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The Community Outreach Specialist plays a vital role within the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The specialist establishes, strengthens, and supports community outreach with community and faith-based organizations, partnering hospitals and ethnic media to foster relationships with Spanish-speaking communities throughout New York City. Fostering these relationships is vital for defining, developing, and executing numerous programs and research protocols, addressing priorities and concerns regarding health, specifically cancer health disparities in distinct communities. The Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for advocacy, developing linkages, and project development based on the needs of the populations. This position also assists with Service Wide activities as appropriate.
Responsibilities include the following:
Outreach Partnerships and Activities – Planning/Development
Outreach Research Programs and Protocols – Operations
Data Collection and Reporting, Compliance and Quality Assurance
Support Services Community Liaison
Staff Training and Mentorship
Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of experience working in or with community-based outreach organizations, especially those with a focus on service and research health-related programs, and policies preferred.
Or High school Diploma/GED with at least 7 years of related experience.
Demonstrated interest in health disparities.
Knowledge of Latino immigrant communities a plus.
Fluency in Spanish.
Strong program management and organizational skills.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, a...nd superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.