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HIA-related job in Oakland.
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From: Human Impact Partners <holly(a)humanimpact.org>
Date: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 1:30 AM
Subject: HIP is Hiring a Research Associate!
To: Ann <ahartell(a)gmail.com>
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HIP is hiring a Research Associate!
Human Impact Partners is looking for a Research Associate to work on Health
Impact Assessment (HIA) and Health in All Policies (HiAP) projects. This is
an exciting opportunity to be part of a very rapidly growing field that is
creating systemic change to improve people’s lives. Read the job
announcement below or read it online.
Human Impact Partners envisions a world where all communities have optimal
health and where the resources for health are equitably shared across race,
class, gender, immigration status, geography, and other attributes. In that
- Communities and policy-makers have a holistic understanding of health;
- Health and equity are primary considerations in decision-making;
- All people have the information, tools, and power needed to influence
decisions that affect their lives; and
- Health provides a framework that brings diverse people and
HIP’s mission is to transform the policies and places people need to live
healthy lives by increasing the consideration of health and equity in
decision-making. To accomplish our mission, we:
- Conduct policy-focused, innovative, and strategic research that
evaluates health impacts and inequities to support targeted campaigns and
movements for social change.
- Amplify the use of public health research, expertise, framing, and
communications to support those campaigns and movements.
- Provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of
impacted communities and their advocates, public agencies, and elected
officials to take action on the social determinants of health and equity.
Human Impact Partners is a growing non-profit with a current staff of
twelve. We conduct community-focused HIA and HiAP research in the context
of policies on employment, incarceration, education, housing, land use, and
transportation. We are looking to build a diverse staff as we continue to
grow. For more details about HIP, HIA and HiAP, please visit our webpage
*Examples of past and current projects*
Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration in Wisconsin
Sentencing Reform in California
Farmers Field Football Stadium in Los Angeles
School Integration Policy in Minnesota
Federal Immigration Reform
Paid Sick Days Legislation in California, at the Federal level, and in
Human Impact Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
*About the Position*
The Research Associate will participate in conducting creative research on
a range of policies, plans and projects in collaboration with other HIP
staff. Research projects are conducted in partnership with community
groups, public health and government agencies, elected officials, academic
researchers, and other stakeholders. The primary function of the Research
Associate is to participate in our HIA and HiAP projects in the following
- Conducting literature reviews;
- Accessing large, publically available data sets to describe the
distribution of social, economic, and environmental conditions at local,
state, and national levels;
- Cleaning and analyzing data using Excel or R to predict how changes in
social, economic, and environmental conditions may impact specific health
- Blending quantitative data findings with qualitative data to produce
- Writing reports and preparing presentations;
- Offering training and technical assistance to community groups, public
health agencies, and other stakeholders;
- Communicating to stakeholders and decision-makers about the importance
of considering health in policy-making.
*Salary:* $60,000-$65,000, based on experience
*Start date:* September 2014
The position is full time and based in Oakland, California.
- Completion of a master’s degree in public health or public policy with
a concentration in health education, community health, community
organizing, or public policy;
- Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience with statistical
- Strong research and writing skills;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time;
- Ability to travel as necessary to support projects and to conduct
- Interest in HIP’s values of equity, community, justice, and
- Good interpersonal qualities.
In addition to English language fluency, mastery of an additional language
is highly desirable.
Prior knowledge and/or experience with Health Impact Assessment and/or
Health in All Policies projects is not required.
*To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume including three references
and a brief writing sample including examples of quantitative analyses by
Tuesday, July 22nd to hr(a)humanimpact.org <hr(a)humanimpact.org>.*
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