Director, Evaluation and Impact
Director, Policy and Advocacy
Director, Evaluation and Impact
The Director of Evaluation and Impact is a key member of the dynamic mission-driven programs division and reports to the Senior Director of Outreach. The Director will oversee collecting, analyzing and interpreting, reporting and disseminating program data to meet data needs across the Foundation, especially in programs, development and communications. The Director ensures the quality of programs through evaluation from concept through design, development, implementation and monitoring for research, education and outreach programs and projects. The Director is a major contributor to how the Foundation ‘tells the story’ of the value and impact of its programs in cancer prevention and early detection to diverse audiences, including the lay public, potential donors and the cancer community of professionals and survivors. This is a new position.
- Monitor progress against goals, reach and effectiveness of programs and projects in the programs division
- Engage with colleagues across the Foundation to understand their program evaluation and data needs about Foundation programs and to contribute to initiatives such as the Foundation’s Bold Goals
- Serve as an integral part of the cross-division effort ‘to tell the story’ in word and figures for the Foundation, supporting communications and development activities
- Oversee data collection, analysis, reporting and disseminating of program process and impact to both internal and diverse external audiences, including professional audiences
- Contribute qualitative or quantitative data of research, education or outreach programs for grant-proposal development, updates and compliance reports as requested
- Contribute qualitative or quantitative data as requested to communications to diverse internal and external audiences on the value and impact of research, education and outreach programs
- Work with existing data collection tools in programs to improve data mining and usability for key audiences. Tools include the researcher survey, progress and final reports of all grant-making programs, the community-grants spreadsheet, the online research grants management system, among others.
- Other tasks as assigned
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in public health, social science or equivalent
- Extensive training in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
- At least 5 years’ experience providing program monitoring and evaluation in a nonprofit organization
- Experience communicating evaluation data in a user-friendly manner
- Experience using data visualization tools in communications to diverse internal and external audiences
- Familiarity with nonprofit activity in health promotion or health care on the community level a plus
- Knowledge of cancer prevention or early detection a plus
- Strong skills in data collection, analysis and reporting
- Excellent writing and presentation skills,
- Strong team skills in both leader and member roles: interpersonal communication, group facilitation, cultural competence, follow-up
- Ability to take initiative
- Strong skills in project management, including problem-solving and time management
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
About the Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is celebrating 35 years as the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. Through research, education, outreach and advocacy, we have helped countless people avoid a cancer diagnosis or detect their cancer early enough to be successfully treated.
The Foundation is rising to meet the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. To achieve this, we are committed to investing $20 million for innovative technologies to detect cancer early and advance multi-site cancer screening, $10 million to expand cancer screening and vaccination access to medically underserved communities, and $10 million to educate the public about screening and vaccination options. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.
Email your resume with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications as well as salary requirements to Erica.ChildsWarner@preventcancer.org and put “Director of Evaluation and Impact” in the subject line. Deadline for applications is January 6, 2021.
Director, Policy and Advocacy
Summary of Position
Working with the Foundation’s senior management team, the Director, Policy and Advocacy, is responsible for the development and implementation of the legislative agenda, policy priorities, 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 Vice President of Marketing and Development, the Executive Vice President and the Founder and CEO, as well as other Foundation staff members and external consultants, to accomplish organizational goals and objectives for the following:
- Determine, in consultation with senior staff, the Foundation’s long- and short-term policy and advocacy priorities at federal and state levels.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Communicate with grassroots network via action alerts and biweekly advocacy newsletter to inform advocates of opportunities for action on Foundation policy and legislative priorities.
- 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.
- Plan and implement all aspects of relevant policy and advocacy events, including the congressional briefings and the annual Advocacy Workshop.
- Work with the Development division to identify policy and advocacy fundraising opportunities and assist in grant writing to acquire such funding.
- Work with the CEO and the Director of Special Events to support the annual Gala by identifying Congressional Cancer Champions, recruiting members of Congress for the Honorary Congressional Committee and sending invitations to members and Hill staffers.
- Provide strategic advice and support to other divisions of the Foundation that involve government relations and policy activities.
- 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, Vice President of Development and Marketing and the Executive Vice President.
- Assist on campaigns with government relations, advocacy or legislative and policy components.
- In consult with the Communications Manager, draft and disseminate digital advocacy messaging through social media and online outlets.
- Give input on budgets and assist in strategic plans for the policy and advocacy area.
Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, social work, communications, public health or related field required. Relevant master’s degree preferred.
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.
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.
Please send your resume with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications as well as salary requirements to Jennifer.Niyangoda@preventcancer.org. Emails should include “Director of Policy and Advocacy” in the subject line.
Summary of Position
The Communications Manager will assist in spreading the message of cancer prevention and early detection with the general public and other targeted audiences, as specified. The Manager will assist with creating a strategic communications plan to build public awareness of the Foundation’s activities and programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Create and oversee the Foundation’s general editorial calendar, ensuring communications are timely and accurate.
- Develop social media, email and online advertising campaigns that help achieve Foundation marketing goals, including campaigns for funding or engagement. In consultation with the Managing Director of External Affairs, coordinate and implement the social media efforts of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, increasing the Foundation’s presence and brand recognition.
- Work with the Managing Director of External Affairs and Director of Education Marketing on creating plans and setting timelines for strategic communications and content for event, conference and campaign communications.
- Responsible for creating and distributing communication for all divisions, including the e-newsletter, event and conference promotions and other communications via email and social media as requested. Work closely with Development team on the creation of donor emails and communications.
- Create timely and informative content on an ongoing basis for the Foundation blog, which includes working with the Externals Affairs team, all divisions, the CEO, the Medical Advisory Board and researchers.
- Act as the project manager and assistant editor of the Foundation’s signature print and digital publications and collateral materials. Publications include, but are not limited to, the annual report and quarterly newsletter.
- Assist in the development of speeches and talking points.
- Develop and implement strategies to increase awareness and donations across all communication platforms.
- Assist in representing the Foundation as necessary in advocacy-related coalitions, campaigns and various public health events. Travel 10%.
- Serve as content editor for the Foundation, including but not limited to digital, print and social media communications.
- Assist in the development of Foundation education materials.
- Conduct research and review guidelines and statistics on cancer to keep Foundation materials, website and blogs up to date.
- Perform special projects as requested.
- Preferred: create social assets as needed, including graphics and video content.
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years related experience.
Skills & Qualities
- Strong interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills.
- Strong project management skills.
- Superior knowledge of AP Style.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Familiarity with Online Express email marketing software or similar platform and the WordPress Content Management System.
- At least 2 years experience in social media management (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
- Experience working in a health-related nonprofit organization preferred
Supervision: No supervisory responsibilities
To apply, email a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to Lisa Berry Edwards, Managing Director of External Affairs at Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org. Put “Communications Manager” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.