Position location could be in our Morgantown or Charleston Office. This position will lead county-based efforts to implement multifaceted aspects of the Be Wild, Be Wonderful, Be Healthy Project and the project's three primary functions: 1) build strong collaborations among stakeholders and the state team; 2) assess community, school and individual-level health behavior indicators, and; 3) help design and implement community initiatives focused on increasing physical activity connectivity and healthy food access.
This position provides program, as well as direct internal and external client support services. Responds to inquiries and independently resolves matters of low to moderate complexity. Responsibilities require good judgment, resourcefulness, and originality, but diverse guides and precedents are usually available to apply or adapt to the circumstances. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.
Responsibilities are functional in nature, and performed under general supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
Provide program team leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a five-year obesity prevention project.
Identify priority obesity prevention needs through communication with stakeholders and WVUES on state and county faculty.
Work with state team and local stakeholders to develop the concept and content of the program website and related media through identifying current evidence-based materials for dissemination.
Provide expertise and assistance to stakeholders and community coalitions.
Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with state and local partners, including Boards of Education, sub-contractors, legislators, local government officials, and media outlets for effective programs addressing community needs .
Organize and facilitate community assessments under the directions of the PI and co-investigators.
Maintain accurate schedules of programs/meetings, training workshops and directory of participating county partners and stakeholders.
Write program reports for CDC and West Virginia University partners/investigators and then work collaboratively with various stakeholders to disseminate those reports.
Collaborate with co-Investigators to create and manage all aspects of mini-grant process.
Supervise graduate research assistants and interns as needed.
Participate, present, train and disseminate information at state and national conferences and training sessions.
Oversee the logistical information for events such as travel, time-frame, room set-up, and scheduling speakers.
Prepare agendas, publications, teaching aids, and needed classroom/audio/visual equipment, etc. for meeting and events. Create and manage program evaluations for all events.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.
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