Education Outreach & Communications Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD CCC - Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is a national leader among cancer centers in supporting the training and career development of next-generation cancer researchers and clinicians, with a special commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the cancer research workforce. The UCCCC is home to rigorous cancer research pathway programs, providing research experiences and mentorship to more than 50 high school and college students each year, most of whom identify as underrepresented in the sciences. The UCCCC also offers immersive research experiences to local high school science educators, partnering with them and Chicago Public Schools to provide science enrichment to students throughout the city, especially the South Side. Within the University, the UCCCC supports the training and career development of undergraduates, doctoral and medical students, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows pursuing cancer research.


Job Summary
 

The Education Outreach & Communications Manager will provide essential curriculum and logistic support across UCCCC education initiatives, with a particular focus on developing and sustaining the center’s cancer research pathway programs: Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer, researcHStart, and SHE (Summer Health Experience) in Oncology. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Your employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and your satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period’s written notice (If exempt: 30 days, If non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership of research skill-building and career development activities for high school and undergraduate trainees.
  • Leadership of curriculum and professional development activities for secondary science educators.
  • Leadership of education outreach activities for community groups as young as grade school.
  • Leadership of career development activities for graduate, postdoctoral and clinical trainee associate members of the UCCCC.
  • Management of the UCCCC teaching laboratory and equipment.
  • Direct mentorship of aspiring cancer researchers and clinicians across the training continuum.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of education outreach. May collaborate programs with teachers on implementing curriculum in the classroom.
  • Evaluates and documents performance of programs, making or recommending improvements when appropriate.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in biological sciences, ideally cancer-related.

Experience:

  • At least two years of experience in teaching or mentoring capacity. 
  • At least two years of wet lab experience. 
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • Experience in efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.  
  • Experience in computer programming or bioinformatics.

Preferred Competencies

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity for both self-directed and team-oriented work.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills. 
  • Strong creative, analytical, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and perform well under tight deadlines. 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent operational knowledge of MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel. 

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter (preferred)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Academic Affairs


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

BSD CCC - Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is a national leader among cancer centers in supporting the training and career development of next-generation cancer researchers and clinicians, with a special commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the cancer research workforce. The UCCCC is home to rigorous cancer research pathway programs, providing research experiences and mentorship to more than 50 high school and college students each year, most of whom identify as underrepresented in the sciences. The UCCCC also offers immersive research experiences to local high school science educators, partnering with them and Chicago Public Schools to provide science enrichment to students throughout the city, especially the South Side. Within the University, the UCCCC supports the training and career development of undergraduates, doctoral and medical students, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows pursuing cancer research.


Job Summary
 

The Education Outreach & Communications Manager will provide essential curriculum and logistic support across UCCCC education initiatives, with a particular focus on developing and sustaining the center’s cancer research pathway programs: Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer, researcHStart, and SHE (Summer Health Experience) in Oncology. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Your employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and your satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period’s written notice (If exempt: 30 days, If non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership of research skill-building and career development activities for high school and undergraduate trainees.
  • Leadership of curriculum and professional development activities for secondary science educators.
  • Leadership of education outreach activities for community groups as young as grade school.
  • Leadership of career development activities for graduate, postdoctoral and clinical trainee associate members of the UCCCC.
  • Management of the UCCCC teaching laboratory and equipment.
  • Direct mentorship of aspiring cancer researchers and clinicians across the training continuum.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of education outreach. May collaborate programs with teachers on implementing curriculum in the classroom.
  • Evaluates and documents performance of programs, making or recommending improvements when appropriate.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in biological sciences, ideally cancer-related.

Experience:

  • At least two years of experience in teaching or mentoring capacity. 
  • At least two years of wet lab experience. 
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • Experience in efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.  
  • Experience in computer programming or bioinformatics.

Preferred Competencies

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity for both self-directed and team-oriented work.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills. 
  • Strong creative, analytical, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and perform well under tight deadlines. 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent operational knowledge of MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel. 

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter (preferred)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Academic Affairs


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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