• Health Educator

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 month ago(9/10/2019 6:05 PM)
    Job ID
    Allied Health
    full time
  • Overview

    The Community Health Educator (CHE) will be responsible for coordinating health education and project-related activities for the UMass Boston-DF/HCC Partnership Outreach Core (https://www.umb.edu/u54/cores). The Outreach Core focuses on: 1) building capacity in community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to use evidence-based programs, 2) delivering cancer-focused outreach as part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Outreach Network (NON), 3) engaging students in outreach and community-based research efforts focused on cancer control, and 4) developing and disseminating products that will synthesize and summarize the results from the U54 research projects to inform the activities of community partners working to address cancer disparities. Accordingly, the CHE will play an integral role in developing and fostering relationships with FBOs and CBOs in Greater Boston and Greater Lawrence. The CHE will work in close collaboration with an established team of researchers and staff members at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and UMass Boston. This position is an exciting opportunity to engage with community organizations, support CBOs and FBOs in the use of research evidence, support students, and collaborate with a range of stakeholders to address cancer disparities.

    This project is funded through August 2021. 


    • Develop and foster relationships with FBOs and CBOs in Greater Boston
    • Prepare written communication materials, such as web-portal content and reports to funding agent
    • Represent the UMB-DF/HCC Outreach Core in community, regional and national settings
    • Coordinate and deliver health education activities with FBOs and CBOs
    • Coordinate project-related activities and meetings
    • Provide support to the Outreach Core Community Advisory Board and assist with meeting logistics
    • Provide support to student interns working with FBO and CBO partners
    • Support NCI National Outreach Network (NON) with identifying, developing, and disseminating health promotion and cancer education materials
    • Maintain the security and confidentiality of all evaluation materials/data in accordance with IRB protocols
    • Assist with recruitment and logistics for project activities
    • Assist in other project needs as directed by supervisor
    • Assist with administrative logistics and supervision for student interns


    Please include a cover letter with your application explaining your interest in this position.

    • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) required, preferably in public health, natural or social science.
    • Master’s degree in public health or social science preferred
    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Prior experience working with communities in Greater Boston or Greater Lawrence preferred
    • 2 years of work experience in public health, or other health related fields (not including internships) required
    • Experience building relationships and working with CBOs and FBOs
    • Proven track record of working effectively in diverse communities
    • Willingness to attend events at CBOs and FBOs, including weekend and/or evening events
    • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

    Special Working Conditions:

    This position will mainly be based in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, but will also be field- based depending on the needs of the project. The position often requires weekend and nighttime flexibility (and the weekday schedule will be adjusted accordingly). Ability to drive in the Greater Boston area preferred.


    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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