Job Req ID:  112181

Community Outreach Specialist

The Department of Neurology is seeking a Community Outreach Specialist for the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (JHADRC). The Community Outreach Specialist will assist with community outreach and recruitment efforts for research programs on aging, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The position involves a wide range of activities that are instrumental in supporting the recruitment and retention of diverse participants; increasing community awareness on topics related to memory loss, including the importance of ADRD research; and expanding the visibility of the JHADRC in the local community. Position responsibilities will be carried out under the day-to-day supervision of Cassandra Gipson, Sr. Community Outreach Specialist of the JHADRC Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core, which is led by Dr. Corinne Pettigrew.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the recruitment of diverse research participants for studies affiliated with the JHADRC. This includes becoming knowledgeable about general issues related to aging and dementia, and the different types of research; giving talks about brain health and memory loss in the community (e.g., senior centers; faith-based communities); and assisting with resource tables at community events such as health fairs. This also involves effectively representing JHADRC-affiliated research studies to community partners and members of the community.
  • Complete screenings of potential research participants and subsequent follow-up. This includes completing eligibility screenings with potential research participants, referring participants to appropriate study coordinators associated with the JHADRC, and tracking the status of referrals using an in-house database.
  • Assist with planning and executing new and existing outreach and education programs. This includes programs sponsored by the JHADRC’s Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board (MACAB), as well as other partner organizations. Example activities include event planning, drafting advertising, assisting with day-of-event logistics, and program evaluation.
  • Participate in activities that are important for participant retention. This includes meeting participants at their first JHADRC study visit, assisting in organizing annual retention events, drafting newsletter content, and sending targeted mailings.
  • Assist with other activities on an as-needed basis. Examples include maintaining a library of educational brochures on healthy aging and ADRD; and developing outreach content for social media.
  • Responsibilities involve travel in the Greater Baltimore area, including travel to community events. A flexible daily schedule and weekend work will sometimes be necessary.


Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Requires excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, as well as the ability to work with a team of junior and senior individuals.
  • Must be able to connect with others and interact respectfully and in a culturally competent way with diverse cultural and socio-economic older populations.

  • Requires good organization, attention to detail, and computer skills.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

 


 

Classified Title: Community Outreach Specialist 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.50 - Max $26.00 HRLY ($43,160 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week