Job Summary: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center (HCC, or Hollings) is looking to hire a full-time Assistant Director for the Community Outreach and Engagement program located in Charleston, SC.
This position will report to the Director of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) and Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities (Dr. Marvella Ford).
This position will oversee other COE staff as well as graduate and undergraduate student assistants assigned to funded projects related to community outreach and cancer disparities.
Examples of Work Performed
While this position will reside within the Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) program at Hollings, the Assistant Director is expected to work closely with the HCC Cancer Center leadership, cancer program leaders, and the grant writing team. The distribution of responsibilities is expected to be:
Preferred Experience & Additional Skills:
• Master's degree in public health, health professions, cancer-related fields and 5 years of experience; PhD preferred (PhD and post-doctoral experience in public health, behavioral health sciences, health professions, cancer-related fields)
• Experience managing multi-site community and/or research projects
• Project management certification beneficial
• Excellent science-based writing and presentation skills
• Knowledge and experience with federal, local, and/or foundation grant writing
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn about cancer-related Community-Based Participatory Research methods
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn about health maintenance and cancer prevention and control strategies
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn about social determinants of cancer health disparities
• Ability to work with diverse ethnically, socio-economically, and religious populations
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn about federal and university human subjects' research regulations
• Technical skills, including using computers, and command of software including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and REDCap, among others.
• Ability to travel as required by COE activities and funded projects with some overnight/evening and/or weekends
• Demonstrated experience working with community-based organizations
• Demonstrated experience managing staff as well as research and community projects
• Experience writing scientific papers and grants
• Experience developing and giving scientific presentations
• Excellent organizational and project management skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree and four years relevant program experience.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Thank you for your interest in working at MUSC!