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Overview: MICAâs Center for Social Design will work directly with representatives from Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) Social Innovation Team to continue past successful collaborative work on the Health Department Demonstration Project to Reduce HIV Infections and Improve Engagement in HIV Medical Care among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender Persons. The work is intended to foster creative, innovative and breakthrough social design solutions to help BCHD better understand the perspectives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Baltimore. They will develop design efforts to address and ameliorate those issues and concerns. This work will focus on stigma related to HIV/AIDS and trust related to the healthcare environment in Baltimore City and will seek to engage often overlooked audiences (ex: transgender persons, youth, women, older adults, etc.).
General purpose: Selected from the MA in Social Design (MASD) graduate class of 2020, the Social Design Associate is a 6-month, 60%, temporary position funded through the Baltimore City Health Department Bureau of HIV/ STD Services with grant funding by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is intended to provide support and facilitation for the implementation of the project and events, with a focus on the online BICx storytelling initiative.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The Associate will work collaboratively with the BCHD Social Innovation Team (SIT). Primary activities to include:
Serve as a liaison between BCHDâs Social Innovation Team (SIT) and MICAâs Center for Social Design.
Support the BCHD Social Innovation Team in developing and implementing the online BICx initiative.
Support the storytelling coach with theme development as it falls in line with past data and the grant requirements
Coordinate event logistics, marketing, promotion, and tech (eg. zoom)
Support storytelling coach and storytellers in event preparation
Facilitate payment for community partners
Collect and synthesize data from BICx events and compile them into an ongoing report for the grant
Refine methods of collection and iterate event structure where applicable
Work with the SIT Graphic Designer to incorporate human-centered design into design interventions
Work the SIT Community Outreach Coordinator to incorporate human-centered design methods into outreach
Qualifications/Skills Needed: The Associate requires an individual who is flexible, organized and self-motivated with strong skills and experience in:
community engagement & facilitation
project management (managing multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously)
representational skills (representing CSD to partners and at external meetings, events, etc.)
Conditions of employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
NOTE: MICA will not receive any patient information; Subcontractors, as identified in this scope of work, will not be subject to background checks, or be required to carry liability insurance for their work; Professional licenses and certifications are not applicable Center for Social Design leadership will continue to provide limited support for the Associate in project development and execution through collaboration, use of MICA space and resources as needed, and expert consultation. In exchange, the Associate will be able to allocate a limited amount of time throughout the year to provide curricular support and mentorship to the MASD 2020 class. This could include co-facilitation of MASD modules, one-on-one advising, and critiques.This position is contingent on the execution and acceptance of a final Agreement between MICA and Baltimore City Health Department. Baltimore City Health Department is not required to fill this position with a candidate from the MA in Social Design (MASD) class of 2020.
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Internal Number: R863
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.