PROGRAM ASSISTANT, School of Public Health, Public Health Practice
Introduction to Public Health: Our task, as public health professionals, is to use our knowledge, skills, and passion to ensure that conditions exist so that all people have the potential to live healthy and productive lives. This requires understanding the causes of health disparities and effective interventions to promote health. But, it requires that we go further than that. We must engage in activities that advocate on behalf of the underserved and the disadvantaged to assure that they have an equal opportunity to experience conditions to optimize their health. Our activities may be related to health education, working with community coalitions, developing policies, or working with legislators to effect meaningful and lasting solutions. We must work vigorously to assure real improvement. We must exhibit a strong commitment to change, and an understanding of the actions and strategies needed to achieve that change.
Introduction to BU School of Public Health: As a school of public health, our obligation is to understand critical issues, actively participate in our community, and inspire and teach current and future leaders to address pressing health issues. These leaders need skills to work collaboratively with affected communities and policy makers, and with each other, to create real, lasting change. Through research, education, and service, BUSPH is able to understand and address public health concerns locally, nationally, and internationally. The Schools activist approach will allow us to push our academic efforts even further and create change that will help to achieve improved health and better lives for all.
Introduction to the Activist Lab at the BUSPH Practice Office: A laboratory seeks to synthesize information, to experiment with possible solutions, and to provide an opportunity for catalysis for change. The Activism Lab at BUSPH complements our academic and research programs, as it draws on community engagement and partnerships to promote real change that will affect peoples lives.
The role of the Lab within BUSPH is to:
- Serve as a central repository for information about academic activist activities throughout the school;
- Serve as the 'home' for cross-cutting initiatives that engage students, faculty, and staff in educational enrichment to enhance their understanding of key public issues.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 1-3 years of experience
- Good interpersonal skills and a team player
- Willingness to learn additional computer software packages beyond the MS Office Suite
- Experience with web publishing (html) a plus.
- Detail oriented and highly organized
- Willing to bring questions and concerns to supervisors
- Willing to research and propose solutions
- Interest in public health practice
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States