Community Engagement Specialist

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( CTSI ) and its Clinical and Translational Science Award ( CTSA ) represent a large NIH infrastructure grant to support clinical and translational research at the University at Buffalo (UB) and the Buffalo Translational Consortium ( BTC ) partner institutions under the leadership of the Director of the CTSI .

The Community Engagement Specialist is a full-time professional position who will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of program deliverables.
  • Consult with researchers and community partners with an emphasis on developing community-based recruitment strategies.
  • Management of the Buffalo Research Registry.
  • Develop innovative community education and outreach initiatives, culturally-informed approaches to engage community members to participate in and guide research
  • Create creative community-based recruitment and retention strategies.
This position will report directly to the Core Director and will work collaboratively with other CTSI cores, institutional partners, and community partners.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with developing community education and outreach programs.
  • 1 year of experience in support of multiple programs/projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • After taking directives, be able to work independently and yet be able to promptly seek help if encountering barriers preventing the accomplishment of the assigned tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and willingness to work with large and diverse teams within the CTSI, the medical field and the community.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Demonstrated professional demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Experience at UB in an academic and/or research environment
  • Experience in community-based research
  • Experience with SPSS and/or Atlas TI/REDCap other technology platforms

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