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YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN

TIBETAN AID PROJECT’S WORK STUDY PROGRAM

Live, work and study in a community that works to benefit others.

Gain non-profit work experience in an all-volunteer setting, while working to save the endangered culture of Tibet.

Tibetan Aid Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed to preserve and support the Tibetan culture and spiritual heritage for the Tibetan people and for the benefit of humanity. One of our most significant projects has been the printing and shipping of more than 5 million books in the Tibetan language and freely distributing them to Tibetan monks, nuns and lay people in exile throughout the Himalayan region.

We have openings for people with the following skills/interests:

-Graphic designer

-Web developer

-Development & Events Coordinator

-Administrative Assistant

-Marketing & Communications Coordinator

-Grant writer

-Seamstress for Prayer Flags

-Social Media Manager

This Work Study Program provides healthy, vegetarian meals, a private or shared room in a community setting, a small stipend and is located at the Nyingma Institute in the Berkeley hills next to UC Berkeley. Free classes on meditation, Kum Nye, Tibetan yoga, Tibetan language, Tibetan Buddhism and other classes are available. You need not be Buddhist, so long as you are open to working and living in a Buddhist community. All levels of experience are welcome.

Volunteers 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. A minimum commitment of six months is required.

The Buddhist tradition has always emphasized community, the Sangha, one of the three foundations of the path.


  • How can we support each other on the path to Awakening?

  • How can we share by example what we are learning?

  • How can we contribute to the preservation and transmission of the Tibetan Buddhist lineage and share with the world what this 1400-year old tradition has to offer?

If these questions inspire you, we invite you to explore them in an immediate, embodied way by participating in Tibetan Aid Project’s Work Study Program.

Please contact us at 510-848-4238 for more information.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $250.00 /month

Work Location:


  • One location


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Job Title

Survey Collector/Research Assistant II

Shift Type

Education

Some College Coursework Completed

Location

Prevention Research Center - Berkeley, CA 94704 US (Primary)

Career Level

Entry Level

Category

Research

Job Type

Part-time

Travel

70 - 80%

PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health. 

Position Summary

Prevention Research Center (PRC) is a non-profit health research agency based in Berkeley CA. We are hiring a Community Health Worker (CHW) for a health education and intervention project for East Bay Arab American adults. The CHW will work with community members to learn about health risks related to use of tobacco products and provide tobacco users with effective means to quit or cut back their tobacco use, and to prevent tobacco-related harms to others. The CHWs will work together in community settings under the direction of the PRC project staff. They will recruit community members to a survey and to focus groups, collect survey and focus group data, and provide data to PRC staff according to established protocols. They will deliver tobacco-related health information to community members, including screening and brief intervention for tobacco use; collect data about these interactions; and provide these data to the PRC staff. The CHW may provide community with tobacco cessation information and conduct Motivational Interviewing, training will be provided. This part-time position will provide professional development opportunities for students in medicine and public health who are interested in community-based practice and research.

Job Requirements


  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic language (Modern Standard Arabic)

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with Arab American community leaders and community members

  • Training and/or experience in medical, health, or social services

  • Able to maintain detailed and confidential records

  • Able to follow established protocols

  • Able to interact in culturally‐appropriate manner with adult men and women in community settings

  • Studies in health or social science field (e.g., public health, psychology, anthropology, pre‐med) preferred

  • Prior experience with refugee and/or immigrant communities is preferred

  • Interest in tobacco prevention and cessation; public health research preferred

  • California Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation to travel to community locations in Alameda County

Some Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Work with community members to learn about health risks related to use of tobacco products

  • Provide tobacco users with effective means to quit or cut back their tobacco use

  • Prevent tobacco‐related harm to others

  • Work together in community settings under the direction of the PRC project staff

  • Recruit community members to a participate in a survey and focus groups

  • Collect survey and focus group data, and provide data to PRC staff according to established protocols

  • Deliver tobacco‐related health information to community members, including screening and brief intervention for tobacco use; collect data about these interactions; and provide these data to the PRC staff

  • Provide community members with tobacco cessation information and conduct Motivational Interviewing

Exemption Type

Non-Exempt

 

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PIRE is a diverse community devoted to the promotion and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, gender or physical ability or veteran status. PIRE is committed to employ, and advance in employment, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, and to treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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