Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Centers five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Childrens is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the worlds largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. Most recently, the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health to respond to the global pandemic. Using the infectious disease expertise of their existing research networks and global partners, NIAID has directed the HVTN to utilize their experience and expertise to address the pressing need for vaccines and antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The mission of CoVPN is to conduct Phase 3 Efficacy Trials to prevent infection and COVID-19 disease. CoVPN will work to develop and conduct studies to ensure rapid and thorough evaluation of United States government-sponsored COVID-19 vaccines and antibodies for the prevention of COVID-19 disease.
The Community Engagement Project Manager, HVTN and CoVPN is responsible for coordinating the administrative, logistical and technical aspects of the HVTN and CoVPN community engagement plans for various domestic and international clinical research sites. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of Social Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement (DSBS-CE).
The incumbent provides assistance to existing research sites and assists with the development of new sites, including development of an over-arching community engagement program as well as study-specific recruitment and educational plans and materials. Additionally, the Community Engagement Project Manager supports the respective HVTN and CoVPN teams in the development and implementation of protocols including outreach to key community stakeholders. They are responsible for supporting the Community Education and Recruitment (CER) Staff at research sites, providing support for research sites Community Advisory Boards, and support of the HVTN Global CER Working Group and other working groups. Support to research sites includes the logistical arrangements for conference calls, meetings, and ongoing capacity building including assisting with community involvement, training and technical assistance, and materials development. The incumbent provides on-site program evaluation, assistance and training globally, with primary responsibility for a subset of HVTN and CoVPN sites as assigned by the Director.
The Community Engagement Project Manager works with minimal supervision and is expected to use initiative and sound judgment in carrying-out responsibilities within the framework of policies and procedures, and is expected to keep abreast of Clinical Research Site (CRS) needs related to work responsibilities. May coordinate the work of other staff and volunteers.
Manage community engagement plans and projects for CRS as assigned.
Provide support for any special operational requirements surrounding global research protocol development and implementation, including key constituency relationships.
Provide support to community engagement efforts at CRS including training, program evaluation and support for outreach program development.
Assist with the development and review of the annual Community Engagement Plans for the CRS. Work with sites to ensure the annual plan goals are achieved by reviewing mid-year reports.
Assist CRS in development of recruitment strategies, ensuring ethical trial conduct and building community levels of informed consent.
Participate in site development through assessment and capacity building for community engagement that increases the capability to conduct quality clinical research in a culturally responsive manner.
Manages information dissemination linkages between HVTN and CoVPN Leadership Operations Center and key community engagement constituencies.
Serve on protocol teams as assigned, and provide support to the community members (volunteer and staff) who serve on the team.
Works with Social-Behavioral Science and Community Engagement (SBS-CE) team on the development of materials and reports, including editing and proofreading, and reviewing to ensure cultural responsiveness.
Develop research materials which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, educational materials, recruitment materials, and administrative forms, brochures, videos, and websites. Review, edit, and revise as required throughout the duration of a protocol.
Represent the HVTN and CoVPN SBS-CE Unit to other organizations, sponsors, affiliated individuals and institutions, and external organizations through conference attendance and abstract submission/presentation.
Domestic and International travel required to accomplish goals.
Perform other projects and duties as assigned.
BA/BS in a public health, education, communication, community development or the behavioral sciences. MA/MS desired.
Minimum of three years experience in developing and implementing prevention programs in HIV/AIDS, STDs or a related field of study.
Position requires a high level of attention to detail and organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.
Ability to work remotely and in person with a diverse set of individuals, and sensitivity to differences in culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Ability to problem solve with minimal supervision, whether working in the office or in the field.
High level knowledge of Microsoft applications, specifically Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook are required.
Basic understanding of scientific, institutional and ethical review concepts necessary for implementation of vaccine clinical trials.
Experience in training and the development of communication programs and materials, and/or community advocacy.
Relevant developing country work experience.
Recognition of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection and clinical trials research in the U.S. and developing countries.
Ability to relate to and coordinate with multidisciplinary and culturally diverse research and management staff.
Skill in second language, preferably Spanish.
Knowledge of SharePoint and REDCap.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.