The Community Health Educator will demonstrate expertise in cancers and in working with medically underserved populations and communities, with a specific focus on men and their cancer related risk.?? The overall responsibility includes: the management of current prevention programs, identification of new community-focused cancer education opportunities for medically underserved and at-risk populations, provide/coordinate cancer prevention educational sessions/forums, develop new community partnerships and maintain DFCI???s engagement in the community.
In this highly visible position, s/he will represent DFCI in the community, develop and build strong collaborations and partnerships with community-based agencies, city and state health departments, and internal and external health care providers and clinicians.?? These programs and initiatives will be evaluated for the impact they have on cancer prevention.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Community Health Educator will:
Demonstrate knowledge of basic cancer and can provide cancer prevention education in multiple languages.
Strong understanding of health disparities and barriers to care that our historically underserved populations face
Develop and deliver targeted educational programs/workshops virtually and/or in-person
Develop evidence-based and ethnically & culturally sound cancer prevention curriculum that serves as the framework for all educational programming Provide training and support for general public and partner community-based organizations on cancer prevention efforts.
Leads key initiatives and other strategic activities in service of a comprehensive community outreach approach.
Informs community about the health care resources available.
Attend and actively participates in internal and external meetings and community coalitions.
Plans symposia, seminars, and other events to address community-identified cancer needs and goals.
Tracks metrics and outcomes to evaluate the impact of the educational workshops. ??
Performs other duties as required.
Maintaining the security and confidentiality of all program materials and data.
Bachelor???s degree required; Master???s degree in public health education, community organizing, teaching, nursing, community organizing, social work or social science preferred. Will consider equivalent background for individuals with extensive experience in community outreach.
3 plus years of experience in conducting health education and outreach among diverse communities strongly preferred. Certified Health Educator a plus.
Experience working with underserved communities required
Car and Massachusetts driver???s license required
Strong personal initiative: the ability to work independently and creatively
Excellent organizational (attention to detail), communication skills (oral and written), and problem-solving skills
High level of digital literacy; ability to problem solve, manage, and engage large virtual audiences
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission At to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.