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Prevention Project Director

Are you looking for a meaningful job? Do you want to use your strategic skills and project management 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 Prevention Project Director.

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.

To reach our ambitious goals, the Alliance has identified localized, end-to-end screening projects — community engagement, awareness and education activities, and direct patient navigation — as foundational to fulfillment of its Prevention and Early Detection strategy. We are building on a foundation of community engagement in Philadelphia along with the Alliance’s digital and live navigation programs to increase access to and utilization of colorectal cancer screening among at-risk populations. We will be planning and implementing a new 360-degree project in Philadelphia to reach black and underserved persons in need of screening and treatment support. This project aims connect communities and patients with outreach and educational materials, information on screening options, and direct patient navigation to remove real and perceived barriers to screening access. When we succeed, the Alliance will have built a program that lasts in Philadelphia and serves as a model that other communities can replicate and scale, especially those communities facing health inequities in access to colorectal screening, diagnoses, and care. The Alliance has created the new position of Prevention Project Director under its Prevention Pillar to ensure a sustained focused on the development of this end-to-end program.

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

  • Successfully assume management of project planning and coordination with clinical partner(s) and community organizer for project implementation, including internal task management and communications with internal and external partners via status reports and meetings, as assigned
  • Lead execution of project deliverables in given market(s) including coordination with community organizer, marcomm, and navigation teams
  • Analyze and create strategies to ensure increasingly efficient screening completions in collaboration with Screening Navigation Manager
  • Develop system for the creation and distribution of monthly, quarterly and semiannual reporting that 1) shows progress towards screening objectives and 2) defines recommendations for optimizations to improve screening completion prepared for Alliance leadership, external partners, and project funder
  • Fulfillment of funder and clinical partner contracts according to timelines specified and with documentation/reporting required


  • At least 5 years’ experience managing various community-based and/or behavior change projects with proven experience in
    • Effective collaboration with external partners to achieve shared objectives
    • Integration of parallel project plans and dependencies with accountability for budget
    • Execution of multiple channel strategies with community input
    • Ongoing reporting and optimizations toward goal
  • Proficient in MS Office, virtual meeting software, and project management tools, preferably Asana
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in the field or in a related area required
  • Preferred: Healthcare industry experience such as understanding payer and provider drivers, social determinants of health, health equity barriers and opportunities, and/or evidence-based intervention research projects

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 nearly 1.4 million people in the U.S. 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.org. Please include “Prevention Project Director" 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.


This hire is based in Philadelphia and will be working with teams that are both local and remote

Position Type

Full-time, exempt

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

Reports to

Senior Director of Screening

How to apply

Email - Send a cover letter and resume tojobs@ccalliance.org. Please include "Prevention Project Director" in the subject line. To view all job opportunities at the Alliance, visit https://www.ccalliance.org/careers.

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