Fred Hutch is Hiring: Part-Time Bi-Lingual Health Educator

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The Community Health Educator (Spanish bilingual) will work under the supervision of the program assistant and the principal investigator to assist with the recruitment and the data collection activities. The project will focus on promoting colorectal cancer screening among limited English speaking Hispanics.

NOTE: This position is a 6 month temporary, part-time position. Anticipated hours for this role are 10 hrs/week.

Apply Here: Community Health Educator

Responsibilities

The Community Health Educator will provide assistance with the recruitment and enrollment of individuals to participate in the focus group discussions. Additionally, they will be responsible for communicating with research participants to schedule the focus groups, moderate the focus group discussions, and transcribe and translate the focus group discussions. The incumbent will work with some independence and is expected to use judgement in performing duties within the framework of department/study policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Psychology, Social Work, Communication, Public Health, or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with underserved communities.
  • Spanish fluency is required
  • Experience in qualitative research methods and moderating focus group discussions, transcribing and translating focus group discussions.
  • Must be flexible to work occasionally late afternoons and/or weekends, available to travel regionally, and have reliable transportation.

Necessary skills include:

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strict attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proficiency with general computer skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access is a plus).

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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Apply for the Luce Scholars Program: Deadline Sept. 5th.

For rising seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students apply for the Luce Scholars Program! UW’s deadline for applications is Sept. 5!

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

The Luce Scholars Program is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests! The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2019-20 program, applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents who, by July 1, 2019, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday.

UW online application form: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/516

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

For graduate students or alumni – Michelle Drapek, mdrapek@uw.edu

For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu

 

 

 

 

UW Campus Sustainability Fund is Hiring

Are you passionate about equity, inclusion, and sustainability, and looking for an awesome job? The CSF is a student-funded grant organization on UW’s campus dedicated to funding diverse student proposals that help to raise environmental and social awareness on UW’s campus through applied projects and initiatives. The CSF is hiring an Outreach Coordinator to lead its yearly events and engage UW’s campus through various outreach strategies.

The Outreach Coordinator is the designated part-time position (up to 19.5 hours/week)  focused primarily on the CSF’s external relations. Working as the CSF Outreach Coordinator provides the unique opportunity to be simultaneously involved with many sustainability initiatives on the UW campus.

If you are interested, please see more information on or website and apply at joinshandshake.com or e-mail resume and cover letter directly to csfcoord@uw.edu

WithinReach is Hiring: 2018-2019 AmeriCorps VISTAS

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WithinReach — a Seattle-based nonprofit organization—builds pathways to make it easier for Washington families to navigate health and social service systems, and to connect with the resources they need to be healthy and safe.

WithinReach is currently recruiting for their 2018-2019 team of AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps members help to address issues of healthcare access and food insecurity by delivering in-person support, information, referrals, and application assistance to underserved communities in King and Snohomish Counties.

To learn more about an AmeriCorps year at WithinReach, please go to the WithinReach website: http://www.withinreachwa.org/get-involved/americorps/ or contact our program manager, Maricruz Sanchez at maricruzs@withinreachwa.org

UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer

UW Pre-Health Advising Blog has posted new items!

 

UW Women’s Center GRE prep courses this summer

http://depts.washington.edu/prehlth/?p=9240

 

The University of Washington Women’s Center offers GRE prep courses available to all in our UW and greater Seattle community.  The GRE classes are $375 and offered at the UW-Seattle campus.

 

Option I

 

July 14-15, 21-22 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)

 

Location: UW Campus- Communications Building (CMU) Room 228

 

Cost: $375

 

Facebook LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/380110395807641/

 


 

Option II

 

September 8-9, 15-16 from 12:30-5:30pm (snack break included)

 

WSPHA Scholarship Application Now Open

WSPHA recognizes that students and professionals across the state face limited resources to put towards their training and career development needs. We are pleased to offer scholarships to support attendance at our Annual Conference happening on October 15-17th in Wenatchee. Scholarships provide for conference registration, up to $100 in travel reimbursement and 1-year complimentary WSPHA membership. Students, young professionals, special health care workers, and those who experience financial barriers to attending this year’s conference are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship application is open until June 22nd

More info about scholarships

Summer internship – Vulnerable Population Summer Outreach Program

Undergraduate Opportunity: Summer Internship

 

Organization Name:  Public Health Seattle-King County, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division, Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP).

 

Organization Description & Website:  The EMS division is the administrative arm of the 911 system in King County. An initiative called “Vulnerable Population Strategic Initiative” focuses on improving the interface between vulnerable populations and EMS providers. [URL: http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/emergency-medical-services.aspx%5D

 

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) provides training, research, evaluation, and communication services to public health organizations. http://www.nwcphp.org/

 

Opportunity Title:  Vulnerable Population Summer Outreach Program

 

Internship opportunity for 4-6 undergraduate students in Public Health or other Health Sciences. Work with fire departments, local community-based organizations, and Seattle King County Public Health Department, EMS division to conduct outreach and education to vulnerable residents in our community on 911, CPR and Stroke. Assist in conducting educational workshops and table events at health fairs and senior centers; and engage in door-to-door education of seniors.

 

You will:

  1. Gain hands-on experience in public health outreach and education
  2. Work with a team of students and community partners
  3. Learn best practices for reaching vulnerable populations with culturally competent outreach events
  4. Earn a letter of recommendation reflecting on your performance during the program

 

  • Start Date:  July 9th 2018
  • End Date:   Flexible: 4 or 8 weeks

 

Time Commitment (hours per week; total hours needed; other scheduling requirements): 10-20 hours a week; Schedule to be determined with site coordinators

Orientation week: July 9th through July 13th (9am to 1pm at NWCPHP – some flexibility in schedule)

 

Transportation Requirements (own to work required, own during work, agency vehicle provided, etc.): Some driving required. Students usually car pool together.

 

Compensation (pay, housing, travel reimbursement):  No monetary compensation.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:  You will be asked to engage in program planning; some development of materials/curricula and in conducting education/outreach events (workshops; table events; door-to-door outreach)

 

 

Desired Skills:  Good interpersonal skills; reliability and accountability, public speaking.

 

Available Learning Opportunities:  Work with the Chinese Information Service Center to reach limited English proficient communities with emergency medical information as well as  the EMS division to conduct outreach and education to seniors in King County.

 

 

Name & Title of Supervisor:  Hendrika Meischke; Mei-Po Yip (CISC) and Alan Abe (EMS)

Supervisor Email: hendrika@uw.edu

Supervisor Phone:  206-543-9287

Supervisor Address:  NWCPHP, 1107 NE 45st, suite 400

 

 

For more information, e-mail hendrika@uw.edu