The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center works with communities to remove access barriers to cancer prevention, screening and survivor-ship services in order to reduce the cancer burden and cancer health disparities in the Cancer Center???s Catchment area. COE is looking for a Community Research Coordinator who will support community research projects within New York City and surrounding communities. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the community research coordinator is charged with supporting research and outreach initiatives to engage communities within the Cancer Center???s catchment area.
Execute community research programs and protocols in compliance with all regulatory and institutional requirements
Performs data collection, data entry, and data analysis for research projects, databases and research protocols for COE. Ensures data quality and integrity during each phase of data collection and for each protocol assigned.
Work closely with the study PI and co-investigators to implement a community-based health assessment survey
Assist with research activities in community and clinical settings
Organizes projects and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams and personnel as needed to complete assigned tasks.
Assist with grant applications and publications
Prepare IRB submissions, modifications, and renewals
Provide Cancer related health and wellness education to the community, including diverse audiences by engaging, educating and conducting outreach with faith-based organizations, service organizations, and community organizations throughout New York City.
Work with community partners in carrying out initiatives needed in community related to cancer prevention and controls
Serve as liaison between research staff and community organizations and leaders and maintains regular contact with interested agencies
Participate in outreach with Spanish speaking community-based organizations
Assist with Spanish educational materials and communications
Provides weekly status updates on outreach activities
Coordinate meetings and perform other tasks as assigned
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience required plus 2 years related experience.
Culturally competent to work with diverse communities
Knowledge of cancer prevention and health science
Previous experience in research studies
Ability to work independently and with initiative to keep the organization moving
Master???s degree in public health, epidemiology or a related science and at least three years of experience or Bachelor???s degree and at least five years of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Background in community-based research
Excellent interpersonal, communication (both verbal and in writing) and organizational skills
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
Fluency in Spanish
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.