Project Manager - Christian Peters Research, Friedman School of Nutrition-18001284

Boston, MA
Jun 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Project Manager - Christian Peters Research, Friedman School of Nutrition-18001284

This is a limited term position ending March 29, 2019. This is a part-time position working 10.5 hours per week. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, established in 1981, is among the world's leading graduate and professional schools of nutrition. Its mission is to improve the nutritional well-being of people worldwide through the creation of new knowledge, its application and dissemination, and the education and training of future leaders in the field. Faculty, students and staff at the school include physicians and other health practitioners, biomedical and clinical scientists, nutritionists and epidemiologists, agricultural and environmental scientists, economists, psychologists and others whose work on food and nutrition contributes to the sustainable, equitable development of human societies.

People across the food system are concerned about the health and environmental consequences of dietary choices. The concept of ‘sustainable diets’ describes patterns of eating that promote public health and long-term food security while keeping the ecological impacts of food production relatively low. While agreeable in principle, sustainable diets remain challenging to define because sustainability issues are often multidisciplinary, complex, and contested. This project aims to create a framework that helps groups of food system stakeholders to assess the sustainability of dietary choices across multiple dimensions (social, economic, and environmental) and to promote more sustainable eating patterns in their work.

Provides advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate a university Program or Project in collaboration with Director or Principal Investigator. Develops goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; manages program/project financial, operational, and human resources; writes grant proposals for continued or new funding: develops and oversees marketing, advertising and external relations. This individual designs and delivers seminars, lectures and events and conducts research and writes reports and results. Manages recruitment and retention of study subjects. Oversees support and provides advice and counseling to students. Manages hiring, training and evaluation of staff.

Basic Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in related discipline and 5-8 years of program or project management experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in teaching and or researching food system sustainability.
  • Experience in conducting literature reviews.
  • Experience in scientific writing.
  • Experience in grant writing.
  • Experience in planning and delivering workshops.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. preferred.
  • Experience with Soft Systems Methods, Multi-Criteria Assessment, or other deliberative approaches that support decision-making.
  • Experience with project evaluation.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Part-time position, 10.5 hours per week.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Other
Organization: Friedman School of Nutrition
Employee Status: Limited Appointment
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: May 18, 2018, 8:26:54 AM


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