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Children’s HealthWatch staff, 2023

Jobs


Community Resource Navigation VISTA

Position Title: AmeriCorps VISTA

Join Children’s HealthWatch at Boston Medical Center through AmeriCorps VISTA! To apply please fill out the survey linked below! 

Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities 

The VISTA will develop capacity within Pediatric Neurology by working with an established volunteer team of Patient Navigators who assist youth with neurological conditions and their caregivers with planning, preparing for, and creating connections during the youth’s transition into adulthood. The VISTA will focus on developing clear volunteer leadership roles and a sustainability plan. 

The second navigation program is in the pediatric primary care clinic. The VISTA will build the clinic’s capacity and impact by collaboratively identifying and characterizing food assets within an under-resourced area of Dorchester, and Roxbury MA – two cities in Massachusetts with the highest population of patients served by the Primary Care Clinic.  

Job specific duties may include:  

  • Creating an effective recruitment and training system for retaining Patient Navigator volunteers 

Conducting community outreach to building strategic partnerships between CHW and community programs  

Program Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Strong commitment to the organization’s mission 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Grant Writing Experience (Preferred) 

About AmeriCorps VISTA 

The Community Resource Navigation VISTA position is funded by AmeriCorps, a national service program aimed at fighting poverty. Benefits include a living allowance, education award, health benefits, and professional development opportunities. 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Living allowance 
  • Education award or post-service stipend 
  • Relocation allowance and travel reimbursement 
  • Health benefits and childcare assistance 
  • Loan deferment or forbearance 
  • Non-competitive eligibility for government jobs 
  • Professional development and personal/vacation time 

How To Apply 

To apply and learn more about the Community Resource Navigation VISTA position, fill out and submit the following survey: 

https://redcap.link/bmcpediamericorpsvista  

The Program Coordinator will contact you within 48-hours once your survey is reviewed. 

You can view the official AmeriCorps listing at the following link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=122539  

Questions? 

If you have any lingering questions, reach out to the Program Coordinator via email (tasia.terrell@bmc.org) 

Recruitment Timeline / Details 

The application for this position will close 06/23/2024 

This position begins 07/29/2024 and ends 07/29/2025 

The VISTA will work in the pediatric administrative building in Boston, MA and will have a hybrid schedule. This position will report to the VISTA supervisor at Children’s HealthWatch and Pediatric Neurology. 

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service. 

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Development Associate VISTA

Position Title: AmeriCorps VISA

Join Children’s HealthWatch at Boston Medical Center through AmeriCorps VISTA! To apply please fill out the survey linked below! 

Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities 

The AmeriCorps VISTA Development Associate will support the work of the Director of System Implementation Strategies and the leadership team to build and implement a multi-faceted strategic anti-hunger and anti-poverty development framework to help advance the organization’s mission and integrate equity in all aspects of donor engagement and communications. Member activities will focus on generating individual donations, in collaboration with teams across the organization, as well as effectively and efficiently engage individual and prospective donors, and communicate our research findings informing solutions to alleviating economic hardship and building healthy futures. 

  • Support all aspects of electronic and print communications with donors, Advisory Board members, policy/advocacy partners.  
  • Plan and implement a series of in-person and virtual events, culminating in a year-end fundraising event that engages a diverse array of attendees and donors   

Program Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Strong commitment to the organization’s mission 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Grant Writing Experience (Preferred) 

About AmeriCorps VISTA 

The Development Associate position is funded by AmeriCorps, a national service program aimed at fighting poverty. Benefits include a living allowance, education award, health benefits, and professional development opportunities. 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Living allowance 
  • Education award or post-service stipend 
  • Relocation allowance and travel reimbursement 
  • Health benefits and childcare assistance 
  • Loan deferment or forbearance 
  • Non-competitive eligibility for government jobs 
  • Professional development and personal/vacation time 

How To Apply 

To apply for the Development Associate VISTA position, fill out and submit the following survey: 

https://redcap.link/bmcpediamericorpsvista  

The Program Coordinator will contact you within 48-hours once your survey is reviewed. 

You can view the official AmeriCorps listing at the following link: 

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=122543  

Questions? 

If you have any lingering questions, reach out to the Program Coordinator via email (tasia.terrell@bmc.org) 

Position Timeline / Details 

The application for this program will close 06/23/2024 

This position begins 07/29/2024 and ends 07/29/2025.  

The VISTA will work in the pediatric administrative building in Boston, MA and will have a hybrid schedule. This position will report to the VISTA supervisor at Children’s HealthWatch. 

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.  

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Internships


Children’s HealthWatch Policy Research Internship

Position Title: Policy Research Intern (Unpaid)

Description: This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Interns work closely with the Senior Policy Analyst and meet weekly with the Research and Policy Director. They attend weekly research group meetings and are expected to also assist PIs and administrative staff with projects as they arise. Previous intern projects have included:
– Drafting policy briefs
– Editing and preparing manuscripts for publication
– Conducting literature reviews for grant proposals
– Working on our website
– Preparing conference presentation

Application deadlines:
• Spring Semester: November 1st
• Summer: March 1st
• Fall Semester: July 1st

Start Date: Flexible, but we would like the school year intern to start no later than early September or early January, and the summer intern no later than mid-May.

Minimum commitment: 10-16 hrs/week during the school year; 20 hrs/week during the summer.

If you are interested in interning with Children’s HealthWatch, please send us the following:

  1.  Your resume or CV
  2.  A writing sample

To download the description of the internship, click here.

All application materials (Resume or CV and a writing sample) and questions should be sent to Children’s HealthWatch Deputy Director of Innovative Partnerships, Richard Sheward, richard.sheward@bmc.org.