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.
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition Fellowship
(co-chaired at Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods)
September 2018 – May 2019
Interested in growing your skills in community coalition approaches to advance food policy? Then consider applying to become a Food Policy Fellow for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition (CCFPC). The Cuyahoga Countybased fellowship will provide an opportunity for one Fellow to connect with other food policy leaders to advance policy aimed at promoting a just, equitable, healthy, and sustainable food system in the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Northeast Ohio. The Food Policy Fellow will work directly with the CCFPC Steering Committee to develop skills and capacities. Fellows need to commit, on average, 5 hours per week during the fellowship term. This is an unpaid fellowship.
Specific tasks include:
• Assist CCFPC Steering Committee with internal communication
• Provide support to website content management
• Contribute to the social media presence of the CCFPC
• Assist in coordinating CCFPC events
• Coordinate and contribute content for bi-annual newsletters
• Participate in and facilitate CCFPC Steering Committee bi-monthly meetings
To apply, please send resume and cover letter (limit 1 page) describing relevant background and experiences as well as interest in the position to Darcy
Freedman, CCCFPC Co-Chair, at email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 13, 2018 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. More information about the CCFPC can be found at http://cccfoodpolicy.org/about.
Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention (BCOP) Graduate Research Assistant
August 2018 to June 2019
The Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention Project (BCOP) is a partnership between Case Western Reserve University, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, the Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities Program (CHC), and The Ohio State University SNAP-Ed program. The aim of this project is to develop diagnostic tools (PSE READI) that can be used by CHC and SNAP-Ed practitioners as they implement and sustain four different nutrition-related policy, systems, and environment (PSE) interventions. The targeted interventions include: Farmers’ Markets, Healthy Food Retail, Farm to School, and healthy eating policies in child care. The Graduate Research Assistant will work with Project Manager and other study staff to:
1. Assist with development and implementation of professional training for SNAP-Ed and CHC practitioners implementing PSE READI tool in their communities.
2. Assist with survey development and data collection for PSE READI training and 3 month follow up.
3. Assist with the continued development and maintenance of an online compendium of resources for the four nutrition related PSEs
4. Assist with literature reviews and manuscript preparation as necessary
5. Assist with other BCOP study-related tasks as necessary
The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication and organization skills, an ability to follow study protocols, an ability to work well independently and in a team setting, and will be detail oriented. Access to office space and a telephone will be provided. Previous experience in public health and/or health education/ health promotion is helpful. Please note that you must be a current student of Case Western Reserve University to be considered.
The Graduate Research Assistant will work in partnership with the with other team members and will be supervised by the Study Project Manager at Case Western Reserve University.
1. Become trained in human subjects’ research
2. Follow all study procedures according to protocols
3. Maintain detailed electronic files
4. Attend weekly BCOP team meetings, monthly BCOP conference calls, and monthly PRCHN staff meetings
Hours and Wages
This is a temporary position beginning on or around August 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. The Graduate Assistant will work 20 hours per week at the PRCHN. Work schedule will be consistent week to week and hours will be scheduled between business hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hourly wages are $16.00-$18.00/hour depending on experience. Work related travel will be reimbursed.
To apply for this position, plese send a cover letter and current resume to Jennifer Brindle, BCOP Project Manager. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.