Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Community Health Educator in Boston, Massachusetts

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Community Health Educator (CHE) will be responsible for coordinating health education and project-related activities for the UMass Boston-DF/HCC Partnership Outreach Core (https://www.umb.edu/u54/cores). The Outreach Core focuses on: 1) building capacity in community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to use evidence-based programs 2) delivering cancer-focused outreach as part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Outreach Network (NON) 3) engaging students in outreach and community-based research efforts focused on cancer control and 4) developing and disseminating products that will synthesize and summarize the results from the U54 research projects to inform the activities of community partners working to address cancer disparities. Accordingly, the CHE will play an integral role in developing and fostering relationships with FBOs and CBOs in Greater Boston. The CHE will work in collaboration with a study team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and UMass Boston.

  • Develop and foster relationships with FBOs and CBOs in Greater Boston

  • Prepare written communication materials, such as web-portal content and reports to funding agent

  • Represent the UMB-DF/HCC Outreach Core in community, regional and national settings

  • Coordinate and deliver health education activities with FBOs and CBOs

  • Coordinate project-related activities, meetings, meeting notes and minutes

  • Provide support to the Outreach Core Community Advisory Board and assist with meeting logistics

  • Provide support to student interns and promote connections to FBO and CBO partners

  • Support NCI National Outreach Network (NON) with identifying, developing and disseminating health promotion and cancer education materials

  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of all evaluation materials/data in accordance with IRB protocols

  • Assist with recruitment and logistics for project activities

  • Assist in other project needs as directed by supervisor

  • Assist with administrative logistics and supervision for student interns

Please attach a cover letter with your application explaining your interest in this position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

+ + Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) required, preferably in public health, natural or social science.

  • Master’s degree in public health or social science preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Exceptional relationship-building and networking skills

  • 2 years of experience in public health strongly preferred

  • Experience working with CBOs or FBOs required

  • Proven track record in working successfully in racially and culturally diverse communities

  • Willingness to attend events and services/worship at FBOs, including weekend and/or evening events

  • Excellent organizational (attention to detail) and problem-solving skills

  • Strong personal initiative: ability to work independently and creatively

This position will be office and field-based depending on the needs of the project. The position often requires weekend and nighttime flexibility (and the weekday schedule will be adjusted accordingly). Attendance at national meetings (yearly) is required. Ability to drive in the Greater Boston area preferred.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Job ID: 2017-8089

Grade: 18

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org