University of Vermont Cancer Center
Job Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Posted: January 4, 2022
About the Job
Be a champion for the UVM Cancer Center and its mission to serve our region through community outreach and education. Assist with planning and coordinate internal and external virtual, hybrid and in-person outreach activities such as conferences, scientific retreats, research slams, and community-based screening and/or educational programs in collaboration and partnership with government, private, educational, philanthropic, and health organizations.
Collaborate with the Director of Communications and Community Outreach to create materials, presentations, web stories, print, and digital materials in support of educational events and community outreach programs. Develop social media editorial content for the UVM Cancer Center, with a focus on cancer education and community outreach. Operationalize strategic initiatives in all afore-mentioned areas to meet NCI requirements for Cancer Center designation. Leverage technology to connect with key contacts and execute e-newsletter mailings. Create reports, using qualitative and quantitative data, that inform education and outreach strategy.
Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging
Addressing health disparities is an area of focus for the UVM Cancer Center. Through our research, clinical care, education and community outreach initiatives we are using data to define inequities, outreach to build relationships that inform collaborative community-based interventions, and view education as a way to increase the cultural competence of current and future providers.
The University of Vermont Cancer Center also aspires to achieve National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. The NCI recently provided clear expectations about the role of DEI in research and clinical cancer centers, which serves as a roadmap for best practice. At the UVM Cancer Center, we are focusing on recruiting and retaining BIPOC staff, faculty, and working to create a culture of belonging for our members. We have also formed a community advisory board with membership from identity-based advocacy groups and rural communities to guide the work of the UVM Cancer Center going forward.
Wage or Salary
Payband is: $39,000 - $74,100