Research Assistant 4
Job Title: Research Assistant 4
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8506
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Provide input and recommendations to the Center Director regarding significant developments in the BCOP research project and Center-wide training and community education opportunities. Coordinate grant reporting for existing grants and monitor project budgets and expenses. Advise Director on strategies to advance study goals and training opportunities through innovative partnerships and implementation approaches. Contribute to the development of grant applications to advance research in the area of community nutrition and food systems and support development of analyses, manuscripts, reports, and presentations to translate and disseminate study findings. (20%)Lead execution of BCOP study team that includes multiple collaborators from The Ohio State University SNAP-Ed program, CWRU research staff, and web developer(s) supporting maintenance of the study website (https://psereadi.org/). Develop and apply project management, team science, and strategic planning skills to support coordination and collaboration of the multifaceted study team and timely execution of study deliverables. Develop and execute 6-month study timelines and create and implement contingency plans, when needed. Supervise staff employees and student interns involved with the research in various capacities. Manage all sub-contracts related to the study. (25%)Apply principles of health education theory and adult learning pedagogy to develop, implement, and evaluate trainings to support adoption of online decision-support tools to optimize community nutrition interventions (e.g., farmers’ markets, farm-to-school) among SNAP-Ed staff in Ohio. This includes application of diverse teaching approaches and advanced facilitation skills through web-based and in-person trainings. Develop and implement quality improvement methods to maintain and enhance functionality of the study’s web-based tools and related databases and train and support research staff involved in quality improvement processes. Support development of new decision-support tools focused on K-12 schools and emergency food assistance through engagement in collection and analysis of complex quantitative and qualitative data as well as reporting. (30%)Develop, implement, and evaluate Center-wide summer internship program and monthly seminar series. Develop and refine policies and procedures for trainees (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral) in the Center. Support recruitment, retention, and onboarding of trainees. (25%)
- 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%)Participate in local, regional, and/or national networks focused on community nutrition and food systems change. (<1%)
- Advanced understanding of public health nutrition, environmental health equity, and social determinants of health.Knowledge in public health and/or community nutrition.Demonstrated ability implementing web-based and in-person trainings to promote learning among adult learners. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and proven ability to help teams successfully follow-through on assigned projects. Self-motivated, self-directed, and independent.Ability to work collaboratively in cross-function teams comprised of individuals from various academic departments and community sectors.Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, school and university, and with individuals outside the university. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.Basic analytical skills.Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and Zoom.Must demonstrate willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs as needed.Ability to meet consistent attendance.
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