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Director, Policy and Advocacy
Media Relations and Communications Consultant
Annual Fund Manager

Director, Policy and Advocacy

Department: External Affairs
Reports To: Managing Director of External Affairs
Classification: Exempt


Working with the Foundation’s senior management team, the Director, Policy and Advocacy, is responsible for the development and implementation of the legislative/policy agenda, grassroots strategy and engagement, and related government relations functions of the Foundation.

Duties and responsibilities

The Director, Policy and Advocacy, works closely with the Managing Director, External Affairs, the Foundation’s President and Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, as well as Foundation staff members and external consultants to accomplish organizational goals and objectives for the following:

1. Determine, in consultation with the Managing Director, External Affairs, Foundation President and EVP/COO, the Foundation’s long and short-term policy and advocacy priorities at federal and state levels.

2. Communicate the policy and legislative priorities of the Foundation to elected officials and their staff members, Administration officials including those in relevant agencies, regulators, and other stakeholders.

3. Represent the Foundation on Capitol Hill and at all relevant meetings including coalitions centered on policy and advocacy priorities, and serve in leadership positions within those coalitions as appropriate.

4. Develop a grassroots strategy and maintain a grassroots network for the Foundation. Provide ongoing information regarding legislative, policy and regulatory issues impacting cancer research, cancer prevention and early detection, and quality cancer patient care and activate advocates to take action as appropriate.

5. Communicate the advocacy priorities of the Foundation to the public through management of the advocacy micro-website and creation of other printed and electronic communications of the Foundation.

6. Plan and implement all aspects of relevant policy and advocacy events.

7. Work with the development division to identify policy and advocacy fundraising opportunities and assist in grant writing to acquire such funding.

8. Provide strategic advice and support to other divisions of the Foundation that involve government relations and policy activities.

9. Act as a point of contact or lead for the Foundation in educational campaigns with a focus on policy and advocacy, as determined by the Managing Director of External Affairs and the EVP/COO.

10. Assist on campaigns with government relations, advocacy or legislative and policy components.

11. Draft and disseminate digital advocacy messaging through social media and online outlets.

12. Create budgets and assist in strategic plans for the policy and advocacy area.


Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, public policy, social work, communications, public health or related field required. Relevant Masters degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum of seven years experience required. Capitol Hill, regulatory, or government relations work for a health care or cancer-related nonprofit organization or association preferred.

Special Skills: Must have superb written, oral and interpersonal communications skills; be able to juggle multiple tasks, work under tight deadlines and deliver projects on time and within budgets.

Special qualifications

Demonstrated initiative and leadership qualities; organizational, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are required. Must have proven ability to work within coalitions and with high-level elected and appointed officials, regulatory agencies and staff.

To apply: Email cover letter and attached resume to Lisa.Hanna@preventcancer.org with Subject: Director, Policy & Advocacy. Deadline to apply is 5 pm ET on Friday, April 7. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is located near the King Street Metro stop in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

Media Relations and Communications Consultant

Supervisor: Director, Educational Campaigns
External Affairs

Campaign Overview

The Think About the Link® Campaign is a multi-year initiative of the Prevent Cancer Foundation® that is designed to raise the public’s awareness of the link between certain viruses and cancer.  Launched in January 2016, Think About the Link® focuses on three viruses: human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The campaign aims to increase screening rates for these viruses, vaccination rates for HPV and hepatitis B, and awareness of available treatment options for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Through traditional and social media, educational resources, direct marketing, advertising and grassroots events, Think About the Link® engages target audiences, including at-risk individuals, health care professionals, Washington policymakers and media.

Position Overview

The Media Relations and Communications Consultant is responsible for securing significant press coverage for Think About the Link® activities, including community outreach events, public service announcements, white papers, congressional briefings, speaking engagements, health awareness months and more.

Organizational Structure

The Media Relations and Communications Consultant reports to the Director, Educational Campaigns. The consultant will interact with the President and Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and members of the External Affairs Department. This person can work from any location in the U.S., however, preference will be given to candidates in the vicinities of Washington, DC, New York City and Philadelphia.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute annual media and marketing communications plan for Think About the Link® based on campaign’s activities.
  • Produce a wide range of high-quality written communication materials including, but not limited to, press releases, key messages, talking points, scripts, briefing materials, presentations, op-eds, media pitches, statements, crisis communications, impact stories, newsletter copy, web copy, social media messaging and blog posts.
  • Create and enhance relationships with national, trade, regional, local, political and/or consumer media, as well as bloggers and other social stakeholders.
  • Manage placement of print and digital advertisements
  • Track and maintain relevant domestic and international news coverage and statistics related to viruses and cancer.
  • Maintain updates to campaign’s media materials and educational resources.
  • Develop media press kit for the campaign.
  • Lead media training for potential spokespersons, including physicians, patients, and/or advocates.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Administrative (10%)

  • Create and maintain campaign’s communications calendar and timeline and ensure timely execution of deliverables.
  • Prepare for and participate in bi-weekly planning meetings with supervisor to review workload and assignments.
  • Create regular Microsoft Word and/or PowerPoint updates on media activities.
  • Code invoices for payment and help track campaign spending.
  • Travel domestically for campaign several times per year.

Selection Criteria

  • BA/BS with a minimum of 5 to 7 years related experience. Experience with nonprofit and health communications strongly preferred.
  • A proven track record of successful media relations (national, consumer, regional, political and/or trade) outreach and the ability to quantify that outreach.
  • Proven professional relationships with various members of the press.
  • Expertise creating and executing strategic communications plans.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Ability to make complex information relatable to a variety of audiences.
  • Superior knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) writing style.
  • Maturity, sound judgment and the ability to work independently from a remote location.
  • Highly organized, self-starter with both creativity and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service skills, in person, over the phone and in writing.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • A proactive problem solver and leader who can anticipate needs, be flexible and manage multiple competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Working knowledge of public relations software and social media platforms strongly preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to travel several times per year.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to: Kennesha Baldwin (Kbaldwin@preventcancer.org). Applicants may be subject to a writing and/or editing test.

About the Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection.  Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.

Annual Fund Manager

Department: Development
Reports To: Managing Director of Development
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Budget Responsibilities: None
Classification: Exempt

We are looking for a highly skilled, self motivated individual to be our Annual Fund Manager. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Development and works closely with the Development Department. This position regularly represents the Prevent Cancer Foundation® at community events. 

The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for coordinating annual giving initiatives to include direct mail, workplace giving, honor/memorial campaigns, and email solicitation, as well as acknowledgments and stewardship to increase donor acquisition, retention and revenue.  Candidate must be a strong writer and have excellent oral communication. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages direct marketing, including working with DM consultant to draft direct mail appeals, working in-house to send e-appeals, working with the in-house graphic designer on creative and inspiring packages; creating mailing lists from Raiser’s Edge; and coordinating the mailing process with the print house. 
  • Analyzes response to each campaign and makes recommendations for future campaigns based on results.
  • Keep current on latest developments/best practices for online and annual giving.
  • Drafts all acknowledgment templates for direct mail, e-appeals, and special campaigns; reviews and tailors acknowledgments as-needed for special individual and corporate donors.
  • Represents the Foundation at workplace giving events throughout the DC metro region.  Works to increase designations to Prevent Cancer Foundation through state, federal and for-profit workplace giving campaigns (CFC and private industry).
  • Point of Contact with America’s Charities representatives. 
  • Ensures the timely submission of America’s Charities and individual state workplace giving applications. Works in collaboration with the Foundation’s Senior Account Manager to ensure state solicitation filings are up-to-date and proper filing of all applications is maintained for auditing purposes.
  • In coordination with the Database and Development Manager, oversees the maintenance and accuracy of in-house and outsourced direct mail donor files, mail selections and pulls for individual mailings.
  • Assists the Managing Director of Development on strategies to upgrade donors.
  • Identifies individuals, demographic and interest segments that should be targeted as potential donors and work with the Managing Director of Development to execute customized appeals (e.g., phone calls, letters, cards, visits, etc.) for follow-up.
  • Creates and manages web-based and print content materials in concert with the Foundation’s goals, mission and programs to keep donors informed and connected to  the Foundation’s work.


  • BA required; Marketing degree preferred
  • Experience working with e-blasting software
  • 3-5 years fundraising experience, at least one in direct marketing (direct mail, e-appeals, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge


  • Excellent writing and public speaking.
  • Experience working with senior level executives.
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and web-based research skills, and comfortable working with social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Some experience managing budgets.
  • Proactive, flexible, team player.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.

To apply: Email cover letter and attached resume to Janet Hudson, Managing Director of Development, at Janet.Hudson@preventcancer.org with Subject: Annual Fund Manager.


Department: Finance and Administration
Supervised by: Managing Director, Finance and Administration

Summary of position

Reconcile general ledger accounts and bank accounts on a monthly basis. Prepare journal entries as well as assist in annual audit. Assist the Managing Director, Finance and Administration and others with both financial and administrative special projects as required.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Journalize anomaly revenue deposited into the lockbox
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations, meet with other departments to resolve discrepancies and recommend/prepare necessary adjusting entries.
  • Performs weekly check clearing in Financial Edge database and provides weekly cash forecast to department head
  • Assist with the month end close through analysis of financial data and properly preparing journal entries on a timely basis.
  • Provide monthly financial and budget reports to department heads
  • Assist with annual Foundation budget entry process
  • Maintains proper filing and record keeping, coordinates annual removal of files to off-site storage
  • Maintains Foundation contract files
  • Provide technical support for the annual audit and 990 Information Return
  • Assist in drafting and updating finance & administration procedures and monitoring of internal controls
  • Assist with Financial Edge Dashboard administration, mapping of Raiser’s Edge funds to Financial Edge project codes, and establishing and updating financial procedures
  • Works with IT vendor and assists with equipment and software purchasing
  • Assist Managing Director, Finance and Administration with special projects as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or similar is desired, with 1-2 years’ experience

Skills & Qualities

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Financial Edge software a plus
  • Computer literacy with spreadsheets, accounting, database, accounts payable, and word-processing applications.  
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction to accomplish goals.
  • Needs to be a positive, enthusiastic team player who adapts easily to change and works cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.

To apply: Email cover letter and attached resume to Amy Sokal, Managing Director of Finance and Administration, at Amy.Sokal@preventcancer.org.