Community Outreach Associate, Arabic Proficiency Required
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 60087
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. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
In compliance with applicable New York and New Jersey State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) is mandatory for all MSK employees, contingent workers, and volunteers. Exceptions are permitted for those employees who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.
*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.
Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster five months after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months after the J&J vaccine.
The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities (IHCD) Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering is working to address disparities in access to cancer treatment and other healthcare services at the local, national, and global levels. Using a cross-disciplinary, community-engaged approach, we identify key areas of need. We provide health education and other services to immigrants and medically underserved communities.
We are looking for a Community Outreach Associate (COA). The COA is an integral member of the IHCD service within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. The COA will work directly with the Arab Health Initiative. We work to provide patient education in Arabic, helping patients access healthcare services and conducting research to improve health outcomes among Arab Americans. Read more about our Arab Health Initiative here.
Are you fluent in Arabic? Do you want to use your language skills to help Arabic immigrant communities? We want you to join our team!
Lead all aspects of the Arab Health Initiative, coordinating activities, research initiatives and services provided at different locations visited, participating in community events where services are provided
Assist as community outreach program liaison to coordinate health partner's participation to expand services and outreach. Assisting with program development to improve services including proposal and protocol development
Be responsible for data collection and reporting, working with the supervisor in all reporting efforts, and disseminating project results
Prepares outreach, service, research, and educational activity reports on a monthly basis for the program manager
Coordinates community-based research initiatives including recruitment, data collection, reporting and regulatory work
Establishes relationships with counterparts within the community and religious organizations and at healthcare organizations to help to expand outreach efforts
Attends 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
Coordinate all workshops, screenings, and other events specifically for the project
Supervise a Community Outreach Coordinator
Build a network of potential local community groups and local businesses to assist with events and help sponsor community programs
Genuinely interested in working in health disparities through service, outreach, education, and research
Exceptionally organized and an effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively to meet shared objectives and goals
A good decision-maker, with shown success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
Arabic fluency required (written and spoken)
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience
Excellent administrative skills and digital literacy including familiarity with Microsoft Office and/or REDCap
Flexibility to occasionally work on evenings and weekends as needed #LI-Onsite
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.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
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.