| Advertised Summary Job Description: Grant funded.|
Reporting to and under the direction of the Program Manager/Site Coordinator, the Community Educator will coordinate the day to day community outreach activities and serve as the Community Advisory Board (CAB) Liaison of Harlem Prevention Center (HPC). The community outreach program is designed to build awareness, interest and participation in clinical research initiatives of HPC. The Educator will work with community outreach workers and monitors the recruitment of study participant base within the community; and overseas efforts geared to improve study participant retention. S (he) will participate in the development of informational and/ or educational materials and literature to help educate participants and local stakeholders of current and future studies at HPC. S (he) will plan, organize, implement and participate at community outreach activities for post-study data dissemination. S (he) will 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.
S (he) will attend and participate at regular CAB meetings, community events and community partners meeting to facilitate and encourage community participation; as well as address any questions or concerns. In addition, s (he) will update and maintain HPC website regularly with events, information and news surrounding its research activities in coordination with ICAP communications office.
- Conducts all research 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
- Build strategic relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities and recruit and retain participants for research studies at HPC
- Develop and implement outreach and education programs including the site's Community Involvement Work Plan (CIWP) for HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) studies
- Participates in community health fairs and other community events as requested by the site leadership
- Participates in the development of site and study related informational and/or educational materials and literature
- Plans, organizes, and implements community special events such as community groups and study related information dissemination events
- 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
- Conduct educational presentations to individuals or groups at risk of HIV infection including social marketing activities for ongoing recruitment
- Represent HPC at CAB meetings and other relevant community and committee meetings, if applicable
- Participates in regular meetings with site leadership and study staff to ensure high-quality performance of job responsibilities.
- Attend study related trainings and meetings as requested by the site leadership
- Perform other related duties as assigned
General Minimum Qualifications: - Requires a Bachelor's degree in related field (Public Health, Social Work, Human Services, Humanities)
-To be considered, candidates must complete the employment application in its entirety, including the employment and education sections.
- The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - 2+ years' of experience in successful community outreach/recruitment activities or any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform job functions
- Capacity to conduct street and community outreach targeting at high risk populations
- 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 Power Point)
- Demonstrated experience working in a team and independently
- Demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and discretionary abilities
Preferred Qualifications: - HIV/AIDS knowledge a must
- Cultural competency a must
- Spanish speaking a plus
- Must be able to work flexible hours, this includes after hours and weekends, if applicable
- Knowledge of New York City communities of Black men who have sex with men and transgender women
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.