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Program Assistant (Community Outreach Specialist)

Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Program Assistant (Community Outreach Specialist) in Cancer Health Equity and Engagement at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.The Program Assistant (Community Outreach Specialist) implements and presents health education programs and is responsible for curriculum development and/or the implementation of health education for the Rutgers Cancer Institute, the Screen NJ Program and related efforts in the Rutgers Cancer Institute's department of Cancer Health Equity and Engagement. This position is responsible for planning, scheduling, outreach, training, program delivery and evaluations,communications and event participation.Among the key duties of this position are the following: Works with team members and community stakeholders to plan, organize, implement and evaluate community engagement and outreach activities. Performs community level engagement and outreach needs assessment. Participates in community advisory council and workgroup meetings and focus groups. Researches, identifies and utilizes evidence-based educational programs. Writes, designs, and manages the production and distribution of visually appealing, culturally and literacy appropriate educational programs (i.e. content for brochures, e-newsletters, program development, event materials, info graphics), media press releases, and other communications/marketing materials. Applies community demographic and health information data to engagement and outreach activity development and delivery. Identifies educational objectives and develops program curriculum. Coordinates scheduling of classes, participant recruitment, instructional materials selection, program evaluation and other activities. Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Nursing or a related discipline, plus one (1) year of related experience in a business office, government agency or university setting. Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Excellent analytical, organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to hold self-accountable to high standards of professional excellence, demonstrated to maximize resources and be resourceful, seeks and accepts personal and professional responsibility on a continued basis. Effective oral and communication skills. Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Significant in-state travel to partner locations and program events may be required. Must have access to a reliable car, or other means of transportation, for travel around the state to meetings and events with partners (mileage and tolls are reimbursed at standard University / Federal rates). OverviewOur vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality fromcancer. CORE VALUES : Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Keywords: Rutgers University, New Brunswick , Program Assistant (Community Outreach Specialist), Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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