Temporary Job Description

Northwestern University’s Division of Infectious Diseases is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) to coordinate & complete community outreach activities associated with the creation and implementation of participant recruitment strategies designed to enhance enrollment in HIV clinical research studies.  The CEC will work to support the success and expansion of HIV research through community education, engagement and client navigation. The CEC will work to build awareness of HIV research studies offered at Northwestern University, including but not limited to the AIDS Clinical Trials Group HIV treatment-free remission research studies, to individuals who may be eligible both through social media and in-person outreach activities. 

Duties include:

  1. Coordinates and completes the creation and implementation of a recruitment plan and community outreach and education activities associated with HIV clinical research studies involving human subjects ensuring the protection of their safety, rights, and welfare.
  2. Creates research study recruitment materials and executes implementation of marketing materials across multiple platforms (e.g., print, digital, radio, social media, television) and designs recruitment screening tools.
  3. Provides outreach support to the HIV research team to facilitate adherence and retention of study participants during follow-up study visits. 
  4. Engages the local Community Advisory Board, local, state, and national stakeholders who are engaged in HIV research in the community. Attends community meetings and presents educational information about HIV research studies to small and large groups.   
  5. Creates reports, summaries and analysis to monitor and evaluate the community engagement program requirements recommending changes in practice or procedure to increase effectiveness and efficiency of compliance.
  6. Local travel as needed for attending meetings and presenting to small and large groups

Qualifications Required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  2. Knowledge about HIV prevention, treatment, and HIV research efforts.
  3. Sensitivity to, interest in, and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, and working with persons of color and/or the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) community. 
  4. Community engagement/outreach experience
  5. Proficiency in Social Media applications
  6. Experience in human subject’s research and knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  7. Strong oral and written communication skills with experience in giving presentations
  8. Works independently to plan and organize in an efficient, productive manner

To Apply: To apply for this position, navigate to Northwestern’s career website (Job ID 45661).