Community Outreach Director
Hyde Park Campus
2010010 BSD Comprehensive Cancer Center
About the Unit
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the University of Chicago Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division (BSD), the largest of four Divisions of the University that also includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. The UCCCC administers 6 established scientific programs, and the Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute provides funding for 11 Shared Facilities. The Center comprises over 215 faculty members from over 20 departments, with members being awarded over $60 million Direct Costs in peer-reviewed cancer research grants, and $17 million in non-peer reviewed grants and contracts. The activities of the Center are broad and varied including research, patient education and support, fundraising, marketing, clinical trials management, community outreach, and grant administration. The UCCCC facilitates interactions between laboratory, clinical and population scientists to foster discovery and its translation into direct benefit to patients and the general public. The Cancer Center has an extremely active clinical trials research program with over 900 clinical trials, many of which are also conducted at UCCCC affiliate institutions (approximately 40). Community researchers also strive to eliminate health disparities among ethnic or social groups. The Regulatory Compliance Specialist will work in the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO), an existing centralized support office within the Cancer Center that provides services and high level guidance to individuals (faculty investigators, research staff, and clinic coordinators from the University and Hospital) involved in human subjects research. The CCTO is responsible for establishing standards, operating procedures, policies and practices, for coordinating system changes, implementing educational and training programs, developing communication tools, and managing the administrative functions that impact individuals involved in cancer clinical research.
This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the Cancer Center's Community Outreach and Engagement (OCECD) unit. Under limited direction, this position will develop and oversee community-based education, outreach and research programs, expand community partnerships, and serve as a liaison between Cancer Center investigators and community partners. As the Executive Director of the OCECD, this position leads the development of a strategic planning and defines methods for evaluating the success of these initiatives.
This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and satisfactory job performance. If the position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, a minimum of one pay period's written notice (30 days) will be given or pay in-lieu of notice .
- Serve as the primary program liaison to national, state and local organizations.
- Oversee day-to-day program operations, including the program budget and supervision of staff.
- Prepare reports for sponsors, assist in the preparation of grants and manuscripts and may participate in fundraising efforts to gain support for the program.
- Program Planning and Management: serve as the day-to-day director of the OCECD including staff supervision, oversight of all programs; work with the Director in developing a strategic plan and priority programs.
- Represent the UCCCC with respect to outreach activities: establish and maintain contact with a wide range of external organizations (e.g., academic, advocacy, professional, community) invested in community education, outreach and community research on both a local and national level.
- Integrate the UCCCC's outreach activities with related institutional efforts.
- Report and Grant Preparation: Prepare and submit relevant reports to the OCECD Director, UCCCC senior leadership, sponsors and other external and internal units as required; assist in the preparation of grants.
- Serve as the Lead Community Health Educator (CHE) for the OCECD in the context of the National Cancer Institute's National Outreach Network (NON) including: attendance at training events and meetings; dissemination of NCI messages and material; dissemination of culturally appropriate, evidence-based information and educational.
- Outstanding Communication skills
- Strategic leadership skills
- Supervisory skills
- Budget management skills
- Project management skills
- Strong knowledge of program subject matter
- Ability to develop programs, curricula and lesson plans
- Analytical skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Decision-making skills
- Attention to detail
- Organizational skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to manage stressful situations
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Required: Doctoral degree in relevant field, such as public health, epidemiology, education
- Required: A minimum of seven years of relevant experience
- Preferred: supervisory experience
- Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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