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Project Administrator - Friedman School of Nutrition
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 28, 2021
Title Project Administrator - Friedman School of Nutrition
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

This is a limited term position for 4.5 years. This is a part-time positon working 17.5 hours per week.

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the only graduate school of nutrition in the United States, is dedicated to passionately advancing nutritional well-being for people worldwide through excellence in research and teaching and the shaping of public policy.  The School enrolls 350 graduate students, awarding certificates (five on-line programs) and MA, MS, and PhD degrees (8 degree programs and 4 combined degree programs).  Faculty and researchers conduct research in three buildings on Tufts Boston campus, supported by substantial external grants and contracts from federal sponsors, private foundations, and generous donors.  Administrative staff supports the School’s mission of research, teaching, and public service.  The School’s alumni are international leaders in nutrition science and policy in government, industry, and non-profit organizations world-wide.

The Leading a Sustainability Transition in Nutrition (LASTING) Project, led by faculty at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Friedman School at Tufts University, will focus on major gaps in diet sustainability research and policy translation, with the goal of producing detailed, compelling, and evidence-based analyses that integrate the four pillars of sustainability (environmental, health, economic, and social). This 4.5 year project will generate context-specific, actionable recommendations to policymakers and the food industry to help tackle diet-related morbidity and mortality, environmental impacts, social and economic inequities and will train future leaders of the sustainability transition in nutrition.
Provides specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate a university Program or Project in collaboration with Manager or Director.  Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; develops grants and contracts; participates in development and implementation of marketing and dissemination efforts, including designing content for website and social media.  Drafts reports and results. Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help.

Essential Functions:

Develops goals and strategies for project in collaboration with Principal Investigators
Implements plans and evaluates progress
Recommends changes as necessary
Draft reports, and prepare progress reports, if needed
Collaborates with Principal Investigators in writing grants to fund follow-on projects
Collaborates with Principal Investigators to organize a new University-wide research group on sustainable diets
Co-develops and manages the project website and social media presence
Organizes dissemination activities, such as webinars, and create supporting materials
Develops marketing materials for project
Develops data management and filing systems in collaboration with Principal Investigators
Oversees entry and maintenance of data
Oversees IRB submissions and other compliance-related materials as needed
Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students, and temporary help
May supervise student or temporary employees
Schedules team meetings and meetings with outside stakeholders, prepare agenda and notes for these meetings
Assists with purchases and preparing expense reports as needed

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