We have an exciting opportunity to join the CCNY-MSKCC Partnership for Research, Training, and Community Outreach . The Partnership brings together two historic institutions, The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with long histories of major contributions to education, research, and clinical care. The CCNY-MSKCC Partnership has successfully created a mutually beneficial, cross-institutional collaboration that has emphasized research across the translational continuum, the creation of an education pipeline for attracting minority and low-income students to careers in cancer research, and the establishment of community networks and resources for conducting linguistically and culturally-responsive community engaged research among diverse, at-risk populations.
We are seeking to hire Community Outreach and Research Coordinator , ( fluent Spanish speaker) who will be a critical team member of our Partnership Community Outreach Research and Education Core(PCORE). PCORE is a key component of the CCNY-MSKCC Partnership, it establishes, strengthens, and supports working relationships with key segments of the communityto define and meet cancer-related health needs and address priorities and concerns about cancer health disparities.
The Community Outreach (Health Educator) and Research Coordinator will support the Partnership's outreach projects by developing and maintaining relationships with local community agencies and institutions to foster collaborative work between the community and the CCNY/MSKCC Partnership and bycoordinating all aspects of the PCOREcommunity-engaged service delivery andresearch.
Develop and implementa robust community outreach and engagement plan for the U54 Partnership. This plan will focus on cancer risk reduction and prevention, screening, follow-up and navigation into care for at-risk populations in New York City.
Collaborate with CCNY and MSKCC staff to identify key stakeholders: community settings, agencies, and programs that address public health concern
Foster new community relationships to enhance outreach strategies and community health care referral linkages
Be a liaison with the community agencies throughout the collaboration to ensure a smooth flow of communication and timely completion of any tasks between the two
Manage ongoing and new PCORE projects and create processes to ensure goals are met.
Oversee community outreach trainees.
Coordinate joint functions and activities (e.g. meetings, teleconferences) between outreach andresearch support employees at the two collaborating institutions (MSKCC and CCNY)
Assist with translation and adaptation of the materials for optimal community acceptability
Plan and implement focus groups, community interviews, and other research activities as necessary
Conduct fidelity/protocol compliance audits and quality assurance checks on data as needed
Compile regulatory documents (e.g. Continuing Reviews, Data and Safety Monitoring reports), as needed for assigned protocols.
Update the Partnership Manager on the compliance status of each project regularly.
Generate reports to all necessary parties on the progress of the PCORE project, database, or protocol.
Provide administrative support for outreach activities, research projects, or project databases.
Work independently or with a team on special outreach and community-engagedresearch initiatives as requested by the MSKCC/CCNY Partnership.
Capable of anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
A strategic thinker who looks ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.
Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
2-4 years related professional experience or Masters degree in public health or social sciences (strongly preferred)
Experience working in or with community-based organizations, especially those with a focus on health-related programs, policy or service
Experience and/or demonstrated interest in working in community based participatory research and health disparities
Strong written and oral communication and networking skills are required, as well as attention to detail.
Fluency in Spanish STRONGLY Preferred.-P ost
Internal Number: 2019-36988
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.