Employment Opportunities

Intergenerational Family Services Strategy Associate

Job Summary
 

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a strategy associate to focus on the following key initiatives:

  1. Support PolicyLab’s Intergenerational Family Services research portfolio by coordinating meetings, conducting portfolio strategic planning, and providing policy guidance and technical assistance to research teams
  2. Support PolicyLab center-wide policy initiatives by working closely with the Health Policy Director to identify and build strategic plans to support policy priorities, assess and respond to policy issues, contribute to writing policy briefs and other communications, and engage with key internal and external stakeholders

Reporting to the Health Policy Director and consulting with the faculty lead of the Intergenerational Family Services portfolio, the strategy associate will partner with investigators and research staff specifically within the Intergenerational Family Services portfolio to support collaborative research projects and policy initiatives. The strategy associate will also support and spearhead center-wide policy initiatives related to improving the health and well-being of children and their families. Successful candidates will value collaboration and communications as key components of helping the policy team move forward PolicyLab’s robust policy portfolio at all levels of government.

This position is ideal for a community health or public administration professional with a programmatic and policy background who is looking to utilize their skills to support the strategic growth of research and implementation projects and policy initiatives to inform evidence-based, best practices for children and their families. This position requires collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Experience with project management and evaluation is preferred.

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.

Job Responsibilities
 

Support PolicyLab’s Intergenerational Family Services Portfolio

  • In collaboration with PolicyLab’s Intergenerational Family Services portfolio faculty lead, coordinate the development and implementation of strategic plans for the Intergenerational portfolio, including organizing portfolio meetings and supporting portfolio-related collaborative projects
  • Provide policy consultation to support research teams’ research goals and projects, as well as for responding to policy issues related to the portfolio
  • Provide ongoing policy consultation and technical assistance to portfolio projects
  • Work closely with the Center’s communications team to develop and disseminate strategic communications, including policy briefs, blog posts, commentaries, and related documents
  • Coordinate with consultants and interns related to portfolio work, as applicable

Support PolicyLab Center-wide Policy Initiatives

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies to advance policy priorities, including working directly with research teams and communications team to translate research evidence into accessible, educational information and actionable recommendations for a policy audience and get them into the hands of that audience or to other stakeholders who can do so
  • Review and edit internal and external Center communications—including blog posts, newsletters, educational materials, press statements, etc.—for accuracy and framing of messaging related to policy implications and recommendations based in the Center’s research evidence
  • Identify and engage in opportunities to expand PolicyLab’s visibility, such as presenting or exhibiting at policy-focused conferences, participating in coalitions or working groups, and responding to local, state and federal calls for comments on policy proposals
  • Identify and engage with key stakeholders related to policy priorities
  • Work closely with CHOP Government Affairs on activities aligned with the Intergenerational portfolio and priorities to:
    • Coordinate and support PolicyLab researchers in providing written and verbal comments, testimony, speeches and other communications regarding active legislative matters
  • Provide research evidence to inform the hospital’s advocacy efforts

Required Education and Experience

 
  • 3-5 years related to social work, public health, or non-profit leadership experience required
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
 
  • Graduate degree in public health, public administration, law, or related field preferred
  • Grant writing or development experience is preferred
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
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills and experience in strategic planning
  • Experience with policy research and writing
  • Experience collaborating with community-based organizations and/or public systems (departments of health and human services, child welfare, etc.)
  • Understanding of research and evaluation projects in order to inform innovation and project design for funding proposals
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and communicating with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Comfort representing PolicyLab at community task forces, workgroups, conferences and events

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.

To apply for the Intergenerational Family Services Strategy Associate position, click here

Communications Associate

Job Summary 

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Communications Associate to join our communications team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

PolicyLab offers this exciting opportunity to impact the organization’s mission by providing broad support to PolicyLab’s communications, as well as direct support to PolicyLab research teams on dissemination of their research and initiatives to reach internal and external audiences. This position will also work collaboratively with PolicyLab’s policy team and research portfolio leadership on strategies and tactics to advance the center’s policy and research priorities. The Communications Associate will manage PolicyLab’s social media outreach and contribute to several important writing projects. Experience with graphic design and/or video production is desired, but not required.

The Communications Associate position is ideal for an early-career communications professional with a background/interest in health who is looking to develop their skills in strategic communications planning, social media strategy and translation of research. A strong foundation in writing and the ability to work well on a team are keys to success in this role. This position reports to the Senior Communications and Operations Manager.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with PolicyLab researchers to create and carry out dissemination strategies and tactics for their articles and other work, with a view towards broader public policy influence
  • Execute PolicyLab’s social media strategy, drafting content, developing social media analytics reports and identifying new ways for PolicyLab to enhance its social media presence
  • Execute strategic communications plans for two of PolicyLab’s five thematic research portfolios
  • Conduct writing and editing projects including editing and writing blog posts for PolicyLab’s blog, editing and disseminating internal and external newsletters, and assisting in the development of policy and research-translation materials
  • Execute a variety of design projects, including tools, presentations, and graphics
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • Two (2) years of related communications experience

Preferred Experience

  • Previous experience with graphic design and/or video production

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Intermediate proficiency managing professional social media accounts (Twitter)

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.

To apply, click 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.

Communications Intern

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking an undergraduate intern to work with its communications team. PolicyLab is a research center within Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia dedicated to achieving optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. The communications team is responsible for translating PolicyLab research and policy recommendations to internal and external audiences through a variety of online and public relations tactics. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in both expanding their communications skills and learning more about the most pressing health issues facing children and families today.

Candidates should be rising sophomores or upper classmen who are currently studying communications, public health or related fields. An interest or background in health communications is required. Strong candidates will have excellent writing skills, social media experience and comfort with communicating for research and lay audiences. The paid internship formally begins in June, with the option of beginning sooner, and continues through the summer and academic year. Interns can expect to work 10-15 hours per week.

This role will work under direct supervision to provide support to the department as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Draft and schedule social media and website content
  • Contribute to strategic communications plans for translating and disseminating research
  • Assist in analyzing department performance across a number of communications metrics, including newsletters and social media
  • Assist in the creation of presentations for internal and external use
  • Provide editing assistance as needed for blog posts and various research resources

Required Education

  • High School diploma / GED

Preferred Education

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program in related field

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Intermediate proficiency managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

To apply, click here. Please contact Laura Cavello at cavellol@email.chop.edu with any questions. 

Student Employment Opportunities

Spring/Summer Intern enrollment is now closed, but be sure to revisit our website from August 15 to October 30 for our 2019 and 2020 Fall/Winter enrollment season. 

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 has ended. 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 

Enrollment for the Fall/Winter will be open from August 15 to October 30, 2019. 

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.