The Swetland Center has ongoing opportunities for students, trainees, and professionals from a variety of disciplines to engage in meaningful research that will have an impact on environmental health in greater Cleveland and beyond. Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging excellence through diversity. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
FFAR/foodNEST 2.0 Program Manager
Working with a high degree of independence, the program manager will be responsible for coordinating major activities of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health. Specifically, the program manager position will lead project management and strategic direction to the Modeling the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study (foodNEST 2.0), a multifaceted community-engaged study designed to develop, disseminate, and evaluate decision-making tools that offer a system lens within an equity framework to guide future community-driven food systems change. Additionally, the program manager will lead Center-wide external communications to advance the Swetland Center’s mission and strategic vision focused on the complex interplay between the environment and human health with a focus on translating these findings to advance environmental health equity. The program manager will provide input and recommendations to the Center Director regarding significant developments in research projects and Center-wide initiatives. The essential functions of this position are:
- Provide input and recommendation to the Center Director regarding significant developments in the foodNEST 2.0 research project. Coordinate grant reporting for existing grants and support grant writing activities to extend study goals. Monitor complex project budgets that require documentation of matching funds and expenses, as well as provide fiscal reports and ensure compliance with the key funders of the study. Advise Director on strategies to advance study goals through innovative partnerships and implementation approaches. (25%)
- Lead execution of study’s organizational structure including management of the internal team, cross-institution investigative team, and the study’s 20+ member multi-sector partnership. Develop and apply project management, team science, and strategic planning skills to support coordination and collaboration of the multifaceted study team and timely execution of study deliverables. Develop and execute 6-month study timelines and create and implement contingency plans, when needed. Supervise staff employees and student interns involved with the research in various capacities. Manage the study’s steering committee using a collaborative, well-coordinated, trust-building, and agile approach and support coordination of other working groups including supplemental research focused on COVID-19 and food systems. Manage all sub-contracts related to the study. (35%)
- Lead translation and dissemination of foodNEST 2.0 study findings to reach diverse audiences including residents, food retailers, and leaders from community organizations, coalitions, and local governments. Execute communications plan to translate the study’s findings into user-friendly decision support tools. Working collaboratively with community partners, design, execute, and evaluate webinar series to share study findings with diverse audiences. Support dissemination of foodNEST 2.0 study findings to scientific audiences through coordination of writing teams. (25%)
- Consult with study teams to provide technical assistant to support effective translation of study findings using diverse approaches including toolkits, data briefs, white papers, and manuscripts. Development of the design and aggregation of content for Center’s annual report. Maintain contact with key communication partners to advance Center visibility. Facilitate and execute Center-wide communications strategy including website and social media within the CWRU framework. (15%)
Please visit the CWRU job opportunities page to read the full job position and apply (Use job code 8521).