Brown University — Engagement and Outreach Specialist

Job Description:

This position’s primary responsibility will be to oversee and lead special community focused projects for the Rhode Island IDeA CTR grant, Advance-CTR. The incumbent will work closely with the Community Engagement and Outreach Core leaders to develop and implement community engagement research programs.  The incumbent will lead and implement Community Engagement Studios; lead and support development of the Practice Based Research Network; and serve as the central point of contact between investigators, community members, clinical practices, and the Advance-CTR program.

Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) was established in 2016 through receipt of an IDeA- CTR Award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences. Advance-CTR is a statewide hub supporting clinical and translational researchers in Rhode Island by providing funding, services, and professional development opportunities. We strive to fuel scientific discoveries that improve health and well being in Rhode Island.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 7/31/2026 which may be extended based upon available funding.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree


  • 5-7 years’ experience in community engagement preferably in an academic/medical environment.
  • Spanish fluency and cultural competency working with Latinx community in Rhode Island is a plus.
  • Preferred history of overseeing community partnerships in Rhode Island.
  • Conversant in RI health priorities and current events.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Understanding how long-term investments in infrastructure building with community organizations can elevate the voices of underserved communities in the scientific enterprise.
  • Willing and able to work with diverse patient, research and government stakeholders.
  • Deep appreciation for cultural diversity and ability to work with many diverse populations.

Criminal and education background check required

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Engagement and Outreach Specialist

BioMed Clinical Affairs

Grade 10

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Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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