As a recruitment specialist with the 10,000 Families Study, you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team in a very collaborative atmosphere working with faculty, staff, trainees and members of the general public. You will be promoting a new cohort study that is being formed to study lifestyle and genetic influences on health and disease to members of the general public and their families. The ideal applicant will have a combination of research and public relations/communication skills, knowledge of traditional (e.g., invitation letters) and new (e.g., social media) strategies, and community outreach experience to reach the study's targeted recruitment goal. The candidate will have excellent communication skills, including strong verbal and writing skills throughout daily work activities. The candidate will maintain attention to detail and possess strong organization skills throughout daily work activities to provide optimal support to 10,000 Families Study investigators. Close collaboration with 10,000 Families Study investigators is required.
Collaborate with 10,000 Families Study investigators to develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment plan using knowledge of effective, innovative, traditional and state-of-the-art techniques based on population and strategy. Job responsibilities:
• 40% Develop recruitment/retention tools, templates, and resources. This includes recruitment strategies to build a cohort study that is diverse and inclusive of Minnesotan families. Identify key sources, e.g., healthcare systems, the community, special populations, and existing databases from which participants can be recruited.
• 40% Coordinate recruitment activities including enrollment and responding to participants' questions and concerns. Monitor recruitment goals and address issues as they arise.
• 20% Serve as a liaison to and collaborate with the Masonic Cancer Center Office of Community Engagement and Education for coordinating recruitment with community outreach. Participate in targeted community outreach and engagement initiatives for specific populations and communities to enhance understanding of research and facilitate participation in the 10,000 Families Study.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: • A bachelor's degree in a health science, communication or related field and at least four years of experience with research recruitment processes or advanced degree and two years' experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years • Experience with recruitment in a variety of settings (e.g., academic, community-based, healthcare systems) • Experience working with general public and community organizations • Experience with marketing strategies and traditional and social media approaches to recruitment. • Strong initiative and ability to work well independently as well as part of a team • Experience working with individuals from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Familiarity with a variety of software programs, including MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, desktop publishing software
Preferred Qualifications: • Masters degree • Minimum two years research experience
Internal Number: 327908
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