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 Assistant (COA), to join our team.
The 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 agencies and institutional staff. Conducts research programs/protocols within appropriate guidelines and regulations. Ensure data quality and integrity during each phase of data collection and for each protocol assigned.
Participate in outreach with Spanish or Bengali 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 supervisor
Ensure that the consent/research authorization documents are signed and maintained as per protocol/department/service/MSK/agency policies.
Work with community organizations and their members to expand outreach
Maintain collaborative 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
Work on special research initiatives including special requests for 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 executing 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 Spanish or Bengali
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 Hispanic immigrant communities
Strong program management and organizational skills
Knowledge of SPSS a plus
Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm with flexibility
Internal Number: 2021-47610
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.