Starr Center Nutrition Research Specialist

Global Health Corps
New York, NY
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The Nutrition Research Specialist will be assigned to support the Special Initiative Programs offered at Community Pediatric Programs (CPP) at Montefiore Medical Center, specifically our initiatives directed to promoting healthy nutrition and exercise in children, under the direction of the Director of the Starr Center. The Starr Center is the program planning, implementation, and evaluation arm of CPP that is responsible for the incubating new ideas and best practice models in concert with our clinical teams, supporting quality improvement and performance improvement projects, and providing data analytic and data management support. The Nutrition Research Specialist will be working with a multi-disciplinary team of nutritionists, mental health specialists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses in implementing, and evaluating our programs. Programs include breastfeeding promotion and support, COOK – a program to promote healthy eating and weight loss in obese elementary school aged children, microwave cooking classes in the shelters, Diabetes Prevention Program for at-risk adults, and other programs designed for patients of all ages. This position includes direct patient contact and education, as well as data support for evaluation of our nutrition-related programs and dissemination of our results. Because a high percentage of our patients are Spanish-speaking, creating bi-lingual programs is essential. Note that job responsibilities may shift to support other initiatives if organizational priorities change.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: US14-Nat
Job Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Direct Client Service – Non-Medical, Program / Project Management
Issue Area: Education / Health Education, Food Security / Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health


Assist in running, facilitating, and evaluating our group programs such as our Microwave Cooking class, COOK program, and Diabetes Prevention Program
Assist in data management and analysis of our outcomes (data collection, data entry and cleaning, data analysis, etc.)
Assist in disseminating the results of our programs through participation in our writing groups, helping with manuscript preparation, and poster presentations at professional organization
Support existing organization goals and deliverables and participate, as opportunities arise, in the exploration, development, or implementation of new nutritional programs

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Spanish proficiency (minimum conversational Spanish)*
Experience facilitating and leading groups*
Understanding or experience in nutrition*
Comfort working with individuals across the lifespan*
Proficiency in programs such as SPSS, R, Excel, and/or Access
Ability to create Access databases
Education or experience in program planning and evaluation
Able to connect to individuals from different backgrounds and ages
Strong organizational skills
Ability to multi-task
Strong communication skills
Flexible yet able to stay on task, and assist team members in staying on task
Able to work independently

Additional Information

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