Employment Opportunities

Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship

Job Summary

PolicyLab is seeking a  Stoneleigh Emerging Leader fellow. The Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship is a two-year, full-time, hands-on position targeting  career professionals.  Fellows work collaboratively with a host organization and the Stoneleigh Foundation to execute a project that advances the missions of these organizations and enhances Fellows’ professional skills and leadership development.  Fellows are also supported by a cohort of peer Emerging Leaders, who participate in Foundation programming.

About PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

PolicyLab is a Center of Emphasis within Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, one of the largest pediatric research institutes in the country.  Its mission is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.  PolicyLab plays an integral role in developing and implementing evidence-based solutions that are responsive to community needs in inpatient and pediatric care network settings.

PolicyLab’s interdisciplinary team of medical providers, public health professionals, policy experts, social workers, and communications professionals will provide a Fellow with the unique opportunity to learn and apply their skills across several disciplines and understand policy change work at a hospital and government systems-level.  The Fellow will be part of PolicyLab’s Strategy and Impact Teams and will work collaboratively across PolicyLab’s interdisciplinary team to improve health outcomes for adolescent parents and their children.

Job Responsibilities

The Project: Addressing Adolescent Parents’ Mental Health Challenges

Maternal depression, including postpartum depression, negatively impacts mothers and the health and development of their children.  Adolescent mothers are at greater risk of experiencing maternal depression than the general population.  Teen parents, including fathers, also face greater barriers to accessing care and are often involved with multiple systems, including juvenile justice, child welfare, and homeless housing services.  Tackling teen parents’ barriers to receiving mental health care can be a pathway towards breaking the cycles of intergenerational maltreatment and poverty.

To address this challenge, the Fellow will work with PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to leverage the pediatric clinical setting to improve how the mental health needs of parenting teens are addressed.  Specifically, the Fellow will:

  • Identify gaps in knowledge and practice on how best to serve the mental health needs of parenting teens.Conduct qualitative research through focus groups, interviews with CHOP clinical teams, interviews with integrated care programs in other regions, a literature review of academic and community-based work on adolescent parents’ mental health needs, and a review of state and local laws and regulations related to the topic.
  • Summarize the qualitative research findings and develop a dissemination plan to reach clinical teams, community stakeholders, and state policymakers.
  • Elevate the specific mental health needs of parenting teens by creating a Community Advisory Board and serving as a PolicyLab representative on a City of Philadelphia maternal depression workgroup.
  • Strengthen the role of pediatric health care in meeting the mental health needs of parenting teens.
  • Incorporate best practices for addressing the mental health needs of parenting teens into pediatric health care services by developing recommendations and trainings for clinical teams and youth-serving community agencies.
  • Identify reimbursement strategies for parenting teens’ mental health care.
  • Participate in local, state, and national policy efforts to advance these strategies.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: BA/BS in a related field

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  MA/MS in a related field

Additional Requirements

Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and must have earned a master’s degree in social work, public health, public administration, or a related field between 2016 and 2019.  The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, experience in qualitative methodologies (applied work or coursework), and a demonstrated interest in improving health outcomes for vulnerable youth.  Experience with direct youth service work and multisector partnerships is a plus.

Required:

  • A cover letter articulating why you would like to participate in the Fellowship, how it will advance your professional goals, why this project interests you, and what prior experience and training you bring that prepares you to lead this Fellowship project.
  • Two writing samples

Candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted directly by PolicyLab.  One final candidate will be recommended to and interviewed by the Stoneleigh Foundation in January 2019.  In March, Stoneleigh staff will present recommended candidates and projects to its Board of Directors.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Interested applicants can apply here.

Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Summary

This is a full time Clinical Research Coordinator position offered through Policylab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice, and Policy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The aim of Policylab is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. The Research Coordinator will assume a lead role in coordinating research project to study the effectiveness of ways to provide social-emotional supports in childcare with the goal to reduce expulsion, suspension and behavior challenges. The project will involve Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), and training to reduce implicit bias of childcare staff program.  The research team will include qualitative interviewers, childcare coaches and parent leaders.  Data collection will be challenging and will occur at each childcare center (up to 7 will be enrolled).  This planning project will be under the direction and guidance of the Principal Investigator. This person will serve as a collaborative member of our planning team.

The ideal candidate will have specialized training in public health and policy with a high degree of understanding of research practices and project implementation.  An in-depth knowledge of early childhood, childcare and social emotional development and an interest in policy is needed. 

This person will need to be very organized and have excellent follow through. This person must also work well with a diverse group of professional from multiple disciplines, be skilled in interviewing families and summarizing findings from collaborative meetings.  Writing skills are highly important.  This project will include the creation of a Redcap data base, data entry, IRB submissions and amendments.  This person will also work some of the time at the childcare centers collecting data from the classroom and study staff and create a survey that can be used to collect data.  Some oversight of the quality of data will be needed. This person will oversee all aspects of this project in collaboration with the PI.   The work will included interpretation of data, developing policy and practice recommendations and dissemination of findings through academic writing and other forms. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Positive Behavior Supports in childcare
  • Coordinate research teams
  • Weekly meetings (CHOP, PHMC)
  • Maintain communication across diverse team
  • Manage communication with funder and grant implementation and completion of
  • Maintain communication with multi-disciplinary research staff
  • Maintain minutes
  • Manage administrative and business aspects of project implementation.
  • Oversee data collection and data management
  • IRB submissions
  • Create redcap
  • Collect data on site at childcare centers using survey and in person
  • Oversee the staff who are collecting data on site
  • Data entry, cleaning and completion
  • Participate in data analysis, interpretation and development of recommendation
  • Lead process of selection of implicit bias training
  • Literature search and other searches for existing programs
  • Summarizing findings and design of a process for selection
  • Policy analysis
  • Dissemination of findings
  • Prepare reports and manuscripts for presentations. Academic writing
  • Supervision of trainees that might be part of the project

Required Education and Experience

  • Required Education::  BA/BS in a related field
  • Required Experience:  3+ year(s) relevant clinical research coordination experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Preferred Education:  MA/MS in a related field
  • Preferred Experience:  1+ year(s) relevant clinical research coordination experience

Additional Technical Preferences

  • Able to perform tasks independently and in adherence with all grant requirements.
  • Able to work accurately and pay strict attention to detail.
  • Able to work in collaboration with other professionals and staff at the Hospital, in the State public welfare system, and in other health systems.
  • Adaptable to do work which is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach.
  • Must have a high degree of flexibility of skills and hours.
  • Must have strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Candidate should have a strong interest In and commitment to public health research, program implementation, and child health policy that aims to Improve outcomes for children and families.

To apply, click here.

Resource Coordinator

Job Summary

Provide research-oriented administrative support for a group of research investigators and their teams. He/she will coordinate significant internal and external communications, projects and meetings, make travel arrangements and otherwise provide broad support for investigators in carrying out the administrative aspects of their research program.  Must be highly organized and able to meet deadlines, work on several projects at once and understand the concepts in the work performed. Must manage difficult situations with skill, patience, and diplomacy. Requires independent judgment and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Management of electronic calendars and schedules for PIs and research teams
  • Scheduling of travel, lodging, meetings and facilities
  • Processing of expense reimbursements, purchasing of supplies, and assistance with management of  research funds
  • Maintenance of PI documents (CVs, biosketches, other support)
  • Timekeeping for research staff
  • Communication with sponsored projects and research business management office as required for efficient operation
  • Provide support for developing posters, presentations, grant applications, protocols, manuscripts, and other similar documents
  • Provide sophisticated word processing support and formatting for documents including integration of graphics, charts and other elements
  • Coordinate research-related center projects
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

None

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma or eqivalent with demonstrated success in a similar position for at least 5 years. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Bachelor's degree with minimum 2 – 3 years relevant experience in a clinical research setting.

Additional Technical Requirements

• High level of proficiency in Word processing, PowerPoint, web and spreadsheet software including use of tables, charts and graphs, embedding graphics and objects and merging documents as well as familiarity with bibliographic software (e.g. Endnote). Ability to operate all office equipment and to quickly learn and assimilate new technology into daily work.
• Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing including accurate grammar, spelling and typing.
• Requires Independent judgment and the ability to work well collaboratively as part of a team
• Able to perform mathematical calculations accurately and understand requests for support of data analysis reports, such as budgets, scorecards or metrics
• High level of demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks and activities well
• Able to handle confidential materials and matters
• Excellent organizational, time management, work planning, and attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to negotiate or mediate difficult situations with tact and diplomacy

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

Please apply here.

Grants Writer

Job Summary

The Grant Writer will perform grant writing and management functions that will maximize essential support from external sponsors for the center’s research, training and programmatic initiatives. The Grant Writer will provide expertise and support to a team of interdisciplinary faculty members. The Grant Writer will serve as the point person on each grant project, facilitating team communication, organizing the submission process, and providing writing, editing, project planning and budgeting services and expertise.

Job Responsibilities

Facilitation and Organization of grant submissions (35%)

  • Act as the point person throughout the proposal preparation process to communicate information to and from research team members, sponsor, sponsored projects office, and research business manager; organize meetings and conference calls.
  • Read and understand proposal requirements and develop plan for proposal completion including systematically collecting components (e.g. biosketches, letters of support, facilities descriptions, personnel information), determining timelines, and creating/maintaining collaborative workspaces
  • For electronic submissions, upload all documents in correct format and ensure that all required elements are complete. Work with sponsored projects office to see through to submission.  For paper submissions, compile all components and oversee sign-off, copying, collating and mailing of all required documents. Maintain database of funded grants for access by center faculty

2. Grant Writing (35%)

  • Write all ‘non-science’ grant sections, including facilities and resource descriptions, human subjects protection, project management, data security, organizational capabilities, budget justifications, draft letters of support, etc.
  • Complete enrollment tables, compile and format references and appendices
  • Compile above sections along with sections written by investigative team members (including sub-sites), ensure uniform document formatting, and oversee review and editing of entire document by team

3. Grant Budgeting (20%)

  • Communicate with PI to determine project needs.  Gather personnel costs and contact other internal and external sources and vendors as needed to determine other project costs. If applicable, work with research purchasing office and clinical trials financial management team to determine costs.
  • Develop preliminary budget and work with research business manager to formalize and place in correct format.
  • Work with project team to revise as needed per grant funding limits.

4. Provide related grant writing support (10%)

  • Identify new funding opportunities
  • Create templates for commonly used grant components
  • Maintain database of funded grants for access by center faculty

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

None

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors degree

Required Experience:

  • Three years of professional experience in an academic or research institute or similar setting, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with grants, contracts and subcontracts.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Microsoft Office
  • End Note
  • Demonstrated writing ability.
  • Working knowledge of key practices, regulations, policies and procedures related to grants/contracts.
  • Working knowledge of grant budgeting practices
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing grants in a timely manner.
  • Ability to be professional, courteous and tactful in dealing with researchers, sponsors, research business managers and sponsored projects officers and to communicate clearly and effectively with all research partners.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

Please apply here.

Research Associate II-PolicyLab Intergenerational Family Services-Part-time

Job Summary

This position plays a key leadership role in the PolicyLab Intergenerational Family Services portfolio that coordinates and oversees cross-center strategy for issues of innovative family-centered care in pediatrics, social determinants of health, community-clinical linkages and parenting interventions. Position will also support the development and evaluation of social work-driven clinical-community programs. Position also serves as member of PolicyLab strategy team. Position undertakes cross-center, strategy projects as identified with PolicyLab Intergenerational Faculty Leads and Center leadership.
 
This will be a part-time position- 20-hours a week

Job Responsibilities

  • Key management role in PolicyLab’s Intergenerational portfolio. The Strategist/Program Lead will manage the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the Intergenerational portfolio, serving as a liaison/intermediary to Center projects related to issues of advancing family-centered care in pediatrics, social determinants of health, community-clinical linkages, and parenting interventions.
  • The position will also work closely with interdisciplinary teams across the network to support the development and evaluation of clinical-community linkage programs.
  • The position requires collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, as the Program Lead will partner with interdisciplinary teams and represent the portfolio to outside stakeholders including practitioners, policymakers and community stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Center communications and policy experts to develop and disseminate strategic communications, including blogs, commentaries, and related documents. Participate in grant development and reporting; assist with research manuscripts and support implementation work as it relates to the portfolio.
  • Participate in PolicyLab strategy team and support Center strategy activities as they relate to the portfolio.

Management and Staffing

Coordinate with consultants related to program portfolio, as applicable.

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree, 5-7 years of relevant experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree 10+ years of relevant experience required

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Masters degree in social work, public health, public administration, law or related field, plus 3-5 years related to public health, clinical work, social work or non-profit leadership experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience and content expertise with issues of intergenerational health, family-centered care or clinical-community partnerships in a policy, advocacy, clinical or research capacity.
  • Grant writing or development experience is preferred.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

Student Employment Opportunities

If you are a student with an interest in Adolescent Health & Well-beingHealth Care Coverage, Access & QualityHealth Equity or Intergenerational Family Services and would like to explore possibilities of participating in an internship or work study or volunteering within PolicyLab, we may have a research study or policy project just for you.  

PolicyLab provides opportunities for students at different levels of training—from undergraduate to doctoral—to participate in pediatric research and health policy projects. Summer and year-long positions may be available.  

Applying is Easy! 

Summer Positions

Our 2019 Spring/Summer application period will run from March 15 through June 1. Please note, onboarding can take anywhere from three to six weeks, therefore we highly suggest that you submit your request early during the application period to allow adequate time to participate in PolicyLab’s studies.

Simply send your request to PolicyLab by clicking on submit during our spring/summer application period. If we have an available position that may be a match, we will contact you to discuss further possibilities and next steps in the process. Our faculty also work with students in the SUMR and CRISSP programs, for which we also welcome your applications. 

Fall/Winter Positions 

Our 2018 Fall/Winter application period has ended, however we will publish more information on the 2019 Fall/Winter application in the coming months.

We look forward to connecting with you!

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

 

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.