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Director of Partnerships

To reach its ambitious goals, the Alliance must build and leverage partnerships with healthcare organizations, social support organizations, and other stakeholders. If the Alliance succeeds, the organization will be able to more effectively scale the impact of its programs through existing reach into communities. And - as it has committed to addressing health inequities that affect African Americans colorectal screening, diagnoses, and care – the Alliance believes that creating meaningful partnerships with organizations is essential to its overarching goal of saving lives.

The Alliance has created the new position of Director of Partnerships to lead efforts in this area.

The Director of Partnerships will:

  • Build a system to formalize and scale partnerships with entities who have a shared mission and/or audience and can extend the reach of the Alliance.
  • Design a partner portfolio that allows the Alliance to achieve its goals and scale all activities nationally across prevention, patient support, and research activities.
  • Develop a monitoring system to track outcomes & ROI associated with strategic partnerships.
  • Proactively seek and cultivate relationships with federal institutions, national organizations, and state and community-level influencers by identifying opportunities to work together and maximize cross-organizational output.
  • Serve as a key thought leader for the Alliance’s equity work in colorectal cancer.
  • Work across internal departments to determine projects and tactics where we will leverage the assets of partners.
  • Develop and maintain organizational systems and workflow procedures that aid in outreach and tracking.
  • Stay up-to-date on best practices in grassroots partner outreach, activation, and the current priorities of our priority partners.


Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate is a connector and strategic self-starter with a background in building cross-sector relationships. In addition, desired qualities, skills and characteristics include:

  • Passion for the mission of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance;
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, creative, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Excellent organizational and oral & written communication skills;
  • Solutions focus and drive for excellence;
  • Ability to think critically and creatively about opportunities to meet partner interests while achieving a return on investment for the Alliance;
  • Commitment and track record of advancing racial equity;
  • Expertise in industry innovation and best practices to effectively reach and serve Black Americans, with a focus on building trustworthiness; and
  • Understanding of how to evaluate the impact of partnerships and iterate over time to maximize value.

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. 


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Kara Teising and Libby Cornelssen are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express interest in the role please visit this website. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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