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Bilingual Sr. Community Engagement Coordinator

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Cancer Center

Bilingual Sr. Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator

Position #00786189   Requisition #22073

This position is open to current CU employees only

The University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center headquartered at the Anschutz Medical Campus and part of the CU School of Medicine. It is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center’s clinical care sites are UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado are ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center includes six institutional partners made up of approximately 300 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three healthcare delivery institutions.

The CU Cancer Center’s vision is to “prevent and conquer cancer. Together.” We do this through our mission statement of “uniting our community to overcome cancer through innovation, discovery, prevention, early detection, multidisciplinary care and education.”

Nature of Work:  Under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) and the COE’s Program Manager, the Senior Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will provide oversight and lead a number of the Cancer Center’s community outreach and engagement efforts, including community and research projects consistent with the COE’s aims. The coordinator responsibilities will be related to COE’s initiatives and research projects focused on a variety of cancer prevention, control, and survivorship topics, with emphasis on the engagement of underrepresented populations.

Examples of COE administration responsibilities:

  • Administrative support for the COE – website, chairing hiring committees, and program portfolio reviews
  • Seek and review funding opportunity notices (e.g., Request for Proposals) for compatibility with COE efforts and appraise the COE Director(s), staff and partners of such notices.
  • Assist in writing, reviewing, and editing of COE competitive funded grant proposals for submission to government agencies, foundations, and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Prepare abstracts and present at local, regional, and national conferences
  • Facilitate preparation of written and oral reports for the COE
  • Prepare and conduct presentations related to the COE’s community outreach, engagement, and research initiatives, programs, and projects
  • Assist the COE to plan and implement outreach, engagement, and research with community-based organizations that advance the COE’s aims
  • Maintain tracking database for all community engagement contacts and activities
  • Manage the Office of the COE mailbox and calendar
  • Social media messaging, including culturally and linguistically adapted for Spanish-speaking audiences, relevant to the Office of the COE
  • Collaborate with COE patient navigator to create linguistic and culturally appropriate systems for referral, recruitment, and retention of underrepresented patients to clinical trials at UCCC and partner institutions to improve enrollment in appropriate trials in a timely fashion
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of assigned projects including, data collection, data management, qualitative analysis, projects reports and supervision of graduate students.
  • Other duties as assigned
Examples of COE Outreach and Engagement responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and set-up events to engage Colorado communities in cancer prevention and control efforts as it relates to the COE mission and values
  • Provide cancer prevention and control education to community-based organizations and community members
  • Assist cancer center members and mentored member investigators with developing outreach plans and fostering diversity and inclusivity within protocols where applicable
  • Provide regular feedback to investigators and providers leading clinical trials to align their efforts with catchment priorities and facilitate creating a proper recruitment and retention plan.
  • Assist investigators to develop systems for identification and accrual of underrepresented patients that enables them to participate in research, including basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, and population research.
  • Assist investigators to identify barriers for patients to be involved in Cancer Center research programs by conducting patient surveys/interviews on attitudes, knowledge, obstacles, and concerns about research participation.
  • Work with UCCC faculty and staff to develop strategies to help minimize barriers to enrollment on research studies, including clinical trials, both at the community level and at other healthcare system sites.
  • Collaborate with investigators and clinical teams to create a system to identify eligible patients, notify treating physician at the time of patient appointment, and document patient-physician or patient discussions about research participation.
  • Develop education programs for patients about research, including clinical trials, to address potential fears and concerns of patients by providing up-to-date, evidence-based, and/or credible expert-opinion information
  • Other duties as assigned
Example of Work Performed for Funded Projects

  • Overall operational management of funded service and/or research projects
  • Supervise project staff, research assistants, and volunteers.
  • Protocol Management through the University of Colorado Cancer Center governing entities such as PRMS, COMIRB, and OnCore and other as needed.
  • Protocol creation and implementation, which includes collaborating with institutional shared resources to have strong statistical approaches to research as well data collection and storage.
  • Oversee the creation and development of educational and evaluation materials for project related activities that are linguistic, literacy, and culturally tailored.
  • Revise materials to ensure they are literacy and culturally appropriate.
  • Ensure that data collection is applied accurately and documented correctly by project staff.
  • Conduct or oversee project assessment activities, including participant surveys, questionnaires, as well as key informant and focus group interviews.
  • Assist with the write-up and/or presentation of required project reports.
  • Work with principal investigator, project leads, and project team to ensure timely project progression and completion.
  • Assist the principal investigator or lead to comply with the university’s Office of Grants and Contracts, funding agencies, and other project oversight entities
  • Assist the principal investigator on the writing and submission of annual and final reports to the funding agencies and related project closure tasks.
  • Attend and present to tumor board meetings to increase awareness of our ongoing research projects, including clinical trials.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Salary and Benefits:

The starting salary range for this position begins at $59,299 - $75,428 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications

    Education: BS or BA in Biology, Chemistry, Behavioral Science, Nursing, Social Science, or other health-related discipline. Experience: Four (4) of clinical research experience Language requirement: Written and oral proficiency in Spanish and English
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, health evaluation, social sciences or a related field
  • Project management experience
  • Oncology experience
  • Clinical Research Certification (CCRC, CCRA, RAC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology
  • Experience with an enterprise-level clinical trials management system (e.g. OnCore®)
  • Experience with basic computer systems of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with research databases and electronic medical record systems
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task.  Proven track record in problem resolutionAdvanced knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA Rules and Regulations in relation to clinical trials, NIH guidelines, ICH guidelines and HIPAA regulations in relation to clinical trials, and NCI common toxicity definitions. Able to work autonomously with little direct oversight Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 14, 2021
Unposting Date: Jul 19, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
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