International Rescue Committee

Americorps Position at the IRC

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

The AmeriCorps position will partner with the Intensive Case Management (ICM) team to support the needs of refugee and asylee clients, who are eligible to receive services for up to 12 months. The AmeriCorps position will be responsible for providing support to ICM clients, assist with recruiting and managing volunteers for the ICM program, and help conduct client satisfaction surveys. This position begins on 10/1/15 and reports to the Intensive Case Manager

See: http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=12604

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders – Apply by Sept. 1st

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at urp or (206) 543-4282

Paid Research Opportunity for Underrepresented Students

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

"If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live."
– Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

You read about environmental health problems every day: diseases spread through unsafe drinking water, cancer-causing toxins, poor air quality leading to respiratory disease, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks. Have you ever thought about being part of the solution to these problems? In environmental health science, you can, by studying the link between the environment and human health.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the largest research agencies dedicated to improving human health, has a new funded opportunity for underrepresented students at UW to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health. This new program, Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented UW students.

SURE-EH provides a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. Work alongside faculty as a paid student researcher for up to 2 years, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

Examples of possible projects include:

  • Developing resources for local communities at high risk of air pollution exposure
  • Developing new methods to detect polio-virus, which is reemerging in Africa
  • Analyzing genetic and environmental factors that may influence health outcomes

SURE-EH will provide academic opportunities to complement the research experience, including course recommendations, seminars, workshops, and research symposia. These educational opportunities will enhance your breadth and depth of the SURE-EH’s environmental health science training, and help you become a leader in the field of environmental health sciences.

The application (including instructions and eligibility information) is online here (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tsterry/272008).

Questions? Please contact: Trina Sterry, sure, 206-543-4207



SURE-EH Announcement.pdf

Hope Heart Institute

The Hope Heart Institute is currently hiring for a School Programs Coordinator.

School Programs Coordinator
50-100% FTE

Heart disease takes more lives than the next five causes of death combined. One person in this country dies of heart disease every 33 seconds. But there is Hope.

The Hope Heart Institute is a Seattle-based non-profit with a 50-year history of revolutionary medical advances and educational curricula that make heart disease – America’s No. 1 cause of death – more treatable, beatable, and preventable. Hope Heart is a Washington-based 501(c)(3) non-profit. hopeheart.org

Hope Heart is looking for a School Outreach Coordinator who will report to the Director of Prevention Programs and oversee all school-related programs.

Position Responsibilities

Kids Take Heart (KTH) Program:
• Responsible for disseminating the Kids Take Heart curriculum to Washington state teachers.
• Responsible for keeping all kits refurbished after each quarter.
• Communicate with teachers on kit pick-up and drop-off, as well as providing technical support while they are using the kit.
• Conduct KTH curriculum training for teachers, when there is a need for it.
• Adapt lessons and kits to work in a variety of settings; afterschool, summer camps, or outreach events.
• Collect evaluation data and prepare year-end reports for programs.

Youth Take Heart (YTH) Program:
• Responsible for disseminating the Youth Take Heart curriculum to Washington state teachers.
• Responsible for keeping all kits refurbished after each quarter.
• Communicate with teachers on kit pick-up and drop-off, as well as providing technical support while they are using the kit.
• Conduct YTH curriculum training for teachers, when there is a need for it.
• Adapt lessons and kits to work in a variety of settings; afterschool, summer camps, or outreach events.
• Collect evaluation data and prepare year-end reports for programs.

Teen Take Heart (TTH) Program:
• Responsible for disseminating the Teen Take Heart curriculum to Washington state teachers.
• Responsible for keeping all kits refurbished after each quarter.
• Communicate with teachers on kit pick-up and drop-off, as well as providing technical support while they are using the kit.
• Conduct TTH curriculum training for teachers, when there is a need for it.
• Adapt lessons and kits to work in a variety of settings; afterschool, summer camps, or outreach events.
• Collect evaluation data and prepare year-end reports for programs.

Family Health and Fitness Nights:
• Plan, implement, and evaluate all Family Health and Fitness Nights at selected schools across the state
• Identify resource needs (staff and volunteers) needed to deliver and sustain optimal program results. Direct and manage the activities of others as appropriate.
• Monitor and evaluate program success; modify programs as needed to maintain their ongoing benefit to both the needs of the community and community relation goals
• Manage Family Health & Fitness Night program budget.
• Work with community partners and funders, and complete reports as necessary.

Other:
• Participate in school based science and health outreach events, for schools currently using KTH, YTH, TTH or schools who could potentially use them.
• Develop marketing materials for programs and promote them at local, state, regional and national conferences and workshops as appropriate.
• Responsible for the simultaneous coordination of multiple projects
• Assist with other Hope education and outreach programs as needed
• Flexible work schedule – some evenings and weekends required
• Must be able to lift 35 lbs
• Valid WA driver’s license
• Must enjoy working in a dynamic small office environment.
• Competitive salary, vacation and benefits.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2-4 years project coordination experience
• 2-4 years experience implementing community and or school-based programs

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in education, community/public health, or related field
• A minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
• Valid driver’s license, personal insurance, and access to reliable vehicle
• Must be able to work occasional nights, weekends and special events

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
Work is generally conducted in an office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

Physical demands:
Use of a computer to access information;
Sitting for extended periods of time;
Capable of standing for one hour or more, walking;
Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds, and to carry out everyday activities.
Out of town travel is required 0-10% of the time.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate based on the applicant’s education level, relative work experience, and other attributes. Hope Heart offers outstanding benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance for employees; a generous retirement contribution; holiday pay and annual vacation.

To Apply: To be considered, submit a letter of interest with salary requirements (or salary history) and resume in Word or PDF format via email to Carrie Nass at cnass, and indicate School Programs Coordinator in the subject line.

Application deadline is August 28, 2015. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview and will be asked to provide references.

CSF Outreach Coordinator Position

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is hiring an Outreach Coordinator for the coming year who will be tasked with raising the profile of the CSF within that campus community via outreach, marketing, and promotion. We are looking for a student who demonstrates a strong commitment and passion for the environment and campus sustainability. An advanced understanding of the campus culture and fabric is a plus. The full job description is attached.

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Start Date: mid-September

Hours/Times: 15-19.5 hours per week, Days/Times Negotiable

Compensation: $13-15 per hour

Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2015

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) operates within the UW Sustainability Office, a unit of Planning & Management. The CSF is a student-fee derived grant fund available to the UW Seattle community to implement sustainability projects on campus. The Outreach Coordinator will play a lead role in raising the profile of the CSF within the campus community. The CSF Outreach Coordinator will gain hands on experience in networking, communications, marketing, development of educational materials and small project development and management. This position will report to the CSF Coordinator.

FY16 CSF Outreach Coordinator .pdf