LGBTQ Community Engagement Specialist

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LGBTQ Community Engagement Specialist

Stanford University

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Job code: 4111
Grade: H

Stanford University is seeking a LGBTQ Community Engagement Specialist to design, conduct, manage, and evaluate community educational and development programs in partnership with educational institutions county-based agencies, organizations and services. The incumbent LGBTQ Community Engagement Specialist will be a seasoned public health professional with sophisticated knowledge of and experience working with LGBTQ communities, particularly those communities that have experienced the most stigma in society and marginalization in healthcare and health research (gender identity and racial minorities). They are highly conversant in issues facing these communities, particularly as those issues relate to health disparities. They bring this knowledge to bear on all aspects of PRIDEnet's work on behalf of both The PRIDE Study and the All of Us Research Program, including designing effective outreach and engagement strategies; building bi-directional and respectful relationships; conducting training and technical assistance; facilitating listening and review sessions and focus groups; and, directing and consulting on the development of effective communications messages, images, and materials in order to meet PRIDEnet's mission of increasing representation of sexual and gender minorities in health research.

The job specifically involves designing, conducting, managing, and evaluating community educational and development programs in partnership with educational institutions county-based agencies, organizations and services. Collects enrollment data, maintains education curricula inventory, and evaluates program results. The Engagement Specialist will functions as a community resource, provides leadership to volunteers and acts as a subject matter expert for PRIDEnet and it's affiliated activities.

The LGBTQ Community Engagement Specialist (ES) will work closely with the Community Engagement Director to oversee and implement PRIDEnet's (see below) “high touch” SGM engagement activities (relationship-building, one-on-one outreach) and communications messaging and material development. The ES will devote particular attention to developing and implementing activities designed to engage members of “yet-to-be-reached” high priority SGM communities, including those who have been historically underrepresented in health research, are new to health research, have experienced barriers in accessing healthcare, or who have had negative research experiences (specifically gender and racial minorities).
The ES will work closely with all PRIDEnet team members to ensure a positive experience for SGM community contacts, including responding to inquiries; educating about research participation opportunities; providing enrollment navigation assistance, when needed; and, educating funders, project staff, and affiliated representatives about how to effectively work with historically underrepresented SGM participants through training and technical assistance. The ES will work closely with the team to ensure that materials and messages are SGM-appropriate and will effectively engage all SGM population segments. The ES will work with the advisory committee and the community partner consortium to engage local leaders and extend PRIDEnet's reach. They will track activity progress, develop recommendations, and write reports.

PRIDEnet is a participant-powered research network of sexual and gender minorities (SGM) which include but are not limited to LGBTQ people. PRIDEnet's purpose is to provide SGM/LGBTQ health research participants broad access to engage with the research process from end-to-end. PRIDEnet is the primary vehicle for community engagement in The PRIDE Study (, a national, online study of the general health of LGBTQ people. PRIDEnet also conducts LGBTQ community engagement for the All of Us Research Program (

The PRIDE Study is a community-engaged, national, online, prospective, longitudinal general health cohort study of SGM adults. The PRIDE Study aims to improve SGM health through research, community engagement, education, and mentorship and envisions a world with optimal physical, mental, and social health for all SGM people. The PRIDE Study employs innovative technologies to bridge research gaps in the health of these medically underserved and vulnerable populations. For more informaiton, visit

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. The program will partner with one million or more people across the United States to build the most diverse biomedical data resource of its kind, to help researchers gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence health. For more information, visit and DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in public health, public policy, education or relevant graduate degrees
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese language
  • Minimum 3 years participating in research activities, including participant recruitment, enrollment and retention
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in community organizing, coalition building, partnership facilitation, or service provision
  • Minimum 3 years of prior work experience with LGBT stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
  • Advanced degree may be required for some programs.
  • Program administration and or research experience may be required.
Relevant additional (required) experience includes:
  • Experience in on-line engagement strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff
Specific Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
  • Proven ability to independently manage a community partnership
  • Experience working with LGBT communities, particularly gender identity and racial minority communities
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills for preparing and submitting grants, drafting policies, developing program plans, and submitting progress reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with funders, diverse constituents, and diverse populations experiencing health disparities and inequities
  • Demonstrated experience with research study subject recruitment and retention
  • Knowledge of on-line engagement strategies and tactics
  • Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic concerns
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team as well as under general direction
  • Ability to quickly process and react to new information, concepts and practices, and take solution-oriented approach to complex issues
  • An advocate with clear commitment to the project's priorities with knowledge of related LGBT community and issues.
  • An experienced leader who understands the subtleties of engaging and motivating community stakeholders
  • A direct communicator who shares information readily and listens well
  • Maintains a healthy sense of humor
  • Working knowledge of delivering community training, and technical assistance
  • Working knowledge of developing and delivering presentations
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
  • Experience with large-scale and complex programs with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation skills
  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 12/11/2018
Application Due: 12/21/2018
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