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Cedars-Sinai Lead Community Health Associate - Latinx Program - Cancer Research Center for Health Equity in West Hollywood, California

Developed as a part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at https://www.cedars-sinai.org/programs/cancer.html at Cedars-Sinai, the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity conducts a wide range of research, from molecular/genetic to behavioral, and research-driven community outreach and engagement (COE). COE efforts focus on compliance with cancer screening guidelines and major behavioral and lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, tobacco cessation and dissemination of the latest, most accurate cancer information. To increase effectiveness and extend our reach, the Center has established partnerships with many diverse community organizations in Los Angeles county and statewide. The center has also established research consortia at the statewide, national, and international levels. To learn more about the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity please follow link: Cancer Research Center for Health Equity | Cedars-Sinai (cedars-sinai.org) at https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/departments-institutes/cancer/community/health-equity.html

The Lead Community Health Associate (CHA) conducts outreach with Latinx and other designated communities in an effort to provide cancer education and build professional bonds, relationships, and sustainable advisory boards and partnerships. This position, will report to the Director of Community Outreach and Engagement and work closely with the Program Manager of Clinical Trials Equity Initiative in the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity. They/He/She will be responsible for bringing together important cancer information, resources and evidence-based awareness and screening programs to the Latinx and other identified communities. In addition, he/she/they will be responsible for grants management, data collection and digital library development and will represent the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity in community settings. He/she/they will also collaborate with colleagues and experts to conduct trainings in the community and supervise volunteers, interns and staff as needed. This position will provide feedback to the director(s), principal investigators, clinicians and researchers, and administrators on community priorities, needs and barriers on a regular basis to help catalyze the development of research projects and needed community programs. In addition, the Lead CHA will promote participation in research and clinical trials for underrepresented and underserved populations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•Developing and managing partnerships that run promotora programs within the designated geographic areas.

•Establishing and maintaining a Latinx Community Advisory Board and managing or participating in coalitions.

•Overseeing the process for our annual community grants program and ensuring deadlines are met.

•Establish relationships with Federally Qualified Health Centers to increase cancer screening and to support recruitment for cancer clinical trials.

•Collaborating on large-scale screening programs with FQHCs.

•Conducting presentations and writing publications related to cancer education for the community.

•Leading interns, volunteers/community health workers and staff.

•Conducting evaluations and assessments of community outreach events.

•Social media development and responsibility of CRCHE social media activities.

•Digital asset/digital library development and management.

•Developing and managing relationships with key community organizations, stakeholders, including supporting the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity

•Oversight of cancer education programs at the neighborhood-level (e.g. Korea town, East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles and other areas identified as priorities by the SOCCI leadership or CRCHE leadership)

•Oversight of and participation in events, conferences, health fairs and other community activities to represent the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity and promoting our programs.

•Supporting regular communications activities related to cancer in the community and with partners. For example, working in the social media space and creating news stories

•Developing and testing cancer education materials and messages

•Leading the expansion of specific aspects of program planning and implementation, including adhering to timelines and achieving necessary outcomes (expand promotora outreach program region-wide)

•Leading all aspects of event management related to the Latinx community

•Act as point person for event set up (securing space, transporting materials, ordering food, etc.)

•Responsibility for the design, production, and dissemination of collateral marketing materials (letters, brochures, and flyers)

•Invitation and guests’ communications and list management

•Regularly promote participation in research and clinical trials and provide feedback to research team on barriers to access

•Support the development of a community advisory board and an information/issue focused ‘hub”

•Responsibility of data collection, analysis, and report preparation as necessary.

•Drafting communications, documents, or letters as assigned

•Facilitating recurring meetings with community outreach staff, community partners and reviewing progress within the scope of work.

•Implementation of strategic initiatives within the community of scientific priority.

•Participation in research faculty meetings to develop grant proposals and pilot research projects.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree In a social science or related field, required.

  • Master's Degree, in public health, preferred.

Licenses/Certifications

  • Valid CA Driver's License

  • Ability to travel to conferences, local, regional and national community meetings, coalition meetings, etc.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience and established relationships in community outreach with Latinx and African American populations

  • Must have established relationships with local community clinics, school districts and community health/public health organizations.

  • Must have experience in organizing large scale community events.

  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking required

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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