Public Health Job Opportunities

UNMC 2020-2021 FWS Positions

All Federal Work Study (FWS) positions for the 2020-21 Academic Year are now posted.

A few things to know:

  • You must be eligible for FWS, according to your 2020-21 FAFSA. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact UNMC Financial Aid.
  • If you are a current/returning UNMC student, you may begin working in a position any time.
  • If you are an incoming/Fall 2020 UNMC student, your first day of work cannot be before the first day of classes (August 24th).
  • For more information about FWS, click here.
  • Reach out to the contact person for positions you are interested in, and they will provide any special application instructions.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Brenda Nickol with COPH Career Services.

View available FWS positions at UNMC here.

Anti-Hunger Community Organizer

Nebraska Appleseed is hiring a full-time Anti-Hunger Community Organizer to work with their Economic Justice Program.

Organization Description

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systems-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.

NE DHHS Chronic Disease Positions

The Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program, within the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, currently has two open positions. We are seeking motivated and self-driven professionals to provide innovation, leadership, and guidance to organizations and partners in Nebraska.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs Coordinator – Closes 7/6/2020 11:59 PM CST

This position will predominately serve as the Evidence-Based Programs Coordinator (75%) and will assist with pharmacy-based initiatives aimed at improving management of diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol (25%). Evidence-based programs currently include the Living Well Programs (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Diabetes Self-Management Program, Chronic Pain Self-Management Program) and Healthy Heart Ambassador Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program. This position works as part of a collaborative team to assure effective implementation and evaluation of program activities.

To learn more about the position and to apply click here.

Diabetes and Nutrition Programs Coordinator – Closes 7/10/20 11:59 PM CST

Serve as the subject matter expert for diabetes management and education programming with a focus on improving access to and participation Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) programs; enhancing DSMES coverage among insurers or employers; and improving quality of diabetes care among healthcare providers. This position works as part of a collaborative team to assure effective implementation and evaluation of program activities.

To learn more about the position and to apply click here.

Research Technician, UNL

Research Technician
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and Pediatric Health Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeking to hire a research technician. This person will have the opportunity to work across multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded projects focusing on the interplay between cognitive development (particularly executive control), environmental factors, health behaviors and health outcomes. The projects currently involve collecting data from adolescents and young adults who have participated in an ongoing longitudinal study since preschool. Adolescent health behaviors and outcomes of interest include diet, physical activity, sleep, substance use, obesity risk and mental health problems. Young adult data collection will include neuroimaging paradigms with particular relevance to obesity risk. A variety of methodologies are used across projects, including computer-based neuropsychological tasks; actigraphy; online 24-hour dietary recalls; mapping of community environments; interviews and standardized questionnaires; and fMRI.

Position involves conducting lab-based data collection sessions, assisting with scheduling participants for sessions, and assisting in the processing of data after sessions. Sessions for the adolescent studies include administering computer-based tasks to adolescents, administering questionnaires to adolescents and parents, and preparing participants for out-of-session data collection procedures. Sessions for the young adult study include assisting the MRI technologist with the neuroimaging data collection protocol and administering questionnaires. Some evening and weekend hours will be necessary for conducting data collection sessions. Opportunities for involvement in research dissemination, such as national conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications, are available based on interest.

Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, education, science, nursing or related health field. Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and have ability to work as a part of a team. Preferred qualifications include experience working with adolescents and/or young adults, experience with research or with testing protocols, and training and/or experience in neuroscience.

Please direct any inquiries about the position to the project director, Timothy Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, at tnelson3@unl.edu or (402) 472-7707.
Review of applications will begin April 3 and continue until the position is filled. Target start date is June 1, 2020. To be considered for the position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition #S_200195 and click on “Apply to this job”. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Summer Youth Ambassador for NE Appleseed’s No Kid Hungry Program

Summer Youth Ambassador

Employment Type: (Non-Exempt)
Employment Status: (Part-Time)
Reports To: (Senior Program Coordinator)
Program or Strategy Support Area: (Economic Justice)

Organization Description

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a system-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.

Position Description

The Summer Youth Ambassador is responsible for providing operational and tactical support to the No Kid Hungry Program. The position reports to the Economic Justice Senior Program Coordinator.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conducts summer food service program site visits to include: observations, interviews and story collection
  • Update and rewrite the Nebraska Summer Meals Best Practices Toolkit
  • Create blogs, website and social media posts
  • Work on assigned projects specific to No Kid Hungry and Nebraska Appleseed
  • Attend partnership meetings
  • Complete administrative work in support of No Kid Hungry and Nebraska Appleseed

What you Bring to the Position

The ideal candidate will have the following background, or a combination of the following qualifications:

  • A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
  • Interest in hunger issues
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities
  • Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Use of personal laptop and mobile phone preferred
  • Reliable access to a vehicle

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $5,400 between the beginning and end of the program: a total of 360 hours over 10 weeks. Upon the successful completion of the program a $500 bonus will be provided. The program begins on May 18, 2020 and ends July 24, 2020.

Interested applicants should apply by Friday, March 20, 2020 online at: http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors.