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University of Rochester Community Health Outreach & Engagement, PHS - 229959 in Rochester, New York

Community Health Outreach & Engagement, PHS Job ID 229959

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Public Health Sciences




General Purpose:

Under general guidance within policy guidelines and approved procedures and protocols, the Community Outreach Worker will act as a liaison with communities undergoing higher rates of health disparities including underserved populations such as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), Latino, Deaf, Migrant and Refugee communities, and connect them to the resources needed. The candidate will conduct all outreach activities with cultural humility and inclusivity in the diverse populations that we are serving.

The Community Health Outreach Worker require the ability to act as an outreach and engagement liaison between Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) and the community regarding cancer awareness, prevention, early detection, and risk reduction strategies for multiple cancer types to decrease the health disparities among underserved populations. The Community Health Outreach Worker will work with community partners and other collaborators, including area businesses, to increase cancer awareness, knowledge and education of cancer prevention throughout the 27-county Catchment Area.

Specific Responsibilities:

Community Liaison- 70%

  • Proactively seeks out and identifies opportunities to collaborate with local entities such as schools, churches, municipalities and other community-based organizations to coordinate and implement methods for cancer education in culturally appropriate ways.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community agencies, organizations, small businesses, and other groups interested in cancer education.

  • Cultivate relationships or partnership development efforts between the COE office and underserved communities.

  • Identify gaps in programs and opportunities where WCI/UR may serve as a point of connectivity and help fill community prospects for improvement as it pertains to cancer awareness, prevention, risk reduction and early detection.

  • Organize and prepare educational materials and programs based on cancer awareness, prevention, risk reduction and early detection strategies.

Program Coordination, Implementation and Evaluation – 15%

  • Work with Wilmot leadership and researchers to advocate for health policies that increase awareness and resources for cancer prevention at the local, state and federal level.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of cancer prevention and early detection education programs and materials.

  • Represents sites, providers, program participants and the University to develop, monitor and maintain working relationships, positive communications and effective results with regard to the coordination of cancer awareness, prevention, early detection, and risk reduction programs for multiple cancer types.

  • Communicates recruitment concerns and potential solutions to COE leadership team, working with team to obtain guidance and then to implement changes.

Data and Results Management– 10%

  • Prepare and write reports, monitoring uptake of interventions and outreach activities.

  • Inputs data from multiple sites into Redcap database, contributes to data management and data analysis.

  • Performs routine data quality-assurance procedures, and resolves discrepancies.

  • Prepares and organizes records, meetings, and minutes as needed.

Other projects and job duties as assigned – 5%


  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaker strongly preferred

  • 2-3 years of related experience working in the community is preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of diverse populations from varying cultural/ethnic, socio-economic and educational levels. Broad understanding of cultural competence and cultural humility.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, internet search techniques, and ability to learn new software quickly.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends weekly to attend community events. Candidate must have the ability to adjust to changing program dynamics quickly and easily; be flexible; enjoy working with community and performing outreach activities.

  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team and coordinate multiple activities.

  • Must be able to travel throughout the 27-county catchment area.

  • Must be willing to perform other duties assigned to ensure program success.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.