Director of Community Engagement

Job description

Grade T28

The Program for Maternal Health Equity (PMHE) at the Center for Urban Bioethics (CUB) is seeking a Director of Community Engagement to join our growing team. Our diverse PMHE team is committed to conducting ethical, antiracist, and community-engaged research to advance and nurture the health, well-being and agency of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous birthing families in Philadelphia and beyond.

We are looking for an individual with experience and a strong skill set in community engagement and capacity building among perinatal community-based organizations and pregnant/postpartum community members. This position will play an integral role at PMHE leading strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation and continual improvement of comprehensive community engagement initiatives that incorporate diverse community-driven leadership, inclusivity and reproductive justice concepts and principles to support perinatal health.

Responsibilities include: overseeing all community engagement relationships, staff, and services provided by PMHE; seeking out funding opportunities for growing existing and emerging community relationships; serving as an authoritative source on community-based research practices, precedents, theory, and principles; formal presentations to staff, families, and community groups; representing PMHE at local and national events and meetings; creating plans for development and training of staff, students, and volunteers; overseeing IRB submissions per university guidelines and development/modification of community-engaged research protocols; working closely with PMHE and CUB faculty to develop and implement operating policies and procedures; independently developing and submitting grant progress reports and budget documents for annual reviews, with potential to serve as PI on initiatives as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and six or more years of directly related perinatal community engagement experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Possesses excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates and encourages professional and organizational standards.
  • Demonstrate compassion, approachability, and diplomacy with sensitive situations and relationships.
  • Results-oriented focus with willingness to go above and beyond to achieve the required goals.
  • Past supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated record of grant writing and grant development in perinatal health.
  • Prior experience with IRB submissions.
  • Must be able to travel to off-site locations.

  • Graduate level coursework in urban bioethics, public health, or related field
  • Previous patient facing research and clinical work with pregnant and/or postpartum women
  • Experience developing and managing databases (such as RedCap)
This is a grant funded position

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Medical Education and Research Building
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time