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Department: External Affairs
Reports To: Managing Director of External Affairs
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.
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.
Supervisor: Director, Educational Campaigns
Department: External Affairs
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.
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.
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
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.
Reports To: Managing Director of Development
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Budget Responsibilities: None
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
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
Skills & Qualities
To apply: Email cover letter and attached resume to Amy Sokal, Managing Director of Finance and Administration, at Amy.Sokal@preventcancer.org.