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  1. The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives (NPSC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the application of validated, science-based findings to wide-scale, effective implementation of prevention practices and policies. Prevention Science addresses individual and societal problems before they develop and encourages a wellness approach to positive childhood, adolescent, family and community outcomes. It informs decision makers as to what practices are most effective and cost beneficial in order to ensure that children and adolescents lead healthy and successful lives. From a prevention mentality, the NPSC addresses several areas of concern, such as mental and behavioral health, education, poverty, juvenile and criminal justice, environmental influences, and adverse social conditions that contribute to major chronic illnesses (e.g., asthma, diabetes, obesity, heart disease) that originate in childhood and become compounded in adulthood. We are comprised of prominent scientists (across disciplines), educators, community stakeholders, practitioners and clinicians, policy makers, advocates, and foundation representatives. We work in a bipartisan manner with Congressional offices, Caucuses, federal agency administrators (e.g., NIH, SAMHSA, ONDCP, and CDC), and like-minded groups and organizations. Overall, we aim to encourage an understanding and acceptance by public and private sectors of the evidence accumulated by Prevention Science and related fields, thus leading to policies that enable wide-scale adoption and implementation of effective practices by community and child/adolescent-serving systems (e.g., education, child welfare, juvenile justice) for improving mental, behavioral, and physical health. We currently have an assistant level, half-time position available to further develop the Coalition and support its activities. The assistant will be involved with a wide range of activities geared toward further establishing the infrastructure of this new Coalition. Roughly 10 hours a week will be dedicated to communication activities (newsletter development, social media, website, & development of communications committee) while the rest of the time the candidate will manage operational tasks. The candidate will report to the Coalition Coordinator and weekly phone meetings/frequent email communication will be required. This position will end on June 30th, however further funding and job performance may extend the length of time. Qualifications: The position strongly prefers the candidate to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Computer Technology, Psychology, Business Administration, or a related field with at least one year of direct experience in some of the tasks outlined below (e.g. writing/editing, social media management, etc.). Current college students will be considered as well. Knowledge of prevention science is desired but not required. Required Skills: Technologically savvy: e.g., proficient with excel, word processing, power point, wix (for our website), newsletter software (constant contact), and other software used for publication purposes and database management. Taking the initiative: e.g., figuring out how to develop and maintain a newsletter, how to livestream, how to edit and populate the website, etc. Extremely Detail Oriented: e.g., entering data accurately, tracking activities and accomplishments, etc. Exceptional language and editing skills: e.g., posting on social media, reviewing language for announcements, brochures, etc. Ability to problem solve without supervision (e.g. technological issues) Creative design and visual skills Time management and organizational skills Notetaking skills Ability to be flexible and adapt to fluctuating tasks Pleasant and effective phone and e-mail etiquette Tasks may include but are not limited to: Social Media: Assist with the social media presence (e.g. Increase exposure via social media by finding relevant posts daily and increasing followers on twitter, facebook, youtube, and linkedin page) Website Development/Management: Provide assistance with updates to the NPSC website. Review google analytics and make suggestions for improvement Newsletter production: Collect, organize, research, and write/edit relevant material. Research: Assist with background research for various projects and tasks Outreach & materials: Assist in the production and editing of company materials (e.g. brochure, op-eds, handouts, business cards, etc.) Membership/Affiliates: Help NPSC increase membership (goal: 500 individuals and 50 organizations) and develop strategies to increase collaboration (e.g. data collection and entry for various databases) Committee Support: NPSC has a number of committees (Policy, Translational Science, Implementation, Finance, Fundraising, Communications, Violence Prevention working group, & Poverty working group) with committee chairs who may request assistance with activities and projects. Congressional Briefings: Provide administrative support in the areas of logistics, communication, and technology. This occurs in DC roughly every 2-3 months. Administrative Support: Mailings, copying, ordering supplies, etc. Other Activities: Other activities may be requested, based on the skill level and interest of the applicant (e.g. event planning, research funding opportunities, project evaluation opportunities) For more information about the NPSC, visit www.npscoalition.org. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Coalition Coordinator: Jessica Bair jbair@c-trans.org
  2. 11g, a consumer research group, is seeking people to talk to about investigations, true crime, and mysteries. We will be conducting in-person interviews on Monday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 24th within Washington D.C. proper. Interviews will last about 60-90 minutes and you will be compensated $100 cash for your time. If you are interested in taking part in our research study, please fill out the form at: https://11g.wufoo.com/forms/investigations-true-crime-mysteries/ Note: To be considered for this study, you must be at least 21 years old and live or work in the District of Columbia. We are looking for people who identify with the following profiles. No mystery left unsolved Unsolved cases get under your skin. You're sure the detectives overlooked some crucial detail. You need to know the motivation behind the crime and you refuse to believe mysteries and investigations can go unsolved. The answer is out there and you are determined to find it through your own sources and sleuthing skills. True crime TV devotee If only America's Most Wanted could air again! Goodfellas, Law & Order, Gone Girl...it's all the daydreams of Hollywood writers. You're only interested in juicy stories, the stuff that actually happened to real people. Your TV is always set to CourtTV or Discovery ID, everything else is a waste when real drama can unfold before you 24/7. Crime logger You've been keeping track of mysteries and investigations for as long as you can remember. In the beginning you clipped from the newspaper and recorded specials on TV. Now you bookmark every relevant news website, follow sources on social media or maybe set up Google alerts so you can digest every bit of crime information online. You don't just consume this information, you amass and catalogue it in an effort to identify trends. Avoiding all crime media Crime has taken over the news and TV programming. You are appalled so much energy goes to reporting what is negative and the lengths to which the media celebrates fictional and real crooks. You believe crime breeds crime. You may have children or grandchildren and are actively prevent what media they comsume to limit their exposure to crime. Connecting with the accused People accused or convicted of a serious crime are still human beings, and they need love just like anyone else. Maybe you've started a correspondence with a prisoner, perhaps you visit them at the penitentiary. You see through the accusations, judgments, and headlines and believe everyone deserves a friend. The courtroom is my ultimate spectator sport Watching the proceedings from the spectator's gallery is a regular pastime for you, so much so that you've lost count of how many cases you have watched live. Sure, it's not as flashy and quick-paced as it is on TV, but there's nothing like seeing the witness's testimony, evidence revealed and lawyers battling before your very eyes. Citizen on patrol There are never going to be enough police on the street to protect everyone all the time. That's where you come in. You might issue citizen's arrests, patrol the streets when an Amber Alert goes out or even exert a little vigilante justice. Your town is safer with you in it, even if you don't get credit for it. No longer entertained by crime You used to enjoy a good crime story or investigation like anyone else, but that all changed when your circumstances changed. Maybe you moved to a crime-ridden neighborhood, or perhaps your career exposed you to the dark side of crime. Something changed in your life and in light of that, you no longer view crime as entertainment. Scanning for crime as it happens When sirens blare through the streets, you know what happened and where. Using a police scanner or simply monitoring social media, you tune into the raw information the police or the community are reporting about a crime in progress before it even makes the news.
  3. Hi! I am a student at Georgetown University conducting research for my thesis. I am researching speech patterns of different anti-colonial, revolutionary leaders in Ghana and Zambia. I need individuals to take this short survey (only 9 questions long). The survey asks your opinion on the statements. Please follow the link to help with my research! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJGNLNR Thank you!