As a support member of the PCRI Team, the Community Engagement Specialist conducts proactive community engaged research duties under the supervision of the Director of Community Translational Research.
Essential Job Functions: Under general supervision, performs research support functions including: - Represent the Community Translational Research Team by attending and actively participating in community events, coalition meetings, engagement detailing sessions, and other community forums. - Develop and participate in quality improvement programs in primary care or specialty care settings. - Work with primary care and specialty care practices to implement quality improvement projects related to health promotion. - Organize community members to create a Community Action Team to disseminate health messaging through social media, print media, and a canvassing. - Coordination of project activities including outreach strategies, project meetings, engagement detailing sessions, and data collection. - Develop and maintain partnerships across the University and local community organizations. - Data entry, transcription, data verification/quality control, and database management. - Research fieldwork (face-to-face) in underserved communities with vulnerable populations, including: participant recruitment and enrollment following IRB protocol, participant interviews (semi-structured, qualitative), administering survey questionnaires, direct observation, or other data gathering activities in the field. - Anticipate project needs and proactively recommend new workflow or approaches to accelerate projects or overcome unforeseen challenges. - Effectively collaborate within and across PCRI teams. Attend PCRI research forums, presentations, and trainings. - Maintain collegial relationships with PCRI external partners including, but not limited to, community partners, collaborating organizations and other external parties. - Other research project support duties as requested by supervisors.
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Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree with one year of qualified experience in a similar position as an employee, student, or trainee with community engagement or marketing responsibilities.
Challenging Work Environment: Position requires work after hours and weekends at critical project times. Will require flexibility to work remotely requiring local travel (reliable transportation required). Must be capable of prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines. Strong judgement, organizational and critical thinking skills are imperative.
Communication Skills: Requires strong interpersonal communication skills, excellent verbal, written, presentation, and group facilitation skills. Must be capable of interviewing participants in an engaging, accommodating nonjudgmental style, in clinical, community or street settings. Must have strong critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and respond to team progress, anticipate needs and other related team dynamics.
Professional Demeanor: Ability required to interact with multiple study participants, faculty, staff and community partners in support of the PCRI Core Values of integrity (honesty & protection of confidentiality), scholarship (contribute to dissemination), teamwork (help others), interdisciplinary collaboration (contribute to partnerships), and diversity (foster advancement of the team).
Computer Skills: Demonstrated experience with software products, particularly a statistical application, Microsoft Office Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Willingness required to explore and learn new or unfamiliar applications or databases.
Education/Experience: MA/MS in social work, public health, public administration, communications or other social science related field AND experience working in diverse, community settings.
Community Health Worker Certification
Communication Skills: Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
Computer Proficiency: Proficiency with statistical software and other analytic software preferred.
Medical Office Exposure: Familiar with medical chart extraction.
Professional Commitment: Strong interest in a health and human services career.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.