Project Manager of Cancer Outreach and Wellness Initiatives Job Description

The Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center (MECCCC) and its community outreach and engagement (COE) effort is committed to reducing cancer burden and eliminating disparities in our catchment area of the Bronx. MECCC’s parent institutions, the Montefiore Health System, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, are at the forefront of national efforts to develop and demonstrate new models of health care delivery and population health management, characterized by patient-centeredness and an emphasis on health equity.   The MECCC specifically seeks to advance this model of health equity and empowerment through community and patient needs assessments, cancer screening and educational outreach, psychosocial services, research literacy, and partnership with community leaders and organizations.


Working under the COE Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program, a Psychosocial Oncology Initiative, and with Montefiore’s clinical and community programs and partners, the Project Manager will help manage multiple community outreach and inreach efforts towards increasing community partnership, patient engagement, and Bronx resident participation in cancer screening, psychosocial care, clinical trials, and cancer center events/committees, as relevant. Under the supervision of Alyson Moadel-Robblee, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Cancer Health Equity, Founding Director of the BOLD Cancer Wellness Program, the Project Manager will work alongside and help manage a passionate team of junior staff and volunteers to conduct outreach and inreach, administer research interviews/evaluation surveys, track data, create regular reports, and coordinate cancer screening and outreach navigation processes.   The Project Manager will assist with MECCC Community Advisory Board preparation and coordination, contribute to supervision, training and evaluation of junior staff and student volunteers/interns, and manage IRB progress reports and related needs.    Other activities include opportunities to assist with grant writing/fundraising, developing community/patient events, and contribute to innovative modes of outreach (e.g., AI/digital outreach, social media, etc).


The Project Manager will report to Alyson Moadel-Robblee, PhD and work closely with and under the guidance of Dr. Brittany Miller, Project Director of BOLD Cancer Health Equity Initiatives.  In addition to directly working with an interdisciplinary team across multiple projects, the Project Manager will interface with a variety of departments and organizations both within and outside of MECCC, towards helping to manage and coordinate  a model of early cancer detection and psychosocial oncology care for those at greatest risk for cancer disparities.


We are seeking an applicant for the position of Project Manager of Cancer Outreach and Wellness Initiatives for the Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center under Alyson Moadel-Robblee, PhD, Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Cancer Health Equity. The Project Manager will manage outreach and implementation of Cancer Center activities in community engagement, patient inreach, and program evaluation. The coordinator will be part of our multi-project BOLD Cancer Wellness team in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health.  Specific activities to be assigned to this Project Manager are detailed below.


General responsibilities:

·        Initiation of Cancer Center COE Programming in line with the strategic goals of MECCC

·        Support the implementation of community outreach and engagement initiatives in the Cancer Center’s catchment area by working closely with BOLD team members, CAB partners, and Montefiore’s cancer service line, primary care team, and community-facing departments.

·        Help coordinate psychosocial oncology programmatic, research and evaluation efforts.

·        Collect and maintain data regarding COE/BOLD activities, including program or event evaluation forms, attendance records, research interviews, observer reports/logs

Major deliverables:  # of individuals reached, navigated to screening, underwent screening, diagnosed with cancer, and navigated to/through cancer care.
·        Assist in the development of COE progress reports for the Cancer Center, NCI, and the Einstein IRB that focus on deliverables.

·        Facilitate the preparation of conference abstracts, oral presentations, and poster presentations, and participate in the development of manuscripts for publication as needed

·        Represent the Cancer Center at internal meetings such as Montefiore’s Dennis Gardner Community Relations Team and community events

·        Support for the Cancer Center Community Advisory Board

·        Help develop and maintain a process to plan and monitor progress of all COE activities

·        Work with the Deputy Director (AMR) to identify and recruit potential candidates for the Cancer Center’s Community Advisory Board, provide on-going education and orientation, and maintain communications with all members

·        Work with CAB coordinator to organize monthly agenda for CAB meetings, ensure all preparations, and complete and disseminate minutes

·        Prepare and present a monthly COE update to the CAB

·        Community Event Tracking and Evaluation

·        Maintain a tracking database to track and evaluate cancer-relevant community events and programs conducted by Montefiore and its partners.

·        Support for Community Engaged Research and Cancer Prevention Programming

·        Assist in the preparation of new COE grant applications, IRB and project protocols including support for pilot research, conducting literature reviews, and facilitating communication with collaborators and physicians

·        Facilitate engagement with community members to serve as partners in research and outreach efforts

COE social media
·        Work with Cancer Center administration to create and maintain a MECCC COE website and social medial presence on Facebook, Twitter and/or other channels

Other responsibilities as needed to support MECCC’s burgeoning COE program
Supervisory Responsibilities
The Project Manager will assist in the training and supervision of staff and volunteers, including community health workers, study coordinators, consultants, and BOLD interns.
Experience and Educational Background:

Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of related project management and/or community outreach or research experience
Experience supervising junior staff/volunteers.
Experience working with community partners on issues of public health and health equity
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply technology to resolve problems
Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail are essential. Must be able to manage competing priorities while supporting multiple COE activities
Can be relied upon to ensure that activities within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within available resources including staff resources and program budgets
Outline goals and timelines and reviews progress at defined intervals.
Ability to work well in a team setting and independently is essential.
Ability to liaise and develop strong working relationships with institutional, community and governmental partners and leaders
Skills and Competencies:

Must have critical thinking, analytical, problem solving, and exceptional interpersonal skills.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have sound professional judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information.
Requires great attention to detail.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities.
Models a positive attitude and takes initiative as a self-starter.
Applies learning from past experiences to improve future efforts.
Understands and uses technology to accomplish goals.


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