Public Health Job Opportunities

Health Equity Initiatives Coordinator

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is seeking a full-time staff person for professional public health administrative work coordinating health equity initiatives.

Work involves the responsibility for initiatives related to department and community priorities, specifically addressing health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and underserved populations. Work includes assisting with planning, developing, and coordinating local health equity, environmental justice, and minority health initiatives for department programs and community outreach. Work requires interacting with Department leadership and external partners from both public and private sectors. The position works to improve cultural competency and strengthen efforts addressing health disparities in the community.

Position posting online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lincolnne [r20.rs6.net]

HRSA Opportunities for new graduates

HRSA is announcing multiple positions within the HRSA Scholars Program, the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program, and Recent Graduate opportunities within HRSA bureaus and offices.

HRSA administers and manages both the HRSA Scholars Program and the HRSA Health Equity Fellowship Program as a cohort. There are a limited number of slots within each of these programs, but HRSA may also appoint applicants to Recent Graduate positions throughout the organization.

All three opportunities are one-year developmental programs for early-career professionals. Participants will grow, train, and prepare for a potential career in the federal government. All program participants will receive 40 hours of formal training, an individual development plan, and a mentor.

Upon successful completion of the Program requirements and acceptable performance evaluations, HRSA may convert participants of any Recent Graduate program to permanent positions and promote them to the next appropriate grade level.

The HRSA Scholars Program enhances HRSA’s ability to recruit, hire, develop, and retain high-quality individuals for entry-level professional positions. The cornerstone of the Scholars Program is a structured, individualized, 12-month development program during which participants rotate through HRSA’s bureaus and offices. HRSA Scholars will attend trainings as a group and will focus on specific public health programs. HRSA hires Scholars to a “home office,” but Scholars also rotate to different offices during their one-year appointment.

HRSA Health Equity Fellows also complete their 12-month program together as a cohort. The Fellows will follow a structured training curriculum, and will work alongside HRSA leaders to support projects that address health disparities and achieve healthy outcomes across the country.

Anyone who is interested should apply through this Recent Graduate announcement. HRSA will assess applicants based on the qualifications outlined below. If contacted for an interview, HRSA will tell applicants which opportunity they are being interviewed for (i.e. HRSA Scholars, HRSA Health Equity Fellows, or HRSA Recent Graduate Public Health Analyst).

NOTE: we have had COPH Graduates participate in these programs, and had great experiences!

WIC Nutritionist

Charles Drew Health Center, Inc is seeking a WIC Nutritionist.

POSITION SUMMARY: The WIC Nutritionist is responsible for serving WIC participants through assessment of nutritional status, assigning appropriate WIC food packages, and providing participant-centered nutrition education and counseling. The WIC nutritionist promotes and supports breastfeeding and provides referrals to other medical and community resources.

Research Assistant

Description:Baby’s First Years seeks two research assistants for the first randomized control trial of poverty reduction in early childhood in the US. These positions are primarily data collection positions, and will include scheduling and collecting data from families of 4-year-olds, including standardized assessments of children’s cognitive development, measures of child brain activity (EEG/ERP), maternal and children’s hair cortisol, epigenetics, maternal executive functioning, and survey administration. Individuals who are members of the local communities will be strongly considered.

Full Job Description: https://www.babysfirstyears.com/research-assistant-position

To apply:

​Please send a CV and cover letter to info@babysfirstyears.com. Please indicate in the message if you have a preferred site or limited flexibility on the location of the position.

Temporary Program Analyst

NE DHHS’s Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity is seeking a temporary Program Analyst.

Description

This advertisement is for a temporary position that is expected to last until September 30, 2022.

Examples of Work

Analyze and report program evaluation data, generate tables, graphs, charts, and other tabular material using MS Excel for agency reports; serve as a member of a data team that plans and conducts data projects; conduct analysis and interpretation of data; write, review and edit minority health reports; federal grant reporting, implement data projects for grants; develop program evaluation tools; analyze and report program evaluation data; and provide written summaries on office activities for use in grant reports. 

REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework/training in program evaluation, financial analysis and research techniques, AND experience performing or leading others in program and technical support, research or statistical analysis. 

PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree in public health, social/behavioral science, statistics, or other related field of quantitative analysis; OR Experience applying statistical methods and techniques to program. Project, administrative, or demographic data can be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proficiency in MS Excel and Word, and experience in research or data analysis (can include university coursework) and writing reports. Exceptional English writing skills preferred. 

View the job description and apply online here.