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Director of Operations

Are you looking for a meaningful job?  Do you want to use your human resources and operational expertise to help save lives or make a positive impact on those in need?  Then come join the Colorectal Cancer Alliance team as our next Director of Operations!

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.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this new position will be overseeing several key areas to help the Alliance achieve its important mission. The Director of Operations will oversee human resources for the Alliance and manage hiring, onboarding, and ongoing staff development to ensure an effective and high performing team.  This position will also help ensure the successful execution of the organization’s strategic plan by assisting team leads in crafting and measuring goals.  

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

• Successfully assume management of key HR activities within the Alliance including hiring and onboarding

• Provide support and guidance to staff on goal development to ensure that all existing and new initiatives have clearly articulated SMART goals that are tracked over time

• Create and implement a staff development program that ensures Alliance employees have the training resources necessary to achieve organizational goals

• Develop and execute a logistical plan that addresses evolving physical infrastructure and organization culture requirements in light of the increase in Alliance staff working remote

It is not an understatement to say that this position will be part of a team responsible for saving thousands of lives and improving countless more.  The urgency of the situation due to the 1.4 million people in the US that have this disease requires that we find someone who can deliver results immediately.  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(dot)org. Please include "Director of Operations" in the subject of the email.

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 on the basis of 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.



The office is based in Washington, DC.

Position Type

Full-time, exempt

Minimal travel is required for this position.

Reports to

Chief Operating Officer 

How to apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance.org.  Please include "Director of Operations" in the subject of the email.

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