Graduate Assistant, Georgia Hurricane Response Hub (HRH)

Graduate Assistant, Georgia Hurricane Response Hub (HRH)


The Georgia Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center (HRH TA Center), located at the Rollins School of Public Health, has an opening for a graduate assistant. The Georgia HRH TA Center will serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this national program is designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by building disaster-related public health workforce capacity. The Georgia HRH TA Center will partner with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) to lead public health workforce capacity building activities in disaster-related surveillance, environmental, and occupational health needs.

The selected graduate assistant will assist the Georgia HRH TA Center team (including staff working on strategic planning, training, communications and evaluation) with all aspects of the center work including attending workgroup meetings, development of training, and evaluation of project activities. Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to, assisting various members of the team with:

• Analysis of hurricane After Action Reports (AARs) to identify key findings, trends, and training needs.

• Environmental scans of training resources

• Development of training and curriculum plans

• Preparation and implementation of in-person and online trainings

• Summary reports of training evaluations

• Data collection and management

• Communications efforts such as newsletter, websites, social media, or e-blasts

Interested students should apply as soon as possible, as applications are reviewed and considered in the order they are received. Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample directly to Laura Lloyd at lmlloyd [at] emory [dot] edu.

Salary Level: $12.00 per hour with an increase to $13.50 on September 1, 2019

Approximate Hours per Week: 15 – 20

Note: The Georgia HRH TA Center is a federally-funded program which has a citizenship requirement. To be eligible to apply for this position, you must be either a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen U.S. national, or a foreign national having in your possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.


The ideal candidate will preferably be an MPH student willing to start the position by late April or May and continue through the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills, including both oral and written skills. Candidates must also have excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Apps. Experience with MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, WordPress and Cvent would also be helpful.

LOCATION Atlanta, Georgia

CONTACT INFORMATION Laura M. Lloyd, MPH, MCHES® lmlloyd [at] emory [dot] edu

Associate Director, Georgia Hurricane Response Hub Technical Assistance Center

Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health

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