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Outreach Coordinator (Department of Geriatrics)

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Employment Type
Full Time

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Outreach Coordinator (Department of Geriatrics)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Outreach Coordinator (Department of Geriatrics)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
The new coordinator is the primary contact between Latino communities in Philadelphia and the Penn Memory Center. This employee is charged with recruitment and retention of Latino adults into the Aging Brain Cohort (ABC) and Diverse VCID (VCID) studies as well as promoting other research studies that may be appropriate, developing and maintaining relationships with community partners and study ambassadors, and speaking publicly with community members about participating in research.

Job Description

Job Description

The outreach coordinator is the primary contact between Latino communities in Philadelphia and the Penn Memory Center and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and is charged with recruitment and retention of Latino adults into the Aging Brain Cohort (ABC) and Diverse VCID (VCID) studies. They will also assist with outreach of Black/African-American adults in Philadelphia and general recruitment into clinical research trials, developing and maintaining relationships with community partners and study ambassadors, and speaking publicly with community members about participating in research. They will manage print and digital communications with research participants and assist with the development of programming and events open to the public.

The coordinator will promote, monitor, and update the Brain Health Research Registry, which is a list of people who are interested in learning about and potentially participating in brain health research studies. This may include creating registry materials to promote at health fairs and other events, making changes to a REDCap database, and contacting people on the registry periodically for new study opportunities. Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for evaluating recruitment strategies and tracking enrollment in the ABC and VCID studies. The coordinator will work with the research team to report on the racial breakdown of research studies and track the number of Latino adults who consent to participate in the VCID study. The outreach coordinator will also work with the research team to pre-screen potential research participants in the VCID study, and, as part of retention work, assist with selected study procedures.

The coordinator will be responsible for setting up community talks as well as presenting on healthy brain aging, adapting the talk to different audiences, and finding available clinicians to attend. They will work with community partners and research ambassadors to set up these talks and promote the Brain Health Research Registry. They will also aim to identify new partners/ambassadors, and will assist in setting up meetings for these groups.

The coordinator will be the main contact for diversity recruitment into various research studies. This role will require bilingual (English and Spanish) communication skills, cultural competence, a passion for community engagement and willingness to learn additional tasks that will further the outreach mission.


Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$37,220.00 - $44,947.00 Annual Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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