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City of Gardner, MA

The City of Gardner, MA is accepting applications for a Director of Public Health. This is a Department Head level position, under general supervision of the Board of Health. The Director of Public Health is responsible for providing professional, administrative, technical and inspection work in planning and managing the municipal public health programs, disease control programs, promotion of sanitary conditions, protection of the environment from damage and pollution and in enforcing public health laws; operates the City’s solid waste operations.  

Qualifications
Comprehensive knowledge of the practices and administration of public health. Extensive knowledge of the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relative to environmental and public health. Comprehensive knowledge of the state sanitary codes. Knowledge of community needs assessment, resources and organizations related to public health. Thorough knowledge of approved methods and equipment used in handling food and milk. Thorough knowledge of current inspection and disease control procedures. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common health and medical journals, financial reports, and legal documents Ability to remain calm, concentrate and perform all responsibilities in a competent manner at all times. Able to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing at all times with the media, general public as well as with other City and Commonwealth officials. Ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates. Ability to work effectively under time constraints to meet deadlines. Excellent planning and organizational skills.

Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, public health, natural science, physical science, or related field; five (5) years of progressively responsible experience; Master’s Degree preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a Certified Health Officer and Registered Sanitarian. Must possess or be eligible to obtain the following certifications: Lead Paint Determinator/Inspector, Soil Evaluator, Certified Pool Operator, Food Protection Manager Certification and Septic System Inspector. Supervisory experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
If you are interested and qualified, please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Debra A. Pond, Director of Human Resources, City of Gardner, and 95 Pleasant Street, Rm. 14, Gardner, MA 01440 or via email to dpond@gardner-ma.gov. Resume review will commence on May 23, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. 

Deadline: June 20, 2019
Posted: 1 day 6 hours ago

Silent Spring Institute - Newton, MA

Silent Spring Institute seeks a versatile bioinformatician, data scientist, machine learning expert, or statistician to tackle big data problems in environmental health and cancer prevention. The position can be structured as a permanent position or a postdoctoral fellowship. Work in a multi-disciplinary mission-driven team with experts in epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, computer science, and community-based research, all focused on impartial research to identify and reduce environmental hazards to human health. Collaborate with investigators at Harvard, Northeastern, UC Berkeley, US EPA, US CDC, and other top-tier research institutions, as well as with diverse environmental and health advocacy groups.

Projects may include:

  • Develop and implement new methods for analyzing gene expression data from high-throughput screening platforms to gain insights about the mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis
  • Developing predictive models to identify hazardous chemicals from in vitro data
  • Mapping the “exposome” and “metabolome” by developing computational methods for new, more comprehensive analyses of chemicals and effect markers in human tissues
  • Analyses in Veterans Administration Health Care database relating pharmaceutical or environmental chemical exposures and adverse health effects
  • Text mining to uncover trends in published research on suspected carcinogens
  • Identifying the unique exposures of workers in high-risk occupations

More information on the position can be found here.

To Apply: Send a cover letter describing your interests and experience related to this job, resume, writing sample, and copies of academic transcripts to Laura Borth with “data scientist position” in the subject line.

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 hours ago

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) - Springfield, MA

A member of the Business Development and Community Engagement Department, the Community Outreach Specialist coordinates initiatives in a targeted geographic area designed to promote Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts health services, educational programs and health equity initiatives. Develops relationships with community leaders and serves as the organization's liaison with various constituents through attendance at community events and coalition meetings. Conducts service overview presentations for professionals, community members, and potential patients. Hosts information tables at conferences, health fairs and other community events to promote services and distribute materials. Integrates marketing campaign strategies and new service rollouts into outreach messaging.
 
Our team works with people of many races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities and lived experiences, and the Community Outreach Specialist serves as the face of the organization in many different communities.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

Tapestry Health - Florence, MA

Tapestry Health is committed to providing compassionate, community-based health care to some of the most vulnerable individuals in our region. We are passionate about providing non-judgmental sexual and reproductive healthcare, needle exchange access, overdose prevention and education, HIV/ AIDS prevention and care, and WIC family nutrition.

Under the direction of the Director of Harm Reduction, with the support of the agency’s Director of Operations, the Deputy Director for Program Operations carries substantial responsibility for oversight and coordination of the operations of all five Tapestry Harm Reduction program sites to facilitate excellent service provision with a high-functioning, motivated and cohesive team.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced high-level manager with a demonstrated history of accomplishments in the development and implementation of effective processes and procedures who is able to supervise the management of program operations and a diverse staff across multiple sites.

View more information on the position here.

To Apply: Interested candidates can apply by submitting their cover letter and resume to resumes@tapestryhealth.org or by mailing them to:
Tapestry
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
296 Nonotuck Street
Florence MA 01062

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 5 hours ago

Community Catalyst - Boston, MA

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation! Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health system. Our first priority is quality, affordable health care for all and to ensure that all individuals and communities sustain the power to influence local, state and national decisions that affect their health. As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees.

Community Catalyst’s growing program on Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involved Populations is seeking an Associate Director, Building Advocacy to Transform Approaches to Addiction. The Associate Director is a newly created position to help the Director oversee and implement the goals and activities of the growing program, including cutting-edge health advocacy campaigns to change public policy and sophisticated technical assistance to support service innovation. The Associate Director will provide leadership, focused on internal operations, and will help to shape the program’s future direction. The individual will also partner with the Director to represent the program and collaborate with other projects and teams across the organization, and externally. This is not a clinical position.

The Associate Director will also support the program staff to provide excellent, tailored technical assistance to state and local partners across the country that builds stronger advocacy and innovative programs to address substance use disorders. The individual will also coach some of these partners directly on policy analysis, advocacy strategies and organizational development.

View full job description here.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the internship to jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Associate Director, SUD” in the subject line.

Deadline: June 17, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago

Brown University - Providence, RI

The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies (CAAS), is seeking a full-time research assistant for a laboratory focused on alcohol use among emerging adults in Providence, RI.

This is a full-time research position in the laboratory of Dr. Hector Lopez-Vergara (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/hlopezve). Research assistants will be involved in data collection and management, as well as in coordinating logistical efforts to support two research projects. Data collection will involve using structured methods to interview recent high school graduates, using survey questionnaires and performance-based tasks (akin to really simply video games).

Scope of research projects:

  1. Project “Dual-Process Models of Alcohol Use in Late Adolescence” seeks to investigate the cognitive control, reinforcement sensitivity, and associative memory correlates of drug use and psychopathology in a sample of youth aged 18-20.
  2. Project “Towards Testing the Cross-Cultural Validity of Dual-Process Models of Alcohol Use” seeks to test the psychometric properties of performance-based tasks across non-Latino White and Latino youth aged 18-20.

View full job description here.

To Apply: The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Hector Lopez-Vergara, Ph.D.

Deadline: June 14, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 5 days ago

Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital - Providence, RI

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a full-time research assistant for a laboratory focused on studying psychopathology and substance use during adolescence and emerging adulthood.

The research assistant will work in a research context performing face-to-face interviews, administering laboratory based executive functioning batteries, conducting in-vivo stress paradigms, handling biological specimens (e.g., saliva, blood), managing a smart-phone based study application, assisting with study logistics (e.g., participant recruitment procedures), and data management/analyses.

This is a full-time research position. The study involves the systematic pairing of experimentally-controlled human laboratory paradigms with intensive longitudinal methods to study pathways leading to co-occurring psychopathology (e.g., depression) and substance use (e.g., nicotine, cannabis, alcohol) in the laboratory of Dr. Chrystal Vergara-Lopez (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/cvergara).

View full job description here.

To Apply: The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, Ph.D

Deadline: June 14, 2019
Posted: 4 weeks 6 hours ago

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Battle Creek, MI

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading national philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for Program Officers to strengthen the foundation’s work in Food Systems, Health Equity, and Maternal and Child Health. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security.

Reporting to the Director of Food, Health & Well-Being (FHWB), the Program Officers will provide leadership and oversight for execution of programs and policy that strive for positive systemic change within communities to ensure educated, healthy kids and secure families nationally, focusing on the integration of these areas with efforts to transform public health systems to more effectively address racial equity, community engagement and social determinants of health.

Interested applicants may refer here for more information on the position.

To Apply: Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-POFHWB@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Deadline: June 17, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

AmeriCorps - Columbus, OH

Columbus Public Health (CPH) is charged with assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. The mission of Columbus Public Health is to protect health and improve lives in our community. It is the responsibility of Columbus Public Health to assure that the Columbus community is protected from disease and other public health threats, and everyone is empowered to live healthier, safer lives. CPH is the leader for identifying public health priorities and mobilizing resources and community partnerships to address them.

VISTA members will play a vital role in expanding access to care for CPH clients and the broader Columbus community. VISTA resources will work to expand the Access to Care program, leading to an increase in the number of Columbus residents who are being referred for medical services. This program will play a direct role in overseeing the implementation of an electronic referral system to improve education, understanding and healthcare navigation for Columbus' most vulnerable communities. This position will also be responsible for overseeing the work of the Columbus Health Literacy Committee, conducting recruitment of new organizations, providing training and education on health literacy, and evaluating the work of the committee as a whole. This role will be responsible for data collection, presentation development, facilitation of meetings, training and networking.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

Hilltown Community Health Center

Do you want to make a difference in the health of your community? Are you intrigued by the idea of working independently to form relationships within your community to help patients solve often complex social and health issues? Do you have a commitment to working with at‐risk populations? Are you a team player, willing to work with a diverse group?

This is a part‐time position to work with patients to develop action plans and overcome barriers to better manage their own health. You’ll be responsible for increasing patients’ access to health care and community resources. Our Community Health Worker is active in health center provider teams; documents patient’s progress; works at health centers and in the community including home visits.

Qualifications include 3+ years of health/social services experience and/or post‐high school education in a related field. Must have a verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation. Must be computer literate and knowledge of Hilltown culture and resources required. Residents of Hilltowns of W. MA.

Refer here for more information.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: HR Coordinator, Hilltown Community Health Centers, Inc. 58 Old North Road, Worthington, MA 01098 OR email brida@hchcweb.org.

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use.

Job Description: This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. As a Social Media and Outreach Associate, you’ll work closely with the Social Media Manager and project teams to implement strategic and creative health communication efforts. You’re a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication. You believe in the power of social media — and want to use that power for good. You apply your perfectionist’s eye for detail to all tasks, whether you’re crafting a tweet, combing through social media analytics, or capturing key takeways from a client meeting.

View full job description here.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@communicatehealth.com.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago

The Public Health Institute (PHI) - Oakland, CA

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a Public Relations and Outreach Specialist. The Public Health Institute (PHI) is a large non-profit public health organization conducting a broad range of public health research, training, and technical assistance programs in California, throughout the nation, and around the world. The work of PHI and its 200+ program routinely breaks new ground in public health research, policy and practice, and is regularly covered in top-tier print, broadcast and radio networks across the country and around the world.

PHI seeks a dynamic, creative and connected PR/Media specialist to grow this work. You are a superb writer and editor, with existing relationships in the media world, an understanding of how to frame tricky topics and a demonstrated ability to translate academic/medical/public health-speak into dynamic, compelling and actionable messages. Your expertise, insight and timing will help place stories that will drive practice change, craft op-eds that will move legislators to support important policies, and ensure that the innovative and effective work of PHI’s leadership and programs gets out into the world so it can truly make a difference. You use your design and video skills to strengthen the messaging and impact of your press and media work. You are able to proactively understand and integrate language, messaging and a work approach that contributes to a richer understanding of racial and social justice issues and their connection to health.

The specialist is responsible for: maintaining and developing PHI’s press and media outreach; promoting the work and brand of PHI and its programs; and writing and placing articles and opinion pieces that enhance PHI’s media presence and reflect organizational priorities and messages. This position will lead outreach work that can include identifying new dissemination networks, conferences and audiences. They will also provide general writing and editing support in a small communications department that requires a shared approach to work and a willingness to take on whatever task is at hand.

Please refer here for more information on the position and to apply.

Deadline: June 3, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use.

Job Description: This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. You are 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:

  • Have strong writing 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.

Please refer here for responsibilities of the position.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@communicatehealth.com.

Deadline: June 3, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago

The American Heart Association (AHA) - Maine

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a State Government Relations Director in Maine. In order to be considered for this role, you must live in the state and be within commute of the State Capital.

The State Government Relations Director is responsible for serving as the primary representative of the AHA to the assigned state legislature and relevant state agencies to generate awareness and support for the AHA’s public policy agenda. You will strategically coordinate and oversee efforts to further the state public policy priorities of the American Heart Association (AHA). Additionally this role is responsible for working with AHA staff, volunteers, coalitions and partner organizations to build support for AHA policy issues and to integrate advocacy messaging into relevant AHA programs and events.

View full job description and application here.

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

Citizen Physicians

We are looking for a Program Manager to take over leadership of all of our program activities. Responsibilities would include conducting outreach to invite medical students to found new chapters, walking founders through the process of starting a chapter, continuing to develop  curricula to teach medical students about effective civic engagement, connecting chapter presidents at the various schools to create synergistic collaboration, helping organize our annual national medical community voter registration campaign (currently in partnership with the American Medical Student Association www.medoutthevote.org), supporting chapters when they need guidance on how to create effective programming, working on engaging alumni to continue their post-graduate civic engagement, and expanding our presence at health professional schools across the country.

We are a small startup. We are first and foremost looking for someone who is excited and passionate about the mission of the organization. We want someone who understands the value of civic engagement, understands the potential power that the medical community has if they are able to use that power effectively in the civic arena, and is excited about the chance to help train this community to use that power effectively. This individual must have an entrepreneurial spirit, must exhibit leadership skills, have strong communication skills, have a strong work ethic in order to hold themselves accountable for the work that needs to be done, and have a passion for civic engagement. We would like someone who has experience working in the political arena or civic engagement, managing up and/or working in the non-profit sector, and developing and/or implementing curricula, along with a wicked sense of humor.

Please refer here for more information on the position.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to aaron.shapiro@citizenphysicians.org with “Program Manager Application” in the subject line. The cover letter should highlight relevant experience and explain your reasoning for applying for the position.

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

Hilltown Community Health Center - Amherst, MA

Join our growing medical team! Seeking RN / LPN for 30 hour position for our primary care practice newest location in Amherst, MA. Applicant should have a strong commitment to community health and care of underserved populations. Mass RN/LPN license required. Knowledge and use of electronic medical records. Preference for those who speak Spanish or Russian. Competitive salary, generous benefits. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide patient care using a team based approach
  • Triage walk-in patients, emergency patients and telephone calls
  • Administer allergy injections and monitor patient response post injection. Update allergist and order serum
  • Follow-up telephone calls per provider request
  • Community Service/Clinics (ie. Flu clinic, blood pressure, etc.)
  • Monitor stock medications
  • Patient education with regard to acute and chronic illness and health maintenance
  • Patient medication reconciliation as needed
  • Prepare prescriptions, update flowsheet, assist in obtaining and preparation of medication prior authorization forms
  • General knowledge and performance of laboratory procedure.

To apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to: Human Resources Manager-W, Hilltown Community Health Centers, Inc. 58 Old North Road, Worthington, MA 01098 OR email brida@hchcweb.org.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use. Check out the several different positions that are available at CommunicateHealth, Inc.

  • Web Associate
  • Digital Project Manager
  • Health Writer
  • Social Media and Outreach Associate
  • Finance Assistant
  • Health Communication Manager
  • Drupal Developer
  • Health Communication Coordinator
  • Health Communication Associate
  • Usability Researcher
  • Internships

Interested applicants may refer here for more information.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Internships

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. The program begins June 24th – and ends August 10th. Training will be provided. Compensation is $2,500 stipend plus a $1,612 educational award upon successful completion of summer program service.

AmeriCorps Logistics/Communications Team Leader (PM) Position Description:

  • Provide the Upward Bound administrative team with logistical and communications support in implementing the Upward Bound program.
  • Support staff in supervising Upward Bound participants (high school aged). Special responsibility for evening transitions to and from production to dorm and at lights out.
  • Manage weekly, daily and summer calendars. Communicate these calendars and all upcoming events electronically, on paper and visually throughout program spaces.
  • Create weekly program communications for students, families and staff.
  • Take nightly attendance and report changes in student attendance program wide.
  • Assure all students are in designated spaces accounted for during the evening.
  • Monitor individual student concerns and communicate them with the full administrative team (RS, ARS, UB Director, and Assistant Directors, Team Leads).
  • Help align program and student knowledge between academic and residential spaces.
  • Conduct a daily logistics debrief to RS and AM Logistics Team Lead.
  • Communicate daily with administrators about afternoon and evening activities and events including production, recreation activities/ excursions, study hall and lights out.
  • Plan, with the administrative team, communications, program visuals, and activities that help implement the positive behavioral program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in lunch each day. Assist in post-lunch transitions.
  • Assist in the logistics of planning program-wide activities, as needed.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 7, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 49 min ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. The program begins June 24th – and ends August 10th. Training will be provided. Compensation is $2,500 stipend plus a $1,612 educational award upon successful completion of summer program service.

AmeriCorps Logistics/Communications Team Leader (AM) Description:

  • Provide the Upward Bound administrative team with logistical and communications support in implementing the Upward Bound program.
  • Support staff in supervising Upward Bound participants (high school aged). Special responsibility for mid-day transitions to and from lunch and afternoon classes.
  • Manage weekly, daily and summer calendars. Communicate these calendars and all upcoming events electronically, on paper and visually throughout program spaces.
  • Create weekly program communications for students, families and staff.
  • Take daily attendance and report student attendance program wide twice a day.
  • Monitor individual student concerns and communicate them with the full administrative team (RS, ARS, UB Director, and Assistant Directors, Team Leads).
  • Help align program and student knowledge between academic and residential spaces.
  • Conduct a daily logistics debrief at morning or afternoon meetings, as assigned.
  • Communicate daily with administrators about upcoming programming and events, residential, academic and otherwise.
  • Plan, with the administrative team, communications, program visuals, and activities that help implement the positive behavioral program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in lunch each day. Assist in post-lunch transitions.
  • Assist in the logistics of planning program-wide activities, as needed.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 7, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 53 min ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. The program begins June 24th – and ends August 10th. Training will be provided. Compensation is $2,500 stipend plus a $1,612 educational award upon successful completion of summer program service.

AmeriCorps Academic Team Leader Description:

  • Provide leadership for the academic support/ tutoring team as they assist classroom teachers and students.
  • Provide supervision for Upward Bound participants (high school aged) Monday through Thursday 7:00am-2:00pm and 8-9pm and Fridays 7-1:00 pm during the program. Staff will be off-duty evening Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
  • Attend class and assist Instructors in the classroom, as needed.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, and safe academic environment. Build encouraging and supportive relationships with students.
  • Communicate daily with each instructor about classwork, homework, and Integrated Friday projects, for follow-through during out of class time especially study hall.
  • Plan, with the academic instructors and academic tutor-mentors, classroom activities, with the development of teen-aged students’ academic skills in mind.
  • Conduct nightly tutoring sessions, utilizing the positive behavioral program.
  • Respond positively and proactively to student issues as they arise in the including enforcing and responding to disciplinary situations in accord with program policies.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in breakfast each day.
  • Assist in implementing Integrated Project Fridays and academic activities as needed.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 7, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 56 min ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,660 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Residential Supervisor Job Description:

  • Administer and manage daily operations of the summer residential program for 40-60 Upward Bound Scholars.
  • Supervise 4 AmeriCorp Team Leaders and 6 Tutor/Mentors. This includes managing staffing and work schedules.
  • Coordinate all Upward Bound Scholar activities with Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Live on campus and provide 24- hour LIVE – IN supervision to Upward Bound Scholars Sunday through Friday for six weeks at UMass Amherst.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, safe and harmonious living environment for students and staff throughout an intensive six-week summer institute.
  • Plan and supervise day and night duty as assigned by the Program Director and Assistant Directors.
  • Plan and coordinate cross-curricular and recreational programming, including the activities for the positive climate and behavioral supports program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in daily meals.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities, as needed.
  • Attend staff development activities, weekly staff meetings, and student assemblies.
  • Prepare and submit written evaluations of staff, students and summer program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 1 hour ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,360 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Tutor/Mentor Job Description:

  • Live on campus and provide 24- hour supervision for Upward Bound participants (high school-aged) Sunday through Friday during the program. Staff will have off-duty time each day. Staff will be off-duty Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, and safe living environment for both students and staff utilizing program policies and positive behavioral supports.
  • Build and maintain positive and supportive relationships with students.
  • Participate in the positive intellectual and emotional development of teen-aged students in a mentoring role.
  • Respond positively and proactively to student issues as they arise, including enforcing and responding to disciplinary situations.
  • Attend, monitor and participate in daily meals.
  • Perform day and/or night duty as assigned by the Residential Supervisor or designee.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities.
  • Attend class and assist Instructors in managing the classroom.
  • Conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 1 hour ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Massachusetts General Hospital Continuum Project Healthcare Administration Intern will assist the team in advancing the program's mission by supporting clinician education/training, research and patient engagement activities through programmatic and communications-related projects. The position is unpaid, but academic credit is available and required for this internship. This is a Monday-Friday position (schedule is negotiable) with a 16-hour week minimum commitment during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. The intern will work directly with the program manager and program coordinator and will be assigned independent projects with room for personal input and creativity.

Responsibilities: 

  • Drafting content for the program's monthly e-newsletter, fact sheets, reports, emails and intranet site; develop editorial calendar and track analytics/metrics
  • Maintain and add content to the intranet site for the program
  • Create graphics, assist with layout design for various materials as needed
  • Participate in video production for educational videos for clinicians and potentially interviews with patients and families; assist with post-production video edits
  • Assist with research projects (e.g., IRB submissions/amendments, focus group note taking & focus group analysis/report development)
  • Support staff in planning and preparing folders for clinician education training sessions and CME accreditation; provide onsite support at training sessions
  • Develop and maintain social media editorial calendar and draft posts for the division’s social media channels (i.e., Facebook and Twitter)
  • Attend regular project meetings and draft meeting notes
  • Assist with administrative tasks and other projects as needed (e.g., research conference room date/times, maintain databases, documents, assist with event-planning)

Interested applicants may refer here for more information and to apply.

Deadline: July 26, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 1 hour ago

Men's Health Network (MHN) - Alexandria, VA

MHN is a non-profit organization which is seeking students for internship to promote health needs and the overall well being of men and their families. This is a great opportunity to be involved with national public policy issues either through direct advocacy or through research.

With offices located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, MHN interns are afforded an opportunity to compile and analyze research on health, minority issues, child abuse, domestic violence, divorce, welfare, and other family issues. This is an unpaid internship; academic credit is available if offered by your school. MHN also works to educate people on the health crisis facing today's men and the need for both men and women to know about male specific diseases and how male health problems affect the workplace, the economy, and family and other loved ones.

This internship opportunity could include, but is not be limited to:

  • Direct advocacy - preparation and presenting of educational briefings for Congressional staff and local health policy meetings
  • Attending Congressional hearings and local seminars
  • Assisting in the role of Congressional outreach
  • Aiding in planning Congressional briefings on pivotal health issues
  • Attending policy related events and conferences
  • Review previous health policy proposals
  • Research new data and facts for new policy proposals

Please refer here for more information.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter indicating what you would like your internship to focus on to info@menshealthnetwork.org.

Deadline: August 23, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 hours ago

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN)

The Health Equity Internship Program was created to support the diversification of the public health and health-related workforce. Like several areas of health, the public health nutrition workforce also needs assistance with diversification and recruiting a new generation of nutritional professionals. Since 2002, the internship program has prepared nearly 1,000 students with practical skills in the Essentials of Public Health Services and Core Competencies of Health Education and Promotion. The Health Equity Internship Program was formerly managed by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education. Federal, regional, state and local health agencies provide real-world work experience to students for 12-weeks to complete health equity projects in the areas of HIV, Cancer, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Lupus, Nutrition, Mental Health, Program Planning, Health Policy, Tobacco, Injury/Violence Prevention, Aging and more. There is no cost to the agency to serve as a preceptor for a student intern.

Hourly stipends are paid to the chosen students during the 12-weeks internship and professional development opportunities, such as attending conferences, CHES/CPH exam fees, etc. The Internship Program does not provide funding for housing, transportation or relocation.

Interested applicants may refer here for more information on the internship.

Deadline: August 15, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 hours ago

Health Literacy Internship

The Mayor’s Health Line at Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) - Boston, MA

The Mayor’s Health Line (MHL) is a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral service. All staff are state-certified Navigators that help residents understand, apply and enroll in health coverage. MHL works to ensure Boston residents’ ability to access services and programs that promote health and wellness. We encourage our clients to be self-efficient and confident while navigating the health care system by facilitating health literacy workshops throughout the city.

The internship project will be focused on improving our residents’ health literacy by identifying barriers to health access and creating tools that will address the identified gaps in knowledge or understanding of the health care system. This position is based in Boston, MA for 14 hours/week.

Intern responsibilities or projects might include:

  • Research and analyzing data of the best health literacy practices
  • Reviewing existing health literacy materials that have been created by MHL, providing feedback and editing documents
  • Facilitating workshops throughout the city
  • Creating new health literacy workshops and documents geared towards our target audience (teens, seniors, adults, ESL)
  • Assist in building new partnerships that will allow us to connect with hard to reach populations
  • Creating assessment tools for our workshop
  • Participating in outreach efforts and information sessions

Additional learning opportunities related to community health:

  • Shadowing
  • Networking
  • Informational interviews
  • Community partner meetings
  • Workshops

Interested applicants may contact Sonia Amado for more information.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

Development and Communications Internship

Gardening the Community (GTC) - Springfield, MA

Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment. We are seeking an intern to work with us this fall (and ideally continuing through the spring) to help lead data collection and analysis for evaluation of our programs and their impact. The internship will entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely. We would be very excited to find a student interested in working with us this summer and continuing work into the fall and/or spring, but this is not required. The internship is unpaid. We are hoping to find someone able to work 8 hours/week minimum up to 20 hours/week or more.

Interns will work with Development and Communications staff to:

  • Organize house parties and other community events (including one at a partner farm in Hadley) to broaden GTC’s funding base and share our mission and work with the community
  • Prepare for sustainers event in September including interviewing sustainers and preparing communication pieces for the fall campaign
  • Assist with general communications work, with a focus on social media
  • Prepare for GTC’s Fall Harvest Celebration (traditionally a big pancake breakfast) including doing preliminary communications/visibility work, sponsorship solicitation, volunteer and partner recruitment and management, and event logistics
  • Assist with the wrap up of the spring fundraising appeal including data entry and data base management, data analysis and campaign evaluation, and coordination of thank you’s

Skills Desired:

  • Event planning experience;
  • Work experience with community-based organizations preferred;
  • Knowledge of Springfield preferred;
  • Passion for working on food and racial justice issues; interest in urban agriculture, sustainable living and/or youth development;
  • Awareness of social and racial justice issues as they relate to youth of color in New England; comfortable working with youth, especially youth of color;
  • Outgoing, engaging personality, professional telephone manner;
  • Comfortable working in diverse, multi-racial and inter-generational setting;
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills; attention to detail;
  • Computer skills (Essential: Word, Excel, Google docs, Facebook  Desirable:  Mailchimp, Instagram);
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to travel to the GTC office in Springfield.

For more information, please contact Ariana Williams.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

Program Evaluation Internship

Gardening the Community (GTC) - Springfield, MA

Gardening the Community (GTC) is a grassroots food justice and youth development program based in Springfield, MA. We work to build healthy and equitable communities through organizing to change the local food system, urban agriculture, and youth leadership development. Our work is focused in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield which is a food desert and has suffered greatly from structural racism and disinvestment.

We are seeking an intern to work with us this fall (and ideally continuing through the spring) to help lead data collection and analysis for evaluation of our programs and their impact. The internship will entail work in Springfield as well as work remotely. We would be very excited to find a student interested in working with us this summer and continuing work into the fall and/or spring, but this is not required. The internship is unpaid. We are hoping to find someone able to work 8 hours/week minimum up to 20 or more.

GTC has been working to develop a model for evaluating our programs and their impact using the Whole Measures for Community Food Systems rubric. We are also committed to a participatory evaluation approach, involving our staff and youth in deciding what we want to evaluate and why, how to measure change, and collecting the data.

Responsibilities: Aggregation of data on food production and market sales, changes in overall community food access environment, community engagement, food justice organizing and youth leadership development. Work may include:

  • Conducting of focus groups and in depth interviews with participants and community members
  • Survey design and administration
  • Inputting survey data using SurveyMonkey or other tools
  • Analysis of market sales and customer data (tracked through Square)
  • Upgrading spreadsheets to track produce grown and purchased to sell to community; entering data
  • On-site data collection
  • Report writing and analysis
  • Aligning projects to whole measures evaluation framework

Skills desired:

  • Racial justice analysis
  • Facility with analysis and presentation of research data
  • Computer skills
  • Survey development
  • Organizing and/or outreach experience
  • Ability to analyze and manage data
  • Familiarity working with youth and community groups
  • Organizational skills
  • Comfort working on your own and as a member of a team
  • Writing and reporting skills
  • Spanish a plus but not required
  • It also really helps to have your own transportation since you will need to be in Springfield for meetings and data collection.

For more information, please contact Ariana Williams.

Deadline: July 5, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 4 hours ago

UMassSafe

UMassSafe, a traffic safety research program in the UMass Transportation Center in Civil Engineering, is hiring six students for a four week, 40 hr/wk position in June (May 30-June 30). Pay for this position is $13.00/hr with generous travel reimbursement. 

The Research Assistants will be traveling statewide to collect observation data on seat belt & cell phone usage for the Annual Statewide Seat Belt Observation Study sponsored by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate student (no May graduating seniors)
  • Comfortable standing outside up to 8 hours/day in varying weather
  • Ability to travel from Amherst each day
  • Friendly and outgoing – always working/traveling in a team environment
  • Flexible schedule and willing to work long days; hours will vary including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
  • Strongly preferred - Have a reliable vehicle, valid license, and be willing to drive up to 500+ miles per week ($.53/mile reimbursement)

View more information here.

To Apply: Please send an email with resume to Benjamin Yeager.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

The Open Door - Gloucester, MA

Paid internship, Internship date: 6/1/19 - 8/31/19

Purpose: To connect children to good food through the Summer Meals program and administer the federal Summer Food Service Program. The Open Door is a hunger relief organization in Gloucester, MA. The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our Community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.

View full list of job duties here.

To apply: Send letter of interest and resume to info@foodpantry.org.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools - Dudley Square in Roxbury, MA

This is an unpaid internship that is designed to be an educational opportunity with a focus on training, developing new skills and gaining a deeper understanding of concepts through hands-on experience. This internship may be completed for college course credit. If desired, the intern will have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to our Academic, Business, Data, Development, and Human Resources offices as well.

Intern Activities:

  • Supporting the schools’ health/wellness programs and systems.
  • Identifying and communicating the health needs of our students.
  • Promoting best practices.
  • Updating and maintaining health records.
  • Conducting research as requested by department.

Interested applicants may refer here for qualifications and application.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago

Scholarships

Women for UMass Amherst

The Women for UMass Fund is in place to promote the advancement of campus programs that provide access, support, and opportunity for UMass Amherst students, with preference to those projects that will positively impact UMass Amherst women.

Each year, Women for UMass Amherst awards grant funding to worthy campus programs or projects. In the past, individual awards have ranged between $1,000-10,000. The application process to receive funds from the WFUM fund consists of three steps:

  1. Applicants submit the WFUM award application online. Applications will be reviewed by WFUM Steering Committee members who will narrow down the pool of applicants to a group of Round 1 Finalists. You must download the budget summary document and upload the completed document as part of your application.
  2. Round 1 Finalists present their projects more fully to the Steering Committee in an on-campus meeting. Based on the presentations, the Steering Committee will select a small group of Round 2 Finalists.
  3. Based on recommendations from the Steering Committee, all contributors to the WFUM Fund will have the opportunity to vote on how the funding will be awarded

Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding of any project that forwards the mission and goals of UMass Amherst. Preference will be given to projects that speak to the mission of Women for UMass Amherst and the purpose of the WFUM Fund.

Rules and guidelines must be followed; applications are being accepted online through the AcademicWorks scholarship system.

Detailed information can be found here.

Deadline: July 12, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 1 hour ago

Achieve TMS

Amount: $1,000
Who Can Apply: All Students
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

How to Apply: Fill out the application here along with a minimum 1000-word essay that explains your passion in the mental health field, your academic ambitions, your future plans post-graduation, and why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship.

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

SolutionInn

Eligibility: Candidate must be U.S citizen or resident enrolled as a student in U.S. Candidate must either be an incoming college freshman for the current academic semester or a current undergraduate of any accredited two or four-year college or university. Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university. Candidate must be maintaining a CGPA of at least 2.50.

Application Instructions: Write an essay 800-1000 words answering the following questions. How is obesity defined? What are the possible causes of obesity? How can obesity in America be prevented? There is no application fee or other fees for this scholarship to apply. Write your essay in PDF, WORD or TEXT file on the topic asked above. All essays must be written in English. Fill in the form, provide all the information asked and submit your essay.

Amount: $1,000

Application: https://www.solutioninn.com/scholarships/preventing-obesity-in-usa

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago

National Bio-CARE

Description: Awarded to a student interested in entering the medical field at any level
Who is eligible: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Award: $500
Deadline: June 1, 2019
How to Apply: Write an original 500-750 word essay on the topic of the importance of proper disposal of medical waste and send it to nbcscholarship@gmail.com                                                      
See details at: https://www.umass.edu/umfa/scholarship-detail/23981

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago

Volunteers

Mentor

Girls Inc. of the Valley

Seeking committed & positive volunteers with strong written communication skills to help high school senior girls from Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, and surrounding areas navigate the Common Application, edit essays, apply to scholarships, and stay ahead of deadlines.

The program is every Tuesday 5 - 7pm and will run for four months from October 15th - January 14th. Must make full commitment (leeway over schools breaks) & have transportation to 6 Open Square Way Holyoke, MA 01040.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, 2 references, and writing sample to Meghan Bone. Undergrad & Graduate Students of all majors & identities welcome to apply!

Deadline: August 16, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 hours ago

Fellowships

The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Bethesda, MD

The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) was conceived as a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission and vision of the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program is to prepare biosafety and biocontainment professionals of the highest caliber to meet the needs of the biomedical, emerging disease and civilian biodefense research communities through the 21st century. 

The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in careers in high-containment. Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety in a high-containment setting, including basic facility management and operations protocol. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects, and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions. This fellowship provides a rare opportunity to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Fellowships provide an extraordinary learning environment and rigorous program including academic training, experiential learning, mentorship, developmental assignments, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities. Fellows will train specifically to support high containment research environments by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, engineering, communications, management, and public relations challenges associated with the conduct of research in these facilities.

Please note: this is a two-year immersive training Fellowship at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. It is not a permanent, full-time job with either the US Government or the NBBTP government contractor, CDIC, Inc.

To Apply: Interested applicants must complete the Fellowship Application online at https://nbbtpapplication.org/application/. Resumes/CV’s are required components of the application package. However, applicants who submit resumes/CVs without the additional required application materials will not be considered. All application materials are due by 5:00 pm EST on August 1, 2019 including, resume/CV, official transcripts from the university of highest degree, and 2019 reference forms (http://www.nbbtp.org/reference-form/).

Deadline: August 1, 2019
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago