CommunicateHealth seeks an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development. Candidates should be able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. Candidates should enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. Candidates are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.
New England Resident Owned Communities (NEROC)
Successful candidate will work as a Housing Program Specialist in the New England Resident Owned Communities (NEROC) program of the Cooperative Development Institute. This program is designed to provide affordable, secure housing to residents of manufactured housing parks by helping them finance, purchase and run the communities they live in through the creation of democratically-run cooperatives. The primary focus of this position is on post-purchase guidance, training and assistance to each community in the management and governance of their cooperative. Special attention is paid to helping members understand their roles and responsibilities in order to more effectively function as resident-owners and to foster a sense of empowerment and community spirit.
Essential Job Functions: Housing Program Specialist
- Provides technical assistance to resident-owned manufactured housing communities.
- Collaborates with other technical assistance providers to train board directors and community members
Required Skills and Abilities:
These skills and abilities, if not already acquired, will need to be developed within the first 3-6 months of beginning employment.
- Ability to provide assistance, resources and advice, while developing community leadership; meeting people where they are while nurturing self-sufficiency.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills; compassion and assertiveness.
- Knowledge and comfort with democratically-run organizational structures, management, policies and best practices–knowledge of cooperative governance structures and working with boards of directors a bonus.
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Simple Gifts Farm
The Farm Store Manager will oversee all daily operations of the Simple Gifts Farm store and will work to ensure smooth and timely completion of duties, communication with other segments of the farm operation, and to foster a friendly, professional, collaborative and harmonious work environment at the store. The successful applicant will also bring some entrepreneurial drive to the position and will be actively involved in improving the sales and profitability of the store. This position is a full-time, year-round management position that will include some weekend duties. Please apply by sending a resume, a list of at least 3 work references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Jeremy Barker Plotkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific Responsibilities of Farm Store Manager:
- Maintain beautiful and bountiful produce display
- Collaborate with Harvest Manager and other Farm staff to keep inventory of produce from Simple Gifts and other farms well-stocked in farm store walk-in cooler and on display
- Proactively manage produce display in store to highlight seasonal specials and maximize produce quality and sales
- Supervise farm store staff to achieve above results
- Maintain Inventory and POS system
- Manage data entry to ensure accurate record-keeping and projections
- Order products for farm store as needed to optimize sales, maintain abundant display and minimize spoilage
- Source new products for sale in the store
- Collaborate with Farmer, Harvest Manager, and other farm staff to continually improve inventory, POS, and record-keeping systems
- Manage farm store staff
- Schedule and supervise farm store staff
- Train farm store staff in operation of POS system, display management, and all other tasks as needed
- Participate in hiring of new farm store staff as needed
- Foster collaborative, friendly, and productive work environment
- Manage physical appearance of store environment
- Maintain upkeep of perennial flower and herb landscaping around farm store
- Monitor PYO gardens and communicate with CSA members and other customers about PYO crop availability and location
- Build and maintain seasonal displays including signage, decorations, and merchandising (bedding plants in spring, pumpkins/squash in fall, etc.)
- Collaborate with other farm staff to accomplish the above duties
- Manage promotion of store
- Produce and publish weekly newsletter
- Regularly update farm’s social media account
- Regularly generate special sales and other promotions for stand
- Collaborate with other farm staff to solicit content for social media and newsletter
- Collaborate with farm management and graphic designer to generate and manage print, radio, social media, and other advertising
- Help to create a welcoming environment for customers
- Bring an entrepreneurial attitude towards increasing sales and margins in the store.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and future increases will be tied to the performance of the store. This job has the potential to be remunerative to an employee who actively works to bring the store to a high level of performance.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Working under the supervision of the Trauma Program Nurse Director and Burn Program Nurse Manager, the Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator (IPOC) works to reduce the burden of injury, improve the health of diverse populations, reduce or eliminate health disparities, and improve trauma education through collaboration with trauma systems’ partners (public health agencies, schools, community agencies, pre-hospital/EMS providers, Fire and police agencies, and other health care professionals).
The IPOC is responsible for promoting BWH as a quaternary referral center by establishing and maintaining relationships with referring agencies and community members throughout the region. The IPOC manages material and other resources in a cost-effective manner. Increasing prevention effectiveness (impact) per dollar invested.
The Coordinator works an average of 40 hours per week. The work schedule is defined by program needs (e.g. community outreach education) and may include evening and weekends.
View the full job listing on the Brigham and Women's Hospital website, search #3057337.
Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
Interested in helping enhance the health and care of our United States Veterans? Looking for meaningful work in a collaborative environment that produces innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site cooperative research studies? The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), a component of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), is hiring a full-time research assistant. The position will support the Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans Study (SHADE Study, CSP #595), a 5-year multi-site observational study. Key responsibilities for the position include the following:
- Provide operational and administrative support to meet research objectives
- Serve as liaison with investigators, site personnel, consultants, and contractors
- Assist with development and implementation of standard operating procedures and study materials
- Assist with maintenance of study databases and files, including data entry and data management
- Assist with preparation and tracking of IRB submissions and other regulatory documents
- Conduct quality assurance/quality control procedures, including consent form audits and data reconciliation
- Monitor participant recruitment and data collection activities and prepare reports and presentations
- Coordinate and facilitate local and national meetings and trainings
- Track progress and productivity of studies and projects
Ideal candidates for the position will have the following attributes:
- Must be US citizen
- BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific research-related field
- Experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research
- Experience with research compliance and regulations
- Strong organizational and analytic skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Experience with MS SharePoint and Access
- Experience with Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) or other survey application
Salary will be based on the candidate’s experience and education. Salaries for this position range from grades GS-5 through GS-7. For more information about the Center’s research, please visit the Seattle ERIC website, http://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov. For more information about the VA Office of Research and Development and CSP, visit the CSP website, http://www.research.va.gov/programs/csp/default.cfm.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by May 23, 2018 will be considered first.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The Communications and Data Specialist coordinates the communication and data functions of the Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH). The position provides strategic direction for the OLRH communication platform that includes OLRH pages on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) web site, monthly electronic newsletters, quarterly Commissioner-led webinars/conference calls, other webinars in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, and print and electronic resources developed in response to identified needs. The Communications and Data Specialist collaborates with the DPH Communications Office in developing strategies to promote the OLRH mission within DPH and with external stakeholders.
The position serves as a data and statistics resource for OLRH staff, local public health officials, and other external stakeholders by 1) assisting with the translation of relevant public health data into plain, clear, and actionable language and 2) developing plans to enhance local public health data capacity. The Specialist maintains a collaborative relationship with staff in the Office of Population Health, Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment, and epidemiologists in bureaus and programs throughout DPH to ensure that OLRH data initiatives are well-integrated with DPH data standards and priorities. The position also serves as the Site Coordinator for the DPH site in Canton (about 15% of time is dedicated to this function.)
Amherst Survival Center
Grant-Funded Program Description: The Latinx Community Food Access Program will conduct a communitybased needs assessment of Latinx knowledge and use of food programs and the barriers Latinxs face in accessing these programs. The needs assessment will be followed by the development and implementation of an outreach media campaign to address the findings. The Research and Outreach Specialist will be the liaison between the Latinx community and the Amherst Survival Center. This program is grant funded and will be conducted over a 9-month period with the goal of increasing Latinx access to community food programs.
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Program Director, the Research and Outreach Specialist oversees and implements the project, recruits needs assessment participants, conducts focus groups, writes the needs assessment report, works with ASC staff to develop an outreach media campaign that addresses the needs assessment findings, and oversees the implementation of such a campaign for a period of time. The Research and Outreach Specialist will develop a final report for the project. The Research and Outreach Specialist must have relevant community experience, an ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals, knowledge of resources that serve the Amherst Latinx community, experience and competence working in the Latinx community. Knowledge of food security is a plus. Applicants must be bi-lingual and bi-cultural (Spanish/English).
The Department of Health and Wellness at Stonehill College is seeking a graduate student intern for the Fall 2018 semester.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Division of Epidemiology and Immunization is seeking up to 35 graduate students to intern in local health departments during the summer of 2018. Cities and towns currently seeking interns are listed in this posting. The positions to be filled are Local Public Health Interns. The selected students will work on various projects within local health departments that may include environmental health, communicable disease case investigation, needs assessment, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, health education, data entry/analysis, health policy, food safety, substance abuse, and other duties as determined by the local health department in collaboration with the student.
Accepted students will also be offered the opportunity to spend time shadowing epidemiologists and health educators at the MDPH Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention and Laboratory Services, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, and the Division of Global Populations. The applicant must have completed at least one semester of graduate level public health course work preferably including, but not limited to, one course each in epidemiology, environmental health, and biostatistics. Students should be able to work independently and have basic computer skills. Clinical experience and/or prior work experience is a plus, but is not required. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English. Most students will need access to a vehicle; however, some cities/towns have public transportation. The student will be required to attend both an orientation program and the closing session held in Boston. On the closing day, each student will be required to provide an oral or poster presentation for fellow interns, local public health agents and MDPH representatives summarizing his or her experience.
Upon completion of this internship each student will have an excellent understanding of the various roles of local health departments in Massachusetts and will have obtained hands-on experience in the practice of public health. Estimated number of hours required per week: 15-20 (Hours are flexible in most communities) Students must commit to a minimum of 160 hours during the summer (Estimated time frame: 5/23/18- 8/15/18). At this time, listed opportunities are unpaid internships.
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