The Bronx Prevention Center, part of ICAP at Columbia University, is a Clinical Research Site (CRS) within the NIH-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Columbia University. Located in a clinical office on East 158th Street in the Bronx, the site has over ten years of experience conducting phase 1 and 2 and observational HIV prevention clinical trials.
Reporting to the Program Manager/Site Coordinator, the Community Outreach Manager will lead the recruitment of participants for the grant-funded clinical research studies, conducted at the site. Collaborating with other external health facilities located in the Bronx and NYC.
Conduct all participant recruitment activities in accordance with the study protocol and study-specific procedures and other appropriate institutional regulations, procedures, and policies, including procedures to safeguard confidentiality of study participants 10%
Build strategic relationships to support the overall mission and aims of the study sponsors/funders 10%
Design and maintain social media platforms and accounts to promote recruitment and retention of study participants from various ages, races, and cultures. 10%
Conduct a variety of outreach activities to recruit and retain participants for research studies at BPC 10%
Develop and implement outreach and education plans and programs including the siteâ€™s Community Engagement Work Plan for Covid 19, other studies conducted at the site, and collaborating with community outreach workers from external health organizations 10%
Train, develop and lead a team of community outreach assistants to recruit study participants in the Bronx and the surrounding areas. 10%
Plan, organize, and implement participant recruitment events such as community-wide educational groups and study related information dissemination events and the response to contact tracing. 10%
Develop and maintain relationships with collaborative community partners and cultivate new ones in order to gain access to individuals or communities at risk of HIV infection 10%
Participate in regular meetings with site leadership and study staff to ensure high-quality performance of job responsibilities. 5%
Attend site and study-related trainings, and meetings and conferences as requested by the site leadership 5%
Be the point person for communication with research network community working groups 5%
Perform other related duties as assigned by site leadership 5%
Bachelorâ€™s degree in related field (Public Health, Health Education, Human Services, Humanities) or equivalent in education and experience, and two years of related experience.
Minimum two (2) years of experience in successful community outreach or recruitment activities or any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform job functions
Experience working with LGBTQ populations
Capacity to conduct street and community outreach appropriately tailored to populations of diverse gender and racial identities and diverse sexual orientations
Ability to interact with the public, healthcare providers, community organizations, and social service agencies
Experience working with diverse, medically underserved populations
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication (both verbal and in writing) and organizational skills
High proficiency in MS Office Applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint)
Experience working with a variety of social media platforms
Demonstrated experience working in a team and independently
Demonstrated sound judgment, initiative and discretionary abilities
Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
HIV/AIDS knowledge a must
Cultural competency a must
Knowledge of New York City communities of Black men who have sex with men and of the transgender experience
Knowledge of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV prevention
Graphic design and illustration skills preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513994
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