Community Educator and Recruiter

Under the direction of the Community Engagement Manager, the Community Educator and Recruiter will recruit study participants for ongoing institute research protocols and develop and execute community education initiatives around topics related to research activities.

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Representative Duties:

Implements recruitment and outreach efforts for the Institute that lead to study participation

  • Schedule and screen participants for various research protocols.
  • Assist in navigation of participants through initial stages of research participation process by conducting protocol specific prescreening activities (i.e. prescreening phone questionnaires, scheduling enrollment appointments, etc.)
  • Implement and evaluate study volunteer recruitment/outreach plan and programs.
  • Assist in the day-to-day tasks of study-related recruitment and outreach plans.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of recruitment and outreach activities and other research initiatives.
  • Participate in outreach activities as assigned by Community Engagement Manager (venues include health centers, health fairs, college fairs and programs etc).
  • Identify and establish media contacts, community collaborators and recruitment sources
  • Provide community education to identified individuals, organizations and agencies, and other groups that results in study and program participation.
  • Contribute to digital marketing and social media recruitment strategies that reflect TFI research needs (social networking sites, mobile applications, search engines, etc.) as needed
  • Assist in retention efforts for enrolled participants (i.e. appointment reminder phone calls, etc.) as requested
  • Complete weekly recruitment report

Study Visits – Screening, Enrollment and Follow-Up

  • Educates potential participants on the purpose and requirements of research studies. 
  • Completes screening, enrollment, follow-up, and final visits; as well as follow-up phone calls.
  • Obtains initial and ongoing informed consent from study participants
  • Supports participant in patient registration procedures and any required referrals, including sexual health services and primary care.
  • Prepares for participant visits as needed, including scheduling visits, preparing charts, setting up clinic spaces as needed, greeting and rooming participants
  • Collects, processes, analyzes, stores (physically and electronically as needed), packages, and ships laboratory specimens as required per protocol. 
  • Records follow up medical histories and adverse events as reported, with clinician oversight
  • Completes medical records request forms and follows up with providers and organizations to obtain requested documents
  • Completes phlebotomy or rapid HIV testing and assists in the collection of other specimens as required per protocol.
  • Conducts pre-and post-test HIV counseling and risk reduction education per community and agency standard within a clear, open minded, non-judgmental context.
  • Participant Retention and Follow-up (monitor and try to engage participants who struggle with retention/Lost to Follow-Up)
  • Assists with general clinic upkeep, including stocking clinic rooms discarding expired supplies, reorganizing supply drawers, etc.
  • Collects comprehensive sexual health history and provides sexual health education if necessary.
  • Conduct activities as a research assistant during certain periods of time depending on department needs.

Participate in department activities, utilizing written and verbal communication skills

  • Attend all relevant department meetings as a participant and representative of the community engagement and recruitment team
  • Collaborate with team members on special projects, and department and institutional initiatives.

Meets Agency Participatory Expectations

  • Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation.
  • Attends all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings.
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities.  
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested

Perform related duties as required



  • Must be available to work nights and weekends for recruitment events
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with colleagues, patients, clients and vendors across the spectrum of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, national origin and immigrant status, religious or spiritual identity, disability (physical, mental, emotional and developmental), veteran status, and/or limited English proficiency.
  • Willingness to contribute towards Fenway’s efforts in becoming an anti-racist organization and promoting a culture dedicated to ongoing development in service of humility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, where differences are acknowledged and valued.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Related coursework and/or experience (e.g. in public health, health sciences, health education or community organizing) and/or previous recruitment or outreach experience.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS education and/or service delivery; experience working with diverse communities at risk of HIV infection (e.g. men who have sex with men, transgender/gender diverse populations and communities of color).
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and ability to meet deadlines within a team environment
  • Creativity in creating outreach, recruitment, and retention plans
We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 12 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Highly experienced individuals may be compensated at a higher rate.

Internal ID: TFI-23-FT-12