Job title: Coordinator II, Community Outreach – Fluent in Arabic
Company: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York City, NY
Coordinator II, Community Outreach – Fluent in Arabic Job Details:
The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world’s most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
In compliance with applicable State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all MSK staff. Staff are considered fully vaccinated upon completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19 (i.e., one dose of a single dose vaccine or a final dose of a multi-dose vaccine series). Exceptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are permitted for those who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption. Requests for medical exemption can take up to two weeks to review. Vaccination or an approved medical exemption is required to start work.
Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster two months after completion of a primary vaccination series for COVID-19. Because vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time, MSK continues to strongly urge all staff to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they become eligible to maintain their protective immunity for a longer period.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences serves and supports the mission of Memorial Sloan Kettering, which is: “To lead in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of cancer through programs of excellence in research, education, outreach, and cost-effective patient care.” The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities (IHCD) Service within the department works to address disparities in access to cancer treatment and other healthcare services at the local, national, and global levels. We use a cross-disciplinary, community-engaged approach. We identify key areas of need and provide health education and other services to immigrants and medically underserved communities.
We are seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator (COC). The COC plays a vital role in the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Department of Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences. As an integral member of the community outreach and research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, performs data collection, data entry, and data analysis for community outreach projects, databases, and research protocols for the IHCD Service. Conducts community outreach programs/protocols within appropriate guidelines and regulations. Ensure data quality and integrity during each phase of data collection and for each protocol assigned.
Are you passionate about working in the community? Do you want to use your language skills in Arabic to connect with others? We want you to join us!
- Participate in outreach with Arabic 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
- 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 the supervisor
- Ensure that the consent/research authorization documents are signed and maintained as per protocol/department/service/MSK/agency policies.
- Maintain positive relationships with community groups and community leaders by supporting local initiatives and events and growing outreach
- Participate in community events for Arabic-speaking communities and other immigrant communities
- Work on special community outreach and research initiatives including special requests for the Research Council, IRB, Office of Clinical Research, or any regulatory compliance projects
- An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and implementing communications based on that understanding
- Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively to meet shared objectives and goals
- Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
- A good decision-maker, with shown success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
- Willing to take action and eager to accept new opportunities and tough challenges with high energy, and passion
- Fluency in Arabic is required
- Minimum of a high school diploma plus 2 years of experience working in or with community-based outreach research with a focus on service and research health-related programs strongly preferred
- Proven interest in health disparities; knowledge of Arabic immigrant communities
- Strong program management and organizational skills
- Knowledge of SPSS a plus
Onsite – Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm with flexibility
Pay Range $25.18-$37.75
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MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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