• Outreach Specialist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/9/2020 10:23 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    NWAC Northwest AR Campus Research
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    This position is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


    The Outreach Specialist will be responsible for managing relationships with program participants and local community based and non-profit organizations. The Outreach Specialist will track program progress and time-line deliverables to ensure the goals and objectives of the project are met, while also ensuring that relationships with participants and institutional stakeholders are maintained throughout the project. The Outreach Specialist engages in a range of activities such as outreach and participant recruitment, participant screening and assessment, health education, care coordination/service navigation, and community education and engagement.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary:  Negotiable


    Sourcing for multiple postings


    • Coordinates and manages relationships with multiple community stakeholders.
    • Works with program managers and Assistant Director to ensure deliverables are being met.
    • Develops and manages relationships with program participants and community stakeholders.
    • Coordinates communication with community stakeholders.
    • Works with program managers to develop and deliver appropriate outreach and communication for project.
    • Responsible for relationship building and management with external partners.
    • Frequently tracks and reports on program deliverables through effective utilization of program management software.
    • Identifies barriers and utilizes good problem-solving skills to address issues that arise in regard to participant relationships, ensuring all program objectives are met and data collection processes and procedures are followed.
    • Coordinates community outreach efforts through presentations and multi-media.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor Degree in marketing or communications plus 3 years of experience in outreach education OR a High School Diploma/GED plus 7 years of experience in outreach education OR equivalent combination.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
    • Valid drivers' license with current automobile insurance and reliable car for moderate travel to UAMS in Little Rock, AR and surrounding communities (mileage reimbursed at the current state mileage reimbursement rate) if a state vehicle is not available. Occasional out-of-state travel.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Four years of experience within a research or community based setting.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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