UCSF's Food Policy, Health, & Hunger Research Program is seeking a motivated, systems-based, critical thinker to work alongside Dr. Hilary Seligman and her dynamic team on a combination of both community-based programs addressing food insecurity locally, as well as research studies designed to inform policies supporting nutrition and health for households with low-income and those at risk of a diet-related chronic disease.
Specifically, the Research Analyst will contribute the majority of their time to supporting the Vouchers 4 Veggies - EatSF program, a nationally recognized healthy food benefit program, that has rapidly scaled, in large part due to a robust evaluation and consistently positive outcomes, to now serve thousands of eligible households in San Francisco annually and is being replicated across varying geographic locations across the US. Program maintenance and growth requires that complex systems be developed and strategically put in place to track, monitor, and report key operational and fiscal aspects of the program. In addition, technologic advancements, such as electronic benefit cards, are needed to support further scaling and integration into large systems, such as healthcare. The incumbent will play a lead role in supporting and improving key data management and reporting systems for Vouchers 4 Veggies, with specific responsibilities including:
Data & Systems Management
Maintenance and improvement of customized program databases used for collecting and tracking participant enrollment, survey, and voucher data, across a variety of platforms including Salesforce, Qualtrics, Excel
Create reports and dashboards to allow for monitoring of program performance metrics to be utilized for program evaluation and reporting to funding agencies
Develop and ensure adherence to database protocols and deliver systems workflow trainings as needed
Assist with tracking and financial management of the vouchers/cards and ensures fiscal accountability through reconciliation of financial records, working closely with internal and external stakeholders to report financial activities.
Prepare monthly financial reports for funders detailing voucher expenditures and funds remaining.
Lead the operationalization of a 'produce benefit card', which can be used across multiple geographic locations, in place of the paper vouchers. Duties may include:
Conducting a needs assessment to assess the landscape of existing produce benefit card companies and identify which platforms are best suited for our needs
Developing and/or streamlining the back-end systems needed to integrate the new card technology
Conducting of real-world, in-time testing to ensure feasibility of card technology and integration of associated electronic platforms
Provide training and technical assistance to community partners around adoption and use of the new electronic produce benefit card
Provide training and technical assistance to community partners around required program evaluation components
Support participant-level data collection, cleaning, and run statistical analyses of identified program outcomes
Develop and test program materials utilizing a human-centered design process.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.