Assists with data collection for a project or study and assists with research center or project administrative functions.
The applicant will be responsible for developing, maintaining, promoting and reporting on community outreach and engagement efforts related to cancer in the catchment area of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, with a focus on African American populations, and other underserved priority populations.
Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Coordinator will engage in recruitment and retention of African American patients, survivors, families, , individuals at risk for cancer, and partners in clinical and prevention trials and observational studies, and will assist with other research within the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and its related projects.
The Coordinator will provide outreach to community based agencies and will be responsible for development of a wide range of community related products and services that will be designed to communicate information regarding cancers that particularly impact African Americans, African nationals, Afro-Caribbean and other priority populations, including the adaptation, development and testing of materials for internal and external audiences.
Identify, produce, test, and implement key messages and themes for cancer outreach with a focus on prostate cancer among African Americans.
Disseminate information regarding projects with a focus on African Americans and other priority populations and cancer.
Work closely on supporting outreach and engagement activities of Cancer Center related projects working with Associate Directors and Program Leaders within the cancer center.
Will support dissemination of research findings, presenting information in workshops, coalition meetings, workgroups, task force, and other as needed.
Will be IRB and HIPAA certified, and will adhere to all University policies regarding human subjects.
Will stay informed of developments in the literature as well as in field practice, as specifically related to African Americans and cancer prevention and control, treatment, outreach and engagement and information dissemination.
Will staff and support work of various community advisory boards (CABs)
Will supervise volunteers, students working on cancer in African American and other priority populations.
Will report to the NCCC Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement and the NCCC Chief Administrative Officer
Will have knowledge and experience in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Will have outstanding written and oral communication skills
Will coordinate with Project Leaders, the Deanâs Office of Community Initiatives, the UPC Office of Civic Engagement, and the USC Office of Government and Community Relations
Will meet regularly with supervisor and outreach and engagement teams to discuss programs tasks and progress
Will demonstrate cultural knowledge, proficiency, cultural competency in working with African American and other related priority populations
Will have experience working with African American communities
Three to five years of experience working at the community level
Masters in Public Health or Social Work preferred
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Ability to be self-driven and work independently as well as in teams
Minimum Education: High school or equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of data collection procedures and some experience with proposal preparation and production of technical documents
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