizations throughout Los Angeles where they are exposed to the spectrum of public health practice and provided with professional mentors. To supplement field work, scholars attend workshops, develop leadership and professional skills, and receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty. Scholars become a part of a motivated community invested in creating healthy futures for all. Read this magazine article to learn more about the experiences of last year's cohort.

Program Details

  • Cohort of 35-40 students participate in an 8-week in-residence summer training program (June 21 - August 14, 2020)
  • Scholars are matched with partnering organizations, where the scholars contribute to public health work 3 days per week
  • Scholars attend structured educational programming two days per week designed to build public health skills and learn about professional opportunities
  • Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, funding to cover some meals, and metro pass or funding for gas
  • Scholars attend a paid trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia with Public Health Scholars from other programs across the nation
  • Scholars that do not live in California will receive funds for travel to and from the program in Los Angeles

Program Eligibility Criteria* 

  • Interest in exploring a career in the field of public health
  • By the start of the program,
  1. be enrolled in a four-year institution (community college transfers eligible) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate education 
  2. OR graduated Spring term 2019 or after and have not officially enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Ability to be present in LA and participate in program activities from June 21 - August 14, 2020
  • Willingness to attend social and volunteer events on evenings and occasional weekends
  • Willingness to stay engaged with program for alumni tracking, professional development opportunities, maintaining contact with cohort, and participate in recruitment for the 2021 cohort
  • Successful submission of all application materials
  • There is no GPA requirement 

Deadline: January 31, 2020
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Health Career Connection

Health Career Connection Internship Program

Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive internship and professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduate and recent graduates in the field of public health and healthcare.
HCC is committed to increasing representation of all racial and ethnic groups in the health professions. Students of color, first-generation students and those of economically challenged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Through partnerships with leading organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, consulting firms, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. During the internship, students will gain valuable hands on experience and mentorship through meaningful projects and gain professional and personal development skills and acumen. HCC provides extensive exposure to health careers and connections to health professionals and health professions school leaders through workshops and events guiding students towards their authentic health career path.

HCC interns are passionate, committed, and dedicated to connecting with their cohort and the network of 3,600 alumni who have completed the program.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
Summer internships are full time (40 hours/week) for 10 consecutive weeks, typically beginning in May or June and lasting through August (dependent on the academic calendar). 
Interns will be provided with educational stipends of $3200-$4200 or hired and paid by their host organizations on their intern pay scale.
Interns will attend multiple workshops and events throughout the summer to enhance their career and professional development and preparation for graduate school.
HCC does not offer clinically focused placements or bench science research internships. However, pre-clinical or STEM students interested in exploring other health career options and/or gaining exposure and experience in the management, policy, public health and community health aspects of the health field are welcome to apply.  

ELIGIBILITY
Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (community college or 4-year college or university) or have recently graduated from an undergraduate institution. 
Preference will be given to rising juniors, rising seniors, seniors, graduating students and recent graduates.
Recent graduates must have completed their degree after December 2016. 
Candidates who are enrolled in a post-baccalaureate are eligible to apply. 
Graduate students are not eligible to apply (anyone currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program). 
Students enrolled in high school are not eligible to apply (including high school students simultaneously taking community college classes).
International students must have the ability to do an internship in summer 2020 and be paid.
 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE GUIDELINES
The Statement of Purpose is one of the most important parts of your application. It may take you a few drafts.
HCC acknowledges that for some of you it may be your first time writing a statement of this kind and/or that it can be challenging. Please take the time to do the best you can. It is very common for first-time writers to do a great job and participate in HCC. It is also good practice for your graduate health professions school application!
Please use the guidelines and address the prompts below to write a successful statement. These resources may also be helpful https://www.essayedge.com/blog/statement-of-purpose-format/ and https://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/apply/statement-purpose/.
The Statement of Purpose should be 750 words or less (1-1.5 pages typed, maximum 7,000 characters) and state your reasons for wanting to pursue this health internship.
Note: Please do not submit transcripts, letters of recommendations or any additional documents. They will not be considered.

Deadline: December 27, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago

Assistantships

Undergraduate Research Assistantship

UMASS Amherst

We are seeking a sophomore or junior (preferably junior) undergraduate Public Health major to work on the UMass Breast Health Study as a paid research assistant.
The UMass Breast Health Study aims to examine the association between environmental chemicals like BPA and phthalates and breast density in young women through 24-hour urine collections and a breast MRI.
As a research assistant, you would assist in coordinating and attending participant visits, participate in weekly meetings with the research team, and aliquot urine and stool samples.
We are looking for a student who is able to work 10 hours a week, has mornings free, and is interested in working in a lab.
Please contact Dr. Susan Sturgeon at ssturgeon@schoolph.umass.edu to indicate you are interested and include a copy of your unofficial transcript. 

Deadline: January 3, 2020
Posted: 4 days 15 hours ago

Research Assistant at UMass

UMASS Psychological and Brain Sciences

UMass Psychological and Brain Sciences is recruiting Research Assistants for the Family Relationships, Affectives Science, Minority health LAB.
We seek to understand how stressful family relationships impact indices of allostatic load rendering individuals more or less susceptible to adverse health outcomes.
We consider bio-behavioral processes in the Latino/a community, with the hope of identifying protective and risk factors for mental health.

Requirements
• Conduct literature reviews
• Assist study designs and interpretations
• Construct surveys
• Collect data
• Data entry and analysis

Preferred Qualifications
• Basic knowledge of research methodology and statistics
• Sophomore/Juniors
• Interest in research
• Considering independent research/honors thesis in the future
• Basic fluency in Spanish is a bonus

Accepted students will be subject to 2 or 3 course credits.
Interested? Email Resume to skadirvel@umass.edu to apply or for more information

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Jobs

Unite for Sight

Program Associate (New Haven, Connecticut)
Applications for the Program Associate position are currently being accepted.
The Program Associate position provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  The Program Associate works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. In this full-time paid job position, the Program Associate works closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO and with Unite For Sight's Executive Director on global health programming. The Program Associate opportunity is a 1-year position starting in Winter 2020, with the opportunity for continued growth in the organization as a Program Manager after the first year.

Duties and responsibilities include
Be a team member of one of the world's leading innovative global health organizations
Help to manage Unite For Sight's Global Health Research division, including analyzing data from research studies pursued with Unite For Sight's partner clinics in Ghana, Honduras, and India.
Hands-on experience in contributing to Unite For Sight’s programs (Global Health Delivery Programs and Global Impact Corps, Global Health Societies, Global Health & Innovation Conference, and Global Health University)
Apply organizational and writing skills to the development and implementation of global health initiatives
Contribute to cutting-edge programs in development

Qualifications and requirements include
An understanding of best practices in global health
Minimum 1-year commitment
Bachelor's degree required at start of employment, with a strong academic record in any major 
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Passionate interest in global health
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Detail-oriented work style
Proficient in multitasking
Strong initiative and motivation
Strong skills in statistical analysis required

Benefits
Growth potential within the organization after the first year
Beautiful office space in the heart of downtown New Haven
Six weeks paid vacation leave, including 15 paid company holidays per year and 15 paid personal vacation days

How to Apply
Unite For Sight accepts resumes on a rolling basis. Please submit a resume and cover letter to adavis@uniteforsight.org, referencing the position title in the subject line. The highest quality candidates will be invited to submit a transcript, two writing samples, and three letters of recommendation on Unite For Sight's online recommendation form. After review of all application materials, select candidates will be invited for a phone interview, followed by an in-person interview at our New Haven offices.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to reply to each applicant. All applications are considered for the position, and those selected for the next stage of the application process will be contacted by email.

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Unite for Sight

The Program Manager position provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  The Program Manager works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. The Program Manager helps to lead Unite For Sight's four program divisions, while contributing creative and cutting-edge ideas to a leading global health organization. Ideal candidates exemplify a balance of superior writing, analytical, and communications skills paired with a demonstrated commitment to excellence.

Duties and responsibilities include: 
Be a team member of one of the world's leading innovative global health organizations
Responsible for managing Unite For Sight’s program divisions (Global Health Delivery Programs and Global Impact Corps, Global Health Societies, Global Health & Innovation Conference, and Global Health University)
Apply organizational and writing skills to the development and implementation of global health initiatives
Contribute to cutting-edge programs in development

Qualifications and requirements include:
An understanding of best practices in global health
Minimum 2-year commitment, though longer commitments are preferable
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required at start of employment, with a strong academic record in any major 
Excellent writing and communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Passionate interest in global health
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Detail-oriented work style
Proficient in multitasking
Strong initiative and motivation
Strong skills in statistical analysis preferred

Benefits:
Growth potential within the organization after the first year
Beautiful floor office space in the heart of downtown New Haven
Six weeks paid vacation leave, including 15 paid company holidays per year and 15 paid personal vacation days

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

With general direction from the Administrative Manager, the Grant Administrator will work with the Principal Investigators (PIs) to develop grant submissions, perform budget forecasting, monitor fund statements, resolve accounting issues, function as liaison to grantor agency, subcontracting institutions, and Partners Research Management, and support the PIs with their post award grant administration.
The Center for Cancer Research has annual research revenue exceeding $60M, which supports the research of over 40 independent Principal Investigators (PI). Our investigators study everything from cancer cell genetics and epigenetics, metabolism and microenvironments, cell signaling and DNA damage, with studies of cultured cells, all the way to patient derived samples and specimens.

Responsibilities 
Coordinates grant proposal preparation for a variety of sponsors (NIH, DOD, other HHS, state, foundation, philanthropic, and industry).
Prepares detailed budgets and justifications and prepares materials for financial reports.
Develops and monitors spending with PIs including salary allocations and purchase commitments. Re-budgets as necessary and allowed throughout the grant cycle.
Interacts with the Partners HealthCare Research Finance staff to establish and monitor active funds, assists in closeout of expired accounts, and resolves complex accounting issues. 
Monitors expenditures and assures budgetary compliance; verifies, identifies and evaluates excessive charges. Analyzes cash flow to prevent deficit spending.
Works in conjunction with the PI and Partners Innovation to initiate material transfer, confidentiality and sponsored research agreements. 
Advise regarding the allowability of costs to be charged to a grant. 
Provides timely closeout of all expired projects through the coordination of fiscal and administrative resources throughout the system. 
Stays current with all new and existing regulatory requirements and institutional policies/procedures and keeps PIs and department leadership informed of changes.
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Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required
1-3 years' experience preferably in a healthcare of financial field. 
Working knowledge, or the ability to learn, policies and procedures related to grant submission and management.
Effective financial and analytical skills
Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and time management skills 
Careful attention to detail.
Working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel, and Adobe

Deadline: January 10, 2020
Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Massachusetts General Hospital


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT
The First 1000 Days Fatherhood program is a new initiative aimed at improving the overall wellbeing of the mother-father-infant triad through specifically engaging and supporting fathers during pregnancy and the first year of their child’s life. The Fatherhood Health Coach will assist in program delivery and evaluation through a randomized controlled trial (RCT) trial, examining the effects of participation in the fatherhood intervention vs. the current obstetric and pediatric primary care on perinatal and obesity-related outcomes. The specific goals of the study are to (1) strengthen fathers’ engagement in pregnancy and parenting, (2) reduce fathers’ own obesity-related health behaviors, and (3) address fathers’ social determinants of health during the perinatal period.
The Fatherhood Health Coach will be primarily responsible for performing and managing study visits (up to 3) including conducting one-on-one health coaching sessions with fathers by phone and home visits. Coaching calls will focus on addressing fatherhood and family health behaviors, behavioral recommendations, and connecting fathers to local community resources to support behavior change and social determinants of health. The Health Coach may also be responsible for collecting height and weight data of mother-father-infant triads. In addition to coaching, the Fatherhood Health Coach will develop evidence-based health coaching scripts and educational content in a variety of formats (booklets, posters, text messages, video, etc). The Fatherhood Health Coach will work as part of a collaborative team within the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. The project team will include the study’s Principal and Co-investigators, a Project Manager, and Clinical Research Coordinators. The Fatherhood Health Coach will report to the project manager of the 1000 Days Fatherhood program.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist with the planning, development and design of intervention materials, including health coaching scripts and educational materials.
2. Perform in-home study visits with new parents and infants to deliver the intervention.
3. Conduct coaching calls with fathers to encourage paternal involvement and health behavior change using motivational interviewing techniques and other evidence based coaching strategies.
4. Collect height and weight data on mother-father-infant triads during home visits.
5. Participate in the development of patient-driven, individualized behavior change plans for study subjects, and collaborate with them to update their goals as needed.
6. Support fathers in assessing potential barriers and strengths in achieving health goals.
7. Maintain and coordinate effective and on-going communication with fathers and appropriate care team members in a timely and accurate manner, within the guidelines of patient confidentiality.
8. Provide referrals, such as sources for mental health care, housing and food insecurity, job
programs, legal services, etc.
9. Manage the enrollment in and maintenance of the First 1,000 Days Fatherhood intervention text
message program.
10. Develop and track appropriate metrics for measuring progress and results.
11. Conduct outreach activities to engage and/or re-engage fathers.
12. Employ facilitation strategies to best meet the needs of fathers, which may be highly complex.
13. Carefully follow study protocols and scripts.
14. Develop rapport and strong working alliance with fathers, and serve as resource during the
course of the intervention.
15. Execute high-level requests which may require some flexibility to usual operational procedures
with the highest degree of professionalism and judgment.
16. Acquire and maintain comprehensive knowledge of services provided by MGH and local
communities.
17. Document contact with fathers in study REDCap database.
18. Perform reference searches in print and electronic media.
19. Maintain current knowledge base on relevant health issues.
20. Review data for quality assurance, descriptive statistics and manuscripts, as required.
21. Assist with writing reports and manuscripts detailing research findings.
22. Maintain a positive and accommodating relationship with study team, health center staff, and
participants.
23. Work with senior level staff to negotiate/implement/monitor research protocols.
24. Attend study team meetings and trainings as required.
25. Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
• Knowledge of behavior change models and counseling, and familiarity with motivational
interviewing is preferred.
• Excellent professional, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Strong skills in assessing health and social needs
• Ability to build trust and maintain confidentiality with diverse populations.
• Ability to conduct reference and literature searches.
• Ability to work as an independent member of a team.
• Ability to perform well under pressure and in an ever changing environment.
• Excellent relationship management skills, including negotiating, mediating and facilitating.
• Ability to multitask and change priorities to best meet needs of fathers.
• Proven level of professionalism to interact effectively with all levels of administration.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Ability to identify and follow through on project issues and use initiative.
• Proficiency of various software packages, including Microsoft Office, and other desktop tools.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish, required.
• Demonstrated understanding of social determinants of health and health disparities.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable)
National certification in health coaching or health education preferred

EDUCATION
BA/BS Required in Health education, health promotion, exercise science, nutrition, psychology or other
social science.
Master’s degree in related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 1-3 years of perinatal and early childhood development experience required.
Experience working with male caregivers and new fathers strongly preferred.
Experience in health education, nutrition and physical activity preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): N/A
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): Not applicable
WORKING CONDITIONS:
General office environment with ability to travel to participants’ homes as required. Some evening and
weekend hours may be required.
125 Nashua Street
Boston 02114
Job: Professional/Managerial
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
 

Deadline: December 27, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

Amherst College

Amherst College invites applications for the Administrative Assistant position.

The Administrative Assistant is a part time, ten hour per week, casual position without benefits. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas.

The Administrative Assistant supports the operations of the Grants Office, which oversees Amherst College’s fundraising from foundations, corporate philanthropies, and government agencies.  

The Assistant provides general administrative support to the office and assists with proofreading and maintenance of the Grants Office’s website and social media presence.

The Assistant takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Data Entry and Information Management - Enter and maintain electronic records in the college-wide Colleague system, in GrantsLink, an internal proposal review system, and ARI, the Grants Office’s Access database, primary staff responsible for Colleague entries of proposals and awards, maintain limited Grants Office paper files
General Administrative Support - Assist the Director with meeting scheduling and dissemination of proposals and reports, take notes at departmental meetings as requested, order supplies and maintain stores of paper and toner within the Grants Office, help to organize and maintain order in shared work spaces
Online Research and Dissemination - Find and post grant opportunities on Grants Office Facebook page, test and update links to funding opportunities on Grants Office website.  Help to locate information about foundations, foundation staff and trustees and practices at peer institutions as requested. Track alumni outcomes for grantors as requested, help compile data for reports and assist Director and Associate Directors with report preparation
Proofreading - Proofread proposals, reports, and correspondence as requested to ensure they are free of errors

Qualifications 
B.A. or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
At least two years of office experience, preferably in an educational setting.
Excellent written communication skills, including proofreading skills.
Superior attention to detail, accuracy, and coordination.
Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to work effectively with multiple projects and deadlines.
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and collaboratively.
Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community.

Application Instructions 
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. https://apply.interfolio.com/69781

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 1 month 16 hours ago

Researcher

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center is seeking highly skilled individuals to integrate, translate and disseminate community-level public health data as part of an opioid overdose reduction study within 16 Massachusetts communities. The Healing Communities Study is funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with the ambitious goal of reducing opioid addiction overdose deaths by 40% in communities across the state. Community coalitions will select and implement evidence-based strategies to achieve this goal.

Major responsibilities will include: facilitating collection of data from community partners; collaborating with the Informatics team to improve data quality; overseeing the integration of data into interactive web-based dashboards; serving as a resource for community stakeholders to process and integrate study data; and working together with other CDMs to identify community-specific practices associated with improvements in key metrics.

A Masters degree is preferred; 2 years minimum experience in a related role is required. Excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality are needed to be successful in this role. Ability to travel thoughout Massachusetts is required.

Interested parties should email karen.brenner@bmc.org with a resume for immediate consideration.


 

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

Civil Liberties and Public Policy

The CLPP Program Coordinator will provide support to CLPP's campus based and national programs.  The Program Coordinator will assist in planning and logistics for NLNI meetings, manage CLPP's campus programming and our Five College student group, and plays an integral role in developing the conference program, including planning and coordinating workshops and inviting speakers, and assisting with developing other campus programming and increasing CLPP's visibility on campus.

The Program Coordinator may work on implementation of other CLPP projects and provide general staff support as needed. 

Campus Programs – 40%

  • Create campus programming and events that engage students from the Five Colleges in reproductive justice training and activism;
  • Ensure CLPP’s programming addresses community-identified needs and current political opportunities;
  • Assist with creating avenues for students to enhance their academic and activist work in the fields of reproductive health, rights, and justice more broadly;
  • Plan panels, workshops, and lectures with reproductive scholars activists;
  • Hire, train, and supervise CLPP’s student group coordinators:
    • Support the engagement of student group members in conference planning and goal setting;
    • Assist the student group coordinators in managing roughly 60 student volunteers leading up to and during the conference weekend;
    • Provide mentorship to group members;
    • Attend student group meetings in an advisory role and serve as a resource to the group.
  • Advise and supervise students’ CEL 1 and 2 work that is connected to CLPP;
  • Provide support and content input for other CLPP programming as needed.

Conference and NLNI – 40%

  • Assist the development of the conference program, including workshop creation and speaker brainstorming
  • Develop and disseminate an annual Call for Proposals;
  • Support workshop planning and handle speaker invitations, help develop and finalize workshop descriptions, and implement program evaluation efforts;
  • Provide logistical support for the project.

External Representation – 10%

  • Represent CLPP in meetings and coalition spaces;
  • Conduct trainings or give presentations as requested;
  • Engage in donor cultivation and stewardship by assisting with outreach to alumni, donors, and donor prospects;
  • Attend CLPP fundraising events.

Other – 10%

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends and overnight travel throughout the year to national and international conferences, convenings, trainings, and foundation and donor visits.

Compensation

The position is part-time, hourly at 35 hours per week. The pay for this position is $32,000 per year, including a generous benefits package.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • At least two years’ of relevant work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Outstanding communication (writing and editing) and interpersonal skills; ability to relay information, messages and correspondence in timely and organized manner;
  • Advanced word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and Excel) and Google documents; ability to assess and implement new software;
  • Experience working with and mentoring students and young activists;
  • Alignment with mission and values;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of different genders, and people with disabilities;
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and work well under pressure

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

The duties below are typical of an office job, however your position may require additional/different duties. Please remove or add to the list below to accurately reflect your position’s duties.

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
  • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

TSNE MissionWorks/Civil Liberties and Public Policy envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/Civil Liberties and Public Policy actively seek people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

To apply click here

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program is a two-year service and training program designed for early career individuals in public health and allied sciences. Fellows are placed in practice-based settings in community, non-profit, governmental, and/or health service organizations around Wisconsin. Through a curriculum focused on health equity and collaborative leadership, Fellows leave the program with a health equity lens applied to their practice as well as tangible skills in public health programming and management.

For more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Quality Assurance at EPIC

EPIC

 As a Software Tester on our Quality Assurance (QA) team at Epic, you'll play a critical role in ensuring that our software lives up to its world-class reputation. These detail-oriented perfectionists test our software from a medical professional's perspective to make sure it's efficient and intuitive. As a part of our testing team, you'll use your creativity to push our software to the limit. First we use it right, and then we use it wrong. Thinking outside the box, you'll work side by side with our developers to create high quality healthcare software. Kick your career into high gear - break our code.

You bring your intelligence, creativity and curiosity; we'll teach you the rest. More than just important work. Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others. We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers.

You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers.

Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO.

Requirements - Bachelor's degree or greater (any major)
 A history of academic and professional success
Software experience is not required; we'll train you to be an expert
Eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship
Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)

To Apply: http://epic.avature.net/Careers/FolderDetail/Verona-Wisconsin-United-States-Software-Tester/741
 

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Fellowships

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Opportunity, Training in Oncology Population Sciences (TOPS) 

Conduct research at the T3 and T4 interface to translate knowledge from the lab into practice and population health to reduce the burden of cancer

TOPS Fellows conduct T3/T4, population sciences, and health services research
TOPS Fellows receive a stipend, coursework tuition, travel allowance, & budget for research‐related expenses and are required to participate in all 3 components of the program

(1) Mentored research experience
(2) Didactic learning and coursework, including the HSPH's Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness
(3) Professional development, including participating in the TOPS seminar series

 

Eligibility:
Applicants must have an MD, PhD,ScD, and/or DO
Dedicated to pursuing research in the fields of cancer prevention & control
Curriculum Vitae, 2 (or 3) Letters of recommendation
 Two 1‐page Written  Statements
 TOPS Application Form

 

Institutions:
Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusettes General Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
 Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 

Applications are due Monday, January 6, 2020, and accepted fellows will begin their training in July 2020. This is a great opportunity for MD/MPHs, PhDs, DrPHs, or ScDs to pursue a career in any area of cancer‐related population sciences, including cancer prevention, informatics, or care delivery.  We are now accepting applications at www.TOPSPostdoc.org

 

 

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago