Sr. Outreach Coordinator

Johns Hopkins University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Sr. Outreach Coordinator
The Neurology Department is seeking a Senior Outreach Coordinator who will involve research with human subjects, including middle-aged and older adults, with and without cognitive impairments. This individual will work with a team of researchers coordinated by Dr. Marilyn Albert, Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The Sr. Outreach Coordinator will attend regular meetings with the study team at Johns Hopkins, and virtual meetings pertaining to recruitment and retention organized by the PAN Coordinating Center. In addition, this individual will oversee budgetary expenditures related to recruitment and retention activities and prepare regular reports of the outcomes of various recruitment efforts and the status of subject recruitment.

The Sr. Outreach Coordinators responsibilities involve travel in the Greater Baltimore area, as well as between several Johns Hopkins medical campuses including the main East Baltimore medical center and the Bayview medical center. A flexible daily time schedule will sometimes be necessary, based on the time and location of community outreach/education events, study participant visit needs, and the available staffing.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for overseeing the community outreach, participant recruitment, and participant retention efforts for the Johns Hopkins site of a large multi-center study referred to as the Precision Aging Network (PAN) Study.
  • The overarching goal of this study is to create profiles of risk for cognitive decline in a large, diverse cohort of approximately 400 middle-aged and older adults (50-79 yrs.) without dementia.
  • The measures that will be examined include cognitive testing, blood, assessments of blood vessels using ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
  • This individual will plan outreach and recruitment activities in close collaboration with the PAN study Coordinating Center and the Outreach Coordinators at the other PAN Study sites.
  • In addition, this individual will assist in the evaluation of study participants, as needed.
  • Primary responsibilities include:
    • Planning and conducting community outreach and educational programs to promote participant recruitment and provide general visibility, including planning and participating in community events, giving talks in the community, participating in health fairs and other community events, preparing materials for social media and direct outreach, interacting with local media, and engaging with community partners, particularly underserved members of the community
    • Working with the on-line participant registry that supports enrollment into the PAN study (known as MindCrowd), to facilitate the enrollment of selected participants into the study at Johns Hopkins
    • Completing eligibility screenings with potential participants to determine if they meet enrollment criteria
    • Tracking and reporting recruitment and enrollment progress
    • Scheduling potential participants for in-person visits, which includes arranging transportation as needed
    • Organizing activities that are important for participant retention, including preparation of newsletters and holiday mailings.
  • Additionally, the Senior Outreach Coordinator will assist with the in-person study visits on an as-needed basis, which may include:
    • Conducting and scoring in-person assessments including cognitive testing, frailty tasks, and biometric assessments
    • Accompanying participants to other study procedures, including MRI scans, blood draws and lumbar punctures
    • Processing, labeling, and storing biospecimens
    • Completing study forms and entering data from study visits into an electronic database
    • Performing miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline and a minimum of three (3) years related experience required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year of previous experience with recruitment and community outreach in a health-related field is preferred.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Requires familiarity with basic medical terminology, excellent organizational skills, good computer skills (including use of EXCEL and REDCap), and the ability to handle detailed quantitative information.
  • Requires excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, and the ability to work with a team of junior and senior individuals.
  • Must be able to connect with others and interact respectfully and in a culturally competent way with diverse subject population possessing a range of ages and cognitive function.
  • Must be able to work independently with modest direction.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Sr. Outreach Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: ​​​​​​​$39,310 - $54,060 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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