The Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University has been awarded the opportunity to participate in the All of Us Research Program, the cornerstone of the National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative, by leading enrollment efforts in the New York City area. The All of Us Research Program is an ambitious effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research. The program will be open to people both healthy and sick, from all communities. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or population, the All of Us Research Program will serve as a national resource for thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Columbia leads the NYC Consortium which includes Weill Cornell Medicine, Harlem Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian. The NYC Consortium is responsible for recruiting 93,000 of the 1 million persons across the United States over the next 5 years.
All of Us is a national program which will contribute significantly to the development of a research cohort seeking to engage a million or more Americans. Research participants in this cohort will be asked to volunteer their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of databased and more precise preventative care and medical treatment. The overall objective of this study is to obtain informed consent to participate in the All of Us Research Program, gather physical measurements, blood pressure, collect biospecimens (i.e., blood, saliva), and administer study questionnaires to be used for future research purposes. New patients will be approached in the outpatient clinics and inpatient setting.
The Institute for Genomic Medicine seeks to hire a skilled individual asthe Engagement Manager. The ideal candidate must enjoy working with people and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Reporting to the Program Director and Communications Officer for Columbia's All of Us Research Program in the Institute for Genomic Medicine, the Engagement Manager will play a critical role in helping to meet the program milestones set forth by the grant for Columbia University. In particular, the Engagement Manager will work closely with the Communications Lead, Retention Lead and under the guidance of the Engagement Principal Investigator. The Engagement Manager will also work closely with communications staff within the NYC Consortium (Columbia, Weill Cornell Medicine, Harlem Hospital, NYP), as well as with National Institutes of Health engagement, retention and communications teams. All efforts are geared toward achieving the goal of reaching, successfully recruiting, and retaining the diverse populations within the NYC catchment area.
Collaboratively work with the NYC Consortium Retention Lead, Engagement Lead, Columbia Program Director, and other members of the NYC Consortium to plan, develop and execute engagement strategies.
Establish community champions for NYC Consortium. Champions will be identified through various means, including during enrollment, through community outreach events, or identified by community organizations who support the All of Us Research Program. A champion from those organizations will be identified as a NYC Consortium All of Us Champion. They will be trained on the Program in great detail, invited to shadow our enrollment team, and then be encouraged to regularly recruit for and update their community about the Program.
Work with Communications Officer to develop an Champion Toolkit that will be provided quarterly to each Champion. The toolkit will include updates on the Program, key messages, interesting stories coming out of the NYC Consortium, etc. In addition, if the Champion chooses to host town hall meetings with their community, we will provide Program staff to attend, answer questions and receive feedback on the Program. Champions and their communities will be invited to events being held in the NYC Consortium related to the Program and beyond.
Manage communication with Participant and Community Advisory Board communications including agenda, minutes, and regular forms of communication (such as a regular e-mail newsletter).
Work with faculty and graduate students at Columbia and other graduate programs, as well as citizen scientists from the community, to develop research projects to answer community research questions.
Partner with All of Us Research Program National Engagement Partners as well as Community and Provider Gateway Initiative (CPGI) Partners managed by Pyxis Partners.
Work with Digital Marketing Manager to ensure accurate tracking in both digital and analog formats.
Supervise the community outreach coordinator.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in public health, communications, journalism, or other relevant subject, plus three years of related experience
Advanced degree such as MPH and/or MS in Epidemiology Public Administration or or other related field.
Bilingual (Spanish and English).
The incumbent must have excellent communication skills and an engaging personality to positively promote this important national study. High level organization skills are required to ensure well planned and a professional presence at community events. Exceptional writing skills are needed to disseminate research information to community partners and to encourage community participation in the NYC Consortium All of Us Research Program. They must also understand the importance of adherence to research protocol to reduce deviation while communicating research components across a diverse group of community stakeholders. Superb analytical skills required to use data to inform strategies.
Outstanding strategic thinking, planning and communications skills.
Self-motivated, willing and able take initiative.
Ability to work both independently and with a team, resolving issues with a positive outcome.
High level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and computer skills. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
Experience building relationships across organizations.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and be persistent, and solve problems as they arise.
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