Community Relations Coordinator

Requisition #: 313718

Range: MC

Level: 3

Salary: $43,011-$59,217

Status: Full Time

School: School of Medicine

Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Research / Lab

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General Description

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, professional, and experienced individual to lead community outreach and enrollment for the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (JHADRC) and its’ associated research studies

The Community Outreach Coordinator is an experienced professional responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities and leading recruitment efforts in the community on behalf of the JHADRC. This individual will be responsible for: (1) giving presentations in the community about memory loss and aging at community events (e.g. senior centers, faith-based organization), (2) organizing and leading events to maintain the involvement of community partners (such as the Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board (MACAB)), (3) providing assistance with community events that increase the visibility of JHADRC in the community (e.g., community health fairs), and (4) overseeing the JHADRC registry of community participants interested in participating in research.

Will be responsible for maintaining a diverse sample of participants in the JHADRC by meeting mutually-agreed up recruitment targets and for coordinating monthly recruitment meetings designed to facilitate diverse recruitment into research studies associated with the JHADRC. Will be knowledgeable about general issues related to aging and Alzheimer’s disease and serve as a resource on these issues in the community. Will maintain a library of educational brochures on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as information on healthy aging as prepared by relevant organizations, including the JHADRC, the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association. To accomplish these goals, this individual will initiate and maintain networking and community relations with the Greater Baltimore community, including healthcare providers, community leaders, and clergy. This position will report to the leaders of the JHADRC Clinical Core and Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core. This individual will be critical to the Center’s success by ensuring effective communication about the Center’s clinical and research goals to the community and key stakeholders.

Will directly oversee the execution of a strategic community engagement and enrollment plan. Will develop and implement a strategic community outreach plan for recruitment of a racially and economically diverse sample of research participants, taking into account both staff and financial resources as well as project priorities and milestones. Serves as a primary liaison to community stakeholders, and leads development and coordination of the community advisory board and its activities. Effectively and enthusiastically represents the project(s) to affiliated and non-affiliated community partners. Tracks and reports on enrollment progress for the Center and contributes to project deliverables (e.g. progress reports) as required by the Center’s sponsors. Assists the leaders of the Clinical Core and the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core and associated faculty in identification of, troubleshooting, and overcoming barriers to recruitment and positive community relationships. Responsible for resource management related to recruitment efforts in collaboration with JHADRC staff.

This individual will assist in the planning and execution of outreach and educational events. Works with ADRC staff, event planners, faith and community organizations to plan and conduct events and conferences (e.g. annual Journey To Hope conference, Memory and Aging Loss Seminars). Develops agendas, secures speakers, manages budget, coordinates promotions through mailings, emails, social media, and obtains assistance with phone registration. Oversees day-of-the-event activities (set up and clean up, registration, set up of audiovisual equipment). Assists in the evaluation of events, including collection of surveys and other relevant information. Coordinates the Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board (MACAB) which includes overseeing and scheduling quarterly meetings and preparing the agenda, maintaining phone and email contact with members, preparing minutes of meetings and other relevant communication, coordinating MACAB participation in health fairs and community events and maintaining the MACAB event calendar, member directory and bylaws. Works in collaboration with the leaders of the Clinical Core and the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core of the JHADRC, and staff of the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center while also applying independent thought and experience for strategic community outreach activities and decision-making.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with 3-5 years experience,

Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias sufficient to give presentations on this topic in the community and interact comfortably with patients, families and community stakeholders.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to speak effectively and actively engage community stakeholders in public forums. Experience delivering substantive presentations to patients, families and community stakeholders, and answering questions or providing relevant resources

Ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships in the community. Understands the sensitivity and politics that are involved in community outreach activities. Ability to interact respectfully and in a culturally competent way with diverse cultural and socio-economic older populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working for an aging services provider organization or in collaboration with aging services provider organizations.

Knowledge of the local community-based, long term care, and aging services infrastructure, older adult health programs and community based programs


NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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