Community Outreach & Clinical Research Coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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The Partnership Community Outreach Research and Education Core (PCORE) is a key component of the MSKCC/CCNY Partnership for Research, Training, and Community Outreach. It establishes, strengthens, and supports working relationships with key segments of the community to define and meet cancer-related health needs and address priorities and concerns about cancer health disparities.
The Community Outreach Coordinator will assist all of 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 by assisting and coordinating all aspects of the PCORE community-engaged service delivery and research.
- Develop and implement a robust community outreach and engagement plan for the U54 Partnership. This plan will focus on caner risk reduction and prevention, screening, follow-up and navigation into care for at-risk populations in New York City.
- Meet with interested agencies to obtain more information on their cancer research needs
- Determine whether relevant expertise is available within the Partnership to meet these needs. If so, the Coordinator will arrange meetings with relevant CCNY and MSKCC collaborators.
- Assist with the development of a Memorandum of Understanding to define the scope of work and to make sure all parties’ expectations are clear.
- If suitable expertise does not exist with the Partnership, the Coordinator will make the best possible referral for outside assistance.
- Follow up with key staff within the community agencies and the Partnership throughout the collaboration to ensure a smooth flow of communication and timely completion of tasks between the two.
- Plan and implement focus groups, community interviews, and other research services as necessary
- Perform regular audits to ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and to ensure that the research project (s) were carried out as outlined
- Assist in the preparation of Data and Safety Monitoring reports (e.g., TRRC, DSMC, DSMB), as needed for assigned protocols. Review data reports created by Research Study Assistants.
- Update the Partnership Manager on the compliance status of each project regularly.
- Oversee community outreach trainees.
- Review progress and modify training plans accordingly under the supervision of the collaborating senior team members.
- Coordinate joint functions and activities (e.g. meetings, teleconferences) between outreach and research support employees at the two collaborating institutions (MSKCC and CCNY)
- Provide content recommendations
- Assist with translation and adaptation of the materials for optimal community acceptability
- Collaborate with CCNY and MSKCC staff to identify key stakeholders: community settings, agencies, and programs that address public health concerns
- Determine and implement an action plan for the dissemination of informational materials and activities to community stakeholders
- Aid in the design of databases and tools (e.g. human subject calendars, schedules, and tracking logs) to facilitate data collection as needed for assigned community outreach research projects to ensure data collection is performed within established timeframes, or as requested by supervisor.
- Work with the team to enter data into the relevant data collection form (e.g., CRDB, various PC-based systems, Case Report Forms) as per established protocol or project timelines, and center policies.
- Perform regular queries of pertinent data as requested, as well as update t the relevant staff of any Serious Adverse Events (SAEs), protocol deviations, or problems with human subject registration or informed consent process.
- Assist in the preparation of Data and Safety Monitoring reports (e.g., TRRC, DSMC, DSMB), as needed for assigned protocols, and review all data reports created by the MSKCC and CCNY Research Assistants.
- Assist in compiling, consolidating, and analyzing data collected on all pertinent projects.
- Provide administrative support for research projects, databases, or protocols.
- Work independently or with a team on special community-engaged research initiatives as requested by the MSKCC/CCNY Partnership.
- Work on special community outreach and engagement research initiatives.
- 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.
- Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
- Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
- Building effective teams where team members apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
- Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred plus 2-4 years related experience
- Master’s degree in social sciences or public health preferred
- Experience working in or with community-based organizations, especially those with a focus on health-related programs, policy or service
- Strong written and oral communication and networking skills are required, as well as attention to detail.
- Fluency in Spanish(preferred) or in another language widely spoken by the U54 Partnership communities.
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