Community Outreach Assistant

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Community Outreach Assistant (COA) plays a vital role within the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The assistant executes outreach research programs and protocols. As an integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, performs data collection, data entry and data analysis for research projects, databases, and research protocols for the IHCD Service. Maintains close relationships with partnering agencies/institutional staffs. Conducts research programs/protocols within appropriate guidelines and regulations. Ensures data quality and integrity during each phase of data collection and for each protocol assigned.

You Will: 

  • Conduct outreach, educational, and research program/protocol materials and activities for current and future use throughout the community.
  • Participate in outreach with FILL IN speaking immigrant-serving health care facilities, community based organizations, advocacy groups, ethnic
    media, and local government leaders.
  • Assist with the creation of monthly reports of outreach, research and educational activities.
  • The Community Outreach Research Assistant will be responsible for maintaining study data that is accurate and in compliance will all regulatory
    requirements. Data management will be required throughout the continuum of the projects, including design, collection, reporting, and
    analysis, including the following tasks:
  • Attend training programs, modules, workshops, seminars, disease-specific meetings, and meetings to keep up-to-date on project objectives and new policies/procedures for conducting Community Outreach / human subjects’ research, when directed by supervisor,
  • Ensure that the consent/research authorization documents are signed and maintained as per protocol/department/service/MSKCC/agency policies. Works with community organizations and its members to expand outreach
  • Maintain relationships with community groups and community leaders by supporting local initiatives and events
  • Participate in community events for Spanish speaking communities and other immigrant communities
  • Provide assistance to established and new research initiatives.
  • Provide administrative support for research projects, databases, or protocols.
  • Work with a team on special research initiatives as requested by Administrative Director, Community Outreach Coordinator, Community
    Outreach Specialist or PI.
  • Work on special research initiatives. Projects may include but are not limited to special requests for Research Council, IRB, Office of Clinical
    Research, or any regulatory compliance projects.

You Have:

  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Minimum of a high school diploma plus 2 years of experience working in or with community-based outreach research OR a Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Experience working in or with community-based outreach research with a focus on service and research health-related programs strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in health disparities; knowledge of Mexican immigrant communities
  • Strong program management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of SPSS a plus

Monday-Friday; 9:00am-5:00pm with flexibility #LI-POST

The COA will mainly be working at MSKCC’s 485 Lexington Avenue office, but will also spend time at various community sites, events, and programs.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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