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Community Organizer - Atlanta

Are you looking for a meaningful job? Do you have a passion for health equity? Do you want to use your skills and expertise as a community organizer to help save lives? Then come join the Colorectal Cancer Alliance team as our Community Organizer in Atlanta!

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime. We help patients, families, survivors, and caregivers navigate diagnosis and treatment options, connect them with those who can share experiences and knowledge, and identify resources to meet their needs. We partner with healthcare professionals and social influencers to raise awareness of preventative screening, and we collaborate with researchers to better understand the disease and fund critical research. Our efforts are urgent, effective, and efficient because we believe that tomorrow can’t wait.

The Alliance is hiring a Community Organizer specifically for the Atlanta region who will work with our community engagement team. The Community Organizer will build a coalition and base to drive screening in Atlanta, with a primary focus on the Black Community. Colorectal cancer is incredibly prevalent, preventable, and Black individuals are 20% more likely to be diagnosed and 40% more likely to die from it than other groups.

Some goals the successful applicant will need to achieve over the course of the first year include:

  • Conducting a swift and thorough landscape analysis of the current healthcare & colorectal cancer screening ecosystem in Atlanta to inform the Alliance’s position
  • Power mapping to identify potential partners and champions.
  • Hosting listening sessions on topics like marketing collateral and messages, then distilling feedback for internal stakeholders.
  • Building a coalition of partners (community-based nonprofits, health care and public health entities, insurance payers, and businesses) to drive and deploy screenings.
  • Recruiting, training, retaining and mobilizing a group of committed volunteers.
  • Maintaining a tracking system for the coalition and interactions with constituents in Salesforce.
  • Collaborating with external and internal stakeholders to build relationships, implement and iterate on tactics, document process and progress, and disseminate learnings--all driving towards increased screening in Atlanta.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated success:
    • Organizing with the Black community.
    • Managing both partners and individual volunteers.
    • Planning events and actions.
    • Creating and iterating strategy and tactics.
    • Collaborating with teams to define and drive a successful program.
    • Showing measurable outcomes from the above activities.
  • Passion for health equity and knowledge of historic and current barriers to achieving it.
  • Existing relationships within Atlanta’s healthcare community.
  • Existing relationships with gatekeepers and influential potential partners, especially Black-led organizations
  • Experience in healthcare advocacy will be very useful.

If you believe you have the experiences and ability to successfully achieve these goals, we’d like to hear from you! Interested candidates may apply by sending an email with a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance.org. Please include “Community Organizer - Atlanta" in the subject of the email. To view all job opportunities at the Alliance, visit https://www.ccalliance.org/careers.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is committed to providing a productive and professional environment in which volunteers and staff work together with mutual respect and appreciation of their diversity to achieve the mission of the organization. The Alliance believes it is important to be genuinely representative of the community we serve, and in the importance of creating programs and activities, and collateral materials, that are culturally sensitive and responsive to all communities’ needs. This is essential to increasing colorectal cancer prevention and survivorship rates. Furthermore, we strive for an inclusive environment where volunteers, staff, and others who support the Colorectal Cancer Alliance reflect the full diversity of people affected by colorectal cancer and feel welcome to share their talents, skills, and passions in pursuit of our mission.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

Location

Atlanta, GA or nearby local region

Position Type

Full-time, exempt

Some travel is required for this position based on the needs of the Alliance.

Reports to

Senior Director of Community Engagement

How to apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance.org. Please include "Community Organizer - Atlanta" in the subject line.

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