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WIC Research Associate for Technology and Communications

Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition

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Organization Summary
The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is a nonprofit research institute providing expertise in measurement and evaluation to help develop, enhance, and expand programs focused on healthy eating and active living, improving food security and healthy food access, promoting local food systems, and applying a health equity lens in all we do. With expertise in public health nutrition, we are dedicated to building measurement strategies to assess the impact of innovative health- related programs. We work nationally and internationally, partnering with other nonprofits, academia, government, and private foundations to conduct research, evaluation, and scientific strategic planning. For more information about the Gretchen Swanson Center, please visit www.centerfornutrition.org.

Job Summary
The person hired for this specific opening will serve as the Research Associate for Technology and Communications for GSCN’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) projects. This Research Associate position will support the WIC team at the Gretchen Swanson Center with technical assistance support and resource development utilizing their expertise with communications, technology, graphic design, and technical writing. The Research Associate will support translating research insights into visual tools and technical assistance for diverse WIC audiences.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with all project aspects of communications and technology, incorporating input from internal and external project partners.
  • Support both proactive and reactive technical assistance for the WIC community (e.g., WIC agencies and partners).
  • Develop technical assistance materials and resources based on project learnings, integrating team members’ recommendations/edits, and coordinating content with partners on special projects (e.g., new resources).
  • Assist with regular reviews, development, utilization, and updates of the project website and technical assistance resources, in collaboration with the Gretchen Swanson Center marketing team, WIC team members, external partners, and technology vendors.
  • Assist with scheduling, developing and disseminating meeting agendas, facilitating meetings, taking notes, overseeing action items, and contributing to relevant internal and external meetings.
  • Assist with the planning, content development, execution, and evaluation of virtual and in-person meetings, webinars, Q&A sessions, conferences, and convenings involving multiple organizations.
  • Support content development for project listserv.
  • Provide Spanish translations as needed for technical assistance support.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; extensive experience collaborating and communicating with teams, external partners, clients, vendors, and funders.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field such as communications, web/digital design, and/or technical writing.
  • At least one year of experience in a technical assistance or other project support role.
  • Experience planning in-person and virtual meetings, webinars, conferences, and convenings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; skilled at technical writing and graphic design.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with remote team members.
  • Experience with 508 compliance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), virtual meeting platforms (e.g., Zoom), publishing and design software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Bilingual in Spanish, preferred.

Work Requirements

  • Maintain a productive, comfortable, and distraction-free remote work environment.
  • Comply with the GSCN work schedule.
  • Follow care and security standards for GSCN-issued equipment.
  • Supply your own Internet connection which allows for seamless communication for video conferencing.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Listed below are the physical requirements required while performing the duties of this job.

  • The employee is regularly required to: stand; sit; talk; hear; use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard; and reach, stoop and/or kneel to install computer equipment for periods of time throughout the day.
  • The employee must have the specific vision ability to complete close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • The employee is required to be able to complete light to moderate lifting.

Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package provided.

Job Type
This is a full-time, remote position.

This position will include travel for client visits, conference attendance, staff retreats and meetings, and other promotional or networking activities.

How To Apply
To apply, please sent a statement of interest and resume/CV to Associate Director Leah Carpenter at lcarpenter@centerfornutrition.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please mention any foreign language skills in your materials.

The Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity equity, and inclusion.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $53,000.00 - $57,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Remote

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