Community Engagement Specialist, Hospital Clinical Research Office

Rockefeller University is the world’s leading biomedical research University. Our groundbreaking discoveries in basic and clinical research are transforming medicine. We share a singular commitment to advancing science for the benefit of humanity. Our collaborative culture drives each of us to achieve a higher level, fueling the breakthroughs for which we are known.

We seek a Community Engagement Specialist to join the Hospital Clinical Research Office. 

The Position

The Community Engagement Specialist will work with the co-directors to foster, develop, and conduct community-engaged translational research (CEnR) collaborations among scientists and community partners in alignment the Community and Collaboration Core (CCC) and CTSA grant Specific Aims. Responsibilities include:

  • Engaging with faculty, trainees, and community members to teach CEnR
  • Fostering partnerships, developing projects that pair scientist- and community- and patient-driven aims, and developing relationships with community organizations, clinicians, advocacy groups, and patients
  • Conducting formal and informal training with our research community to impart principles of community engagement/community-engaged research 
  • Assist in teaching bi-annual certificate courses in clinical translational research/community engagement lectures
  • Developing relationships and attending events to increase visibility and identify opportunities to share research interests bi-directionally
  • Organizing full spectrum town hall meetings and events to facilitate education and development of collaborations between communities and scientists
  • Assisting in the design, conduct, and analysis of research protocols
  • Contributing to the development of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts to disseminate CEnR core research
  • Tracking, evaluating, and reporting outcomes of engagement efforts
  • Managing tracking databases
  • Facilitating the dissemination of outcomes in manuscripts, conferences, and return of results to stakeholders
Qualifications: Skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Proficiency in SPSS, SAS, and REDCap
  • Basic data analysis skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, professional demeanor, telephone etiquette, attention to detail, and punctuality
  • The ability to work independently and seek guidance as needed
  • The ability to strictly honor all aspects of patient confidentiality
Qualifications: Experience
  • A Master's degree and educational emphasis in public health, psychology, epidemiology, or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in community/patient engagement, partnership development, clinical/public health research/outreach, or other non-profit or community experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in administrative functions
Qualifications: Education
Bachelor's degree
How to apply

Please visit the following URL to apply. Please make sure to upload your resume and a cover letter.

Job Type

New York, NY
United States

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