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Senior Vice President, Prevent Cancer Foundation 

Senior Manager, Programs Division

Communications and Advocacy Position  


Senior Vice President, Prevent Cancer Foundation

Summary of position

The Senior Vice President oversees the Foundation’s four divisions, and one stand-alone program, to ensure collaboration and coordination between and among them. As leader of the senior management team, the Senior Vice President reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and establishes policies which promote the Foundation’s culture and vision through its programs, communications and operations.

The Senior Vice President is responsible for the overall efficiency of the Foundation, which includes maintaining oversight of diverse operations and establishing and following a set of policies, processes and fundraising goals.

By setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth, the Senior Vice President leads employees and encourages maximum performance and dedication. The role is a high-visibility position, requiring strong communication skills in order to be called upon to positively represent the organization in coordination with the CEO. The Senior Vice President must maintain the highest level of integrity and lead by example in all areas.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop the Foundation’s strategic objectives and coordinate departmental activities.
  • Represent the Foundation externally, along with, and on occasion in place of, the CEO.
  • Develop, implement, oversee and update the Foundation’s strategic plan.
  • In coordination with the CEO, approve the hiring of senior staff.
  • In coordination with the Managing Director of Finance and Administration and relevant division leader, approve general hiring and newly created positions.
  • Recommend, implement and evaluate organizational changes in consultation with the CEO.
  • In coordination with the Managing Director of Finance and Administration, develop the Foundation’s annual budget, ensuring compliance with all financial and reporting requirements for non-profit organizations.
  • Work in collaboration with the CEO, Board of Directors, Development Division and management team to identify and secure funding partnerships to further the outreach and mission of the Foundation.
  • Provide leadership and support to the Managing Director of Development in advancing a comprehensive fundraising program to include major gifts, corporate and foundation support, planned gifts, in-kind gifts and special events.
  • Support the CEO in the development and cultivation of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board in order to further the Foundation’s mission and outreach.
  • In coordination with the CEO and Managing Director of External Affairs, provide edits and/or approval for Foundation communications. This may include, but is not limited to, educational materials, media submissions, e-blasts, newsletters and the annual report.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Non-Profit Administration or relevant field; master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as senior staff officer or a similar relevant role.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, presentation and public speaking skills, both practiced and impromptu.
  • Possess demonstrated competency in strategic planning, business development and fundraising.
  • Possess the ability to comfortably and energetically present the Foundation and its achievements publicly.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities, including the ability to recognize and cultivate rising talent.
  • Ability to quickly become conversant with all cancer-related programs and grants the Foundation supports.
  • A general understanding of the cancer field, the cancer community and cancer prevention is a plus, but not required.
  • Possess the aptitude for sound decision-making and problem-solving in pressure situations.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, policies, processes and staff.  
  • Understand data analysis and performance/operation metrics.

Salary/compensation flexible and commensurate with experience.

Please refer all candidate information and resumes to employment@preventcancer.org.


Senior Manager, Programs Division

The Senior Manager, Outreach and Research Administration, is a full-time position with these responsibilities:

  • Administrator of the extramural research grants process at 55% FTE
  • Project Officer for Celebremos la Vida and Campeonas contra el cáncer del seno at 35% FTE
  • Other projects as assigned at 10% FTE

Core responsibilities

For Research Administration, the Senior Manager administers the program in extramural research for grants totaling about $1.8 million. Responsibilities include managing the annual award cycle from application through post-award follow-up; maintaining Internet-based grant management; providing professional support to annual scientific review meetings; using the database to identify trends and answer inquiries about funded research; developing and implementing web-based surveys; writing reports and disseminating information to other divisions at the Foundation; trouble-shooting researcher and database issues; and maintaining communication within the Foundation, with co-chairs and members of the external research panel and with prospective and funded researchers and their institutions.  

For Outreach, the Senior Manager manages the Celebremos la Vida program (and the related project Campeonas contra el cáncer del seno) for Hispanic women over 40 in three clinic sites, is involved in strategic planning for the program, tracks timelines and budgets, troubleshoots issues between the Foundation as funder and the community clinic sites and liases with the development division to prepare funding proposals.  

For both functions, the Senior Manager reconciles fiscal year-end spending and metrics on both research and community grants and helps to “tell the story” of the Foundation’s support for cancer prevention and early detection research and outreach. The Senior Manager maintains program-related website content and also serves as division representative on cross-unit core teams. Other projects may be assigned that are related to health disparities or other themes. 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degreeMaster’s degree preferred. Three to five years of related professional experience. Knowledge of public health and prevention issues, experience managing an online database.

Skills

Superior verbal and written communication; comfortable working with databases; strong initiative and follow-through; and excellent organizational, time-management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Cultural familiarity and conversational ability in Spanish strongly preferred.

Salary is $64,500.

Application period opens August 2, 2018

Application period closes August 27, 2018

Benefits 

Conveniently located near the King Street Metro Stop, the Prevent Cancer Foundation offers a generous benefits package that includes healthcare, 401(k) participation, paid vacation, sick leave and federal holidays. 

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Peterson, VP of Programs, at Karen.Peterson@preventcancer.org and put “Senior Manager, Outreach and Research Administration” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.


Communications and Advocacy Position

This description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.

Summary of position

The Communications and Advocacy position will assist with building public awareness of the Foundation’s activities and programs through:

  • E-blast communications across divisions that support the Foundation’s marketing and communications objectives
  • Assisting with the Foundation’s advocacy activities and initiatives, including grassroots outreach and communications
  • Administration and oversight of the Foundation’s general editorial calendar, ensuring communications are timely and properly timed
  • General maintenance and oversight of content on the Foundation blog
  • Coordinating daily social media activity on all platforms while increasing Foundation’s presence and brand recognition
  • Organizing Foundation educational materials and order shipments

Duties and responsibilities

  • Oversees the Foundation’s general editorial calendar
  • In consultation with the Managing Director of External Affairs and Marketing/PR Coordinator, coordinates and implements the social media efforts of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, ensuring that key messaging, timeliness and relevant information is included
  • Works with the Managing Director of External Affairs and Marketing/PR Coordinator on setting timelines for strategic communications and content for event, conference and campaign communications
  • Responsible for creating and distributing communication e-blasts across all divisions, including the e-newsletter, event and conference promotions and other email communications as requested
  • Creates timely and informative content on an ongoing basis for the Foundation blog, which includes working with Externals Affairs team, all divisions, the Foundation’s President and Founder, Medical Advisory Board and research
  • Writes clear, concise copy for the Foundation’s print and digital publications in line with Foundation branding and style requirements
  • In consultation with the Director, Policy and Advocacy, sets strategic plan for communications with Foundation advocates, and coordinates grassroots communications and outreach activities including action alerts, informational updates and general online advocacy efforts
  • Assist in representing the Foundation as necessary in advocacy related coalitions, campaigns and various public health events
  • Serves as content editor for the Foundation, including but not limited to digital, print and social media communications
  • Conducts research and reviews guidelines and statistics on cancer to keep Foundation materials, website and blogs up-to-date
  • Performs special projects as requested

Qualifications

  • BA/BS with 0-5 years related experience
  • Strong interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills, knowledge of AP Style preferred
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Online Express email marketing software or similar platform, the WordPress content management system and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)

Salary and title are commensurate with experience. Salary range: $35,000-$50,000.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs, at Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org. Put “Communications and Advocacy Position” in the subject line. 

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