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.
The Health and Wellness Coach works on a multi-center study designed to test the impact of a weight loss intervention upon disease outcomes in women with breast cancer. The lifestyle interventionists will play a key role in delivering an evidence-based lifestyle intervention via telephone and web, providing coaching support for weight loss and increased activity to women from across the U.S. and Canada, with attention to maximizing adherence to the intervention and retention.
Work responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Schedule: at least 24 hours per week, but open open to more hours.
Bachelor’s degree required in the field of nutrition, health sciences, psychology, or exercise physiology. Master’s degree with 2-5 years counseling experience preferred. Must possess highly effective interpersonal and written communication skills, as an individual and as a member of a team. Ability to organize work, complete tasks efficiently and independently with attention to detail, meet deadlines for multiple tasks and inquiries. Experience with motivational interviewing preferred. Must have expert knowledge in a lifestyle intervention related field-nutrition, exercise or behavioral psychology. Research and/or oncology experience preferred.
The location is 165 Allendale Street, Jamaica Plain (near Faulkner Hospital). Parking is free.
Spanish language is desired but not required.
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.