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Thank you for your interest in working at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. Our mission is to foster partnerships within Cleveland’s urban neighborhoods for developing, testing, and implementing strategies to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic disease utilizing a community-participatory approach.
 
As part of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, we offer a stimulating, dynamic work environment that is part of one of the nation's top research universities.
 
The PRCHN is committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Temporary Position: FreshLink Intervention Facilitator
Anticipated Term: April 2017- October 2017

The PRCHN is recruiting a FreshLink Intervention Facilitator to assist with our core research, “FreshLink,” from April 2017- October 2017. The aim of the FreshLink study is to increase access to nutritious foods among people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) benefits. The FreshLink Study is a multi-phase, mixed methods study that will occur in Greater Cleveland. In the current year, we are implementing our intervention, which uses a through peer-to-peer outreach model (FreshLink Ambassadors) to promote awareness of and social connectedness to markets.

We are seeking FreshLink Intervention Facilitator candidates with the following qualities:
• Community engagement experience
• Comfortable working in Cleveland Neighborhoods
• Knowledge of Cleveland neighborhoods (specific interest in Cudell, Glennville and University Circle neighborhoods)
• Experience teaching or ‘coaching’ personally and/or professionally
• Experience following and implementing a curriculum
• Well organized with attention to detail
• Experience teaching a curriculum to groups of individuals
• Passionate about healthy eating and food access
• Available to attend all FreshLink Ambassador trainings on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 18th 2:30-430pm       Thursday, April 20th 2:30-430pm
Tuesday, April 25th 2:30-430pm       Thursday, April 27th 2:30-430pm
Tuesday, May 2nd 2:30-430pm         Thursday, May 4th 2:30-430pm
Tuesday, May 9th 4:30-6:30pm         Thursday, May 11th 2:30-430pm
Tuesday, May 16th 2:30-430pm        Thursday, May 18th 2:30-430pm
Tuesday, May 23rd 2:30-430pm        Thursday, May 25th 2:30-430pm

Primary duties for the FreshLink Intervention Facilitator includes:
• Co-Facilitate FreshLink Ambassador Training with FreshLink Program Manager and Research Assistant.
• Assist in development and implementation of FreshLink Ambassador community events and Market Day Events;
• Provide technical support and assistance to FreshLink Ambassadors throughout project term;
• Assist with promotion of FreshLink project utilizing social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram);
• Assist with the coordination of FreshLink Ambassador teams;
• Attend weekly team meeting.

The FreshLink Intervention Facilitator will be working in a team-oriented environment and must show capacity for working independently yet collaboratively. Candidates must have strong organizational and written and oral communication skills.

Candidates must be available to work onsite at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and within the community at designated research locations. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in Cleveland communities around nutrition and food access.

Hours:
Up to 6 hours/week
Payment: Hourly pay; $16 per hour

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter expressing interest and describing your teaching/training and community outreach experience to Rachael Sommer (ras333@case.edu). Please include “FreshLink Application-FreshLink Intervention Facilitator” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Estimated start date is April 10, 2017.


Temporary Position: FreshLink Ambassador
 Anticipated term: April-October 2017
 
The PRCHN is recruiting nine FreshLink Ambassadors to assist with our Core Research, “FreshLink,” from April to October 2017. The aim of the FreshLink study is to increase access to nutritious foods among people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) benefits. The FreshLink Study is a multi-phase, mixed methods study in Greater Cleveland. In the current year, we are implementing the FreshLink Ambassador intervention, which uses a peer-to-peer outreach model to promote awareness of and social connectedness to farmers’ markets.

We are seeking FreshLink Ambassador candidates with the following qualities:
  • Passionate about community building and team work
  • Ability to conduct outreach activities in the community
  • Capacity to keep accurate records of study information
  • Live, work and/or have strong connections with one of three neighborhoods targeted in 2017: Cudell, Glenville, and University Circle
  • Ability to attend training workshops from April 18th 2017– May 25th 2017 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Able to attend assigned market during operating hours from June – September 2017
  • 18+ years of age
  • Previous community outreach experience a plus
Primary duties for FreshLink Ambassadors include:
  • Promote healthy food access by spreading information about farmers’ markets and Produce Perks within specific communities in Cleveland
  • Welcome people at one of our three participating farmers’ markets from June – September, 2017: (1) Good Earth Farm Stand in Cudell, (2) Gateway 105 Farmers’ Market in Glenville, or (3) North Union Farmers’ Market at University Hospital in University Circle
  • Be part of a team working toward a common goal
  • Develop skills as a leader and communicator through group trainings in April and May 
  • Keep records of outreach activities
FreshLink Ambassadors will be working in a team-oriented environment and must show capacity for working independently yet collaboratively. Candidates must be available to attend trainings onsite at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and work within the community at designated farmers’ markets. Preference will be given to candidates who live, work, or are connected to the Cudell, Glenville or University Circle communities in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hours: Approximately 4 hours/week
Payment: $200 monthly stipend paid at the end of the month
Questions: Rachael Sommer: ras333@case.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
 

Graduate Research Assistantship (FreshLink Intervention Implementation)
 
The PRCHN is recruiting a graduate research assistant to assist with our Core Research, “FreshLink,” from April to October 2017 with the chance to continue the work in the future. The aim of the FreshLink study is to increase access to nutritious foods among people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) benefits. The FreshLink Study is a multi-phase, mixed methods study that will occur in Greater Cleveland. In the current year, we are implementing an intervention that uses a through peer-to-peer outreach model (FreshLink Ambassadors) to promote awareness of and social connectedness to farmers’ markets.

We are seeking graduate research assistant candidates with a strong background in:
  • Public health and/or social work research
  • Public and community health theory
  • Intervention research
  • Community-engaged research
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Teaching from a curriculum
Primary duties for the graduate research assistant include:
  • Co-Facilitate FreshLink Ambassador Training with FreshLink Program Manager and Community Facilitator
  • Assist in development and implementation of FreshLink Ambassador group events and Market Day Events;
  • Provide technical support and assistance to FreshLink Ambassadors throughout project term;
  • Assist with promotion of FreshLink project utilizing social media platforms;
  • Assist with the coordination of FreshLink Ambassador teams;
  • Assist with coordination of process evaluation data collection;
  • Conduct literature searched related to research approach;
  • Assist with the development of abstracts, reports, and papers related to FreshLink;
  • Attend weekly team meetings.
The graduate research assistants will be working in a team-oriented environment and must show capacity for working independently yet collaboratively. Candidates must have strong organizational and written and oral communication skills.

Candidates must be available to work onsite at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods or within the community at designated research locations. Preference will be given to graduate students with experience conducting community-engaged public health research.

Hours: 20 hours/week
Payment: $16-18 per hour depending on experience.
Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter indicating your research experience and interest to Rachael Sommer (ras333@case.edu). Please include “FreshLink Application- Intervention Implementation” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. 
 

Graduate Research Assistantship (FreshLink Data Management)
The PRCHN is recruiting a graduate research assistant to assist with our Core Research, “FreshLink,” from May to August 2017 with the chance to continue the work in the future. The aim of the FreshLink study is to increase access to nutritious foods among people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) benefits. The FreshLink Study is a multi-phase, mixed methods study that will occur in Greater Cleveland. In the current year, we are implementing our intervention which uses a through peer-to-peer outreach model (FreshLink Ambassadors) to promote awareness of and social connectedness to markets.

We are recruiting a data manager to support intervention implementation and evaluation. Primary duties include:
  • Assist with maintaining research protocols;
  • Assist with management of data collection relevant to farmers’ market use through FM Tracks application;
  • Provide technical assistance to Market Managers using FM Tracks data collection application;
  • Track and monitor process evaluation data related to referrals distributed via the FreshLink Ambassador intervention;
  • Assist with organization of monthly data transfers and data management systems;
  • Create monthly reports of intervention data trends;
  • Conduct literature reviews related to FreshLink Ambassador study;
  • Assist with the development of abstracts, reports, and papers related to FreshLink;
  • Attend weekly team meetings.
The graduate research assistant will be working in a team-oriented environment and must show capacity for working independently yet collaboratively. Candidates must have strong organizational and written and oral communication skills. Candidates with prior data management and community-engaged research experience are preferred.

Candidates must be available to work onsite at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods or within the community at designated research locations. Preference will be given to graduate students with experience conducting community-engaged public health research.

Hours: 20 hours/week
Payment: $16-18 per hour depending on experience.
Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter indicating your research experience and interest to Rachael Sommer (ras333@case.edu). Please include “FreshLink Application-Data Manager” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
 

Graduate Research Assistantship (2 positions)
Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2017

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) seeks to work with communities from within to prevent and reduce chronic disease (see www.prchn.org) and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are recruiting two (2) graduate research assistants to assist with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) initiatives and other tobacco–related projects over the next year (March 2017- February 2018). Both positions have the potential for extension for up to a second year. Our research is focused on reducing the harm from tobacco, especially for individuals in low-resource urban neighborhoods. Active studies include evaluating the burden of tobacco among Federally Qualified Health Centers, assessing resources to assist smokers among FQHCs, examining the reach of the Ohio Quitline for smoking cessation, and implementation of a systems-based intervention to link clinical settings with the state quitline using an eReferral.

We are seeking graduate research assistant candidates with a strong background in:
• Public health and/or social work research
• Survey research
• Data management and analysis

We seek one individual with strong quantitative analysis skills and one with qualitative analysis skills.
Quantitative: Analysis of administrative data and linking data sets; multi-level analyses; multivariable analyses.
Qualitative: Conducting in-depth interviews, qualitative data collection and management, thematic analysis and generation of findings, proficiency with InVivo or Atlas.
 
Primary duties for the graduate research assistants include:
• Assist with literature reviews related to policy, systems, and interventions to improve access to and use of tobacco cessation resources.
• Conduct data analyses of existing data.
• Assist with the collection of new data.
• Assist with the development of data tables and graphic presentation of findings.
• Assist with the coordination of research teams;
• Assist with the development of abstracts, reports, and papers related to CPCRN;
• Attend team meetings.

The graduate research assistants will be working in a team-oriented environment and must show capacity for working independently yet collaboratively. Candidates must have strong organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with conducting data analyses and writing methods and results for publication. Opportunities for co-authorship on manuscripts generated from this work.

Hours: 20 hours/week

Payment: $12-16 per hour depending on experience.

Application: Interested applicants should send your CV and cover letter indicating your experience and interest to Dr. Sue Flocke (saf6@case.edu). Applicants will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Ideally decisions will be made before the end of February 2017.

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