The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer's Center seeks qualified applicants for a Community Outreach Coordinator. The candidate will coordinate research outreach and recruitment processes, protocols, and activities under the leadership of the Community Outreach and Engagement Manager and faculty leadership.
Responsibilities are focused on organizing community outreach activities to recruit a diverse group of middle-aged and older adults for participation in Alzheimer's disease research with a focus on persons from underrepresented racial groups, especially African American and Black older adults.
The ideal candidate understands health equity and social determinants of health as well as cultural challenges to recruitment and retention in the community; has experience in public health and health communication; is proficient in all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; has excellent organizational and leadership skills, has exceptional attention to detail, and is able to master responsibilities quickly and independently while working collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team and with community partners.
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Knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporates them in securing approval for and the conduct of research.
Knowledge and understanding of health equity, social determinants of health as well as cultural challenges to recruitment and retention in the community; has public health and health communication experience.
Assesses and evaluates potential participants pertinent medical and historical information to ensure only appropriate subjects are enrolled in the Center's Participant Registry database and referred for clinical/translational trials and study opportunities.
Supports the preparation and delivery of informative, scientifically-sound presentations and other promotional materials to community audiences.
Helps to establish and maintain interdepartmental collaboration, relationships with community medical facilities, community agencies, churches, and other social programs in the area.
Engages in open communication with community members, community partners, and participants providing them with contact information and being available to answer, address or refer their calls.
Interacts with participants during their study visits at the medical center.
Supports the development of creative and innovative community engagement activities, including in-person presentations and events, as well as digital engagement opportunities through social media.
Trains others in completing enrollment calls for the Center's REDCap participant recruitment database.
Utilizes or acquires knowledge of disease processes to observe for and report adverse events in a timely and accurate manner to the principal investigator and all regulatory authorities (IRB, Sponsor, FDA, NIH, etc.) as required by protocol, policies and procedures and regulations
Actively identifies and participates in training, education, and development activities to improve own knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance professional development.
Demonstrates initiative for continuous learning, both self-directed and as evidenced by attendance of educational and professional development opportunities. Actively seeks new learning opportunities, seeing learning as part of work.
Engages in a minimum of 10 hours of continuous, job-related educational activities annually or pursuing an advanced career-related academic education or certification.
Participates in and maintains certifications, licensure and credentialing as required by Vanderbilt, the department and Sponsor.
Participates in research related programs, such as the Clinical/Translational Research Staff Council and its activities by submitting issues or suggesting solutions, and reviewing Council information, by attending meetings open to research staff and by sharing information with other research personnel.
Furthers knowledge by completing more advanced job-related educations (such as Research Support Services Boot Camp Follow-up). Actively seeks new learning opportunities, seeing learning as a part of work. Develops and achieves personal and professional goals.