Research Assistant I, Eastern Shore

Position Number
Compensation Max
USD $21.09/Hr.
Compensation Min
USD $16.22/Hr.
US-VA-Eastern Shore


*this position is transient working no more than 19 hours per week*


Location: Eastern Shore.  It is preferred that the candidate currently lives on the Eastern Shore.


Under the supervision of the project director, the person filling this position will manage a coalition of community partners and assist with implementation of a state-supported community-engagement grant in the Division of Community Health and Research. 


  • Familiarity and introductory-level understanding of public and community health and coalition processes, including management of coalition and work groups preferred.
  • Understanding of marketing, including branding and public messaging, strategic planning, and writing.
  • Experience with community networking, organizing, or recruitment.
  • Ability to create and deliver trainings, especially in leadership.
  • Must demonstrate creative approaches to health issues.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective and professional communication and interpersonal skills with colleagues, community partners and guests, including public speaking and writing.
  • Must be a self-starter with demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, Constant Contact, Facebook and other content development software.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to quick changes.
  • Must have transportation for travel to community partner sites (e.g. Virginia’s Eastern Shore).



  • Plan, organize, run and evaluate community partnership meetings and other assessment-related tasks as determined necessary by the project.
  • Ability to recruit community members to collaboratively plan, develop, implement and evaluate a Youth Leadership Academy.
  • Ability to read requests for proposals, recommend appropriate funding opportunities, and write funding proposals.
  • Attend and participate in meetings.
  • Support the needs of the chairs in all meetings to facilitate their ability to efficiently run their meetings.
  • Assist with the development of reports to the funder.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in a health, science, social work or English/composition field. Masters in Public Health preferred. Previous grant writing experience is desired.

Location : Location

US-VA-Eastern Shore


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