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University of Rochester Community Partner Staff: Working Group Member - 223354 in Rochester, New York

Community Partner Staff: Working Group Member

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Time as Reported Grade 077 Ntl Ctr Deaf Hlth Rsch (NCDHR)


General Purpose:

The mission of the Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research is to promote health and prevent disease with populations of Deaf sign language users and people with hearing loss through community-based participatory research (CBPR). The involvement of the community in all phases of the research is fundamental to the Center’s work. Community Partner Staff Members work directly with the Center of specific assignments that further a unique aspect of one or more Center research project.

The purpose of the Community Partner Staff Working Group Member is to participate as a collaborative, cooperative member of a Project work team or Committee with other NCDHR faculty and staff members who are charged with accomplishing or attending to a specific, defined scope of one or more projects. While the team’s work product(s) will be carefully prescribed, the group process for creating a consensus and for producing the final work product will be left to the discretion of the work team(s).

Supervision Received: The Community Partner Staff Member will be supervised by and work in close collaboration with a specific Faculty member, Staff member, or Committee, who will be responsible for explaining the scope of the assignment, ensuring the assignment is carried out and that all Program requirements are fulfilled, and for verifying time spent on or outcomes produced by the Community Partner Staff member.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Community Partner Staff Member will collaboratively and cooperatively participate on one or more work team(s) or Committees for the purpose of providing insight of experience and knowledge of the community in order to make recommendations to the team for consideration.

  • Participates on the work team or Committee in order to arrive at a team consensus about how to develop and adapt health interventions, health education materials, information materials (which may include but are not limited to written documents, photographs, video recordings, medical fact sheets and nutritional information), or health surveys specifically for use by Deaf sign language users or people with hearing loss.

  • Participates as a Community Partner Staff member by attending meetings, remaining knowledgeable about the scope of the team assignment and by providing suggestions and recommendations for materials and plans to be implemented with Deaf sign language users or people with hearing loss and their communities. Works collaboratively with other team members to ensure consensus is achieved, the team project is complete in the time and content parameters given by Center Faculty or staff or the Committee.

  • Other duties as assigned by community team or Center staff member.

Minimum Requirements/Education:

  • High school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would benefit the work team or Committee. Experience and familiarity with Deaf culture and deaf health or hearing loss and the hearing loss communities is highly preferred. Must have a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others and to accept responsibility for confidential matters.

  • Equal Opportunity: Respect for each individual is fundamental, and diversity within the University community advances the University's Mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. The University is committed to the goals of equal employment opportunity as supportive of University values and those of our society. The University is committed to selecting faculty and staff without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. In recruitment, the University makes special efforts to solicit the candidacy of underrepresented group members, veterans, and disabled persons, in furtherance of its Affirmative Action obligations. The University complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws in the administration of its policies, admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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