The Programs Manager is an exciting full-time professional position covering administration of a $1.8 million extramural research program and coordination of an annual national conference, with other duties as assigned.
- Research Administration: Manager’s responsibilities include managing the annual award cycles from application through post-award follow-up using an Internet-based grants management system; providing professional support to annual scientific review meetings; using the database to answer inquiries about funded research; writing reports and disseminating information to internal and external audiences; and maintaining communication within the Foundation and with members of the scientific community.
- Conference Coordination: The Manager provides project management for this complex project, tracking timelines, serving as communications hub with the cross-division project team and several external audiences, working closely with the event planner for logistics and with the Vice President of Programs on development of conference agenda and identification of speakers.
The salary range is $45,000 to $47,000 with a good benefits package.
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience in public health or research setting requiring multitasking.
Superior verbal and written communication; superior initiative and follow-through; and excellent organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Computer skills: Good grasp of Microsoft Office and Internet, familiarity with database management. Knowledge of social science or public health desirable.
To apply: Email cover letter with attached resume to Karen.Peterson@preventcancer.org with Subject: Programs Manager, or fax to Attention: K. Peterson at 703.836.4413. Deadline to apply: March 13, 2015, with a start date of April 9, 2015. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is located in Alexandria, VA; no moving allowance available.
Please, no phone calls.
External Affairs Intern
Hours: Negotiable (typically no fewer than 15-20 per week)
Duration: Negotiable (typically coincides with the academic calendar or summer break; one semester or summer at a minimum)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Reports to: Department Managing Director or Senior Director
Essential functions (based on department placement) may include:
- Research and draft a variety of materials for the Prevent Cancer Foundation including: alerts; updates; social media messaging; website content; press releases; talking points; etc.
- Participate in Prevent Cancer Foundation advocacy and policy efforts including writing action alerts, creating grassroots strategy, attending relevant hearings and meetings, etc.
- Contribute to marketing and communications efforts in both traditional and digital media
- Support Prevent Cancer Foundation programming including conferences, meetings, exhibits, and events
- Support development team in fundraising and outreach efforts
- Draft correspondence to stakeholder inquiries, emails, and letters as assigned
- Assist with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing materials, stuffing envelopes, etc.) as needed
- Gain an overall understanding of and skills in nonprofit administration and management including: development; marketing and communications; policy and advocacy; operations; and overall healthcare leadership
- Support the mission and values of the Prevent Cancer Foundation
- Other duties as assigned
- Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program
- Independent worker that also works well in a team
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making
- Positive attitude and interest in learning
- Ability to multitask several projects
- Interest in healthcare and cancer prevention and early detection
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and basic administrative skills
- Must reside near the Alexandria, VA/Washington, DC area during the internship and be able to come into the office for all hours of the internship. This job description does not include all of the internship duties. Interns may be asked by other supervisors to perform additional duties. There will not be an employment contract with interns, and either the Prevent Cancer Foundation, or the intern, may choose to terminate the arrangement at any time.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should apply to Christine Gambrell at Christine.Gambrell@preventcancer.org. Please list “Intern Inquiry” in the subject line and include the information below as well as a cover letter and resumé. All candidates must interview either in person or through a conference call.
Full Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Current University Name: ______________________________________________________
Current School Year:
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Potential Start/End Dates: ______________________________________________________
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Email Address: ________________________________________________________________
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Mailing Address: ______________________________________________________________
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Primary Interest Area:
External Affairs (Communications, Marketing, and Advocacy) Programs
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