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Job Title: Community Educator
Job Number:
Organization: Columbia University ICAP
Posted: 10/30/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,  NY    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: Position Summary

Reporting to and under the direction of the Program Manager/Site Coordinator, the Community Educator will develop and implement strategies to increase awareness of the role of research in HIV prevention and engage key populations in research conducted at the Harlem Prevention Center (HPC) Clinical Research Site (CRS). S/he will coordinate the day to day community engagement and outreach activities for the CRS and serve as the Community Advisory Board (CAB) Liaison for HPC. In addition to building awareness, interest and participation in clinical research initiatives of HPC, s/he will work with the CRS outreach and recruitment team to monitor and support recruitment and retention. S/he will develop informational and educational presentations, resources, and other materials to make prospective participants and local stakeholders aware of current and future studies at HPC. S/he will plan, organize, implement and participate in 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 engage individuals and communities impacted by HIV in prevention research.

S/he will attend and participate at regular CAB meetings, community events and community partners meeting to facilitate community HIV prevention education, encourage community participation; as well as address any questions or concerns. In addition, s/he will update and maintain the HPC website and social media regularly; posting events, information and news surrounding its research activities in coordination with the ICAP communications office.

Responsibilities

Conduct 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 (10%) Build strategic relationships to support the overall mission and aims of the CRS (10%) Develop and conduct educational presentations for stakeholders and diverse groups representing prospective study participants (10%) Design and maintain social media platforms and accounts to promote recruitment and retention (10%) Conduct a variety of outreach activities to recruit and retain participants for research studies at HPC (10%) Develop and implement outreach and education plans and programs including the site’s Community Engagement Work Plan for HIV Prevention Trials Network and HIV Vaccine Trials Network studies (5%) Develop site and study-related informational and educational materials in print and digital media (5%) Plan, organize, and implement special events such as community-wide educational groups and study related information dissemination events (5%) 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 (5%) Represent HPC at CAB meetings and other relevant community, local, and national meetings (5%) Participate in community health fairs and other related community events (5%) 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%)

Qualifications: Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in related field (Public Health, Health Education, Human Services, Humanities) 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 Power Point) 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 Preferred Qualifications

Spanish-speaking preferred 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 Other Requirements

No international travel required; travel to national conferences/meetings up to 3-4 times a year

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 1/30/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Shubhra Paliwal,  Community Educator
Contact Location: 722 West 168th Street

New York   NY  10032
United States
Contact Location: 722 West 168th Street
 
  New York   NY  10032
  United States
Contact Phone: 212-342-0505 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: icap-hr@columbia.edu
Web Address:
How to Apply: Apply on: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/cw/en- us/job/504311/community-educator

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