Community Outreach & Recruitment Volunteer
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Montefiore Medical Center- Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
The ANCHOR Study is an NIH funded multi-site national clinical trial. The primary aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of treating anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) to reduce the incidence of anal cancer in HIV-infected men and women. HIV-positive adults who screen into the study and consent to participate will be seen approximately every 6 months for either monitoring or treatment of HSIL, for five to eight years. The success of ANCHOR depends upon meeting goals to recruit enough eligible participants from diverse backgrounds, including marginal and underserved populations, and to ensure study retention throughout the length of study follow-up (five to eight years).
The Community Outreach & Recruitment Volunteer will provide much needed “boots-on-the-ground” support. The volunteer is expected to commit to 5-10 hours a week supporting the ANCHOR research team in identifying and creating solid recruitment pipelines by calling and visiting community healthcare providers in the Bronx area who serve the study population. We are among the top 5 enrolling sites across the country and aim to increase our enrollment goals.
The volunteer works closely with the Study Coordinators to increase study accrual. The volunteer will serve as the primary contact in the community. Hours can be flexible but volunteer must be available for study team meetings (call-in or in person).
Seeking a highly independent, self-motivated candidate with exceptional oral and verbal communication skills able to create and maintain rapport with community health care leaders and providers. Prior experience in community outreach and recruitment needed. Experience working with a HIV-positive population is a plus. Some research experience preferred but not required.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Spanish fluency preferred but not required.
- Training Provided