Research Assistant 3
Job Title: Research Assistant 3
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8507
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Co-develop, implement, and evaluate complex community-based and participatory research methodologies that apply adult learning approaches to engage community stakeholders including residents, food retailers, and leaders from community organizations, coalitions, and local governments to devise an action plan to address the deeply rooted forces impacting community food security. Apply and evaluate the adequacy of multifaceted decision support tools to help community stakeholders simulate different policy and system level interventions to examine their impact on outcomes such as economic opportunity, food security, and fair access to fresh and healthy foods. Support the development of scientific papers and presentations as well as presentations for lay audiences related to study approach. (45%)Manage community dissemination core of the Modeling the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood study including coordination of community-engaged research meetings with faculty, trainees, and community partners; development and management of timelines to achieve deliverables using project management strategies; and execution of communication methods to translate work to diverse audiences including community partners, funders, academic, and lay audiences. (35%)Co-develop annual evaluation of the Center’s community engagement approach within the areas of research, training, and service. Collect and interpret qualitative and quantitative data and using findings to make recommendations for enhancing community-engaged research and community systems science within the Center. (20%)
- Engage in staff-wide activities of the Mary Ann Swetland Center and the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences. (<1%)Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)
- Knowledge in public health, environmental justice, and/or food systems.Ability working in diverse community settings including evidence of capacity to build trust and work collaborative with groups. Demonstrated ability using community-engaged and participatory research approaches.Skills in collecting data using qualitative and quantitative research methods. Ability supervising staff and students across varying disciplines.Excellent written and oral communication skills with capacity to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences.Excellent attention to detail.Ability to work collaboratively in cross-function teams comprised of individuals from various academic departments and community sectors.Ability to be motivated, self-directed, and independent.Ability to meet consistent attendance. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.
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