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Community Organizer

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime. We empower a nation of allies to join us as we raise awareness of preventive measures (Screen); provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors (Care); and inspire efforts to fund critical research (Cure). Our work is urgent, effective, and efficient because we believe that tomorrow can’t wait.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is seeking a skilled Community Organizer to identify and mobilize champions who will drive screening in Philadelphia, with a primary focus on the African-American community.

Why is this important?

  • Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, but is highly preventable and treatable with early screening and detection.
  • African Americans face dramatic disparities in colorectal cancer screenings and outcomes.
  • Philadelphia’s screening rates are much lower than the national average.
  • COVID has caused a nearly 90% decline in colorectal cancer screenings. 

This critical team member will inspire and organize a new coalition in Philadelphia, including both volunteers and patient stakeholders, local institutions, and community-based organizations. The organizer will leverage these relationships to execute on a grassroots/tops campaign.

The organizer will be responsible for:

  • Building and organizing a powerful coalition of community leaders to drive Philadelphia residents to colorectal cancer screening and Alliance resources.
  • Managing grassroots and earned media campaigns to drive awareness of screening.
  • Collaborating with external stakeholders as well as across internal departments to build relationships, implement tactics, and monitor successes and learnings.
  • Establishing 20+ partners (community-based, health care, public health, insurance payers, and businesses) to institutionalize the way we screen residents in the Philadelphia area.
  • Continuously evaluate, document process and progress, and iterate on tactics.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success organizing within the African-American community and managing partners.
  • Passion for saving lives. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of community organizing methods.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Existing relationships within Philadelphia’s healthcare community.
  • Existing relationships with influential businesses and community-based organizations.
  • Experience in healthcare advocacy is very useful. 


Philadelphia, PA or nearby local region

Position Type

Full-time, exempt
Travel as needed

Reports to

Director of Community Engagement

How to apply

Send an email with a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance.org. Please include "Community Organizer" in the subject line and share why this issue is compelling to you in the cover letter.

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