Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Community Liaison for the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research.
This position manages people and/or teams affiliated with community outreach. The Community Liaison works with investigators at IFH to develop community outreach strategies tailored to specific research projects as well as IFH broader goals of community engagement. The Community Liaison also implements health education programs through community presentations, seminars and workshops, using in-person and virtual methodologies. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works with team members and community stakeholders to plan, organize, implement and evaluate community engagement and outreach activities.
Participates in community advisory council and work group meetings and focus groups.
Contributes to the production and distribution of visually appealing, culturally and literacy appropriate educational programs (i.e. content for brochures, e-newsletters, program development, event materials, info graphics), media press releases, and other communications/marketing materials.
Participates in phone, electronic, and in-person communications and meetings with outreach-relevant partner contacts, subject matter experts, and professionals to support the implementation of programs.
Conducts on-the-ground community outreach with desired groups and recruits participants as needed.
Participates in preparation for, and attends community outreach and engagement-related meetings and events.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year of related research experience, or a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science plus two (2) years of related research experience.
Experience with community outreach in academic settings.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license with a clean driving record would be required for this position.
Effective oral, communication and writing skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Excellent analytical, organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge and understanding of community health, health disparity, health equity, public health, healthcare, and health education principles and practices.
Sets up and uses audio-visual equipment (e.g., projector, computer, speakers)
Troubleshoots minor technical configuration issues (e.g., connection issues between computer and projector) at events and meetings.
This position will require working several weekday evenings or weekends depending on study operations.
Posting Number: 20ST0945
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 115073
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.