TheÂ UniversityÂ ofÂ SouthernÂ CaliforniaÂ (USC)Â isÂ activelyÂ seekingÂ aÂ full-time Community Outreach Coordinator for a new clinical research 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 AC and will be responsible for coordinating outreach and education regarding cell and gene therapies to community clinics, community healthcare providers, and other health related community organizations.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 clinical research and clinical trials who is also experienced in engagement of diverse communities related to healthcare.
TheÂ USC+CHLAÂ AlphaÂ Clinic
USC and Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are partnering on an exciting new program to promote clinical trials for novel cell and gene therapies to treat a variety of human diseases.Â The AC is the cornerstone of that program. It has a four-part mission to: (a) advance and support clinical trials and therapeutic development for cell and gene therapies;Â (b)Â engageÂ diverseÂ andÂ under-served communitiesÂ inÂ thoseÂ trialsÂ andÂ theÂ resultingÂ therapies;Â (c) provide training and education to researchers, staff, patients, and communities; and (d) exchange novel expertise with other AC network sites through lead offerings.
The AC supports and accelerates pre-award planning and protocol development, IND submissions, clinical trial activation, trial conduct, community participation in clinical trials, data analysis, and reporting. The Community Outreach Coordinator will play a critical role in the success of the AC by effectively engaging community care providers, community clinics and their patients to promote understanding of cell and gene therapies and to facilitate participation by people from all backgrounds in cell and gene therapy clinical trials.
The successful candidate will work with the AC team at USC and CHLA to:
CoordinatesÂ outreachÂ activities with main focus on community clinics and care providers.Â AssistsÂ inÂ schedulingÂ and conducting programÂ eventsÂ and follow-up to track outreach outcomes.
AssistsÂ inÂ theÂ creationÂ andÂ distributionÂ ofÂ promotionalÂ materials (e.g., newsletters, blog and social media posts) to increase event awareness and communityÂ involvement.
Serves as liaison between USC and CHLA research teams conducting clinical trials and community healthcare providers and patients.Â
Works other community outreach groups at USC and CHLA to develop and conduct outreach activities for communityÂ members, leaders about cell and gene therapies and related clinical trials.
Oversees the development and implementation of educational programs and continuing professional education around cell and gene therapies and related clinical trials.Â
PerformsÂ otherÂ relatedÂ dutiesÂ asÂ assignedÂ orÂ requested.Â The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The annual base salary range for this position isÂ $27.84 - $40.87/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,Â state,Â andÂ localÂ laws,Â contractualÂ stipulations,Â grantÂ funding,Â asÂ wellÂ asÂ external market and organizational considerations.
RequirementsMinimumÂ Education:Â Bachelor'sÂ degree; CombinedÂ education/experienceÂ asÂ substituteÂ forÂ minimumÂ experienceMinimumÂ Experience: 2 to 3 yearsMinimumÂ FieldÂ ofÂ Expertise:Â Experience in clinical environments is required. Experience with community-serving organizations such as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and/or community clinics is favored.Experience in community engagement and knowledge about clinical trials strongly favored as well.Â Ability to communicate and collaborate effectivelyÂ withÂ aÂ wideÂ rangeÂ ofÂ constituents includingÂ care providers, support staff and healthcare provider organizations.Experience building and maintaining favorable relationships with community members and organizations.Â Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Â ExcellentÂ writtenÂ andÂ oralÂ communicationÂ skills.Â DemonstratedÂ abilityÂ toÂ network and build strong relationships with community organizations and healthcare clinics serving priorityÂ populations.PreferredÂ FieldÂ ofÂ Expertise:An understanding and appreciation of the cultural vibrancy and historical significance of the local community.Demonstrated experience leading communityÂ outreachÂ initiatives.Â FluencyÂ inÂ SpanishÂ isÂ highlyÂ desiredÂ forÂ this position.Â Research experience in the field of cell and gene therapy is not required but would be considered a plus.
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.