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Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

December 7, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Cancer is seeking a new Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement. This is an exciting and transformational time for the cancer enterprise at Cedars-Sinai with its renewed plans and aspirational goals to be a top tier nationally recognized Cancer Center. The Cedars-Sinai Cancer program sees over 4500 new cases of cancer per year and is part of Cedars-Sinai Health a rapidly expanding vertically integrated health system with practices located in Southern California, including Tower Hematology-Oncology, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Valley Oncology Medical Group, the Marina Del Rey hospital Torrance Memorial, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

We are seeking a scientist leader to lead the community outreach and engagement efforts of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer during a transformational period of growth of the Cancer Center and realize their vision of a research and programmatic driven world class cancer community outreach and engagement programs that would support the elimination of cancer disparities across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic populations. The successful candidate will be:
  • Successful record as principal investigator of peer-reviewed cancer community outreach and engagement or cancer health disparities related grants
  • Sustained track record of outstanding scholarly achievement with a scientific focus in either cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention and control, health services research, behavioral intervention, or cancer health disparities
  • Proven track record of peer-reviewed cancer relevant extramural funding
  • Extensive publication record in high impact peer-reviewed journals
  • Successful record of working with development and philanthropic donors
  • Successful track record of developing innovative community outreach and engagement initiatives for minority or underserved populations
  • Successful track record of developing novel research and programs to address cancer health disparities in underserved and underrepresented populations
Position Responsibilities
  • Serve as the faculty leader responsible for the oversight, coordination, development, implementation, management, and integration of all cancer community outreach and engagement activities at Cedars-Sinai
  • Support the goals and priorities of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer to address cancer health disparities through community capacity building, participatory research, advocacy, innovative education and training, and facilitating research collaborations
  • Create a vision and organization that will drive, integrate, and build cancer community outreach and engagement strategies and initiatives that distinguishes Cedars-Sinai Cancer. This includes the development of new and innovative research programs that will serve to enhance community health, access to quality cancer care and health information, and engage communities in a collaborative way that is culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive
  • Monitor cancer trends and identify underserved and underrepresented populations and barriers to quality cancer care in the Cedars-Sinai Cancer catchment area and beyond. Provide leadership to establish and strengthen collaborations, partnerships, and alliances with community healthcare clinics, community organizations, faith-based groups, and educational institutions to obtain input on solving community issues as part of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer efforts to foster healthy communities and environments that will reduce cancer health disparities
  • Develop innovative methods and evaluate efforts to promote and bring cancer education and prevention messages and Cedars-Sinai Cancer research advances into communities, to enhance access to health information and to support efforts to strengthen the recruitment of underserved populations to clinical trials
  • Develop, plan, and evaluate community outreach and engagement strategies and initiatives that address cancer-specific health related risk factors, especially those relevant to minority and underserved populations, such as smoking cessation, physical inactivity, HPV vaccination, cancer screening, and prevention
  • Coordinate with collaborators to develop, prepare, and submit applications for extramural grants to advance the Cedars-Sinai Cancer community outreach and engagement mission, including new, renewal, or supplemental community outreach and engagement grants or contracts from the NCI and other funders
Required Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school and 5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and track record of excellence in developing research- and evidence-based community interventions, outreach, and engagement programs and strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy initiatives, health policy development, community partnerships, government relations and volunteer management
  • Demonstrated excellence in cancer research in cancer health disparities of high scientific impact and translation
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and mentorship skills
We are among the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, medical education and medical research, with total annual revenues of $3.7 billion. Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest non-profit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses.

Interested candidates should send their CVs as well as names of three references to Dr. Dan Theodorescu.

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