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Month: November 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: Heller School of Social Policy and Management

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Where: ​The Heller School of Social Policy and Management’s Segal Citizen Leadership Program works to foster the next generation of citizen leaders, and they are seeking an experienced and motivated part-time team member to serve through June 2018.

Position: Segal Program 10th Anniversary Project Manager

Position Details: To serve as the Project Manager for the Segal Program’s 10th Anniversary celebration & assist the Director with related event/programmatic management. This person will be able to connect with the network of Segal Fellows and Founders and get the opportunity to learn from and partner with an experienced executive producer. This role will include several independently managed responsibilities and require relevant experience with event planning and communications and the ability to work with minimal supervision.  It will include the opportunity to learn from and partner with an experienced executive producer.

Responsibilities: 

  • Build and manage 10th Anniversary event timeline; track action items, roles and responsibilities.
  • Assist with management of the event Chair, event committee, and other 10th Anniversary volunteers.
  • Partner with pro-bono event production support.
  • Assist with writing/editing of and soliciting/managing content for invitations, 10th anniversary report, video and any other collateral.
  • Manage database of invitees and responses.
  • Assist with relevant fundraising and donor stewardship.
  • Schedule/coordinate meetings for event leadership and volunteers (including regular leadership calls).
  • With administrative support from Center for Youth and Communities, interface with event venue and vendors.
  • On-site event management and trouble-shooting in Washington, DC during the week of the event.
  • Must be available in DC, for extended hours during event (likely at least two days June 5-9, 2018), travel costs covered.
  • Other relevant duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Experience with event planning and management.
  • Experience managing committees and/or coordinating volunteers.
  • Exceptional communication and outreach skills, including strong written communication skills, and the ability to utilize social media.
  • Results oriented individual with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to handle competing priorities and multitask.
  • Proficiency in relevant software/computer applications.
  • Ideal candidate enjoys working in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Interest in and experience with citizen leadership, volunteering, national service, the Segal Program, and/or social justice preferred.
  • Graduate students and/or students with at least 2-4 years of relevant real world experience preferred.
  • Position candidates should be flexible, efficient, inquisitive and proactive.
  • Ability to work through June 2018, with heavier hours (~20-35 hours per week) mid-May – June 2018 and to work at 10th Anniversary event (likely early June 2018 in Washington, DC, with travel costs covered).

Apply: To receive full consideration for this position, candidates should submit an application here.

Please make sure to reference seeing this position through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post.

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SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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Where: Work can be done remotely, but the RA should be available to meet in person at the Longwood medical campus at least once a week.

About: The HSPH Microbiome Analysis Core (HMAC) is located in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, supports the study of the human microbiome, its interaction with health and disease, and computational methods for data mining and machine learning in large genomic data collections.

More info here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hmac/

Position:  Part-time Research Assistant for up to 17 hours a week, without benefits, with potential for a permanent position pending funding. Hourly rate is up to $24 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Position Details: This job will entail work with the Core personnel applying existing microbiome informatics and statistical tools, developed in the Huttenhower lab (e.g. MetaPhlAn2, HUMAnN2) as well as by other groups (UPARSE, QIIME, DADA2), to new human microbiome sequence datasets, including microbial communities assayed in disease, animal models, cross-sectional and prospective human cohorts, and associated clinical phenotype, environmental/lifestyle exposure metadata.

Responsibilities: Analysis of human microbiome data.

Qualifications: 

  • Linux/Unix command line proficiency and programming in Python or R.
  • Preference is given to candidates with experience in ordination and cluster analysis, sequence analysis, and computing clusters (e.g. Slurm manager).
  • Post-baccalaureate or Master level student.

To receive full consideration for this position, candidates are asked to submit a Resume/CV to Galeb Abu Ali at  gabuali@hsph.harvard.edu.

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Meet your enrollment advisor

If you’ve ever reached out to learn more about a course or program at Brandeis GPS, you’ve most likely had a conversation with Christie Barone.

As GPS’s senior enrollment coordinator, Christie works diligently with prospective students to help them decide if online learning at GPS is the right fit for them. She also advises students who have taken GPS professional development courses.

From a relatively young age, Christie knew that she wanted to work with people in a way that would allow her to have a real impact on their lives. Christie grew up in the culturally and economically diverse Framingham, Mass. – formerly the country’s largest town and now a recently-minted “city.” When Christie was in high school and her mom went back to work, Christie received an unexpected opportunity to gain a more nuanced understanding of what it means to be a strong professional woman in a so-called “man’s world.”

Later, while working in Spain as an English teacher with high school students, Christie tapped into and deepened her capacity for patience and empathy as she helped her students learn a new language. She recalls her time working and traveling with her students very fondly, and holds on to the important lessons she learned as their teacher.

Today, Christie relies on these experiences for her work with prospective and non-matriculated students, and has found that sometimes a student just needs to hear someone say: I understand – it’s not always easy…Let’s talk about some possible solutions. Christie finds great joy and satisfaction in seeing a student who was so uncertain about their ability to get their master’s go from enrolling in a single course (just to “test the waters”) to taking that leap and enrolling in a graduate program.

Those who work with Christie know that she is dedicated, compassionate and hardworking. She deeply values her relationships with the students and prospects she advises and seeks to empower others to pursue their dreams.

Faces of GPS is an occasional series that profiles Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies students, faculty and staff. Find more Faces of GPS stories here.

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: STAKD

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Where: Stakd (remote position, but office space is available in Hoboken, NJ and Boston, MA)

About: STAKD is a mobile app to lend and borrow money with your peer network — like Venmo but for loans. Users can create, share, and pay down a personal loan within our app. We have 4 software engineers, 2 non-technical Co-Founders, and are members of 3 prestigious incubator programs that provide us office space in Boston, MA and Hoboken, NJ. Still, our founders based out of New York City.

Position: UI/ Graphic Designer

Position Details:  STAKD is seeking a talented junior-to-senior level graphic designer to design our mobile app from scratch, for both Android and iOS. You’ll have access to our current mockups, which have been user tested, to draw on for UX patterns — but we expect you to inject unique and original UI elements, states, transitions, and animations to result in a simple yet effective consumer product.

Responsibilities:  Design STAKD’s mobile app

Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Photoshop, Sketch and/or Illustrator
  • Experience designing iOS or Android apps
  • Color, typography, and interface design
  • Experience with prototyping
  • HTML/CSS a bonus
Compensation:
From STAKD: We will issue a monthly stipend of $300 to $500 at the onset of this project — but after a 3-month period, we will, additionally, issue an equity stake in our company to engage you as a lead designer and partner. Hourly commitments will be 15/wk. *note this is a remote position and candidates are free to accept concurrent positions — be them full-time, part-time or freelance.

To receive full consideration for this position, candidates are asked to submit a Resume/CV to Adam Zeiff at adam@stakd.io.

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