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Community Engagement Specialist – Count Me In, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Website Count Me In, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Patient-partnered research is changing the future of cancer


The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is seeking a highly motivated, mission-driven candidate to drive community organizing strategy and implementation across patient-partnered cancer research projects. As part of the Count Me In initiative, the Broad Institute has launched a number of patient-partnered genomics efforts, including the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project (www.mbcproject.org), the Angiosarcoma Project (www.ascproject.org), the Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project (www.mpcproject.org), and the Esophageal and Stomach Cancer Project (www.escproject.org).



The Community Engagement Specialist (CES) will be responsible for regionally focused community engagement activities and efforts for Count Me In. Under the guidance of the Community Engagement Manager and Associate Director, the CES will conduct outreach and develop effective community approaches to socialize the patient-partnered projects, train, organize, and mobilize initiative volunteers, and develop and implement long-term approaches to encourage and accelerate participation and engagement in the patient-partnered research projects. The CES will also coordinate with our digital engagement team and may serve as an interface between internal and external stakeholders to provide support of broader communication strategies (e.g. campaigns) in relation to community engagement efforts.



  • Develop and implement organizing strategies to recruit, sustain, and actively involve community members across the nation and Canada to unite behind the mission of Count Me In
  • Provide support in developing training programs and materials (e.g. flyers, letters, posters, SOPs) on community organizing for patient-partnered cancer projects, including leading and implementing volunteer training sessions when necessary
  • Cultivate, establish, and maintain collaborative working relationships with community stakeholders and members
  • Participate in and attend organizing events, meetings, retreats, conferences, and trainings to further achieve organizational objectives
  • Document outreach with photos and written summaries
  • Assist with program administrative and promotional tasks as necessary


  • At least 1-3 years of organizing experience, Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and outreach, development, management, and use of volunteer databases (e.g. VAN)
  • Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing, and empowerment of those underrepresented in scientific research
  • Experience with digital and social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Self-starter, motivated, with excellent communication and time management skills
  • Can work well in challenging environments both independently and as part of a team
  • Preferred, but not required – bilingual in English and another language

To apply for this job please visit broadinstitute.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.