Job Opportunities

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Research Director, Childhood Obesity Prevention – Mission Measurement

Business/Organization:

Mission Measurement
Obesity Prevention
200 North LaSalle St., Ste. 2650, Chicago, IL

Job description:

Mission Measurement (MM) is an impact measurement firm that provides research, data, and tools that enable government and philanthropy to predict, measure, and improve return on social program investment. In 2014, MM began developing the Impact Genome Project® (IGP), the world’s most comprehensive evidence base of ‘what works’ in social change. For each area of social policy, the IGP systematically codes and meta-analyzes all relevant policy research and program evaluations that have been completed. The goal: identify what program activities or mechanisms work, so decision-makers can understand why certain programs are more effective than others, for whom, and ultimately how to increase the impact of any program.
Recently, MM and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) launched a project to apply the principles of the IGP to research of childhood obesity prevention interventions and policies. Specifically, this project will create a standardized taxonomy of outcomes and activities that are universally applicable to childhood obesity prevention interventions and policy; an evidence base of published and unpublished evaluations coded by these taxonomies; a meta-analysis to surface what intervention strategies produce positive effects; and two papers for publication (one on the methods and one on the findings). The project is focused on obesity prevention among children ages 2-5 year-olds.

The Position
Mission Measurement is looking for an exceptional researcher to join the project team as Research Director, starting immediately. This contract position is funded through October 2019, though there is a possibility for extension and conversion to permanent employee. The ideal candidate will be available to work full-time from our Chicago, IL office, but flexibility on hours and location is possible.

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Research Analyst – Duke University

Business/Organization:

Duke University
Healthy Eating Research
705 Broad St. Box 90496, Durham, NC

Job description:

The Healthy Eating Research program at Duke University, Duke Global Health Institute seeks a 100% FTE Research Analyst.  Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) directed by Mary Story, PhD, RD and Megan Lott, MPH RD, Deputy Director. Healthy Eating Research funds research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies aimed at improving nutrition and preventing obesity in children (0 to 18 years of age) in the United states, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity. The program office manages Healthy Eating Research grantmaking and commissioned research for RWJF, sets the research agenda, provides technical assistance and direction to multidisciplinary research teams nationwide, and synthesizes and communicates research findings to help inform policy change at community, state, and federal levels. 
 
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
This position will serve as Research Analyst for the Healthy Eating Research (HER) national program office, under the supervision of the Program’s Deputy Director, Megan Lott. This individual will be responsible for a variety of complex and independent activities involved in the planning and organizing of research activities to support the mission of HER, including serving as the main program contact for all commissioned research grants and as a content expert for select special projects from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Health & Wellness Program Coordinator – TCA Health

Business/Organization:

TCA Health, Inc.
The Health & Wellness Collaborative
1029 E. 130th Street, Chicago, IL

Job description:

In support of The Health & Wellness Collaborative’s goal to “improve community health outcomes and decrease health disparities among the targeted low-income neighborhoods,“ the Co-Coordinator is responsible for performing the following duties and responsibilities within the initiative’s six (6) targeted communities (Riverdale, West Pullman, Roseland, Pullman, Hegewisch, and South Deering).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing all new access points to healthy food, including food the pantry
  • Increasing food access to residents
  • Maintaining the Youth Gardens initiative
  • Establishing, expanding, and maintaining fitness initiatives for the targeted communities
  • Collaborating, coordinating, and communicating with Collaborative’s dietitian on all operational aspects of his/her work
  • Conducting and preparing written report for Walkability Studies for the designated areas
  • Marketing the Health & Wellness Collaborative’ s initiatives
  • Utilizing the asset mapping tool as a resource for guiding Collaborative’ s membership and to address community health outcomes
  • Building and sustaining the Health & Wellness Collaborative’ s membership initiatives
  • Continuing to meet with project evaluators to manage the existing data collection systems to capture outcome measures for the Collaborative’ s activities; carrying out analysis and reporting of the same
  • Recruiting, interviewing and managing garden, food access, and physical fitness staff, contractual workers, temps and volunteers that support programs and services
  • Interfacing with the health center programs and services to ensure that participants have access to high quality, comprehensive primary health care services
  • Conducting and reporting data collected for all activities implemented by the Collaborative within for the targeted communities
  • Utilizing program tools to evaluate the effectiveness of the food access and gardening programs
  • Overseeing the collection of data for needs assessments and outcomes assessments from Collaborative employees and contractors; assuring annual goals, objectives, and outcomes are met and within the established time frames; writing and submitting related reports and all evaluation documentation

Staff Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan to all regular, full-time employees. Staff benefits include: Medical Insurance—Blue Cross Blue Shield, HMO and PPO (shared premium)
Dental Insurance—Guardian, HMO and PPO (shared premium)

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Community Outreach Coordinator – CLOCC

Business/Organization:

CLOCC
Community Programs
225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Job description:

Overview

The core job responsibility of the CommunityCLOCC Programs Coordinator is to facilitate community partnerships and implement projects related to improving healthy food access, increasing physical activity, improving the built environment, and fostering healthy school environments for the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), housed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. This position will also serve as a lead for CLOCC on efforts to increase walking, biking, and active transportation in communities. This position will maintain and establish relationships with key community organizations and institutions to cultivate support for and participation in community-based child obesity preventions efforts. Key activities of the job include meeting with community partners and attending stakeholder meetings, designing projects that align with community partner priorities, and developing workshops and other forms of training and technical assistance to support community-based partners’ obesity prevention goals. The Community Programs Coordinator will make presentations, plan events, facilitate meetings, and work closely with a variety of people to promote community-appropriate child obesity prevention strategies. In addition, the Community Programs Coordinator will staff a CLOCC Work Group. This position requires excellent planning, organizing, and communication skills. This position serves primarily Latino communities on the Southwest, North and Northwest sides. Fluency in English and Spanish languages is required.

Responsibilities

  1. Build and maintain relationships with community-based organizations and other local institutions such as schools, parks, places of worship, local businesses and community coalitions. Share resources and evidence-based best practices in preventing childhood obesity at the community level.
  2. Engage community partners in CLOCC projects. This may include: conducting 1-on-1 meetings to promote projects, leading trainings and workshops, facilitating partnership matches, and implementing other related strategies.
  3. Disseminate and train community partners to use various tools to assess healthy food and beverage access, physical activity and the built environment (walkability), and school environments in order to identify priorities for policy, systems, and environmental change.
  4. Assist partners in creating action plans, linking to resources, and implementing desired policy, systems, and environmental change strategies.
  5. Collect and document best practices and innovative obesity prevention strategies from community partners in order to disseminate success stories. Distribute to partners as requested.
  1. Manage on-going communication with partners to sustain their engagement.
  2. Implement grant-funded activities for CLOCC’s school and community work. Assist with the development of evaluation tools for community and school-focused projects.
  3. Work with CLOCC’s Communications Specialist and/or Health Educator to create outreach, marketing, and educational materials to promote CLOCC events, resources, and other tools.
  4. Staff a CLOCC Working t Group: facilitating meetings, taking notes and assisting members with a coordinated project. Track and document all grant-related information and data and prepare timely project reports as needed.
  5. Interact and support other CLOCC staff to effectively implement joint initiatives (early childhood, evaluation, health education, policy and advocacy, etc.)
  6. Assume other responsibilities as assigned by CLOCC director and manager.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in community/public health or related field; Master’s degree in public health preferred.
  2. A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in project leadership.
  3. Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) required.
  4. Interest in making communities walkable. Demonstrated experience in planning and implementation of community, education, or public health interventions with a working knowledge of program evaluation.
  5. Able to interact with a broad range of people (e.g., grassroots leaders, community residents, government officials, teachers, physicians); persuasive and diplomatic; assertive, with the confidence to talk to people at all levels; comfortable speaking in public.
  6. Reliable and able to work independently; resourceful, able to plan own workday, set objectives and identify new opportunities as they arise.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
  9. Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies.
  10. Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes with short deadlines. 

Working Conditions:
Working environment is a typical office setting with minimal likelihood of occupational exposure to pathogens during the performance of assigned duties. Extensive travel throughout the City of Chicago is required, with some limited travel outside the city.Work are hours vary per week, day, some evening and occasional weekend.  

General Understanding and Nature of the Position Description
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job classification.  These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

Chicago Park District Summer Employment

Business/Organization:

Chicago Park District
Camp and Seasonal Employement
541 N. Fairbanks, Chicago, IL

Job description:

The Chicago Park District seasonal job application cycle has begun. Applicants may apply for as many jobs for which they are qualified. Individuals must be at least 16 years of age by June of 2019 in order to work for the District (hiring ages for the District is 16-99). When applying, please read the job description and qualifications. Please apply online or direct questions to the District employment office at 312-742-5220.