Research Center Administrator, Community Engagement

Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Research Center Administrator, Community Engagement provides strategy and project management for community outreach and engagement efforts of the GW Cancer Center. The position focuses on improved community engagement among underserved populations, in particular the LGBTQ, African American, African Immigrant and Hispanic communities.

The Research Center Administrator serves as a sustained presence representing GW Cancer Center in outreach and engagement efforts. The position focuses on improved community engagement among underserved populations, in particular the LGBTQ, African American, African Immigrant and Hispanic communities. This role is primarily responsible for contributing to a portfolio of outreach and community engaged research initiatives, increasing the Cancer Center’s visibility in minority communities throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area, and advancing the mission of the GW Cancer Center to eliminate disparities in its catchment area.

Duties include:
• Refine and implement a community outreach strategy by leveraging existing and cultivating new partnerships in priority communities.
• Build, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with faith organizations and community service providers to advance strategic priorities and objectives of the GW Cancer Center.
• Identify community needs and develop outreach and engagement events targeting priority communities. Stay abreast of community health fairs and other relevant events occurring within the catchment area and arrange for Cancer Center representation.
• Lead program evaluation and reporting for ongoing program improvement.
• Serve as GW Cancer Center liaison to other groups at the university who conduct community outreach and CBPR (e.g., Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Rodham Institute).
• Oversee research projects, lead project evaluation and reporting per funder requirements and ensure project goals are met.
• Manage community research advisory board project to help set a cancer research agenda with the LGBTQ community. Host community conversations, synthesize findings and develop community consensus.
• Manage cancer education projects with clinician cultural sensitivity training and/or public/patient education components.
• Oversee the conduct of qualitative and quantitative data collection, analyzing the results, drafting manuscripts and reports, participating in conferences and meetings to report out results and manage event logistics
• Supervise GW Cancer Center employees at the coordinator or research assistant level.
The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in health-related field, social science, communications, or public relations.
-Established familiarity with African American, Hispanic and/or LGBTQ communities.
-Experience with program development and evaluation, with cancer and/or patient-centered care initiatives and the conduct of community-engaged research.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, supervisory experience, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work a flexible schedule often including evening and weekend hours.
-Experience developing proposals and/or grant writing.
-Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Centers/Institutes Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Regular office hours: Monday through Friday 9-5:30 plus occasional events outside of normal working hours Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000386 Job Open Date: 09/25/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 07/31/2018 Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What experience do you have with community engagement and outreach in Washington, DC?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * What skills and knowledge do you have to apply to patient-centered cancer care or cancer control professional education?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Describe your ability to manage multiple projects with aggressive timelines.
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Sample Publications
  6. List of Publications


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