Location: Portland, Oregon
The OHSU Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care (BCCPC) seeks a committed, enthusiastic individual (scientific background preferred) to imagine, plan and execute an overall outreach strategy for the Center, with the goal of expanding awareness of its mission and activities, both within the University and externally in the community. This person will provide administrative support and event coordination for the Center's outreach and education efforts, including brainstorming, identifying appropriate outreach opportunities, and handling logistics. Responsibilities include building relationships and connections within OHSU (including working closely with the Knight Cancer Institute and the School of Medicine) and other organizations, organizing interactions with individual advocates and other stakeholders, and representing the BCCPC at community events across the region. This person will work with BCCPC leadership and closely with the administration to produce conferences (both CME for providers and lay for the public/patients); write a regular newsletter and maintain lists of constituents interested in receiving it; develop innovative and creative content/storytelling to elevate the Center?s website and social media presence; manage internal and external announcements; and target specific communities (e.g., Native American), working with researchers to help them achieve clinical trial enrollment and other grant aims. The Outreach Coordinator will ensure the BCCPC is represented in national fundraising and awareness events such as those put on by PanCAN, Project Purple, and the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, and improve communication between BCCPC and the community to inform our future research strategies with a focus on underrepresented voices and potential high-risk patients.
Function/Duties of Position
Provide administrative support and event coordination for educational conferences and seminar series produced by BCCPC, both for providers and for patients, working with conference planners (faculty) and closely with BCCPC administrative staff; coordinate annual scientific meetings.
Maintain database of BCCPC researcher grants, papers and other achievements; support fulfillment of grant and donor reporting requirements regarding outreach and engagement efforts; produce newsletter of BCCPC
activities and accomplishments for distribution to OHSU researchers and interested community members; manage listserv membership; write updates for BCCPC website; post on social media.
Work with researchers to communicate to new patient populations; engage with ideas/initiatives that will raise awareness of pancreatic cancer in URM communities and populations; conduct community presentations in support of BCCPC's researchers and mission (e.g., in schools).
Draft language and produce ideas for CORE and consortium grants, supporting community engagement, with a special focus on URM populations; on funded and unfunded outreach initiatives, direct and guide the work to make sure deliverables are being met.
Coordinate BCCPC presence at national events, recruiting volunteers and providing support; maintain inventory of marketing materials and supplies; fulfill requests for educational materials.
Communicate regularly and engage with BCC leadership to update progress and challenges in relation to outreach programs.
- Bachelor's degree in related field
- 2 years related experience
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):
- Understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility for all patients.
- Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, pleasantly, cooperatively, and discretely with patients, physicians, team members, and the general public - orally and in writing, with individuals and groups, in-person and in virtual settings.
- Proven project management and event coordination skills.
- Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Attention to detail and proven ability to coordinate meeting logistics.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; willingness to learn new software and technologies; social media and website savvy.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Flexible schedule to allow working occasional weekends to assist with outreach events
- PhD in biomedical science field or MPH
- 2 years related experience
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies)
- Professional or lived experience connecting with diverse communities.
- Experience working with people facing significant barriers to accessing healthcare or having lived experience with health disparities; passion for serving vulnerable populations and collaborating across health professions
Professional and caring interactions with patients and the pubic, in person and over the phone, requiring appropriate dress and demeanor.
Office, computer & event setup work. Flexible work schedule to accommodate weekend and/or evening events
All are welcome
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