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Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)

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

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

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

For a list of available internships click here

Deadline: December 31, 2018
Posted: 2 days 21 hours ago

Generalist Public Health Intern

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

Education

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

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

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

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Internship

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

Education

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

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

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

Square One

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

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

Deadline: January 1, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

Jobs

Simmons College

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

Qualifications:

  • Master of Public Health degree;

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in public health;

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

  • Strong network within the public health practice community preferred;

  • Program development or management experience.

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

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

Deadline: November 9, 2018
Posted: 2 days 21 hours ago

Brigham and Women's Hospital

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

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

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

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

 

Deadline: November 2, 2018
Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago

Economic Progress Institute

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

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

Deadline: October 28, 2018
Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago

MA Food System Collaborative

The Agriculture Network Director will work to improve and expand statewide collaboration around shared farm-focused interests, and to build the capacity of groups by providing connections to allied organizations, and technical assistance and training around policy advocacy, where needed. At the core of this work will be building a strong network of organizations, especially those who have not traditionally had a voice in agricultural policy issues, working to address issues of common interest and building their collective capacity to address more challenging ones. We will develop communications tools to connect them and keep them informed about each other’s work, provide ongoing information on the policy landscape that impacts the farmers they serve, and develop and offer capacity building trainings and technical assistance on operational topics such as engaging in policy advocacy and working with the media.

Job functions:

  • Work with stakeholder organizations to build their understanding of public policy issues that affect their work and their constituencies, and help build their capacity to engage in advocacy to change those policies when needed.
  • Build and coordinate network of organizations to engage in collective advocacy toward shared policy goals.
  • Identify other, non-policy related needs of stakeholder partners and develop strategies for facilitating implementation, as appropriate and as resources allow.
  • In support of these activities:
    • travel to and meet with organizations and their constituencies around Massachusetts;
    • develop written and online materials to engage and support partners;
    • plan and coordinate meetings, trainings, and events;
    • develop and implement tools (databases, listservs, webinars, etc.) to facilitate communication among partners;
    • design and implement campaigns; and
    • assist in pursuing additional resources for projects, as needed.
  • Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
  • Other duties, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years work experience in policy, advocacy, or organizing setting.
  • Familiarity with agriculture issues.
  • Familiarity with public policy structures and processes.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Experience working in diverse communities.
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
  • Ability to travel throughout state, as needed.
  • Commitment to systemic change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and social media platforms.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, computer, Internet access, and cell phone.
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.

This is a contract position (IRS form 1099).

An internal candidate is under consideration for this position.

Please send a cover letter and resume to winton@mafoodsystem.org.

Deadline: October 15, 2018
Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago

Massachusetts Food Systems Collaborative

The MA Food System Collaborative was established in 2016 to promote, monitor, and facilitate implementation of the MA Local Food Action Plan. The Plan is a comprehensive set of recommendations toward a sustainable, equitable food system for the Commonwealth. The Collaborative works to encourage progress toward the goals of the Plan through education, networking, and advocacy. Learn more about the Collaborative at www.mafoodsystem.org.

A priority of the Collaborative’s first several years has been supporting the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), a state-run program which doubles SNAP recipients’ purchases of fresh, healthy produce directly from farmers, thus improving health outcomes for traditionally underserved communities, and helping to sustain local farms. The Collaborative coordinates the Campaign for HIP Financing, which has successfully led to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts investing $7.5 million in the program in the past two years.

Position description:

The Organizer will work with community-based organizations to educate them and their memberships about HIP and the need to sustain the program, engage them in the campaign, and build their capacity to effectively do so. The result will be a grassroots base of advocates who understand the value of the program and have the tools they need to take action to support it when needed.

Job functions:

  • Develop and manage campaign plan
  • Identify and recruit organizations and communities to participate in the campaign.
  • Build the capacity of partner organizations to advocate effectively.
  • In support of these activities:
  • develop written and online materials to engage and support partners;
  • plan and coordinate meetings, trainings, and events; and
  • develop and implement tools (databases, listservs, webinars, etc.) to facilitate communication.
  • Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
  • Other duties, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years work experience in policy, advocacy, or campaign organizing setting.
  • Familiarity with hunger and nutrition issues.
  • Familiarity with public policy structures and processes.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Experience working in diverse communities.
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
  • Ability to travel throughout state, as needed.
  • Commitment to systemic change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and social media platforms.
  • Multi-lingual skills preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, computer, Internet access, and cell phone.
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.

This is a contract position (IRS form 1099).

Please send a cover letter and resume to winton@mafoodsystem.org.

Deadline: October 15, 2018
Posted: 2 days 22 hours ago

CommunicateHealth

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

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

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

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

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

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

Support internal CH work. Tasks may include:

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

CommunicateHealth

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

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

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

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

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

Support internal CH work. Tasks may include:

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

CommunicateHealth

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

CommunicateHealth

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Heluna Health

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

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

Read the full post here.

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Amherst Survival Center

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

Essential Functions:

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: October 18, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago

California State University, Fullerton

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

Deadline: November 19, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago

Scholarships

David A. Winston Health Policy

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: April 5, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago