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Program Assistant

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EcoHealth Alliance
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Published 1 day ago

POSITION SUMMARY   

As a critical part of our science and programs, the Program Assistant will work closely with EcoHealth Alliance’s Senior Program and Administrative Teams to ensure the smooth planning, development, and execution of projects investigating the dynamics and spread of emerging infectious diseases in wildlife, humans, and domestic animals in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. The candidate should be self-motivated and proactive. The Program Assistant will contribute important administrative support for a variety of projects at EcoHealth Alliance. The Program Assistant will assist with drafting text such as grant applications, scientific papers, reports, website content, social media updates, and project summaries as well as provide support for programs in financial reporting, expense coding, and timesheet entries. The Program Assistant will work closely with research, program, finance, and other administrative staff at our headquarters in New York City as well as with our collaborators at leading institutions in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. This is a junior position, ideal for a recent university graduate, and based at EcoHealth Alliance in New York City.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide research and administrative support for programs on which the president Dr. Peter Daszak is principal investigator.
  • Collaborate with EcoHealth Alliance partners and associates – and maintain communication as necessary in assistance with grant management and administrative support for projects.
  • Assist with drafting, submission, and/or processing of high quality scientific manuscripts for publication as well as generate brief summaries of papers and conduct preliminary literature or grey literature searches
  • Provide administrative support for grants, contracts, MOU/MOAs from initial writing, assisting with draft receipt and revisions, and follow-up with invoicing, payments and accounting reports

o  Support administrative and science teams with grant submissions, reporting, and some writing projects

  • Set up meetings, generate draft agendas, and take minutes for conferences and meetings

o  Occasional ordering, shipping, and tracking research and field supplies as well as coordinating and coding receipts

o  Have responsibility for some grants and contracts management and program coordination

o  Program Assistant will be expected to spend up to one third of time assisting and supporting the managing editor and other editors of the journal EcoHealth in managing the flow of quality manuscripts, communicating efficiently and effectively with reviewers, authors, and editors, and working closely with the Managing Editor to ensure timely production.

o  Manage personal EcoHealth Alliance timesheets and credit card reports

  • Participate in other projects and tasks as required or assigned by supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY   

As a critical part of our science and programs, the Program Assistant will work closely with EcoHealth Alliance’s Senior Program and Administrative Teams to ensure the smooth planning, development, and execution of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    June 4, 2021

Benefits

At EcoHealth Alliance, our vision is a workplace with a diverse and talented staff where people want to come, to stay, do their best work, and grow. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote our staff without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or socioeconomic status. EcoHealth Alliance offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is proud and deeply committed to being an equal opportunity employer. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org.

 

At EcoHealth Alliance, our vision is a workplace with a diverse and talented staff where people want to come, to stay, do their best work, and grow. We recruit, employ, train, compensate…

Level of Language Proficiency

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent BSc or BA or comparable with some background in Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Public Health, or related life sciences

·      Strong writing and verbal communication skills with a keen eye for detail

  • Some experience with research including literature reviews, writing, drafting, or reviewing
  • Proven ability to work independently

·      Self-driven, highly motivated, organized, and willing to perform detailed research and administrative duties

·      Strong interpersonal skills; a willingness to place team before self and a strong sense of diplomacy

·      Cultural sensitivity

·      Willingness to work some mornings, evenings, weekends as necessary

·      Fluency in written and spoken English required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent BSc or BA or comparable with some background in Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Public Health, or related life sciences

·      Strong writing and verbal…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Send an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "2021 PROGRAM ASSISTANT" in the subject line. If you would like to be considered for more than one job position, please indicate that in your cover letter and list your order of preference. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be reviewed. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

HOW TO APPLY

Send an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with "2021 PROGRAM ASSISTANT…

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