The University of Southern California (USC) is actively seeking a full-timeÂ Community Outreach Coordinator for a new clinical program, the USC+CHLA Alpha Clinic (AC) which will provide critical infrastructure and support for clinical trials testing new cell and gene therapies for a variety of conditions and diseases. The successful candidate will report to Program Manager for the Alpha Clinic and will be responsible for coordinating outreach and education regarding cell and gene therapies to community organization, members and leaders as well as community healthcare providers.Â The goals will be to promote understanding of and access to cell and gene therapies and related clinical trials. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced individual with a strong background in engagement of diverse communities related to health. Â
The USC+CHLA Alpha Clinic
USC and Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are partnering on an exciting new program to promote clinical development of novel cell and gene therapies to treat a variety of human diseases.Â Â The AC has a four-part mission to: (a) advance and support clinical trialsÂ and therapeutic development for cell and gene therapies; (b) engage diverse and under-served communities in those trials and the resulting therapies; (c) provide training and education to researchers, staff, patients, and communities; and (d) exchange novel expertise with other AC network sites through lead offerings.Â
TheÂ ACÂ will support and accelerate pre-award planning and protocol development, IND submissions, clinical trial activation, trial conduct, data analysis, and reporting. We will serve as an important node in the state-wide network of Alpha Clinics supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, sharing expertise and best practices with other leading medical centers conducting cell and gene therapy trials. The AC will also provide training and actively engage the diverse communities of Los Angeles in research to improve their health.Â Â The Program Manager will be the senior staff member on the AC team, reporting to the director and overseeing staff and operations.Â
Coordinates outreach program activities. Assists in scheduling program events and the maintaining accurate event records.
Assists in the creation and distribution of relevant, informative promotional publications (e.g., newsletters, blog and social media posts) to increase event awareness and community involvement.
Attends and participates in various events to educate and inform the community regarding the details of the organizationâs cause. May, if necessary, administer events.
Collaborates with internal members and external agencies (e.g., staff, faculty, students, other community members) to develop an effective, continuously improving program curriculum.
Serves as an initial point of contact for external community members and provides assistance and services as needed. Directs communications to proper authorities.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The annual base salary range for this position is $27.84 - $34.00/hr. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations
RequirementsMinimum Education: Bachelor's degreeCombined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Experience:2 to 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a wide range of constituents including volunteers and outside agencies. Experience building and maintaining favorable relationships with community members. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills.Preferred Field of Expertise:An understanding and appreciation of the cultural vibrancy and historical significance of the local community. Demonstrated experience leading community outreach initiatives. Fluency in Spanish is highly desired for this position.Supervises: Level:May oversee staff, students, volunteers, agencies and/or resource employees.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.