Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Community Outreach Coordinator-Atlanta

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Public Health
    FLSA Status
    Temporary Employee
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    How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
    Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


    Status:                  FT, non-exempt staff; anticipated end date June 2018
    Department:          Patient Access
    Location:              Atlanta, GA     

    Summary:             Conduct community-based outreach activities to promote and implement programs that provide education and supportive services to patients with blood cancer and their families, with an emphasis on underserved communities. 


    Reports to:            Senior Program Manager, Outreach and Health Promotion

    Supervises:           N/A


    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Implement health promotion and education programs in the Atlanta metro area, focusing on blood cancer patients and their families.
    • Partner with local churches affiliated with the National Black Church Initiative to develop and implement outreach and health promotion programs, with an emphasis on underserved communities.
    • Identify creative ways to conduct outreach; foster and maintain local relationships with community partners, including health care providers.
    • Ensure timely execution of all program components; work closely with LLS’s local Patient Access Manager to optimize efforts, and coordinate the necessary internal and external resources to maximize success.
    • Capture and report on data about program effectiveness, reach, and other key metrics to monitor progress internally and demonstrate program effectiveness.
    • Support the submission of grant proposals to obtain additional program funding.
    • Contribute to presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with LLS chapters, website, social media, outside organizations, and other venues to maximize program success.
    • Develop relationships with new vendors for patient education programs.
    • Maintain excellent knowledge of the LLS mission and programs.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    Education & Experience Requirements: 

    • Bachelor degree in health education and behavior or related field.
    • 2-3 years’ relevant experience working in a non-profit and/or healthcare delivery setting.
    • Program and staff management experience.


    Position Requirements:

    • Detail oriented, flexible, and able to manage multiple programs from inception to completion in a fast paced environment.
    • Experience and skills in problem solving, relationship and network building, and educational programming.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to articulate the LLS Mission (Research, Patient & Professional Programs, Advocacy/Policy) to a wide audience.
    • Understanding of health behavior and health care delivery systems.
    • Experience working with patients preferred.
    • Ability to build, leverage, and maintain community relationships.
    • Strong priority-setting and program management skills.
    • Able to work with others in a wide variety of disciplines, e.g., vendors, staff, patients, and volunteers.
    • Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure and perform multiple tasks.
    • Broad cultural competency.
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word/Excel/PowerPoint.
    • Travel within Atlanta metro sites will be required.
    • Some Sunday and evening work will be required for events.


    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
    • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.





    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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