Community Organizer - 20 Hours per week
Partners Healthcare System
 Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The Community Access Recruitment, and Engagement Research Center (CARE) Community Organizer is responsible for developing a human centered community outreach strategy for the Center. This role will involve identifying and working with key stakeholders to identity community needs and barriers to access and gaps in care, and craft culturally informed solutions to address their problems, as well as opportunities for sustainable community collaboration. The Community Organizer works closely with the CARE Center's Director, Program Manager and Research Fellow to evaluate this strategy, work which involves, but is not limited to, identifying innovative empirically driven deliverables that align with the outreach strategy.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Relevant activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop an outreach strategy to establish and root CARE's presence and reputation among target demographics in the community, including but not limited to, existing stakeholders, users, research and academic institutions, and community-driven programs
  • Serve as an advocate for target community demographics both within the scope of the CARE Center's outreach, and in all related interactions within MGH and in the community
  • Establish and maintain channels to receive input and feedback about CARE community initiatives and other MGH community interventions
  • Identity new opportunities for community outreach and co-created community engagement events
  • Take the lead organizing community events and new initiatives, in conjunction with the CARE team, including the Director, Program Managers and Research Fellow
  • Precise record keeping of tactics and strategies utilized in community outreach, careful documentation of all changes and pivots in strategy
  • Responsible for managing the procurement of materials and logistics for events in accordance with budgetary expenditure, with support from the Administrative Assistant and Program Manager
  • Responsibility for reporting on community events, relaying evaluation metrics to Program Manager in compliance of all grant contracts
  • Managing database of community volunteers from the MGH community, increasingly independence for onboarding and managing outreach volunteers from the MGH community, including doctors, clinicians and researchers

Required

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office or Google productivity suites
  • Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for advancing grounded and sustainable community engagement, and promoting health equity among diverse communities throughout Boston
  • Excellent time management skills, and ability to multitask on multiple initiatives
  • Creativity, ability to work independently to advance initiatives, develop special projects, and trouble shoot challenges as they arise

Preferred

  • Familiarity with managing program budgets and reporting
  • Comfortable with a variety of program management software
  • Language fluency in Spanish, French/ Haitian Creole, Mandarin, or Portuguese
  • Experience in community facilitation or mediation an asset