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Career Ambassador Positions for SPHHS Undergraduates

Type of Position:  Unpaid Internship For Credit only 
You must be available for the entire academic year; one semester is not an option. 
The university credits earned will be 3 general credits per semester, totaling 6 general credits for the year (not departmental credit).  

Description
As a Career Ambassador, your primary responsibilities will be to hold approximately 8 office hours per week in Arnold room 136. During office hours, you will provide advice and critiques for your peers on documents such as resumes and cover letters, personal statements for graduate school, job search resources (both web and hard copies) and be able to answer general career advice questions. Expectations will also include knowledge of LinkedIn and other forms of social media/networking. 

Eligibility
●    Commitment for January 2020 – December 2020. Do not apply if you are only available for one semester.
●    Rising Junior or Senior undergraduates preferred; rising Sophomore students will be considered
●    Must be majoring in one of the following SPHHS areas: Nutrition, Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, Public Health

Benefits
●    Gain valuable skills in one-on-one advising, leadership, interpersonal communication, and teamwork
●    Receive extensive training in resume, personal statements, and cover letter writing
●    Learn how to provide constructive feedback both in-person and electronically
●    Tangibly give back to community by helping fellow peers learn about job search resources, websites and additional resources
●    Obtain an internship that elevates practical counseling skills, ability to work collaboratively, as well as emphasizing attention to detail

Main Duties
●   Deliver constructive criticism in a positive manner on a walk-in basis to both undergrad and graduate students seeking assistance
●    Provide instruction, feedback, and editing for resumes, cover letters, and personal statements
●    Provide guidance to students on finding internships and jobs, networking tips, and other career-related concerns
●    Assist with career fairs behind the scenes; represent the department at open houses or tabling events
●    Present classroom presentations or workshops that center around your department or program
●    Attend weekly staff meetings and all on-going training/professional development sessions
●    Perform other office duties as assigned such as data entry or creating handouts for office use

Requirements
●    Willingness and ability to work supportively and effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and identities which includes but is not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sex, gender identity & expression, religion, sexual orientation and age
●    Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to be supportive and non-judgmental
●    Enthusiasm and motivation surrounding career topics
●    Ability to represent SPHHS Career Planning in an approachable and informative way
●    Able to work with minimal supervision and be flexible with your schedule
●    Excellent attention to detail and strong command of English language
●    Substantial customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications
●    Previous internship, volunteer, event planning, or extracurricular experience
●    Previous mentoring, coaching, one-on-one tutoring or counseling/advising experience
●    Editing or writing experience

To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing how your previous experience and/or transferable skills have prepared you for this position. Be sure to include your motivation for becoming a Career Ambassador and how it will help you in your future endeavors. Send materials electronically to careerambassadors@umass.edu or drop it off in person during walk-in hours. If you have any particular questions feel free to contact one of the current Career Ambassador Peer Advisors in Arnold 136 (previously Arnold 119).  

Due Date:
All applications are due on Monday December 2nd, 2019. 
Interviews will be scheduled the week of December 2nd, 2019. All candidates will be notified of their 
application status by December 13th, 2019. 

Deadline: December 2, 2019
Posted: 5 days 14 hours ago

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Senior Program Manager will oversee the development of capacity building and educational materials and activities with community health center partners.She/he will be a primary point of contact for the I-Lab, representing the I-Lab to internal and external partners, community health centers, and interacting with investigators, community advisors, executive advisors and other individuals throughout Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She/he will also contribute to general strategy and planning related to execution of the I-Lab grant activities to ensure the I-Lab goals and activities are met, assist with financial management, and oversee execution of the data management plan, Institutional Review Board application and project reports.

Responsibilities:
• Coordinate project activities for the Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE).
• Manage communications, educational materials and capacity building activities with Massachusetts community health centers participating in the ISCCCE through on-site activities and a virtual network.
• Coordinate communications among project core programs, partners and staff including data management, research activities and pilot studies.
• Set agendas for I-Lab project operations meetings.
• Oversee adherence to I-Lab activity timelines.
• Manage communications and activities with community advisory board.
• Coordinate data sources and partners to optimize efficiency of databases and adhere to data safety and monitoring plans.
• Hire and supervise research staff in pilot projects.
• Work with staff at community health centers to negotiate/implement/monitor research protocols.
• Present ISCCCE activities at local and national community health meetings and forums.
• Represent the ISCCCE in meetings with internal and external collaborators.
• Stay up to date on literature, etc. to provide recommendations and information related to community-based cancer prevention and community health implementation science.
• Provide scientific and administrative support for any grant proposals associated with the I-Lab activities.
• Working with communications staff, oversee dissemination of ISCCCE activities through a web-based platform and social media activities.
• Assist the Principle Investigators with presentation needs for ISCCCE events.
• Assist with evaluation and preparation of publications and reports of all programmatic activities.
• Disseminate information on the I-Lab programs, creating progress reports and other program materials for distribution.
• Review MGH budget and spending updates monthly and coordinate with post-award financial managers at Harvard Chan School of Public.
 • Provide administrative support and facilitate contracts for partnerships with community health centers and community-based programs

Qualifications:
• A minimum seven years’ experience in a healthcare setting.
• BA/BS required.
• Master’s degree preferred (in management, education, public health or related field).

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
• Strong, demonstrated commitment to equity and improving access to health care for underserved populations. Excellent organizational abilities, including success in managing multiple competing priorities.
• Ability to collaborate effectively and regularly with staff at the highest levels of the organization. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills including verbal and written as well as ability to develop clear presentations and online content for a broad spectrum of staff and partners.
• Strong problem solving and process management skills.
• Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, including experience writing for websites and other online or virtual venues.
• Extensive knowledge of project management areas of integration, scope, time, quality, cost, resource management, and communication.
• Ability to develop an understanding of project content sufficient to address whether deliverables have been met, to identify and elevate issues appropriately and/or to seek expert input to assure that the process outline to reach critical milestones is substantive and sufficient.
• Fluency with project management technology and interest in/experience with utilizing technology to support learning communities.

Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, online content development (WordPress, etc.), and project management software (JIRA, Basecamp, Asana or other). Data management software experience (Access, Redcap, or other) required.
• Ability to travel to community health center partner locations as required.

Supervisory Responsibility
• Supervise 15 community health center organizational partners participating in I-Lab activities including monitoring health center engagement, participation in capacity building activities, supporting their staffing and financial management for I-Lab research activities, and evaluation of data reporting and performance.
• Responsible for the direct supervision of one research staff member.
• Supervise students participating in I-Lab activities (3-5 per year).

Fiscal Responsibility
• Management of budgets for a complex federal award with five institutional sub-contracts and 15 community health center partners. The Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity (ISCCCE) is an NIH-funded center grant with principle investigators at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. As part of the center grant, the ISCCCE team is developing an Implementation Laboratory (I-Lab) of community health centers across Massachusetts to increase implementation science in community health settings, enable a range of studies on the adoption and implementation of cancer prevention and control strategies, and allow for rapid-cycle testing of innovative approaches in settings that serve populations with health disparities.

The Implementation lab is partnering with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League), a robust primary care association in Massachusetts the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS), to inform and evaluate implementation and quality improvement activities.

General Summary

 The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Center for Community Health Improvement and will work closely with the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will work closely with center grant PIs and report directly to the I-lab Director. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will be responsible for project coordination with community health center and data partners, investigators at MGH and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and community advisors. She/he will provide oversight throughout the project management lifecycle for all administrative functions at the I-Lab and contribute to administrative management of the overall grant. The I-Lab Senior Program Manager will also serve as the lead for ISCCCE communications including coordination of a virtual community of I-Lab partners, evaluation/reporting activities, and coordination of center grant events.

Apply: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=3107962

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

Researcher (Translational Epidemiologist)

Mass General Hospital for Children

 

Research Associate Hospital and Department: Massachusetts General Hospital / Division of General Academic Pediatrics

Minimum degree: Ph.D. in health science Minimum years of experience required in the field: Post Doctoral in Epidemiology or related field

 

Summary: The Translational Epidemiologist will collaborate with clinical and research faculty on projects in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Research studies in our lab focus on a range of methodologies and content areas including epidemiologic investigations into the early life origins of obesity, pediatric obesity prevention and management, examining racial/ethnic disparities, perinatal and community health services research, and direction and implementation of clinical-community trials.


Current studies include: - Connect for Health seeks to implement, evaluate, and disseminate a clinical-community intervention to manage overweight and obesity among children ages 2-12 years, across four health systems in the US. - The First 1,000 Days Program is a mother-father-infant obesity prevention program beginning in pregnancy and following families through the child’s second year of life. - Rise & SHINE is a longitudinal cohort study examining infant sleep and growth in the first two years of life. -

 

The Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project seeks to implement and disseminate a proven-effective Healthy Weight Clinic intervention at federally-qualified community health centers across the country. Functioning independently, the Translational Epidemiologist will work with Division faculty and staff on the design, conduct, statistical analysis, and writing of clinical, translational, outcomes and implementation research studies focused on pediatric obesity and other pediatric topics. S/he will work concurrently on multiple projects in the Division with strong project management and communication skills.

 

The Translational Epidemiologist will be integrally involved in all stages of the design and conduct of multiple studies, providing input on issues that could affect data quality and the validity, generalizability, or interpretation of statistical analyses. S/he will plan, organize, and conduct research, including writing grants and papers under the direction of the Division Chief and others independently.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with investigators on the design, conduct, statistical analysis and interpretation of clinical, translational, outcomes, and implementation research studies, including writing papers, writing grants, and assisting in the direction of ongoing research studies.

• Use statistical software packages to perform data analysis including regression analyses, growth trajectory analyses, and power calculations.

• Contribute to the development and writing of grant proposals, including assessment of protocol feasibility, consistency between study aims and analysis plans, and power calculations.

• Develop analysis plans and write manuscripts. As appropriate will be first author or a co-author on manuscripts

• Perform data clean-up and merging various databases for statistical analysis. 

• Act as resource for investigators and other personnel performing their own data analyses, assisting with overall planning and/or troubleshooting of analyses.

• Provide mentoring to varying levels of staff (i.e., faculty, fellows, residents, analysts, project managers) on good research practices, optimal data flows, use of appropriate statistical methods, and interpretation / limitations of analyses.

 

Skills/Abilities/Competencies:

• Strong skills in research methods including study design, statistical analysis, and implementation models.

• Working knowledge and experience applying standard statistical software using SAS and/or STATA and R.

• Facility with large databases and database management.

• Ability to work with clinicians to translate clinical questions into outcomes or implementation research projects.

• Experience in the independent writing and publication of clinical, epidemiological, and implementation research.

• Human relations and interpersonal skills of a level to interact and communicate with hospital clinical personnel, including the ability to explain technical details to non-programmers.

• Strong organizational skills. • Strong analytical skills with a high degree of initiative.

• Creative and highly motivated with strong organizational and management skills.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to multi-task in a dynamic multi-disciplinary research environment and to handle a variety of tasks amid shifting priorities. Licenses or special skills necessary to perform the job:

• Ability to work as a member of a team

• Able to multi-task to support several projects  Perform activities independently

•  Fluent in English (both spoken and written)

 

Please submit CV and cover letter to Meghan Perkins, MPH. meperkins@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Deadline: December 6, 2019
Posted: 1 week 6 days ago

Lecturer

University of Vermont

The Department of Biomedical Health Sciences within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont seeks an applicant for a full-time, nine-month non-tenure track position in the area of Health Sciences. We invite applications at the rank of lecturer. This 9-month position begins in the Fall of 2020. This undergraduate program, currently an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, prepares students for careers in health-related fields through a core curriculum that integrates social, behavioral and analytic areas of public health and health sciences. There are abundant opportunities for inter-professional collaborations with the Vermont Department of Health, the University of Vermont Medical Center, The University of Vermont Health Network, the Vermont Cancer Center, the UVM College of Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
 

The successful candidate will be committed to health equity and excellence in undergraduate teaching and employ innovative and inclusive practices in the classroom. Candidates with an interest and/or experience in service-learning and community partnership development, Global Health and Epidemiology are highly desirable.

 

Responsibilities The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:
Teaching and advising in the undergraduate Health Sciences program

Supervision of undergraduate students in service-learning and internship settings

Collaborating with Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty and staff in program development, scholarship and service

Collaborate and engage in department governance as well as service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

 

Qualifications:

 Advanced degree and expertise in Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion or related field

A terminal degree is preferred; however, individuals with a Master’s degree and relevant experience will also be considered

Successful experience in teaching at the college/university level

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills

 

Application Process:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 15th

 

Apply: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/38034
 

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

Researcher

Boston Medical Center

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

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

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

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


 

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

The position will provide the intern with practical experience with policy analysis and implementation, as well as stakeholder and community engagement through assisting with the development of a resident-led Action Collaborative. This is a part-time, paid position of 10-15 hours per week for the Spring 2020 semester.

The intern will assist with drug policy reform efforts at NYAM. Duties will include:

  • Conducting and reporting findings from literature reviews and environmental scans
  • Drafting materials for policymakers (e.g., legislative memo’s of support, testimony, fact sheets)
  • Representing NYAM at meetings of other advocacy groups or coalitions
  • Outreaching to key stakeholders
  • Producing meeting summaries and minutes
  • Assisting with grant writing

Qualifications

  • One year of experience working in a policy/research/public health setting (can include internships)
  • Interest in and understanding of health equity and public policy
  • Some experience in qualitative or quantitative research methods
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet scheduled deadlines
  • Experience with one of the following issues preferred: drug policy, harm reduction, or substance use disorders

Education

Pursuing graduate degree in public health, public policy, public administration, social work, or a related field.

Compensation

$25 per hour, 10-15 hours per week.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@nyam.org. Please include "Graudate Intern - Community Partnerships and Policy Solutions" in the subject line.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

The Community Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

How to Apply:

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. The cover letter should include your experiences working with LGBTQ+ communities, experience working in health care settings and/or mental health, and all relevant presentation and facilitation experience.

Job Summary:

The Community Health Access Initiative (CHAI) of the Resilience + Resistance Collective in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health seeks a motivated and qualified candidate to assist in the implementation of the CHAI Training and Technical Assistance Program. The CHAI Project Coordinator will assist with the implementation of our LGBTQ+ youth specific training on mental health and substance use at health centers in Washtenaw County. The tasks of the will include co-facilitating our LGBTQ+ training at health clinics throughout the county, assisting with the coordination of each clinic’s technical assistance, contributing to the development of LGBTQ+ health education materials, attending CHAI Coalition meetings, and assisting with the day-to-day management of the project in collaboration with other research team members and the Project Coordinator and Project Director.

It is anticipated that the Research Area Specialist Associate will work on other public health research and program development, implementation, and evaluation activities as needed. This position is located at the School of Public Health on the Ann Arbor campus. Travel to health clinics within Washtenaw County and potentially some travel within Southeast Michigan is required. However, a personal vehicle is not required.

About the Department: Driven by a shared passion for affecting lasting change, the faculty, students and staff of HBHE work in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all. Turning theory and research into actionable practice, we develop interventions and innovations that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness and disabilities. Together, our academic community transforms the theoretical into the actionable, the science into the social, applying our knowledge to eliminate health disparities and impact lives for the better. 

Responsibilities*

  • Co-facilitating CHAI trainings at health clinics in Washtenaw County with our medical co-facilitators
  • Coordinating and attending technical assistance meetings with health clinic site liaisons
  • Developing LGBTQ+ specific health education resources based on provider and youth’s needs
  • Gathering and analyzing evaluation data from clinics enrolled in the CHAI training program
  • Assisting with CHAI youth Action Committee meetings and capacity building
  • Assisting with additional research and programmatic projects as needed

Required Qualifications*
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology or a related field. One or more years of related experience. Demonstrated experience working with LGBTQ+ communities; ability to work independently; excellent communication skills; and a willingness to travel to health clinics throughout Washtenaw County.

Additional Information*
This is a one-year grant funded position with anticipated renewal for a second year.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community. LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the project, visit www.chai-mi.org.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)

Status:  35 – 40 (full-time) hours a week

Time Frame:  Review begins October 28, 2019, position open until filled

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is a nonprofit organization that strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy. Our programs include the Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® marketing campaign, educational activities for the public, technical assistance trainings and workshops for farmers, and programs to expand market options for farmers and increase access to local food for all communities in our region.

DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to effectively identify prospects and cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. This includes event management, donor communications, and collaboration with program staff within the organization.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects to engage with our work, this includes donor meetings and phone calls
  • Track, maintain, and analyze metrics related to individual giving and solicitation
  • Plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events annually
  • Propose and initiate creative methods to develop a robust donor portfolio
  • Conduct donor prospect research and generate prospect profiles
  • Work with Development Director to effectively and creatively communicate with donors (updates, appeals, etc.)
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of CISA’s work

 Other Duties

  • Support fundraising events
  • As needed, support and participate in other development efforts as they relate to fundraising, special events, and outreach
  • Collaborate with the Development Director to accomplish organizational goals
  • Perform other similar duties as required (by responsibility or necessity) or as requested

REPORTING and SUPERVISION

This position reports to the Development Director. The Development Coordinator may supervise interns and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comfort with asking people for money and talking about philanthropy
  • Proven track record with individual fundraising or sales
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively and independently as needed
  • Solid writing skills with the ability for occasional quick turn around
  • Experience and comfort with event planning
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, email marketing software, and social media
  • Comfort working with donor databases or a willingness to learn

PREFERENCES

  • One to three years’ experience working in a development office
  • Desire to learn more about local agriculture and food
  • Spanish fluency a plus

Hours and compensation: $19-$22/hour. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Health care, vision, dental, long-term disability, IRA matching, sick time, and vacation are offered. Access to a car and some weekend and evening availability are required.

Writing samples and references may be requested.

CISA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send cover letter and resume to jennifer@buylocalfood.org or mail to:
CISA, 1 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA  01373.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.  

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring talented and dedicated staff who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with fifteen offices across the U.S.  

The Research and Policy Analyst supports the CA Regional Office’s programmatic focus on air pollution and clean energy issues in California by: developing the factual basis for lawsuits, writing and editing comment letters and other advocacy documents, representing Earthjustice in advocacy work with government decision makers, and developing and maintaining relationships with clients and other partners.  

The individual will report to Adrian Martinez and will work in close coordination with the  team in California working on clean air and clean energy issues. This position is located in Los Angeles, CA. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advocacy (60 percent)  

  • Draft comment letters and present public comments and testimony at agency hearings.
  • Develop relationships with regional, state, and federal agencies and engage in advocacy to promote priorities of clean air and zero-emissions.
  • Prepare advocacy materials such as fact sheets, letters, action alerts, blogs, and other educational materials.
  • Work with our communications team on media outreach efforts.
  • Provide support for client coalitions by participating in committee groups, attending conferences, and tracking political and regulatory developments. 
  • Track environmental news throughout the region and identify issues in which Earthjustice should engage. 
  • Work with existing partners and clients, and cultivate new allies, partnerships, and coalitions, focusing on groups from diverse and/or underserved communities.
  • In coordination with the California Policy Advocate, develop and implement legislative and administrative advocacy strategies to advance our positions on environmental issues. 
  • Monitor developments in programmatic priorities by tracking and analyzing legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.
  • Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.

Litigation Support (40 percent)  

  • Conduct preliminary case inquiries and investigate potential new cases, including preparing factual research, analysis and organization of relevant information, and a written report. 
  • Conduct factual research to support all stages of litigation. 
  • Draft case-related documents, including factual portions of pleadings, client and expert declarations, and formal requests to agencies for public records.
  • Review and interpret regulations, environmental planning documents, technical support documents and other factual and technical information to support legal strategies. 
  • Produce multi-media materials (including GIS mapping) for case development and litigation.
  • Proofread pleadings.
  • Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by litigation assistants, contractors or others. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • At least two years of professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences, Public Health, Urban Planning, Environmental Sciences, or Engineering, with Master’s preferred. 
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills, including the ability to quickly understand complex scientific issues and communicate this knowledge to attorneys, staff and media. 
  • Experience with scientific or technical issues related to land use, the electric sector, climate, energy, clean air policy and/or environmental justice issues preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with communities, and proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies. 
  • Detail oriented, with good organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and ARC GIS. 
  • Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Salary is based on experience and location.
Salary range in Los Angeles, CA: $64,300 - $71,400

To apply click here.

Using the Jobvite application tool, please submit:  

  • Resume
  • One- or two-page cover letter that addresses: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; (2) what your experience and skills you would bring to this position; and (3) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
  • Writing sample, preferable 4-5 pages that reflects your work.
  • List of three references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org 

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Civil Liberties and Public Policy

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

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

Campus Programs – 40%

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

Conference and NLNI – 40%

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

External Representation – 10%

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

Other – 10%

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Special Requirements

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

Compensation

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

Qualifications

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

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

Physical Demands/Work Environment

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


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

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

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

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

To apply click here

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Boston Medical Center

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are seeking highly skilled individuals to integrate, translate, and disseminate community-level public health data as part of an opioid overdose reduction study within 16 Massachusetts communities. The Healing Communities Study is a NIDA/SAMHSA funded study with the ambitious goal of reducing opioid overdose deaths by 40% in communities across Massachusetts. Community coalitions will select and implement evidence-based strategies to achieve this goal.
 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Community Data Managers will play a key role in managing community-level public health data for the study, and will:

  • Facilitate coordination of primary data collection from community partners, including addiction treatment programs, harm reduction programs, criminal justice institutions, social service agencies, and medical and mental health providers.
  • Work collaboratively with the Informatics Core team to improve the quality of data reported from addiction treatment programs in the state to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health through workflow redesign, and design, implementation and integration of informatics tools
  • Oversee the integration of community data into interactive web-based dashboards that allow stakeholders to track study progress in their local community
  • Serve as a resource for community engagement facilitators, coalition members, community health centers, and key stakeholders in the community to synthesize, integrate, disseminate and understand study data
  • Participate in a learning collaborative with Community Data Managers across the study to identify community-specific practices associated with improvements in key study metrics
  • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
  • Utilizes hospital’s behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to support the department’s and the hospital’s goals.
  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Must adhere to all of BMC’s RESPECT behavioral standards.

(The above statements in this job description are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job.  The above is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required).

JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management or Program Evaluation is preferred or a minimum of two years of work experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

N/A

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Work or project experience with individuals who use substances preferred
  • Interest in program evaluation and data management preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, have exceptional communications and writing skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate data and findings to different stakeholder groups and research staff in a way that is practical and promotes equal access to information
  • Experience in data analysis and data collection is preferred

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program

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

For more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

African-American Health Equity Initiative (AAHEI), Susan G. Komen

The Director, Program Evaluation is a member of the African-American Health Equity Initiative (AAHEI). The goal of the AAHEI program is to reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes within the African-American community by 25% within five years, starting in the 11 U.S. cities where the inequities are greatest. These cities include Memphis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, Los Angeles Metroplex, Philadelphia Metroplex, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and Baltimore. A Collective Impact model will guide the program. This model addresses complex social issues through long-term, cross-sector collaborative action and investment to maximize impact by creating community-driven systems change. The AAHEI program will employ several program methods including assessing quality and increasing improvement of care delivery; improving care coordination through patient navigation and other means; and community advocacy.

The primary objective of Director, Program Evaluation is to support Susan G. Komen in achieving our overall Vision and Mission by:

• Leading the development and implementation of the overall monitoring and evaluation framework for the AAHEI program.
• Strengthening the M&E system and building capacity of staff and program implementors to plan, manage, conduct and use M&E for more effective programming.
• Leading in-depth, community-based landscape analyses for each of the metropolitan areas served by the program.
• Leading the publication and dissemination of written reports and presentations related to progress, outcomes and lessons learned to inform donors, program partners, the public health field and other key stakeholders.
• Serving as a thought partner within a matrixed, multi-site team and using extensive experience leading communication, coordination and collaboration in addition to technical skills that are adaptable and flexible to meet the continuous improvement needs of the program.
• Providing supervision of the program evaluation team and collaborating with Komen’s Data Science and Impact team.
• Supporting revenue generating activities for the organization, including the creation and review of content for fundraising campaigns and donor prospects and participating in face to face donor meetings as needed.
• Promoting an organizational culture that values trust, commitment to the mission, scientific integrity, and professional and organizational growth.

Primary Responsibilities:
Developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and plans for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data to evaluate performance and outcomes of the AAHEI program and to meet donor reporting requirements.

• Creates and updates a comprehensive yet navigable logic model and/or theory of change to provide a visualization of the program plans in a way that supports strategic action and guides in the planning of the AAHEI evaluation.
• Builds and executes a program evaluation plan that aims to provide meaningful and actionable evaluation strategies regarding programmatic effectiveness and impact. The evaluation plan must include process and outcome evaluation methodologies.
• Develops and implements a comprehensive data collection strategy and system including plans for data management, storage and analysis. Ensures quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine quality assurance practices.
• Develops measurable program indicators to track progress toward achieving program goals.
• Ensures the alignment of work to the AAHEI’s goals by developing metrics to track the impact of the work and utilizing data to inform decisions and develop strategies that ensure efficacy of the program goals.
• Leads the evaluation of AAHEI’s public health interventions including, but not limited to, quality health systems improvement and patient navigation.
• Monitors all program activities and progress towards achieving the program outputs and indicators.
• Provides data analysis for the evaluation of the program’s internal evaluation operations and functions, such as determining effectiveness of program monitoring and technical assistance practices.
• Creates strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the program by identifying bottlenecks in completing program activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate them.
• Collaborates with the program leadership and other mission leadership to help foster a data-driven culture across all programs and program staff.

Leading an in-depth, community-based landscape analyses for each of the metropolitan areas served by the AAHEI program.

• Responsible for overall program management of in-depth, community-based landscape analyses for each of the metropolitan areas served by the AAHEI program including planning, data collection, execution and management of the process.
• Works with landscape analysis contractor:
o To describe breast cancer rates and breast cancer screening rates and the
contexts across all racial/ethnic/socioeconomic groups for African-American women in the targeted communities
o To assess factors contributing to breast cancer disparities, specifically assessing
factors contributing to having access to breast cancer screening and quality breast
health care and determining whether reasons differ in nature or in importance by racial/ethnic groups (African-American) and by socioeconomic status.
o To assess provider and other community stakeholder perspectives about provider
and community level factors limiting patients’ ability to access care.
o To identify potential strategies that could be used to address the factors contributing to disparities in breast cancer screening and cancer based on findings

Leading the publication and dissemination of written reports and presentations related to program progress, outcomes and lessons learned to inform donors, program partners, the public health field and other key stakeholders.

• Develops accurate and comprehensive program progress reports to inform program funder(s) and key stakeholders of progress toward achieving the AAHEI goal.
• Conducts program presentations at local and national conferences, workshops and events to disseminate information on program outcomes and lessons learned.
• Provides program data and outcomes to program leadership and team to monitor program benchmarks, improve program outcomes and guide the development of strategies for program interventions and scalability.
• Writes proposals as necessary to fund, sustain, or improve program evaluations or special programs.

Supervising evaluation staff including Manager, Evaluation and Analyst, Evaluation.
• Mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
• Develops work plans and production schedules for assignments.
• Meets one on one and in a team basis for coaching, program management, etc.
• Crafts annual performance goals and reviews progress on a regular basis. Conducts annual performance reviews.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements

Master’s Degree in public health, health disparities or relevant discipline. Minimum of seven to ten years of experience in evaluation of public health programs.

Must demonstrate:
• Advanced skills in quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs for evaluation methodologies; and experience in evaluating national public health initiatives.
• Excellent written, verbal and problem-solving skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Strong organizational and program management skills.
• Excellent analytical skills related to evaluation of program outputs, outcomes and impact.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency of interviewing techniques.
• Experience as a public speaker, a team-oriented attitude for training others and a professional demeanor for interacting with stakeholders and program participants.
• Must be able to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Experience
• Education or direct experience in evaluation of health disparities programs, especially cancer disparities.
• Knowledge and experience in evaluation of collective impact program interventions.
• Education or direct experience in evaluation of public policy and/or advocacy interventions related to breast cancer health equity.
• Experience working in a non-profit environment.

Specialized Knowledge Requirements
• Outstanding computer skills including experience with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
• Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (i.e. Redcap, Qualtrix, SAS, SPSS)

Application Process

Susan G. Komen has retained the services of Insight Executive Search. For more information or to apply for the position, please contact:

Aaron Schmidt
President
Insight Executive Search
(949) 281-7525
aaron.schmidt@insightexecutivesearch.com

Or click here to apply

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

William Paterson University

William Paterson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Public Health, beginning September 1, 2020.  This position includes teaching at the undergraduate level and academic advisement of undergraduate students.

The Department of Public Health is located in the College of Science and Health, which is one of five comprehensive and diverse colleges at William Paterson University.  The Department of Public Health offers undergraduate programs in public health, public health education, and health studies.  The department’s public health program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as a standalone bachelor’s program and prepares students for careers as public health generalists and health education specialists. Positon reports to the Department of Public Health Chairperson.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching: responsibilities include but are not limited to undergraduate health research methods courses and courses in at least one of the following specialties:  epidemiology, health systems, health administration, health education, or health communication. 
  • Educating: engaging with faculty to ensure efficient organization of courses and coursework; teaching courses within the curriculum.
  • Scholarship: conceptualizing, developing, executing, and maintaining a research agenda resulting in scholarly publications and presentations.
  • Service: actively participating in the variety of service opportunities within the department, college, university community; advising and mentoring students.

Required qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in public health or a public health discipline.
  • Advanced ABD candidates who meet all other criteria may be considered for initial appointment at the rank of Instructor; to be considered for reappointment, the terminal degree must, however, be completed by the time of review for reappointment to a second year in early 2021.
  • Documented evidence of excellence in college teaching.
  • Documented evidence of an active research agenda and published, peer-reviewed scholarship.

Preferred qualifications

  • Public health practice experience is strongly preferred.
  • Current certification as CHES, MCHES, or CPH is strongly preferred.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Demonstrated dedication to supporting student success
  • Ability to collaborate with peers in a diverse environment
  • Persistence in a complex environment

About William Paterson:        

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 

 

Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume

Provide names/contacts of three professional references

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received prior to December 30, 2019 will be given preference.

Please email talent@wpunj.edu should you have any general questions related to this search.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Quality Assurance at EPIC

EPIC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 16 hours ago

EPIC

High-impact tech jobs for smart leaders. Implementing software that saves lives. As a Project Manager, you'll help customers implement our software, which today impacts the lives of 75% of Americans and 250 million patients around the world.

Traveling to national and international healthcare organizations, you'll apply your intelligence and leadership skills to collaborate with customer teams and colleagues, design intuitive systems, and own the success of newcomers to the Epic community.

You'll have a high level of responsibility from the outset, and we'll give you autonomy to make important decisions and provide support and guidance along the way. No software experience required. We'll teach you what you need to know; just bring your brain, your curiosity, and your drive.

Manage projects at the most innovative health systems on the planet. All the Top 20 health systems in the U.S. News and World Report are Epic customers. Our community includes major systems like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as leading academic medical centers at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of California, University of Texas, The Ohio State University, and many more.

Work in your own office, eat delicious food, and travel the world. We don't believe in cubicles. (Well, we believe they exist, but...) You will work in an individual office that will heighten your ability to get stuff done. For lunch, visit King's Cross or Cassiopeia for a wide array of meal options, or go to one of our smaller, themed bistros, feature wood-rotisserie, pan-Asian, and Latin-inspired cuisine. All meals are restaurant-quality but cost only a few dollars, and they're prepared by a culinary team comprised of kitchen talent from restaurants around the country. And, after five years here, you'll earn a four-week sabbatical anywhere in the world. Staff have kayaked in Patagonia, attended a Beyoncé concert in Ireland, built a library in Tanzania, and run a marathon in Antarctica. Live affordably in a city known for its rising tech talent.

Epic is located just outside Madison, Wisconsin the second fastest growing market for tech talent in the United States and home to the state capital and the University of Wisconsin. Madison, a city surrounded by water, has received accolades for being the greenest city in America (NerdWallet), the best city of renters (SmartAsset), and the fittest city in America (Fitbit), and it has the highest concentration of millennial talent in the country (Inc.). 

We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers. Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO.

Requirements - Bachelor's degree or greater (any major) - A history of academic and professional success - Willingness to travel 50-75% - Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship - Software experience is not required; we'll train you to be an expert -

Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)  

Apply: http://epic.avature.net/Careers/FolderDetail/Verona-Wisconsin-United-States-Project-Manager/738 

Deadline: November 22, 2019
Posted: 3 weeks 16 hours ago

Full-time Inspector

The Berkshire Public Health Alliance

The Berkshire Public Health Alliance, a regional collaborative of 24 municipalities, and its fiscal host, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, seeks a full-time, benefited Inspector or Senior Inspector. The Inspector, with assistance from several part-time back-up inspectors, will provide health agent and inspector services to contracted municipalities, including six small towns that receive all or most inspectional services from the Alliance and several more that receive occasional services. This is an off-site position, with flexible hours.

Duties may include:
• Scheduling and conducting public health and environmental inspections under the auspices of the local boards of health, including, but not limited to Title 5, camps, housing, food establishments, pools, etc. Review of plans, applications, etc. Enforcing relevant regulations. All associated paperwork and administrative follow-up.
• Attend Board of Health meetings, as needed, and answer questions from municipal officials via email or phone.
• Help develop standard operating guidelines, policies and procedures, model regulations, etc.
• Assist with special projects, specifically FDA Food Protection grants and on-line permitting.
• Assist with municipal outreach and education.
• Attend Alliance Director Committee (ADC) and Alliance Governing Board meetings, as necessary.
• Program support, such as invoicing and contracting.
• Assist with the development of new projects.

Required Qualifications:
• Experience with local public health; ability to conduct inspections in areas such as septic, food protection, etc.
• Driver’s license, with a reliable car
• Home office, with reliable Internet service (laptop may be provided, if needed).
• Ability to attend evening meetings up to six times per month and occasional weekend
hours
• Must be comfortable answering to multiple boards, changing conditions and a hectic
schedule.
• Must be able to prioritize and adjust quickly as conditions change. Ability to work
independently and take initiative as needed.
• Willingness to attend training and attain certifications, as needed.
• Strong managerial skills.
• Strong computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Registered Sanitarian (RS) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or
qualified within two years of hire.
• Certifications such as System Inspector, Soil Evaluator, ServSafe (or similar), Certified
Pool Operator.
• Familiarity with MA Public Health and Environmental Protection laws and regulations.
We will train the right person and help you get certifications as needed.
Hours: 35-40 hours per week. This is an off-site position, flexible on days and times.
Compensation: $30-36 per hour, commensurate with experience.
Benefits: include health insurance, dental insurance, short and long-term disability, vision, life
insurance and generous holiday and vacation time. Mileage reimbursement. Possible relocation
assistance.

To apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to lkittross@berkshireplanning.org with Alliance Inspector
Position in the subject line.
No phone calls or in-person visits please!
Job open until filled.

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

Dept. of Human Resources, City of Providence

*THIS POSITION WILL SERVE AS CLIMATE JUSTICE POLICY ASSOCIATE*

Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Sustainability, the Climate Justice Policy Associate is responsible for working with frontline communities to advance collective goals and strategies that help Providence become a more just and climate resilient city. Providence’s frontline communities are communities of color most impacted by the crises of ecology, economy and democracy, including the Indigenous, African-American, Black, Latinx, and Southeast Asian communities in Providence. There is particular emphasis on people of color who are refugees and immigrants, people with criminal records, those who speak languages other than English, and LGBTQ.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Oversee the implementation of the Climate Justice Plan including developing and implementing new policies and programs.

2. Develops metrics and/or tracking system for monitoring implementation progress of the Climate Justice Plan.

3. Manage the Equity in Sustainability initiative to help center racial equity in the City’s sustainability agenda.

4. Support and participate in the Administration’s efforts to ensure equity is centered in decision-making across City government.

5. Serve as a liaison and represent the City with the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee. This will require attending evening and weekend meetings.

6. Build and manage relationships with other frontline community organizations.

7. Engage in continued education and learning around the history of environmental justice in Providence.

8. Help build capacity with and support frontline communities, communities of color and/or low income communities via strategy coaching, leadership development, organizing trainings, grant writing and other needs as determined by community members. 

9. Create content for communications, including website, social media and blog posts.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years’ experience in community organizing, particularly relating to anti-racism; Or any combination of experience and education that is substantially equivalent to the above requirements.

2. Commitment to improving environmental justice in Providence.

3. Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the intersections between the climate movement, labor, racial justice, reproductive justice, gender justice, and other movements for social justice.

4. Bilingual in Spanish and English.

5. Experience with program management including program design, implementation, evaluation, and tracking.

6. Ability to present on findings, policies, or recommendations to stakeholders and city staff.

7. Demonstrates sensitivity, tact, and sound professionalism judgment.

8. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Desired Qualifications

1. Strong training and facilitation skills.

2. Knowledgeable of network theory and/or decentralized movement-building.

3. Ability to effectively build social networks and facilitate connections between government and underrepresented groups.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send resume and a cover letter which clearly articulates your interest and qualifications for the position. Place “ Sustainability Policy Associate” in the subject line and send electronic submissions to jobs@providenceri.gov.

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

Tufts University School of Medicine

This is a limited term position ending in 2024. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay. The House of Corrections locations will be in: Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk Counties.

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

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

Under close supervision of the Principal Investigator or Project Manager, the Research Coordinator follows established protocols for clinical research studies. Conducts subject interviews and/or visits including administering questionnaires, performing anthropometrics and collecting samples or data. Assists in screening, scheduling and enrolling subjects and with recruitment and community outreach efforts.
 

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
Typically an entry level position requiring a Bachelor's degree and 0-2 year experience in clinical research setting.

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

Baystate Health

Research Assistants are needed for a five-year study funded by the NIH. The goal of the project is to evaluate provision of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in houses of correction across Massachusetts in an effort to decrease opioid use disorder and opioid overdose risks across the state.

The Research Assistants (RAs), under the supervision of the Project Director, will assist with data collection and entry focused on MOUD initiation and adherence in Houses of Correction (HOCs) in Western Massachusetts. RAs will work daily at one of three HOCs in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Work at a local HOC in Western Massachusetts; data extraction and data entry using study instruments provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH); data management; transfer of data from HOCs to the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) with MDPH; assistance with ACASI surveys; collaboration with local HOC staff and leadership; regular meetings with the Study Coordinator and investigative team; and helping with other tasks as needed.  

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must be comfortable working in a secure correctional environment
  • Knowledge of prison systems and correctional facilities highly desired
  • Solid computer skills and proficiency: Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to work well with a study coordinator and local supervisor
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation and be able and willing to travel throughout the state.
  • Ability to follow study protocols
  • Ability to work successfully and patiently under pressure, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change
  • Ability to take responsibility for assignments, work independently, and as part of a team
  • Experience handling confidential materials with discretion

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status

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

Community Health Worker

Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care in Needham, MA

Community Health Worker

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

Job Location: Needham, MA

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

Essential Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Competencies:

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

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

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

Deadline: Until filled
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

Department of Epidemiology: Dartmouth College

Job Responsibilities: include participating in the development of research protocols including selection and design of questionnaires and biologic sample collection and measurement methods (clinical measures, anthropometry, neurodevelopment).

Responsibilities will also include oversight of data and sample collection, hiring, supervision and training of study personnel at multiple sites to ensure that maternal/pediatric assessments are completed correctly, and that study milestones and goals are met in a timely manner. Other responsibilities include providing assistance with report, grant and manuscript preparation, and budget planning and monitoring.

To meet these responsibilities: the candidate will be expected to closely collaborate with the study Principal Investigator, co-investigators, project director, project coordinators, laboratory director, post-doctoral trainees, statisticians, programmers, clinical personnel, administrative officers and others. The candidate will also be expected to develop strong relationships with medical and administrative staff at collaborating sites and serve as a liaison with local medical communities, study participants and others in response to study questions and requests.

This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule with minimal travel to study sites within New Hampshire and national meetings. Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Please apply directly through the Dartmouth college website https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/52345

Deadline: November 30, 2019
Posted: 1 month 4 days ago

Care Coordination Team Member

Northampton Area Pediatrics

Northampton Area Pediatrics is adding to its Care Coordination Team. The ideal candidate will have experience within a medical or dental office with insurance verification, patient registration, electronic medical records and referrals. Candidates with EPIC experience will be given priority consideration. Must be highly organized and have the ability to multi task working in a fast paced, busy pediatric office.

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, as needed
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to with within a team

Job Type: Full-time/Part-time

NAP is a thriving, family-centered practice providing excellent, accessible healthcare to children, adolescents and young adults as individuals and within the community. Founded in 1978 by Dr. Peter Kenny, Northampton Area Pediatrics has been serving families in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years. With two friendly locations, extensive office hours, and an excellent medical staff, our practice provides robust, innovative, and family-centric care to infants, children, and adolescents in western Massachusetts. Our providers believe in exceptional care and we value maintaining medical excellence, outstanding customer service and promoting and maintaining a community built on respect.

Contact: Lisa Fernandes

Human Resources Manager

Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP

193 Locust Street

Northampton, MA  01060

413-517-2263

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

Fellowships

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Deadline: January 6, 2020
Posted: 1 week 5 days ago

University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI)

Primary Work Location: 100 Venture Way, Suite 5, Hadley, MA  01035
 

Normal Work Schedule:
This is a part-time position (10-20 hours/week) for the 2019-2020 academic year with opportunity for work over the 2019-2020 winter break.

Job Summary:
The Applied Research and Program Evaluation (ARPE) business unit within the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Student Research Assistant. Student Research Assistants work under the direction of UMDI research professionals. They support the work of UMDI through quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, creating data visualizations, performing literature reviews, assisting with surveys, and other research tasks as needed.  Depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant, the position may entail writing duties and some independent project tasks. Student Research Assistants may be able to receive academic credit through their academic departments for their work at the UMass Donahue Institute.

Essential Functions:
Assist with data collection (surveys, key informant interviews, focus groups) and literature reviews.
Perform data entry, data cleaning, and quality assurance tasks; assist with basic quantitative and qualitative analysis;
Prepare charts and tables; assist with writing memoranda and sections of reports.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):
Current status as an undergraduate student;
Demonstrated proficiency in professional office software, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
Demonstrated ability to develop charts and tables;
Interest in gaining experience working with data.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):
Completion of a statistics course and/or research methods course, with an introduction to statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, or SAS.
Unit-specific Minimum qualifications
Major in Education, Sociology, Public Health, Public Policy, Psychology or related disciplines.
Interest in gaining experience working with data
Unit-specific Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with other specialized tools such as Qualtrics, NVivo, or Tableau.

Working Conditions:
Multiple hours in stationary position, using office equipment and computers, attending meetings, working closely and collaboratively with others.
This position requires strong attention to detail, high levels of accuracy and organization, and the necessity to meet deadlines.
Environment is a busy, open office area with multiple interruptions and requests for assistance.
The physical/mental demands and work environment factors described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Additional Details:
This position is funded by grants and/or contracts, and is contingent upon funding;
Potential candidates will not be contacted for interviews until after the posting closes;
Any job offer within the President's Office is specifically conditioned upon the potential candidate consenting to and successfully completing a background review;
Pay rate $14.00/hour.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) references to aavigliano@donahue.umassp.edu

About ARPE
The Institute’s Applied Research and Program Evaluation unit (ARPE). ARPE provides research services to a broad client base in the education, community health, and human services sectors. Our research blends quantitative and qualitative methods to deliver findings that help our clients determine needs, assess outcomes, and identify opportunities for improvement.

Deadline: November 29, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Massachusetts General Hospital : Department of Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Student Research Fellowship

THE PROGRAM: The student(s) will gain research experience in the field of Emergency Medicine. They will be trained in several aspects of research including telephone interviewing, research protocol development, and data collection. Students will primarily be involved with our National Emergency Department Inventory studies. The Fellowship will begin in February 2020 and will run for 10-14 weeks. Fellows must be willing to commit a minimum of 16 hours per week; between the hours of 8am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Fellows will receive a stipend. Food and lodging are not provided.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION: The EMNet Student Research Fellowship is open to all US-based premedical, medical, and public health students who have an interest in clinical or health services research. Applicants must have excellent organizational and computer skills and be able to work well with others. Several applicants will be selected.

CANDIDATES ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT:
A cover letter (including your immediate and long-term objectives)
A curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages)
Two letters of recommendation (including one from your academic advisor)
A copy of your transcript (both undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate)

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: The program will be based at Massachusetts General Hospital. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2019. Award decision(s) will be announced in January 2020. Start date is February 2020. 

INQUIRIES: To learn more about this research opportunity, please contact Krislyn Boggs. Please email or mail your application to the address below, or fax it to 617-724-4050. Letters of recommendation and transcripts may be sent separately (i.e. sent to us directly from recommender or university).

For information about receiving academic credit and housing for the Spring semester on the Mt Ida Campus, please contact Aimee Gilbert Loinaz: aimeegl@umass.edu

Krislyn Boggs, MPH
EMNet Coordinating Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street, Suite 920
Boston, MA 02114
kboggs@partners.org 

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

Internships

Summer Analyst: Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.

Manatt Health Strategies

Manatt Health integrates legal and consulting expertise to better serve the complex needs of clients across the healthcare system. Combining legal excellence, first-hand experience in shaping public policy, sophisticated strategy insight, and deep analytic capabilities, we provide uniquely valuable professional services to the full range of health industry players. Our diverse team of more than 160 attorneys and consultants from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and its consulting subsidiary, Manatt Health Strategies, LLC, is passionate about helping our clients advance their business interests, fulfill their missions, and lead healthcare into the future. For more information, visit https://www.manatt.com/Health.

Summer Analyst: Manatt Health is seeking highly qualified Summer Analysts to join our growing team. Our goal is to provide Summer Analysts with a comprehensive overview of what it’s like to work at Manatt Health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a nationally recognized healthcare strategy consulting team and work with clients who are passionate about improving healthcare. Summer Analysts will work with members of the Manatt Health team to support the development of business strategy recommendations for our clients.

Specific responsibilities include:
qualitative and quantitative research on healthcare business and policy issues,
presentation development and design
assistance with monitoring federal and state health policy development and other emerging healthcare trends

Summer Analysts work on a broad range of substantive issues including:
Payment and delivery system transformation
Healthcare reform implementation
Hospital, health system and academic medical center operations/strategy
Strategic planning services
Medicaid policy, redesign and innovation
Medicare program elements
Health IT strategy
Pharmaceutical market access, coverage and reimbursement strategies.

Preferred candidates will have strong analytic skills with demonstrated ability to analyze data to generate descriptive statistics, conduct more complex analyses t hat address strategy and policy questions, and develop financial pro formas.
Duration and Timing: Manatt Health Summer Analysts will spend 10 weeks working in our New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC offices.

The program will commence in May/June and run through mid-August. The objective of the program is to provide summer analysts with diverse experience with healthcare consulting projects and to identify exceptional candidates for full-time Consultant positions upon graduation.

Qualifications: • Candidates must be enrolled in an advanced degree program with a focus on public health, business administration, public administration, public policy, health administration, or health care management from a leading institution
2-3 years of relevant experience in the healthcare industry with demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for healthcare issues and trends
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a variety of settings and media
Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel. 
A self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with others in a fast-paced environment.  
Candidates must complete their advanced degree by Spring 2021

Join the Team: All candidates must apply through our online application portal: https://www.manatt.com/careers.
Required application materials include a cover letter, transcripts and writing sample (2-3 pages from your academic or work experience where you are the sole author - - examples include policy memo, briefing memo, issue brief, market/competitive analysis or PPT). 

 

Deadline: December 20, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago

SPHHS Credited Internship Spring 2020

Journey Forward (Spinal Cord Injury and Neurological Disability Rehabilitation)

Journey Forward, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those living with spinal cord injuries is seeking a highly qualified Kinesiology undergraduate to work as an intern in their Canton, MA headquarters. This internship will provide students with an environment to understand the positive role of exercise therapy in preventative care, rehabilitation and independence for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury and other neurological disabilities. The intern will:

• Have a basic introduction to “Activity Based Therapies,” Locomotor Training, and issues associated with spinal cord injuries and neurological disabilities.
• Be trained in proper safety procedures for spotting and transferring clients
• Understanding specific advanced therapy equipment operations and benefits
• Learn to work with a variety of different neurological clientele on specific exercise routines.
• Assist working with clients under the close supervision of a full-time specialist.

Because Journey Forward is focused on providing the most advanced care possible, medical research is crucial for advancing paralysis recovery. It’s partnership with the Cristopher and Dana Reeve NeuroRecovery Network allows data sharing from its training sessions with medical researchers studying paralysis and working to make rehabilitation techniques more effective.

Application Process
Applications for each of the Spring 2020 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change. Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions.

Step 1.
Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.
Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.
Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:
• Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
• Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
• Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
• Understand program requirements and answer questions
To schedule an interview, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.
Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

SPHHS Credited Internships Spring 2020 (Sudbury, MA)

Advocates for Human Potential

SPHHS Credited Internships Spring 2020
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Paid Internship - $15. per hour

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (www.ahpnet.com), a public health and human services consulting firm located in Sudbury, MA is seeking public health and health sciences majors to work as Program Assistant Interns during the Spring 2020 semester. The intern will help complete project deliverables; support meeting, training, and technical assistance activities; and carry out administrative and logistical tasks.

AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations—from creating policy to ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events. Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, health information technology, and population health management.

Primary Responsibilities
• Help complete project deliverables
o Carry out discrete tasks and assignments, following up as necessary
o Assist in the preparation of written and online materials (e.g., reports, guidebooks, planning documents, listserv announcements, presentation slides, online surveys)
o Conduct basic research and literature reviews to support assignments in relation to training and technical assistance activities
• Support meeting, training, and technical assistance activities
o Coordinate logistical details of events and meetings (schedule events and meetings, contact speakers, etc.)
o Provide technical support on a variety of platforms, such as GoToWebinar and Adobe Connect
o Take minutes at internal meetings
o Set-up pre-tests and satisfaction assessments to help determine the effectiveness of training sessions in relation to training and technical assistance activities
• Carry out administrative and logistical tasks
o Input data and otherwise maintain tracking systems in relation to training and technical assistance activities
o Respond to phone calls and emails
o Maintain websites
o Print, copy, collate, and mail materials

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Services: Knowledge of behavioral health and/or public health at either the local, state or federal level.
• Cultural sensitivity: Is sensitive to cultural differences and adapts approach accordingly. Experience and sensitivity in working with populations that may be marginalized, including: racial/ethnic/linguistic minority populations, LGBT populations, people experiencing homelessness, and those struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders.
• Adaptability/flexibility: Able to rearrange one’s schedule and be responsive to pressing unexpected requests or needs. Able to adjust approach to situation. Able to quickly orient to new assignments, shift gears, and change directions when working on multiple projects at different stages. Able to handle work pressures while maintaining effectiveness, meet multiple short-term deadlines, and handle multiple top priorities.
Application Process
Applications for each of the Spring 2020 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change. Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions.

Step 1.
Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.
Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.
Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:
• Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
• Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
• Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
• Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.
Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

World Federation of Public Health Associations (Geneva, Switzerland)

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) is an international, non-governmental organization comprised of over 115 association members, mostly multidisciplinary national public health associations, and representing around 5 million public health professionals worldwide. WFHPA's mission is to promote and protect global public health by supporting the establishment and organization development of public health associations and societies, supporting the exchange of information, knowledge and the transfer of skills and resources, and through promoting and undertaking advocacy for public policies, programs, and practices that will result in a healthy and productive world.

The WFPHA offers a unique environment for an internship for students interested in international health and development. Activities may include research and writing articles for the newsletter, establishing contact with health and development NGOs around the world, planning international conferences and fundraising. Interns may have the opportunity to participate in the formulation of WFPHA policy resolutions or papers. Other tasks and responsibilities during the internship may include attending conferences and completing a personal health personal project derived based on personal interests.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago

SPHHS Credited Internship Spring 2020 (Newton, MA)

Newton Public Health Department

The Newton Public Health Department is seeking a highly qualified undergraduate intern from SPHHS to participate in a semester-long internship beginning in January 2020 for approximately 26 hours per week. The intern’s primary role will be to assist activities of departments such as environmental health and social services.

Working with seasoned professionals, this internship opportunity will give students exposure into the day to day operations and diverse responsibilities and challenges of a municipal public health department.

Participating students will receive 9 academic credits through the internship, and will receive an additional 3 credits for completing a professional development course on Friday mornings on the Mt. Ida campus in Newton. Housing for the semester is available on the Mt. Ida campus.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 23th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

SPHHS Credited Internship 2020

Center for Community Health and Health Equity: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity at BWH is seeking a highly qualified undergraduate student from SPHHS to participate in a 14-week (26 hours per week) fully credited internship beginning in January 2020, which will focus on the social determinants of health.  The intern will work on community-based projects and curriculum development in one or more of the following areas:

  • Maternal and Child Health - working with young parents under 25 years of age and their children) to help them understand and access the healthcare system, as well as to monitor the healthcare and progress of the children to age 5.
  • “Whole Family” curriculum - offering public health education and advocacy for multiple generations of a family.  This will be a new program, with the opportunity for interns to have significant input and responsibility. 
  • Public Health classes for K-8 - organizing medical professionals from BWH to teach one-time public health classes in the Boston public elementary schools targeting vulnerable populations.  Assisting in the review of the whole year curriculum for eighth graders.
  • Student Success Jobs Program – Working on a program that provides a cohort of elementary students from vulnerable backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a multi-year program designed to eventually give them professional experience in the medical field.  Students attend summer programs, work on public health projects, and eventually begin working part-time at BWH beginning in 9th grade.

Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Health and Health Equity is committed to seeking solutions to break through healthcare disparities based on economic, social, cultural, or academic constraints. This includes community based public health education, community engaged research, support systems, resource sharing, and clinical initiatives. Student interns will be engaged in a challenging experience that brings them broad based exposure to community healthcare among Boston’s most vulnerable populations. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter by October 15, 2019 to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, Assistant Director for Career Planning at aimeegl@umass.edu.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 24th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

SPHHS Credited Internship Spring 2020

Brookline Public Health Department

The Brookline Public Health Department is seeking highly qualified undergraduate interns from SPHHS to participate in a semester-long internship beginning in January 2020, which will provide them with valuable project experience in a variety of areas on a rotating basis such as:

  • Substance and violence prevention programming (with particular emphasis on the opioid crisis)
  • Tobacco control
  • Hoarding task force
  • Emergency Preparedness (organize all hazards trainings, especially with vulnerable populations, assist with “Preparedness Month” community  project, and on-site at the Boston Marathon)
  • Communicable disease outbreaks and animal exposures
  • Community based data collection and presentation
  • Environmental Health projects including housing issues, vector control, food sanitation and safety, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tracking

Working with seasoned professionals, this internship opportunity will give students broad exposure into the diverse responsibilities and challenges of an urban public health department. The internship will be project based, and students will complete units in environmental health, epidemiology, emergency preparedness, and community health education and policy. Internships will be 26-30 hours. To be determined.

Application Process

Applications for each of the Spring 2020 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change. Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 23th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

SPHHS Credited Internship 2020

Department of Emergency Medicine/Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

The Department of Emergency Medicine of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is seeking SPHHS undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining practical experience in research through a 14-week internship beginning in January 2020.  BWH interns will:

  • Undergo training in survey and data collection techniques under the supervision of the Director of Research, Emergency Medicine.
  • Complete requirements to volunteer at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Commit to conducting surveys and collecting data during 8 hour shifts in the BWH emergency department.

Applicants must be fluent in English, and comfortable with approaching patients in a busy medical environment and recruiting them into the study. Interns can participate on a part-time or full-time basis, but must complete shifts in 8-hour periods. This is an unpaid internship. 

Application Process

Applications for each of the Spring 2020 Boston Internship Opportunities will be on a rolling basis, however the steps to apply will not change.  Therefore, applicants who apply early and quickly will have a better chance of securing positions.

Step 1.

Attend an info session, or learn about our opportunities on our website.

Step 2.

Submit a resume and cover letter for the specific internship you are interested in applying for to Aimee Gilbert Loinaz, SPHHS Assistant Director for Employer Engagement at aimeegl@umass.edu

Step 3.

Schedule a compatibility pre-screening interview with the SPHHS Office of Career Planning to discuss:

  • Amount and type of credits and faculty advisor selection
  • Match your interest with the opportunity and confirm your availability
  • Discuss housing and provide information on logistics
  • Understand program requirements and answer questions

To schedule an interview for the weeks of September 23th and 30th, email your availability to meet for a 30-minute interview to: Aimee Gilbert Loinaz. This can be accomplished at the same time you upload your resume and cover letter.

Step 4.

Once you have completed steps 1-3, your application will be forwarded directly to the Boston Internship that you have applied to and students selected by the employer will complete a second interview with that organization.

Deadline: November 15, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago