This is a temporary, part-time position, working up to 14 hours per week and is expected to last through December 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance, availability of work, and departmental funding. The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking one Community Program Assistant to serve on a study located in the Program in Health Disparities Research group. This position will assist the Project Manager primarily with data entry related to research and evaluation of diet-related polices and interventions in the following study: a NIH-funded multi-component intervention in the hunger relief network to improve diet among adults experiencing food insecurity. Depending on the need, candidate may be asked to occasionally assist on an additional project lead by the primary investigator.
Primary duties will include:
Data entry, quality assurance, and data cleaning in RedCAP and NDSR.
Managing equipment and other logistical tasks as needed.
Additional duties might include:
Follow-up phone calls with study participants.
Other recruitment and retention office duties as necessary.
Collecting data at food shelves, which includes: determining participant eligibility for human subject research, obtaining informed consent, administering brief assessments, conducting environmental assessments of the food shelves.
Collecting data from a community sample of low-wage workers, which includes: distributing recruitment materials in community settings, calling and screening potential participants for eligibility, scheduling appointments, obtaining informed consent from participants, administering assessments, including height and weight measures.
RedCAP database management.
Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR).
The position generally will not require travel. If travel needs did arise, it would take place at community locations within the metropolitan area or on the University campus.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Two years education or experience beyond high school to include one year of experience working in research and/or experience with data collection in social/behavioral science, public health, or similar.
Primary data collection on large-scale research projects.
Working with low-income populations.
Working in a multi-cultural or multi-ethnic program or environment.
Trained in Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR).
Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, as a part of a team and with changing priorities.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Previous work in hunger relief (e.g., food banks, food pantries/shelves). Experience with RedCap database.
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Internal Number: 332176
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