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Culturally-Sensitive Global Oncology Program, Project Coordinator

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Mississippi
Closing date
Oct 18, 2022

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Children and Youth
Organization Type
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The Department of Global Pediatric Medicine (GPM)/St. Jude Global (SJG) at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) is a growing department looking for professionals who are eager to help implement the mission of taking St. Jude to the world by training the clinical workforce, developing and strengthening health systems and patient-centered initiatives, and advancing knowledge to sustain continuous improvement through research.

All candidates must submit a cover letter to be considered for the position.


GPM/SJG is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Project Coordinator to support implementation and project management of new program focused on global patient-centered care, including hospital and community-based research and initiatives targeted at improving health communication, quality of care, and outcomes for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases worldwide. This key team member will act as a liaison with other members of GPM/SJG and global collaborators, and thus will need to communicate clearly and foster trusting relationships with colleagues and partners. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and eager to help develop and grow these programs in support of the St. Jude Global Strategic vision, have a demonstrated interest in global health, and have project management experience.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for:
  • Stay up to date on current trends in social science research methodology (including but not limited to medical anthropology, sociology, psychology) and potential implications in the current and future project portfolio
  • Use social science knowledge and mixed methods research to help inform the patient and patient family experience
  • Help to develop programs aimed at advocating for patients, and patient families, going through their treatment experience in the biomedical space
  • Help to develop programs aimed at aiding treatment providers to better understanding the needs of their patients and families throughout the continuum of patient care
  • Facilitating communication and implementation of initiatives with global collaborators including forging new relationships with multidisciplinary health professionals as well as diverse members of global communities.
  • Utilizing project management tools to effectively coordinate priority work activities, provide regular progress reporting, and achieve project deliverables
  • Coordinating and implementing workshops (national, regional, global), including working with other logistics teams and partners to ensure all aspects of meeting organization are addressed
  • Facilitating coordination of site visits and preparation of agenda, meeting materials, and summary reports
  • Developing and implementing standardized tools, frameworks, and metrics to ensure execution of project deliverables.
  • Designing compelling reports, research/policy briefs and messaging specifically tailored for needs in partnership with diverse collaborators
  • Assisting with preparation and tracking of grants, research manuscript submissions, and presentations including tracking.

Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's degree in public health, anthropology, health communication, business or related field required
  • Master's degree in public health, anthropology, health communication, business or related field preferred

Minimum Experience
  • Three (3) years of complex project management experience, preferably in health related and resource-limited (low- and middle-income country) settings
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook Calendar tools, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Fluency in a second language preferred
  • Experience in an international setting and with project management methodologies preferred.
  • Supervisory and/or team coordinator experience preferred
  • Clinical background and research experience are preferred

Other Information

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.

COVID-19 vaccine:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.
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