Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Community Outreach Specialist - Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service in New York, New York

Community Outreach Specialist – Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service

Job Posting Number: 11941

Research – Other

New York,NY

June 16, 2017

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 27th 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 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

The Community Outreach Specialist plays a vital role within the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences . The specialist establishes, strengthens, and supports community outreach with community and faith-based organizations, partnering hospitals and ethnic media to foster relationships with Spanish-speaking communities throughout New York City. Fostering these relationships is vital for defining, developing, and executing numerous programs and research protocols, addressing priorities and concerns regarding health, specifically cancer health disparities in distinct communities. The Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for advocacy, developing linkages, and project development based on the needs of the populations. This position also assists with Service Wide activities as appropriate.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Outreach Partnerships and Activities – Planning/Development

  • Outreach Research Programs and Protocols – Operations

  • Data Collection and Reporting, Compliance and Quality Assurance

  • Support Services Community Liaison

  • Staff Training and Mentorship

  • Special Projects

You need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of experience working in or with community-based outreach organizations, especially those with a focus on service and research health-related programs, and policies preferred.

  • Or High school Diploma/GED with at least 7 years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated interest in health disparities.

  • Knowledge of Latino immigrant communities a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish.

  • Strong program management and organizational skills.


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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