Job no: 493239
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange, Interprofessional Health Sciences
The Community Liaison for the Human Dimension Course (HD) is responsible for engaging and recruiting individuals and families to participate in the SOM’s Human Dimension course. In the HD course, pairs of medical students will be matched with individuals and families in the community and will partner with those individuals and communities over time throughout the SOM’s core curriculum. The Liaison will play an integral role in linking the SOM, faculty, and students with the individuals, families, and communities with whom we are partnering.
The Liaison will be a network builder, making connections between community residents, supporting advocacy efforts, and providing feedback on the implementation of the HD course’s community immersion efforts. The Liaison will serve as a continuity point of contact for community members. The Liaison will also be integral in the analysis of community health needs, developing ongoing relationships with the community, and interfacing with faculty, course directors, students, and community agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain contact with the individuals and families involved in the HD program.
- Provide liaison services between participants and SOM faculty, staff and students.
- Conduct phone interviews and in-home safety screenings.
- Ensure all logistics related to safety screenings and agency needs are completed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.
- Maintain and nurture community relations including maintenance of a contact database for course members, community resources and key constituents.
- Maintain contact between Human Dimension and SOM leadership.
- Articulate the mission, vision, values of the SOM as well as programs, services and resources available throughout the community health partnerships.
- Recommend outreach activities to address identified community health needs; including orientations, community engagement sessions, trainings and presentations.
- Support the execution of special programs and events
- High School Diploma or Technical Degree
- Excellent communication, administration, and leadership skills
- Ability to travel independently throughout the state of New Jersey and to conduct meetings either before or after “normal” work hours on an occasional basis
- Experience working within communities and with community agencies and families
- Bachelor’s degree (Social Work preferred)
- General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.
Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
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