Global Health Corps Fellow, Advocacy and Policy Research Associate
**Note: Global Health Corps fellow roles do not require a doctorate degree.
The Advocacy and Policy Research Associate fellowship role at Housing Works will contribute to advocacy efforts focusing primarily on social drivers of ongoing HIV epidemics, including poverty, housing instability, food insecurity, and social and economic marginalization. Only by addressing these social drivers can we end the epidemic. The Advocacy and Policy Research Associate will contribute to these efforts through involvement in community-based participatory research conducted directly by Housing Works and academic partners, by evaluating and documenting successful, cost-effective social and structural HIV prevention and care interventions, and by helping to develop and articulate evidence-based health care delivery and public health policies and advocacy tools. This role includes collaboration with other members of the Housing Works Advocacy and Community Organizing team, external academic partners, and direct service program clients and staff members.
– Collaborate with Housing Works providers and academic partners to collect and analyze data to examine outcomes of HIV prevention and treatment interventions designed to address social drivers of HIV risk and health outcomes
– Analyze the existing literature on the social drivers of HIV and summarize results
– Assist with the development and programming of expert consultations at the state, national, regional, and global levels
– Develop policy papers and advocacy tools to translate research into effective public policy
Skills and Experience
– Bachelor’s degree*
– Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, law, public policy, or related field
– Public policy experience, study, research, or other demonstrated interest*
– Academic or work experience with data or policy analysis and preparation of written findings*
– Quantitative or qualitative research experience, particularly pertaining to study design, implementation, and analyses*
– Experience working on housing, food security, drug policy, social marginalization, or other social justice issue
– Demonstrated skill in written communications for internal-facing documents, such as protocols, and external-facing documents, such as manuscripts
– Experience providing direct client services
– Experience in data collection
– Willingness to work collaboratively with consumers and across disciplines
– Willingness to work in a community-based setting (open office plan) and to interact with culturally diverse clients and direct service staff
– Acceptance and comfort with a low-threshold, harm reduction approach to service delivery and behavioral health care
– Project development and management skills
– Ability to respond to varied policy questions and requests as needed to support agency advocacy campaigns that are constantly evolving
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