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University of Rochester Community Liaison, URMC - 236820 in Rochester, New York

Community Liaison, URMC Job ID 236820

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

Time as Reported Grade 051 Medicine M&D-Infect Dis Unit




General Purpose:

Supports the IDRC in developing and nurturing collaborative, inclusive relationships between the URMC and the community. Work with community groups to develop community health promotion initiatives. Identifies opportunities to link URMC resources to community identified needs; and promote the work of the URMC in community health.


  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with community partners to develop positive quality relationships between the URMC and the community. Represents the URMC at community meetings and forums on community health related topics; provides education participates in community events and health fairs as a representative of the URMC. Independently identify areas to increase community visibility and expand training opportunities for URMC faculty and staff and encourage community involvement that results in measurable outcomes, as part of improving health in underserved areas as well as throughout the Rochester region, and beyond.

  • Identifies opportunities to partner with individuals and/or local entities such as schools, churches, health agencies, key community leaders the Monroe County Department of Public Health, and other community-based organizations to develop, implement and support evidence-based community health initiatives. Assists with the development and implementation of health promotion initiatives. Leads health promotion/advisory group(s). The focus will be on developing, implementing and supporting this initiative in a way that is successful both in community participation and in measurable health improvement results.

  • Identifies opportunities to link URMC resources to community identified needs Identifies opportunities to link faculty, staff and students with projects in the community. Meets with faculty, staff and students interested in community projects; determine their needs; assist them in understanding the community. Attends community health-related talks and events within URMC and network with those in attendance to increase awareness of educational resources and seek feedback on how we can help connect them with the community. Actively participates in relevant UR/URMC groups such as the Diversity/Inclusion Committee.

  • Serves as point of contact for community inquiries. Handles community inquiries for speakers or for assistance in connecting to URMC or Health Association Collaborative resources.

  • Develops processes to ensure effective communication with stakeholder groups related to community health improvement activities and other pertinent information. Identifies additional opportunities to improve effective communication, for example, working with others at URMC to coordinate more effective participation in health events.

  • Identifies and coordinates event sponsorship opportunities. Makes recommendations of sponsorship opportunities for community events, using established for sponsorships. Collects and provides information on how the event meets the criteria. For all events sponsored, collects and tracks follow-up information on results of the event.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree (BS) required

  • BS in Social Science field preferred

  • 2-3 years related community experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Excellent communication skills preferred

    The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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