Senior Community Organizer


Job title: Senior Community Organizer

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Job description: The Community Access Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center seeks a Senior Community Organizer to assist in the development of a human centered community outreach strategy for the Center. This role will involve identifying and managing relationships with key stakeholders to identity community needs and barriers to access and gaps in care. The Senior Community Organizer will have significant experience in crafting culturally informed solutions to address systemic problems, as well as in developing new opportunities for sustainable community collaboration. The Senior Community Organizer will also be responsible in working with the Executive Director in developing a national community engagement plan for a study focused on engaging persons in Alzheimer’s disease research, as well as developing a communication and engagement plan focused on engagement and empowerment of persons at the intersection of Indigenous and Caribbean communities in the Greater Boston Area. The Senior Community Organizer works closely with the CARE Research Center’s leadership team to evaluate this strategy, work which involves, but is not limited to, identifying innovative empirically driven deliverables that align with the outreach strategy.

The Senior Community Organizer should be a self-starter with excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills with a strong attention to detail. Ability to work well as a member of a team and interface with individuals across a wide range of disciplines is important. Employment is contingent on continued research funding availability.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Relevant activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop an outreach strategy to establish and root CARE’s presence and reputation among target demographics in the community, including but not limited to, existing stakeholders, users, research and academic institutions, and community-driven programs
  • Collaborate with and provide guidance to Community Organizers on community events, partnerships, and communications
  • Manage community engagement and events budgets, in conjunction with the CARE Program Manager
  • Identify new and innovative funding opportunities to support community engagement activities
  • Serve as an advocate for target community demographics both within the scope of the CARE Research Center’s outreach, and in all related interactions within MGH and in the community
  • Establish and maintain channels to receive input and feedback about CARE community initiatives and other MGH community interventions
  • Identify new opportunities for community outreach and co-created community engagement events
  • Take the lead organizing community engagement strategies and new initiatives, in conjunction with the CARE team, including the Director, Program Manager, Community Organizers and Research Fellows
  • Precise record-keeping of tactics and strategies utilized in community outreach, careful documentation of all changes and pivots in strategy
  • Responsibility for reporting on community events, relaying evaluation metrics to Program Manager in compliance of all grant contracts
  • Managing database of community volunteers from the MGH community, increasing independence for onboarding and managing outreach volunteers from the MGH community, including doctors, clinicians and researchers

Qualifications

Required

  • Passion for advancing grounded and sustainable community engagement, and promoting health equity among diverse communities throughout Boston
  • Careful attention to details and good organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including proficient with Microsoft Office or Google productivity suites
  • Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills, and ability to multitask on multiple initiatives
  • Creativity, ability to work independently to advance initiatives, develop special projects, and troubleshoot challenges as they arise
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team, and interface with individuals across a wide range of disciplines and life experiences

Preferred

  • Familiarity with managing program budgets and reporting
  • Proficiency in social media strategy and management
  • Comfortable with a variety of program management software
  • Language fluency in Spanish, French/ Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and/or Indigenous languages
  • Experience in community facilitation or mediation
  • Demonstrated passion and dedication to health disparities, medicine, and/or public health

Expected salary:

Location: Boston, MA

Job date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 02:41:26 GMT

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