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Program Specialist

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Program Specialist

Department this Position Reports to

Dartmouth Cancer Center

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SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Location of Position

Lebanon, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

The Dartmouth Cancer Center ( DCC ) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Program Specialist in our Office of Community Outreach and Engagement.
The role of the Program Specialist is to coordinate and perform administrative and programmatic support functions for the DCC community outreach, education, research, and engagement programmatic initiatives to have a positive impact on the populations we serve. The Specialist will work collaboratively with internal (e.g., clinicians, researchers, information technology staff, marketing and communications teams, clinical operations staff, system partners) and external (e.g., public health agencies, community-based organizations, coalitions, National Cancer Institute) stakeholders to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the program.
The Program Specialist will support a variety of community-focused research, outreach, and engagement projects, including:
  • A grant-funded project to implement and evaluate programming for patients and the public about colorectal cancer screening in an effort to increase knowledge and uptake of colorectal cancer screening.
  • A pilot project to support New Hampshire and Vermont residents in identifying and addressing cancer risk factors (e.g., arsenic, radon) in their home. This may include working with providers and other stakeholders to educate residents about arsenic and/or radon, provide them with water and/or air test kits for their homes, and support them with high test results in taking steps to reduce their arsenic and/or radon levels.
  • Community Engagement Studios, which are one-time advisory meetings with a group of community members who represent a researcher’s population of research interest; through studios, we are able to solicit feedback from community members to improve a given research project and make it more patient- and community- centered.
  • Other infrastructure projects to help ensure that the Dartmouth Cancer Center’s research is reflective of and responsive to our community’s cancer burden and health needs. This may include supporting community advisory boards and efforts to include community advisors on research projects, participating in community coalitions focused on cancer, and coordinating community events and evidence-based interventions.
Our successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, and excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. The ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously is key, given the various projects our Program Specialist will be supporting.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree and three years of work experience in public health, healthcare administration, human services, or other relevant fields; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to exercise high level of judgment, independent thinking, and decision making to resolve project challenges.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to respond/act appropriately to pressures and deadlines.
  • Effective planner with the ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to appropriately handle sensitive information or documentation.
  • Valid driver’s license required and the ability to pass Dartmouth’s driving course.
Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s Degree and five years of work experience in public health, healthcare administration, human services, or other relevant fields; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Knowledge and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and working with under-represented populations.
· Knowledge and experience in research
· Knowledge and experience in managing data (using Qualtrics, REDCap, Excel software packages)

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Lisa Purvis

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Matt Browne

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

This position is a 14-month term position.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

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Key Accountabilities


The Specialist will be responsible for a wide range of program-related responsibilities including organizing programs and events, convening stakeholders and building partnerships, coordinating distribution of educational and promotional materials, working with our multidisciplinary teams to implement community outreach, education, research, and implementing systems to track metrics for evaluation and improvement.
  • Manages operational processes for the program, including, but not limited to: independent coordinating of internal and external partners to plan, implement, and evaluate community-focused outreach, education, research, and engagement initiatives; responding effectively to requests from executives, clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders to advance the program and its initiatives; organizing programs and events; and developing and distributing educational and promotional materials.
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  • Convenes stakeholders, consults advisory boards, and builds collaborative relationships.
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Monitors, tracks, and coordinates progress; ensures timely completion of all deliverables; keeps leaders informed of progress and potential problem areas .

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Establishes and maintains databases for tracking metrics relevant to the program, collects data, and develops evaluation reports .

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Performs support functions for the program including, but not limited to coordinating meetings, developing presentation, and conducting literature reviews .

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Working with Cancer Center Administration and other stakeholders, identify diversity, equity, and inclusion issues with the delivery of care by the Cancer Center and its affiliates to patients and care givers. Conduct interviews and focus group meetings with stakeholders to Identify special considerations and recommendations for implementing strategies to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. Develop a strategic plan to operationalize the recommendations including outreach activities for underserved groups within the catchment area.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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  1. Cover Letter
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