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Hourly Project Assistant I (JR-0000594)


The Hourly Project Assistant I will work with the Harm Reduction Unit Public Health Specialist and Director of the Harm Reduction Unit to help populate and maintain a living database of up-to-date supplies for women/pregnant and parenting people who use drugs (PWUD). Supplies include:

• Range of menstrual supplies

• Free pregnancy tests

• Free emergency contraception

• Posters about reproductive health care for PWUD and providers

The Hourly Project Assistant I will research different suppliers of these products, establish working relationships with suppliers, track the point of contact, what they are supplying, when/how often they can provide supplies, where they can provide supplies. The incumbent will survey Syringe Exchange Programs/Drug User Health Hubs (SEPs/DUHHs) to develop an understanding of barriers, challenges and resources needed for women, pregnant and parenting people who use drugs. The incumbent will assist with analysis and dissemination of results for knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs survey of SEPs/DUHHs aimed at helping develop better reproductive health services for people who use drugs. The incumbent will develop presentations on the needs, challenges and barriers of women/pregnant and parenting people who use drugs and other ODUH initiatives to internal and NYS community partners.  The incumbent will provide accurate and timely monthly reports on the status of projects focused on women/pregnant and parenting PWUD, time frames for completion and recommending changes to improve outcomes. The incumbent will assist with the AI Research agenda questions related to improving access to harm reduction services, access to health care to improve outcomes for women/pregnant and parenting people.

The incumbent in this position will work approximately 20 hours/week. 


Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled master’s-level student in public health or related field.


Preferred Qualifications

A demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health that affect drug user health.  A fundamental understanding of communicable diseases, including HIV, STI and HCV. Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.


Conditions of Employment
Grant funded, hourly position expected to last through 5/17/2024. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.

Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting will be available.

HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans