Health Education Specialist
Responds to the health education needs of the Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research (OCHDR); develops and implements community and professional educational program plans, intervention strategies, educational trainings, meetings and seminars; assists in the collection of data and resources for development and evaluation of grants, research, educational programs, educational or promotional materials in the OCHDR and through outreach programs; works under the supervision of the Director and in collaboration with the Community Relations Coordinator of OCHDR; works with community volunteers, Roswell Park staff, clinicians and investigators to develop and present educational programs for patients, public and professionals related to cancer education; trains and coordinates the training curriculum for volunteers, staff and community members as it relates to cancer and health disparities programs and interventions; works collaboratively with other agencies, institutions and individuals in Western New York to create, evaluate and present appropriate cancer education programs and materials to meet the missions and goals of the OCHDR, including opportunities for telemedicine education; writes, edits proofreads and copyedits a variety of documents for health care professionals, patients and the lay public, including educational materials, brochures, posters, presentation materials and articles for publication.
Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in public health, health education or a related field and the equivalent of one year of full-time experience in a community education related field or a Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education or a related field and the equivalent of three years of full-time experience in a community education related field. The preferred candidate will have a Master's degree in public health, health education or a related field and equivalent of one year of full-time experience in a community education related field or a Bachelor's and three years of full-time experience. The preferred candidate will also be eligible for certification as a Health Education Specialist. Experience with community health centers and physicians in our region, cancer screening and patient navigation is preferred.
This is a grant-funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables is required.
Health Research Incorporated (HRI) Roswell Park Division participates in the E-Verify program.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans