Two-Year Paid Fellowship for PhDs Available at BronxWorks

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Monday, March 4, 2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting recent PhDs in the humanities and social sciences to apply for two-year staff positions at BronxWorks and 19 other organizations.  Fellows will perform substantive work and receive professional mentoring.  The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 and provides individual health insurance.

The position at BronxWorks is for a Program Analyst with our homeless services.  See below for a description of the position.  You may also download the official description of the BronxWorks position here: http://www.acls.org/uploadedFiles/Fellowships_and_Grants/Competitions/1213_Public%20Fellows_BronxWorks.pdf

Information on the ACLS Public Fellows Program can be found at http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows.  The deadline to apply is March 27, 2013.  All applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application System.  Do not send any inquiries to BronxWorks.


POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Program Analyst will collect and analyze data on homeless individuals and families living in the South Bronx. Research will focus on the effectiveness of past and present methods used by care providers to move the homeless population from the streets to housing. Relative to the gravity of the homelessness crisis in America, a small amount of concrete data exists. The Program Analyst will develop and implement formal evaluation systems and conduct personal interviews with current and formerly homeless individuals. Ultimately, he/she will create and publish a manual of research findings and recommendation for practices. This is a unique opportunity to conduct research in a rising field of study. Upon completion of the fellowship, the Program Analyst will possess a detailed knowledge of issues centered on poverty and homelessness and will be well-qualified for a wide variety of policy jobs in government and the nonprofit sector.

Working with colleagues at BronxWorks and a variety of outside organizations, the Program Analyst will:


  • develop and implement formal evaluation systems for programs providing homeless services;
  • formally analyze and collect data via interviews with both current and formerly homeless;
  • work with representatives from outside organizations;
  • represent BronxWorks at events hosted by community-based organizations, New York City hospitals, and government agencies at the city, state and federal level; and
  • analyze results found through networking and research to create a narrative of findings.


QUALIFICATIONS


  • Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Experience in data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Computer skills including the ability to work with pre-existing information databases\
  • Strong organization, written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility, initiative and good problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Interest in working in the social services field highly desirable
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English highly desirable
     
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