Public Health Job Opportunities

Help Me Grow Nebraska, Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Project overview: Help Me Grow is a comprehensive, population-level, evidence-based approach design to address gaps in early childhood systems of support. The primary goal of HMG-Nebraska is to build local infrastructure to focus on increasing quality, availability, and families’ access to excellent early learning programs, and expand supports and resources for child growth and development. Specifically, the UNL team is leading data collection and analysis for the project implementation and evaluation.

The student will assist with: field data collection using interview, focus group, and survey; analyzing the qualitative data using qualitative research tools (e.g., NVivo, MAXQDA); managing and analyzing quantitative data; disseminating evaluation findings; communicating with stakeholders; participating in meetings. We are looking for individuals with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, communication skills, and willingness to take leadership roles. Preference will be given to students with/interest in public-health background, minority health-disparities, early childhood, and family-community engagement, and working knowledge and skills in basic to moderate quantitative method.

For questions and applications, please contact Dr. Lorey Wheeler, at

August 2022 Start, through end of academic year.

Requirements: Experience with designing and executing research/evaluation using qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

Department: Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools

WIC Nutritionist

Charles Drew Health Center, Inc is seeking a WIC Nutritionist.

POSITION SUMMARY: The WIC Nutritionist is responsible for serving WIC participants through assessment of nutritional status, assigning appropriate WIC food packages, and providing participant-centered nutrition education and counseling. The WIC nutritionist promotes and supports breastfeeding and provides referrals to other medical and community resources.

Workforce Development and Leadership Program Manager

Training the current public health workforce is a core element of the UNMC College of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice. Opportunities are planned and offered in several modalities (virtual, asynchronous, and in person) for diverse partners (governmental public health departments, non-profits, FQHCs, hospital systems and others). The desired candidate will have skills in facilitation, leadership, management, organizational development, and community engagement. The manager of workforce development programs and leadership training will lead all the workforce development initiatives for the Office of Public Health Practice. This includes the facilitation and coordination of opportunities, recruitment, advertisement, data reporting and enrollment.

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Temporary Program Analyst

NE DHHS’s Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity is seeking a temporary Program Analyst.


This advertisement is for a temporary position that is expected to last until September 30, 2022.

Examples of Work

Analyze and report program evaluation data, generate tables, graphs, charts, and other tabular material using MS Excel for agency reports; serve as a member of a data team that plans and conducts data projects; conduct analysis and interpretation of data; write, review and edit minority health reports; federal grant reporting, implement data projects for grants; develop program evaluation tools; analyze and report program evaluation data; and provide written summaries on office activities for use in grant reports. 

REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework/training in program evaluation, financial analysis and research techniques, AND experience performing or leading others in program and technical support, research or statistical analysis. 

PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree in public health, social/behavioral science, statistics, or other related field of quantitative analysis; OR Experience applying statistical methods and techniques to program. Project, administrative, or demographic data can be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proficiency in MS Excel and Word, and experience in research or data analysis (can include university coursework) and writing reports. Exceptional English writing skills preferred. 

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Global Health Project Associate

UNMC College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health is seeking a Project Associate. This position will provide support to the Global Health Center at the College of Public Health.  Main responsibilities include project coordination, communication and contribution to the Global Health Center.