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Job Summary

The Survey Research Center (SRC) at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Community Outreach Coordinator in its Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) housed in the Life Course Development (LCD) program.

The Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) will build on existing programs addressing health inequalities within the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University. The Center has a targeted emphasis on social and behavioral factors associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The goals of the Center are: 1) to advance ADRD-relevant social and behavioral science research in underserved and underrepresented communities, and 2) diversify the research workforce dedicated to healthy aging. Researchers will address unique and specific issues in the contemporary cases of racial/ethnic minorities with a focus on building relationships with the Arab American community.

The Community Outreach Coordinator will establish and maintain key contacts and relationships with the Arab American community and be in charge of the establishment of a participant research pool. The coordinator will report directly to the project director.

**This position is term limited to 5 years.**


  • Collaborate with researchers in the planning, coordination and execution of bi-monthly health-education learning meetings, monthly Community Advisory Board meetings, annual health reception and a semi-annual newsletter to the Arab American community.  This will be accomplished by developing and maintaining a database of community organizations, individuals, and media outlets for dissemination and communication of Center activities. Event planning includes scheduling meetings, identifying and reserving space, identifying arranging and coordinating caterers, and overall event oversight. 
  • Coordinate data collection activities and contribute to data analysis.
  • Network with Arab American Community to promote and recruit for MCCFAD.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations about MCCFAD at outreach events.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.


Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (health science, sociology, psychology, gerontology).
  • 1-3 years of related experience working and interacting with Arab American communities in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple demands simultaneously and work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and event planning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include some evening and weekend work.
  • Must secure transportation to research sites, meetings and events.


Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated knowledge of aging issues.

Additional Information

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience of selected candidate.

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disiplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.







U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.