Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Health Educator III, for the Population Science department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Health Educator III will work to expand cancer education and outreach in the South Asian community. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists with the planning, organizing, and implementation of the health education outreach programs to patients, community organizations, researchers and partnering institutions.
Facilitates between the multi- disciplinary research team and members of the community to ensure the development of culturally sensitive, relevant, evidence-based, health promotion and dissemination strategies.
Implements tailored local education/outreach activities focused on the development of a cancer education intervention.
Serves as a resource to research investigators on cultural and community issues and develops education/outreach and message dissemination plans.
Conducts all aspects of South Asian research study including participant recruitment, follow-up surveys, participant intervention sessions, and navigation.
Assists in building a community profile through descriptive data analysis on cancer preventive services in the population using local and national data.
Conducts local and national needs assessments to determine knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practices regarding cancer prevention.
Participates in local, regional, and national trainings, conferences and other activities that provide opportunities to learn about outreach, health communication, and shares progress.
Coordinates in the design, layout, content, development and/or review, evaluation and selection of patient educational materials, such as brochures, newsletters, presentations, etc.
Develops time lines to monitor workflow; maintains accurate records of follow-up procedures and activities for all on-going administrative functions.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, or a related field, plus two (2) years of health education experience related to cancer control in ethnic minorities, or a Master's Degree plus one (1) year of health education, research, counseling, intervention delivery or community outreach experience.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of word processing, presentation, database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
Bilingual skills (English/Hindi or Urdu).
Must possess own vehicle/valid driver's license or alternative means of transportation from one community partnership site to another.
Experience with or demonstrated willingness to learn other research and internet oriented software packages (e.g., Endnote, Contribute, Teleform, SNAP, ATLAS.ti, Ovid search engines).
Strong writing and communication skills, manuscript and grant writing coordination experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Office environment with moderate noised and minimal exposure to infection and communicable diseases.
Requires extensive travel, ability to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends), as needed, to reach community events and complete survey/intervention data collection with study subjects.
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