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Research Associate Job at University of Rhode Island

Country: USA
City: Providence
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Research Associate position is available at University of Rhode Island.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver community based programs as part of USDA funded nutrition assessment and outreach grants targeting limited income populations.
  • Conduct applied research and community-based nutrition education.
  • Responsible for daily operation of Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a USDA funded program teaching nutrition, budgeting and food safety to income-eligible residents of Rhode Island.
  • Hire, train and supervise paraprofessionals assigned to the program.
  • Assist in developing and conducting community-based nutrition education, research and risk assessment with targeted audiences.
  • Conduct data management/needs assessments and evaluation, including analysis of qualitative and quantitative data related to programmatic efforts, and entry into database.
  • Build priority level collaboratives among community partners and recruit participants.
  • Supervise EFNEP Community Nutrition Assistants (CNA’s) and oversee daily activities of program.
  • Research training needs; conduct initial and continual training for CNA’s in appropriate subject matter.
  • Development and review of appropriate curricula for targeted EFNEP audiences.
  • Conduct nutrition education programming to administrative personnel of community and state organizations
  • Assist in preparing 5-year plans designed to meet program objectives and needs of clientele.

Salary Range

$57,148 – $71,534

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition or closely related area.
  • Registered Dietitian status.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in nutrition education for low income families, adults and youth in community-based settings.
  • Minimum of one year supervising and training EFNEP paraprofessionals.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.



Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline14 November,2018
Company NameUniversity of Rhode Island



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