The Institute for Health & Aging (IHA) is an organized research unit at UCSF. The work of the Institute includes extensive and successful research, training and public service in the areas of aging, health, and health policy. This position serves as a Health Promotion Specialist for the Community Transformation Program, as funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This position works under general direction of the Analyst V. This position supports the implementation of Community Transformation Grant strategies, interventions, and dissemination of best practices to improve the quality of life of Californians with chronic disease.
California’s Community Transformation Grant, called “CA4Health,” is a 5-year award from the CDC focused on reducing the burden of chronic disease in rural communities throughout California. CA4Health provides local county partners with tools, training and guidance to make their communities healthier. CA4Health’s 4 strategic directions are reducing consumption of sugary beverages, increasing availability of smoke-free housing, creating safe routes to schools, and providing people with chronic disease with skills and resources to manage their illness. This position will support implementation of chronic disease programs.
• BA/BS with a major in a related field and three years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Expert knowledge of health education principles, program development and implementation, evaluation, and partnership building.
• Ability to define and clarify issues by gathering information, reviewing the facts, building scenarios (pros and cons) and selecting the best option to recommend for action.
• Ability to plan and prioritize workload.
• Ability to communicate succinctly and effectively orally and in writing.
Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; squatting; bending; waist twisting; kneeling; crawling; climbing stairs;; reaching up to shoulder height; reaching above shoulder level; carrying/lifting 20 pounds; pushing/pulling 20 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities; differentiate color.
• Masters in Public Health.
• Public Health Experience—Chronic Disease(two-five years).
• Knowledge of UCSF and CDPH policies and procedures for general operation of day to day activities such as: monitoring contracts, securing subcontracts, submitting travel requests and reimbursements and other administrative functions that arise.
University of California San Francisco - 18 months ago