Advocacy and Policy Research Associate

Global Health Corps
New York, NY
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Housing Works’ advocacy focuses 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 this work 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 work 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.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: US12-Nat
Job Function: Advocacy, Policy, Research
Issue Area: Chronic Diseases, HIV / AIDS, Infectious Diseases


Work 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
Conduct research of 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 & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, law, public policy, or related field
Public health 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 survey design, implementation, and evaluation*
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

Additional Information

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