Community Based Recruitment Specialist

Job description

Position Type:

Temporary Staff (SHRA)

Job Title:

Community Based Recruitment Specialist

Department Name:

Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801

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Position Posting Category:

Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Qualifications/Experience


Part-Time Temporary

If part-time, how many hours per week?:


Work Schedule:

Variable work schedule; daytime availability required to attend meetings/training; some evening and weekend availability required.

Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

6 months not to exceed 11 months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Description of Work:

The primary purpose of the Community Based Recruitment Specialist will be to participate in and build upon community outreach and education activities that promote understanding of HIV prevention, treatment and available research, with a focus on recruitment to and linkage with open studies.

The Community Based Recruitment Specialist will work under the direction of the Community Engagement Manager, serving as a liaison between the research unit and community agencies/organizations.

•Attend and participate in local HIV testing services with community agencies.
•Plan, attend and participate in outreach events designed to reach the target population for studies to which the Unit are actively recruiting to at a given time (These events often occur in the evenings or on the weekends).
•Utilize social media and applications that reach target populations with the purpose of recruitment into HIV prevention, treatment, and cure research studies.
•Provide effective communication, both orally and written.
•Actively recruit and pre-screen potential research participants.
•Write reports on activities conducted at the outreach events.
•Develop and maintain knowledge of HIV and HIV-related clinical trials conducted at the UNC-CH Clinical Research Site.

Community Engagement and Outreach:
•Complete outreach and education activities that promote understanding of HIV prevention, treatment and available research.
•Act as a liaison between research units and community agencies/organizations.
•Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate community education materials, such as factsheets, pamphlets, brochures, articles, manuals, newsletter or videos on the following topics:
-Study-specific pamphlets/fact sheets
-Clinical trials
-Ethical considerations
-HIV prevention materials
-Referral information and where additional services can be accessed

Work location: Community Based but will also be on UNC campus periodically for meetings, trainings, etc.
Personal protective equipment and proper training for use will be provided.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Candidates must be 1) self-motivated, 2) highly detail-oriented and willing to follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) precisely, 3) flexible to daily changes in work scope, and 4) able to work in a fast paced environment and under demanding time constraints

Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with volunteers, patients, families, staff physicians, and/or sponsor representatives from diverse backgrounds and sexual and racial identities.
This position requires the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Instructions are given verbally and/or in writing.

Must have the ability to multitask and reorganize tasks according to shifting priorities.

This individual must have the ability to maintain team, unit, and university goals while meeting or exceeding individual work goals and have the ability to meticulously perform all study-related functions while maintaining a high level of organization.
Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, email, and internet navigation skills required.

Experience providing health-related patient education.

Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity of documents during
off-site transport.

Cultural sensitivity for all races, genders, and sexual orientations.

Must be willing and able to commute to multiple research sites and other venues in the community with their personal vehicle. Valid driver’s license is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:


Special Instructions :

Must be willing to work in community and clinical settings and able, after appropriate training, to use personal protective equipment consistently and follow our unit’s Standard Operating Procedures for keeping each other safe.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 3/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time