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Manager, Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Oct 1, 2022

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The CCARE Program Manager is hired to supervise and manage COE activities and CCARE staff, program activities and research protocols. Manages, coordinates, develops, conducts and evaluates CCARE COE and community projects and health education programs, outreach efforts and materials. Manages and coordinates CCARE research protocols including management of recruitment, implementation of research interventions, data collection, data management, and data analysis. Manages research studies and programs and assists with reports. Manages all CCARE community partnerships, and all CCARE's community engagement planning, process and implementation. Minimum seven years community health education experience and five-year experience working with diverse and underserved communities.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Manages and supervises CCARE staff, program activities and research protocols
  • Plans, develops, and evaluates culturally informed curriculum and training for staff and community partners. Manages, plans, develops and evaluates health education and cancer control workshops, program and materials. Manages, plans, develops, implements and evaluates capacity building trainings for community organizations. Manages advertisement, implementation and follow up of participants for community events.
  • Manages CCARE health education projects. Develops and maintains partnerships with appropriate community organizations, including serving on community advisory boards.
  • Develops and manages the writing and preparation of grant proposals, reports, publications, and presentations.
  • Manages and monitors status of CCARE projects and staff on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborates with various community agencies/organizations in order to promote/develop community-based participatory research and programs
  • Identifies and communicates important program management issues or problem areas to Director.
  • Demonstrates understanding of all professional and regulatory standards.
  • Plans and coordinates CCARE conferences and community events
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, customers and colleagues to meet organizational goals.
  • Maintains current knowledge, skills, and competencies through involvement in professional continuing education activities.
  • Uses resources efficiently.
  • Manages department records, reports, and files.
  • Disseminates clinical, educational and/or research findings through publications and presentations of various kinds within and outside the institution.
  • Trains, manages, and supports CCARE staff.
  • Provides specialized technical consultation to medical, research, and organization staff on development and evaluation of patient and community health education programs and materials. Leads and facilitates interdisciplinary teams to develop comprehensive community health education programs and integrate City of Hope into the community. Develop, select and evaluate print and multi-media community health education materials.
  • Disseminates CCARE program information and resources to public via media interviews and articles.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Master's Degree in Public Health, or related field with substantial coursework in Health Education, Health Sciences, Health Promotion or Community Education.
  • Seven years community health education experience and five years' experience working with diverse and underserved communities.
  • Health disparities, preventive medicine, oncology, public health or comparable field or must have a minimum of 5 years' experience/training as a Community Interventionist at the City of Hope.
  • 1 year of experience in a leadership capacity.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
  • Preferred certifications: CPR Certification, Medical Interpretation, Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification.
  • Preferred experience in Public health, Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant.

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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