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Managing Director, External Affairs
Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Coordinator, Educational Campaigns
Media Relations and Communications Consultant
Specialist, Web and Digital Content


Managing Director, External Affairs Job Announcement
December 5, 2016

Managing Director, External Affairs, Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Managing Director, External Affairs is a full-time professional position responsible for handling all aspects of external communications of the Prevent Cancer Foundation from strategic planning, to coordination and successful execution. This includes, but is not limited to, planning, development, promotion and implementation of all marketing materials and initiatives, communication plans, traditional and digital media, policy and advocacy-related communications and campaigns that:

  • Support the Foundation’s mission and promote its programs.
  • Support the Foundation’s brand and create public awareness of the Foundation to enable continued organizational growth and help attract greater resources and opportunities.
  • Develop and create marketing strategies and vehicles for existing products and programs.

In addition:

  • Oversee the Foundation’s policy and advocacy work.
  • Serve as a member of the Foundation’s Management Team, whose purpose is to provide strategic direction for the organization and to ensure that staff members are working toward the same goals.

Salary range:  $95,000 to $105,000, with a good benefits package.

Qualifications:   Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s a plus, with concentration in communications, marketing, public relations, public affairs or other related field.

Experience:  12 – 15 years progressive experience in communications and marketing field, including team management. Health care and/or nonprofit experience a plus.

Special Skills: Demonstrated initiative and leadership qualities, interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills an essential. Proficiency in technology and use of social media. Must possess proven ability in handling all aspects of a communications/marketing program from strategic planning through execution, be able to juggle multiple tasks, work under tight deadlines and deliver projects on-time and within budgets.

To apply: Email cover letter with salary history and attached resume to Jan.Bresch@preventcancer.org with Subject: Managing Director, External Affairs.  Deadline to apply is 5 pm ET on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is located near the King Street Metro stop in Old Town Alexandria, VA; no moving allowance is available.

For further information about the Foundation, go to www.preventcancer.org. Please, no phone calls. 


Job Title: Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Department: Development
Reports To: Managing Director of Development
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Budget Responsibilities: None
Classification: Exempt

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. Our vision is to Stop Cancer Before It Starts™!

Summary

We are looking for a high energy, donor-centric individual to be our next Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Development and also works strategically and collaboratively with the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and the President and Founder.  The primary goal of the position is to increase the level of donor support in individual, major gifts and planned giving by identifying, cultivating and stewarding prospective and existing donors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Create and implement short, intermediate and long-term major gifts donor strategies that include identification, cultivation, solicitation and retention for both current and prospective donors
  2. Prepare written materials in consultation with management, including correspondence, solicitation materials, acknowledgements, and regular communications as part of the stewardship program.
  3. Prepare marketing materials in consultation with management, including brochures, articles, as needed to promote the concept of major and planned giving.
  4. Establish and maintain a donor cultivation cycle and gift stewardship program to ensure that new major donors are developed
  5. Maintain major donor prospect and donor records in RE database.
  6. Oversee and manage all aspects of the planned giving program, supervising gifts made through bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other planned giving vehicles.
  7. Establish budget goals for Major Gifts and Planned Giving in consultation with management and develop strategies to reach them.
  8. Ability to identify and resolve problems, and lead by example.
  9. Promote a collegial atmosphere within the development department, working cooperatively with all fundraising officers to help them and the department attain their overall financial and advancement goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree; plus a minimum of 5 years nonprofit fundraising experience, with a demonstrated ability to close major gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to meet annual financial goals for major gift giving
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Working knowledge of planned giving and charitable gifts regulations
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge constituent relationship management system and Wealth Engine
  • Attention to detail and strong project management skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Professional attitude and appearance

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Coordinator, Educational Campaigns
Supervisor: Director, Educational Campaigns
Department: 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 Band 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 Band 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 Educational Campaigns Coordinator is responsible for organizing day-to-day logistics for multiple Think About the Link® campaign annual activies, including one to two congressional briefings, six to 10 grassroots outreach events across the U.S., two to four webinars, public service announcements, articles/blog posts, public service announcements, and multiple direct mail, digital and print advertisements. Administrative duties include scheduling and providing written summaries for campaign meetings and conference calls, coordinating travel for events, and tracking expenses. The Coordinator will communicate regularly with campaign partners, grassroots supporters, and other stakeholders and is vital to the success of the campaign.

Organizational Structure
The Educational Campaigns Coordinator is a member of the External Affairs team and also will assist with execution of other annual initiatives, including the Foundation’s Fundraising Gala, 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair, Dialogue for Action® Conference, and the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program’s Action Awareness Luncheon. The Coordinator reports to the Director, Educational Campaigns.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Outreach (40%)

  • Assist with planning for campaign’s community education and screening events in target states across the U.S.
  • Manage invitation and RSVP process and field questions regarding events.
  • Manage shipments and provide onsite logistical support for events.
  • Track use of campaign giveaways and oversee orders for additional resources.
  • Help maintain relationships with existing partners and research potential partners in target states.
  • Project management of enduring materials from events (e.g., white papers).
  • Seek community outreach opportunities for campaign, including participation in local health fairs.
  • Collaborate with Director, Educational Campaigns and Director, Policy and Advocacy to recruit new volunteers in target campaign cities/states with a focus on diversity (i.e. partners, advocacy targets, and influencers). Cultivate relationships with potential advocates to foster engagement.
  • Represent the campaign at grassroots meetings, events and conferences with supervisor.

Campaign Project Management (35%)

  • Support efforts related to management of relationship with campaign’s celebrity spokesperson(s) and public service announcements.
  • Coordinate 2 – 4 webinars per year, including use of online portal to invite participants and hosting of online events.
  • Assist with execution of direct mail, print and digital media advertisements.
  • Support the development of materials for fundraising efforts.
  • Research grant opportunities to increase campaign’s funding source.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Public Relations and Social Media (15%)

  • Track and maintain relevant domestic and international news and statistics related to viruses and cancer
  • Provide regular web updates to campaign’s webpages and support External Affairs team in writing social media content, blog posts, and posting photos/stories.
  • Write articles and e-blasts on campaign activities to educate and engage stakeholders.
  • Maintain updates to campaign materials and resources.

Administrative (10%)

  • Maintain updates to campaign calendar  and timeline  to ensure timely  execution  of deliverables.
  • Prepare for and participate in weekly planning meetings with supervisor to review workload and assignments.
  • Create regular Microsoft Word and/or  PowerPoint  updates on campaign  
  • Code invoices for  payment  and help track  campaign spending.
  • Travel domestically for campaign 6-10 times per year.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Communications, Public Health,  Business  Management,  Project/Program  Management, or related field.
  • Two to three years of professional experience.
  • Ability to work  independently, while  supporting  needs of the team.
  • Experience in community outreach and/or special event planning, including coordinating logistics and  on-the-ground execution.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging diverse constituencies, such as non-profit associations, minority populations, medical institutions, civil society groups, or faith-based communities; and the  private sector. Experience with outreach to Hispanic and/or Asian population preferred.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and enhance effective working relationships with individuals from a variety of organizations  and with a wide variety  of functional 
  • Strong writing skills, particularly in developing reports, presentations and updates for both internal and external audiences.
  • Some graphic design experience  preferred,  but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Experience with webinar portals (e.g. Gotowebinar.com).
  • Must be willing and able to travel several times per year.
  • Self-starter with  both energy and creativity.
  • Strong customer service  skills, in person, over the  phone and in writing.
  • Highly organized,and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to  meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.

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.


Position: Media Relations and Communications Consultant
Supervisor:
Director, Educational Campaigns
Department:
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.

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.


Specialist, Web and Digital Content

December 6, 2016

The Specialist, Web and Digital Content, Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Specialist is a member of the Foundation External Affairs team who is responsible for coordinating, managing, and updating all Foundation content on a high traffic public facing website while maintaining consistency with Foundation’s vision and style guide and developing understanding of strategies to help keep content fresh and dynamic.

Major Responsibilities Include:

·     Create, update, and maintain Web content in content management system (WordPress), monitor (quality control) content on live site and trouble shoot or escalate.

·     Manage monthly process for annual content reviews and audits; ensure all pages are reviewed on schedule. Produce and maintain accurate reports and logs of upcoming and historic changes.

·     Produce monthly analytics report using data from Google Analytics.

·     Conduct QA testing, follow-up to resolve issues, and load finished material into content management system.

·     Provide backup digital graphic production art support using Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

·     Drive traffic to website using a variety of methods, including SEO optimization and researching current web trends. 

Salary range:  $40,000 to $43,000, with a good benefits package.

Qualifications:  Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s a plus

Experience: 1-3 years relevant Web content management and design experience – expert in WordPress or similar content management system for Web applications.

Special Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong editing, grammar, and proof reading skills; good listener.  Most possess organizational and prioritization skills, with some project management experience. Keep track of multiple projects and progress of others on team.  Ability to create action plans to finish projects on time and on budget

To apply: Email cover letter with salary history and attached resume to Jan.Bresch@preventcancer.org with Subject: Managing Director, External Affairs. Deadline to apply is 5 pm ET on Friday, December 30, 2016. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is located near the King Street Metro stop in Old Town Alexandria, VA; no moving allowance is available. 

For further information about the Foundation, go to www.preventcancer.org. Please, no phone calls.