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SNAP-Ed Researcher

Employer
Latin American Association
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
$21 per hour
Closing date
Feb 1, 2023
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Job Title: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) part-time researcher. The SNAP-Ed team is located in Latin American Association, Atlanta GA.

Reports to: Managing Director of Family Stabilization and Well Being Status: Part-Time Temporary Position

Location: Dekalb Office

About LAA: The Latin American Association’s (LAA) mission is to empower Latinos to adapt, integrate and thrive. Our vision is ‘Opportunity for all.’

Founded in 1972 to serve Atlanta’s then-emerging Latino population, the LAA has grown to become the region’s leading agency representing Latino issues. The LAA invests in individuals’ and families’ abilities to pursue education, employment, and other opportunities that lead to improved economic stability and quality of life. Our 44-year history and community-based mission render the organization truly unique in its work and capabilities. The LAA stands as the oldest, most trusted, and only fully bilingual organization in the region focused exclusively on the needs and concerns of the Latino community. Serving nearly 55,000 individuals each year, the LAA offers Atlanta area Latinos an extensive range of evidence-based services, programs and supports to help them fully and successfully integrate into the community. Our focus areas & programs include Family Well Being; Economic Empowerment; Immigration Legal Services; Youth Education and Advocacy.

Position Purpose: The Latin American Association (LAA) seeks a talented professional with research experience in nutrition and related subject-matter areas (nutrition, food safety, food resource management), ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, who are seeking a rewarding experience supporting the SNAP-ED program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federally funded grant program that supports evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions and projects for persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through complementary direct education, multilevel interventions, and community and public health approaches to improve nutrition. This is a contract part-time position of 20 hours with a pay rate of $21 per hour for 35 weeks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Responsible to design, conduct and implement community needs assessment research around nutrition, food safety, and food resource management.

- Complete and pass the IRB in Human participants’ research ethics training, and compliance with research ethics protocols during the research process.

- Conduct 2 focus groups as part of the community needs assessment one in Dekalb county and One in Whitfield county, especially with Spanish speaker populations in GA.

- Collect, gather and analyze data conducted to develop a cultural competency nutritional curriculum. 

Qualifications:

Fluency in English AND Spanish is REQUIRED (both written and oral)

• Bachelor’s Degree or Graduate Student with research experience in nutrition and related subject-matter areas (nutrition, food safety, food resource management).

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

• Excellent computer skills and office administration skills

• Current Driver’s License

• Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

• Sensitive to the needs of low-income and culturally diverse clientele

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience and background. This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the position’s exclusive standards. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform other related duties as may be required by their supervisor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.

 

Learn more about the LAA at www.thelaa.org

Please submit your resume and cover letter to croman@thelaa[dot]org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LAAatlanta

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheLAA

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