The Community Outreach Assistant (COA) plays a vital role within the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service , Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The assistant executes outreach research programs and protocols. As an integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, performs data collection, data entry and data analysis for research projects, databases, and research protocols for the IHCD Service. Maintains close relationships with partnering agencies/institutional staffs. Conducts research programs/protocols within appropriate guidelines and regulations. Ensures data quality and integrity during each phase of data collection and for each protocol assigned.
Conduct outreach, educational, and research program/protocol materials and activities for current and future use throughout the community.
Participate in outreach with FILL IN speaking immigrant-serving health care facilities, community based organizations, advocacy groups, ethnic media, and local government leaders.
Assist with the creation of monthly reports of outreach, research and educational activities.
The Community Outreach Research Assistant will be responsible for maintaining study data that is accurate and in compliance will all regulatory requirements. Data management will be required throughout the continuum of the projects, including design, collection, reporting, and analysis, including the following tasks:
Attend training programs, modules, workshops, seminars, disease-specific meetings, and meetings to keep up-to-date on project objectives and new policies/procedures for conducting Community Outreach / human subjects research, when directed by supervisor,
Ensure that the consent/research authorization documents are signed and maintained as per protocol/department/service/MSKCC/agency policies. Works with community organizations and its members to expand outreach
Maintain relationships with community groups and community leaders by supporting local initiatives and events
Participate in community events for Spanish speaking communities and other immigrant communities
Provide assistance to established and new research initiatives.
Provide administrative support for research projects, databases, or protocols.
Work with a team on special research initiatives as requested by Administrative Director, Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Outreach Specialist or PI.
Work on special research initiatives. Projects may include but are not limited to special requests for Research Council, IRB, Office of Clinical Research, or any regulatory compliance projects.
Fluency in Spanish
Minimum of a high school diploma plus 2 years of experience working in or with community-based outreach research OR a Bachelors degree (preferred)
Experience working in or with community-based outreach research with a focus on service and research health-related programs strongly preferred
Demonstrated interest in health disparities; knowledge of Mexican immigrant communities
Strong program management and organizational skills
Knowledge of SPSS a plus
Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm with flexibility #LI-POST
The COA will mainly be working at MSKCCs 485 Lexington Avenue office, but will also spend time at various community sites, events, and programs.
Internal Number: 2019-33161
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