The Alzheimerâs Disease Research Center at the USC Keck School of Medicine is recruiting a full time Recruitment and Retention Coordinator to join our team.Â Â The ADRC is an interdisciplinary group of researchers including faculty investigators, research coordinators, health professionals and trainees who are committed to research on memory problems and aging.Â Â
The Recruitment Coordinator will work with USC investigators and research staff to support recruitment and retention of participants into research studies.Â Â They will also work to enhance the education of professionals and underserved communities about cognitive health and reducing dementia risk factors.Â The ideal candidate will have prior experience with community outreach and education.Â Â
Accountabilities include, but not limited to:
Actively recruit participants by contacting, scheduling and interviewing new and existing participants.Â Â This includes connecting and coordinating with community partners and doing in-person recruitment activities in a variety of neighborhoods across the Los Angeles region.
Assist investigators in researching, planning and designing outreach and education activities.Â Â
Assist in maintaining data on recruitment, outreach and education activities.
Assist in the development, coordination and distribution of recruitment and educational materials.
Assist investigators in providing training and educational opportunities for patients, families, caregivers and community groups that focus on providing the latest information regarding advances in Alzheimerâs disease.
Assist investigators in developing outreach programs on dementia care and treatment for Californiaâs underserved, vulnerable and disparate populations.Â
Preferred Education and Qualifications:
Bachelorâs or Masterâs degree preferred, particularly in social sciences, psychology, public health or social work.
2+ years of relevant experience
Previous experience with community outreach and education for research studiesÂ
The incumbent will be responsible for a range of work assignments and must be well organized, able to manage several projects at the same time, and function well in a fast-paced environment.Â
Essential skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, etc.), social media, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.Â
Salary is dependent on experience and education.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or research experience. Working knowledge of MS Office applications. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.