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Jimmy Fund Clinic Sibling Program: Program Coordinator

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Jimmy Fund Clinic Sibling Program: Program Coordinator

Job ID:



450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Administration Support/Customer Service

Employment Type:

Per diem

Work Location:

Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  1. Reporting to the Program Specialist for Parent and Sibling Support Services, the Sibling Program Coordinator functions as the individual responsible for sibling group planning and referral management.
  2. Plans for and co-facilitates (with Program Specialist) our virtual Just for Sibs and Just for Sibs: Tweens and Teens groups.
  3. Oversees activity planning, material purchasing/ordering, and shipment of materials to all participants for group meetings using appropriate program funding.
  4. Communicates with parents about resources, upcoming groups, and Sibling Program opportunities and events.
  5. Manages outreach to new referrals that come in for the Sibling Program to match them with appropriate resources via self- and clinician-referrals.
  6. Collaborates with Program Specialist on ongoing projects and initiatives for the sibling program, including resource development and advocacy for the program and its functions.
  7. Maintains distribution list and manages shared email inbox correspondence with appropriate families and organizations.
  8. Connects, in collaboration with Program Specialist, with outside organizations to form and maintain professional relationships with organizations to benefit the program.


Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life.

Minimum Experience:
Experience in a healthcare setting and/or pediatric setting preferred. Program or project experience a plus.

Child Life certification required within one year of hire.

Additional Qualitications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Participating in therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients' psychosocial and developmental needs, and facilitating adjustment to health care experiences.
  • General skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced?based knowledge.
  • Well-developed writing skills, and excellent communication skills including conflict resolution to effectively work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systemic inequities, their impact on patients, families, and the community at large.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity efforts, including advocacy and self-education to advance knowledge base of the needs and concerns of underserved and marginalized populations.
  • Capacity for sensitivity, responsiveness to, and advocacy for, the needs of diverse populations in the setting of serious illness; including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, socioeconomic status, abilities, and sexual orientation.
  • Knowledge of common issues and needs across the oncology continuum of care, trauma- informed care.
  • Knowledge of institutional and professional standards, policies, regulatory compliance.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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