The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
Under general direction of the Virology Division Head and Administrator, the Community Engagement Project Manager supports and ensures community engagement and collaborative integration of community engagement activities into the NIH-funded defeatHIV UM1 Martin Delaney Collaboratory.
The Community Engagement Project Manager requires use initiative in carrying out responsibilities as defined by the defeatHIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory team in collaboration with representatives of the Martin Delaney Collaboratory Community Advisory Board. The Community Engagement Project Manager will work to build and lead the defeatHIV Community Advisory Board, establish relationships with local and national HIV community based organizations, and increase awareness of HIV cure research and clinical trials in traditionally underserved domestic populations and those populations most impacted by HIV. The CEM is responsible for monitoring the progress of the community engagement program and adjusting the work to meet the goals of the program.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Support educational outreach efforts and improvement strategies for increased community literacy regarding HIV cure research and clinical trials through community events, webinars, and outreach campaigns.
Engage community constituents in dialogue to learn about community needs and concerns about HIV cure research and to build trusting and supportive community relationships. Provides guidance and feedback to defeatHIV clinical protocol teams and leadership on their communication and outreach efforts focused on clinical research participants.
Engage and foster relationships with stakeholders, key leaders and influencers among local, national and international HIV community based organizations.
Provide education of community stakeholders on HIV cure research and ongoing defeatHIV research activities and findings.
Community Engagement Planning
Lead the design of the community engagement plan for the defeatHIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory and support its implementation in consultation with the defeatHIV program manager and Principal Investigators.
Support the development of integrated messaging strategies that promote domestic HIV clinical research efforts in traditionally underserved populations.
Report on defeatHIV CAB community engagement efforts through presentations, workshops, posters and other means at international, national and local meetings and conferences.
Clinical Protocol Development
Lead the defeatHIV CAB in providing feedback on ethical and practical concerns to defeatHIV leaders in ongoing or anticipated Collaboratory research, particularly as research moves towards clinical application.
Provide guidance and feedback to defeatHIV clinical protocol teams and leadership on their communication and outreach efforts focused on clinical research participants.
Promote Social Media
Develop and lead defeatHIV social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to raise awareness of HIV cure research in the lay community.
Other responsibilities and duties as deemed necessary.
Bachelors degree in Education or related healthcare field AND four to five years of relevant HIV/AIDS education experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Experience in outreach, recruitment and retention of participants in HIV clinical trials,
Project management or coordinating experience (especially in community education programs, outreach or with community-based networking),
Experience coordinating an HIV community advisory board (CAB), including building its membership and conducting its meetings,
Experience in event planning, including coordinating large-scale events on HIV education and HIV clinical research for academic and lay-audiences,
Experience managing, teaching and leading volunteer teams,
Experience working with academic research and scholarship in HIV with demonstrable knowledge of the outlets for publication, having authored at least one work of research or scholarship published in a peer reviewed journal,
Experience with social media marketing and the use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service,
Experience working with members of an NIH-funded Martin Delaney Collaboratory,
Strong knowledge of local, national and international HIV cure translational and clinical research,
Knowledge of and sensitivity to youth, racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual diversity,
Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
Demonstrated ability to manage projects and meet deadlines within a team environment,
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time and work productively while traveling,
Exemplify the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines with a strong commitment to service excellence.
In-depth knowledge of HIV infection at the local, national and international epidemiology of the epidemic, and the diverse communities affected by the virus, including experience working with these communities. Familiarity with LGBT communities and communities of color,
Skills in graphic design and video editing preferred, with examples of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content, preferably related to HIV, medicine or research,
Knowledge of cultural humility and diversity training,
Previous experience working with men who have sex with men (MSM) and familiarity with and working in gay community venues.
Conditions of Employment:
It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions.
Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis.