Job Description: Groceries to Go Evaluation

The Project 

Groceries to Go is a NYC DOHMH initiative that provides eligible New Yorkers with monthly credits to purchase groceries for delivery or pickup, with the goal of alleviating food insecurity. Credits can be used to purchase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible foods and beverages through an online platform that links to hundreds of grocery stores across NYC. The Groceries to Go evaluation is a partnership between the NYC DOHMH and researchers at the CUNY Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health, the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, and the CUNY SPH Department of Community Health and Social Sciences. The project will collect in-depth interview (IDI) data from program participants in order to document the impact of the program, and to complement quantitative data being collected by the DOHMH. 

The Position

We are looking to hire a team of Research Assistants (RAs) who will be responsible for conducting in-depth interviews (IDIs) in English, Spanish or Chinese (‘simplified’) with individuals enrolled in the Groceries to Go program. They will also contribute to transcription, coding, and analysis of the data, working closely with the Project Coordinator (Jacquelyn Sullivan), the Project Officer of the CUNY Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health (Ansley Hobbs) and the Director of Evaluation of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (Katy Tomaino Fraser). 

Applicant Qualifications 

The successful candidate will have a combination of several of the following skills: 

  • An advanced degree in public health, nutrition, or a related field (or be near completion)
  • Experience collecting qualitative data, such as conducting interviews
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/assignments efficiently
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written communication and organizational skills
  • Fluent (speaking, reading and writing) in English, Chinese (‘simplified’), and/or Spanish
  • Experience with Dedoose, Qualtrics, Excel and/or AirTable

Project Commitment and Compensation

This is a grant-funded position managed through the CUNY Research Foundation for 12-15 hrs/wk at a rate between $25 and $28 per hour, depending on experience. While some remote work is possible, successful candidates will be expected to work periodically in the project office at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, as well as conduct in-person interviews at locations in NYC convenient to program participants when video and telephonic modes are not available/preferred. This may involve conducting some interviews during evening hours or on weekends.

To Apply

Interested individuals who meet a majority of the qualifications listed above are encouraged to apply by sending an email to Jacquelyn Sullivan ( with the following:

  1. Detailed cover letter summarizing applicable background/experience (must state in which of the languages noted above is fluent)
  2. Resume / CV
  3. Information regarding availability for a 45-minute video interview beginning the week of 7/24/23