Bloomberg Philanthropies works to create catalytic change across five areas of focus: arts and culture, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Our mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. Our approach is rooted in Mike Bloomberg's unique experience and success across the field of business, government, and philanthropy.
Bloomberg Associates (BA) is Bloomberg Philanthropies’ pro bono consulting service founded by Michael R. Bloomberg, the 108th Mayor of New York City and Founder of Bloomberg LP, as a philanthropic venture. We provide services to cities that help governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. BA works across nine (9) different focus areas: Cultural Assets Management, Marketing & Communications, Media and Digital Strategies, Municipal Integrity, Social Services, Sustainability, Transportation, Economic Development and Urban Planning, with teams that have deep subject matter expertise and extensive experience in municipal government.
As part of Bloomberg Associates’ work to develop and implement the Atlanta Chief Health Officer’s portfolio and priorities, BA seeks candidates for a public health policy fellow position focused on executing key public health initiatives that tackle the greatest health challenges facing Atlantans from approximately November 2020 – May 2020. The selected Public Health Policy Fellow will report to BA staff and support BA projects to tackle HIV via a PrEP for All campaign and chronic disease prevention via a healthy food procurement policy. Specific assignments may include:
- Health Communications. Assisting with health-related campaigns, reports, and public communications.
- Assist and support BA and CHO with planning and operations of the City’s COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Council
- Lead for technology, research and coordination, communications and meeting facilitations
- Working with BA to assemble informative content, coordinate focus groups, and assist in drafting an RFI for two HIV communications campaigns
- Support BA in crafting PrEP provider educational materials, such as assistance in drafting a PrEP provider guide
- Assist BA in researching City health plans and developing a template and gathering data for the Atlanta version
- Assist with planning and development of city initiatives to address chronic health issues, including health equity
- Support BA to develop the CHO’s public health messaging and communications materials.
- Work with BA to collect relevant public health data, research and prepare the City’s COVID work, including a city health report.
- Keep abreast of city, state, and national public health policy and market trends to determine their impact on care delivery efforts across the City while regularly briefing the CHO.
- Work with BA and the CHO on the next iteration of the Mayor's Summit on Emotional Wellness for Women.
- Advance the implementation of selected chronic disease prevention efforts including healthy food procurement, as needed.
- Advance BA and CHO efforts to reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV including launching a targeted PrEP campaign.
- Collaborate closely with BA, the CHO and the Fulton and Dekalb County Boards of Health to advance partnerships related to the Atlanta’s health priority projects.
- The Health Policy Fellow may also participate in and help handle City advisory groups and task forces as requested by BA and the CHO.
- Work with BA to develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for Atlanta’s health initiatives.
- Represent the CHO’s office in meetings and events as needed.
- Communicate BA and the CHO’s programmatic updates to partners and staff as needed.
We seek dedicated, curious individuals with outstanding research, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Other qualifications include:
- Master’s degree candidate or recent Bachelor’s graduate in public health, the social sciences, policy or a related field.
- Health communications experience or training (or related experience in social services)
- Proven interest in public health, equity and/or social justice.
- Training in quantitative and qualitative research methodology, health data collection and biostatistics related to infectious disease prevention, social determinants of health, emotional health, chronic disease prevention and/or health disparities and equity is a plus.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse partners, including elected and appointed officials.
- Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams.
- Proven attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency with statistical software including STATA and Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is desirable.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to working in a collaborative, team-oriented workplace.
- Track record of producing high-quality research papers commensurate with professional experience.
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including an ability to learn new topics quickly
- Flexibility and willingness to learn and develop new skills on the job.
Bloomberg Philanthropies is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment.