Get Involved

There are so many ways to get involved with UHI’s exciting work! Whether you are a researcher, community leader, member of a private or public organization, student, work full-time, or are at any other life stage, the Urban Health Initiative wants to hear from you! Please follow the below steps to get involved:

  1. All students and community members interested in learning more about UHI’s volunteer and intern opportunities should add themselves to our General Email Listserv.
  2. Review the position descriptions below. If there are no positions listed, we may not be seeking new volunteers at this time. If you are still interested in getting involved in one of our Current Projects, skip to the next step.
  3. Once you have done so, please contact Dr. Carolyn Aidman, Associate Director, at caidman@emory.edu to let her know you are interested in working with UHI. You will receive a response from either Dr. Aidman or our Volunteer Manager.
  4. Schedule your interview with our Volunteer Manager.
  5. Complete the necessary On-Boarding Materials.
  6. If you are interested in being a project leader, you may be invited to a second interview. The amount of time we spend interviewing prospective UHI team members (such as yourself) increases with the amount of responsibility they want to have in our organization.

UHI is unique in that we rely on YOU (our volunteers) to make the impact on health disparities. This isn't just theory; this is application! Working with real communities and people is very rewarding, but comes with a lot of responsibility. As such, getting involved can be a relatively long process compared to other volunteer/intern opportunities, but this is necessary in order to ensure our volunteer team is qualified to represent UHI and Emory. We are seeking people (anyone, not just students) who are leaders, learners, and go-getters with entrepreneurial spirits.

Available Position(s):

Manager of Organizational Development

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. The position for Organizational Development will help UHI build and implement the infrastructure necessary to create a sustainable and efficient organization.

Job Description

The job responsibilities will include:
  • Recruiting, interviewing, on-boarding and supervision of volunteers.
  • Identifying volunteers that will act as project managers for individual projects.
  • Working closely with Associate Director to carry-out day-to-day tasks.
  • Working closely with Associate Director and Co-Directors to carry out long-term mission and vision of UHI.
  • Responsible for the ideation and implementation of a sustainable organizational structure.
  • Web design and development, as well as managing web content.
  • Coordination of grant development and fundraising efforts.
Qualifications

We're a match if:
  • You want to apply your skills to real-world problems. You are grounded in insights about challenges communities face and have worked on the ground in challenged urban environments affected by health disparity.
  • You are a self-starter.
  • You can easily switch from macro to micro thinking
  • You are an excellent communicator with great instincts about how to synthesize and tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback.
  • You are used to working across industries and disciplines and comfortable embedded in multidisciplinary teams.
Have what it takes?
  • Participating in, or have already earned an advanced academic or professional degree related to business, public policy, international development, economics, finance, or a related field.
  • English fluency (written and spoken). Additional language capabilities are preferred.
  • Ability to work from September of 2014 – April 2015
Additional Information

Only apply when your application is complete with the requirements below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.

Application Requirements:
  • CV or Resume.
  • Cover letter: tell us why you and UHI are made for each other.
  • CITI Certification
  • NIH Biosketch
  • Accepted formats: DOC, PPT, PDF

UHI Project Volunteer

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

Job Description

The job responsibilities will include:
  • Oversee given tasks assigned by UHI Project Lead
  • Collaborate with team members and community partners
  • Assist in the development and implementation of project goals and objectives
  • Attend UHI Project’s monthly team meetings as well as UHI organization wide events
  • Support UHI Project Lead with data collection, reporting, and creating drafts for article publications
Qualifications

We're a match if:
  • You are energetic with great social skills
  • You possess strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • You have the ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • You are self-motivating
  • You values teamwork
Have what it takes?
  • English fluency (written and spoken). Additional language capabilities are preferred.
  • Ability to dedicate at least 10 hours a week to UHI
Open Volunteer Positions by Project
  • Food As Medicine
    • Shelf-Labeling Volunteer
    • Curriculum Developer
  • Eye-Telemedicine
    • Data Collector
  • Communications and PR
    • Social Media Volunteer
    • Print Media Volunteer
Additional Information

This is an unpaid position; however, students can find alternative funding through work-study programs or scholarships. If desired, this opportunity can be utilized as practicum hours.

Only apply when your application is complete with the requirements below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.

Application Requirements:
  • CV or Resume.
  • Cover letter: tell us why you and UHI are made for each other.
  • Accepted formats: DOC, PPT, PDF

Communication and Marketing Coordinator

Description

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. The Communication and Marketing Coordinator will lay the Marketing and Public Relations ground work for this program. We are looking for someone who can work to build the infrastructure we need to succeed as a business and program. Before we can impact large populations, we need to set the foreground. Our Communication/Marketing team will be the ones to develop the protocols for the future of this initiative. This person will collaborate with all other coordinators to maintain a fluid and consistent image of our initiative.

Job Description

The job responsibilities include:
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of communication and marketing for the program
  • Will mentor and assist all personnel on the communication and marketing team
  • Create and publish press releases and other forms of communication, using mixed media
  • Create a strong marketing and public relations presence
  • Brand the program and create a public presence
  • Maintain a positive web presence and keep all materials up to date
  • Be involved in expanding the marketing and public relations aspect of this program.
  • Create new initiatives through media
  • Manage and edit social media, keeping it up to date
  • Be able to articulate all aspects of communication and marketing to the senior leadership
Qualifications

We're a match if:
  • You want to apply your skills to real-world problems. You are grounded in insights about challenges communities face and have worked on the ground in challenged urban environments affected by health disparity.
  • You can easily switch from macro to micro thinking.
  • You are an excellent communicator with great instincts about how to synthesize and tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback.
  • You are used to working across industries and disciplines and comfortable embedded in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in writing press releases and other communication materials.
  • Knowledge in maintaining a web presence.
  • Ability to create and explore new avenues for communications, marketing and public relations.
  • Experience with branding.
  • Looking for a self-motivated, energetic person who will enhance public knowledge of this program.
Have what it takes?
  • Participating in, or have earned an advanced academic or professional degree related to business, public policy, international development, economics, finance, or a related field.
  • English fluency (written and spoken). Additional language capabilities are preferred.
  • Ability to work from for at least 2 semesters.
  • Ability to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to this initiative
Additional Information

This is an unpaid opportunity. However we will support anyone who is being funded by work study or any other means of income.

Only apply when your application is complete with the requirements below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.

Application Requirements:
  • CV or Resume.
  • Cover letter: tell us why you and UHI are made for each other.
  • CITI Certification
  • NIH Biosketch
  • Accepted formats: DOC, PPT, PDF
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Project Management Coordinator

Description

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. The Project Management Coordinator will lay the ground work for each project. We are looking for someone who can work to build the infrastructure we need to succeed as a business and program. Before we can impact large populations, we need to set the foreground. Our project management team will be the ones to develop the protocols for the future of this initiative. This person will collaborate with all other coordinators to maintain a fluid and consistent stream of projects.

Job Description

The job responsibilities will include:
  • Lead and manage all project teams
  • Mentor the project teams and work with them to enhance each project
  • Work to develop new project teams
  • Support each team
  • Collaborate with all other coordinators in order to ensure program efficiency
  • Keep open communication with each project leader
  • Assist with any project in need of support
  • Work with Business Development Coordinator to develop additional projects to take on
  • Collaborate with Finance Coordinator to ensure each project is on track with budget
  • Be able to articulate the status of each project to senior leadership
Qualifications

We're a match if:
  • You want to apply your skills to real-world problems. You are grounded in insights about challenges communities face and have worked on the ground in challenged urban environments affected by health disparity.
  • You can easily switch from macro to micro thinking
  • You are an excellent communicator with great instincts about how to synthesize and tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback.
  • You are used to working across industries and disciplines and comfortable embedded in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skill
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Interest and ability to act as a mentor to project leaders
  • Creativity and motivated to initiate new projects
  • Team player-able to lead and manage teams of other people
  • Looking for a self-motivated, energetic person who will enhance all projects and manage each initiative.
Have what it takes?
  • Participating in, or have already earned an advanced academic or professional degree related to business, public policy, international development, economics, finance, or a related field.
  • English fluency (written and spoken). Additional language capabilities are preferred.
  • Ability to work from September of 2014 – April 2015
  • Ability to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to this initiative
Additional Information

This is an unpaid opportunity. We are willing to support work study students and volunteers which scholarships.

Only apply when your application is complete with the requirements below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.

Application Requirements:
  • CV or Resume.
  • Cover letter: tell us why you and UHI are made for each other.
  • CITI Certification
  • NIH Biosketch
  • Accepted formats: DOC, PPT, PDF
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Operations Manager Trainee

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. We are looking for an Operations Manager to lead various student, staff and faculty activities and manage day to day operations and administrative tasks. The trainee will go through appropriate training during Spring 2017 and then transition to the position of Urban Health Initiative Operations Manager during Summer 2017.

Job Description

The job responsibilities include:
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the organization through team work among the administration and project coordinators
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and others to build Standard Operating Procedures for processes within the organization such as monitoring and evaluation of projects, recruitment and reporting processes for employees, apps
  • Coordinate administrative meetings
  • Assist in event planning e.g. career fairs, team potluck dinner meetings, orientation sessions, etc. m
  • Provide administrative assistance to all UHI members as needed
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with on-boarding and orientation of new members and maintain employee/volunteer records
  • Update the orientation handbook
  • Promote UHI as an organization
  • Any other administrative assistance that may be required by this position
Qualifications

  • 1+ year relevant leadership experience in operations
  • Be an active member of the Urban Health Initiative, dedicating least 10 hours/week to this role
  • Self-motivated and can self-initiate activities
  • Problem solving and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of/willing to learn other technological platforms like BaseCamp, WebEx, Emory Box, etc.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment
Additional Information

This is an unpaid opportunity. However, we will support anyone who is being funded by work study or any other means of income. Please follow the instruction above to apply to the Operations Manager Trainee position.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Trainee

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. We are looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to implement and review monitoring and evaluation activities for the Urban Health Initiative’s projects. The trainee will go through appropriate training during Spring 2017 and then transition to the position of Urban Health Initiative Monitoring and Evaluation Manager during Summer 2017.

Job Description

The job responsibilities include:
  • Work with several project coordinators to provide support and guidance on project monitoring and evaluation activities and on UHI reporting requirements
  • Provide support to projects, including interacting with project coordinators, M&E focal points, on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support these requirements
  • Work with community partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, and assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision
  • Assist in the maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry
  • Establishes, builds, and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
  • Any other assistance that may be required by this position
Qualifications
  • Relevant degree with 1+ years’ relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation or has successfully completed a Monitoring and Evaluation course at Emory University.
  • Be an active member of the Urban Health Initiative, dedicating least 10 hours/week to this role
  • Plans, coordinates, and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience writing articles for publications
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment
Additional Information

This is an unpaid opportunity. However, we will support anyone who is being funded by work study or any other means of income. Please follow the instruction above to apply to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Trainee position.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.

Communications Associate

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. We are looking for a Communications Associate to work in conjunction with the Communications Manager. Position to begin immediately.

Job Description

The job responsibilities include:
  • Assist with organizing and facilitating communication across projects and throughout the organization
  • Develop bulletin for general organization announcements and special events
  • Assist with creation of web and social media content
  • Any other assistance that may be required by this position
Qualifications
  • 1+ year of relevant experience in communications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of/willing to learn other technological platforms like BaseCamp, WebEx, Emory Box, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Graphic art skills and/ or journalism skills (Preferred, but not required)
Additional Information

This is an unpaid opportunity. However, we will support anyone who is being funded by work study or any other means of income. Please follow the instruction above to apply to the Communications Associate position.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.

Social Media Associate

The mission of the Emory Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. We are looking for a Social Media Associate to work in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Manager to increase awareness of the Urban Health Initiative. Position to begin immediately.

Job Description

The job responsibilities include:
  • Manage the Urban Health Initiative’s social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Provide timely reporting and analysis of social media platforms.
  • Work with communications and media team to increase UHI awareness
  • Stay up to date on new social media tools and best practices
  • Any other assistance that may be required by this position
Qualifications
  • Experience in digital marketing/ social media including use of a social media management dashboard (e.g. Hootsuite, Sprout Social)
  • Thorough understanding and experience utilizing social media analytics
  • Graphic art skills and/ or journalism skills (Preferred, but not required)
  • Be an active member of the Urban Health Initiative, dedicating least 3 hours/week to this role
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Additional Information

This is an unpaid opportunity. However, we will support anyone who is being funded by work study or any other means of income. Please follow the instruction above to apply to the Social Media Associate position.

After reviewing your application, we will set up a time to interview if we believe we should work together.