Program Associate
C-Change - Washington, DC

About C-Change:
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Washington, DC, C-Change is membership organization composed of the best strategic thinkers and leaders from science, industry, academia, advocacy groups, policy makers, and renowned cancer clinical and public health organizations. We work together to solve problems that no one organization can solve by themselves. Our mission is to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem at the earliest possible time by leveraging the expertise and resources of our members.

Program Associate Description:
C-Change is seeking a Program Associate to support the Director, Strategic Initiatives and Advocacy primarily with our Strategic Initiative to Reduce the Risk of Cancer (Prevention and Early Detection). The Program Associate will be an integral part of the Strategic Initiatives team and perform an array of technical, research, planning, policy, programmatic, and administrative activities to help advance this initiative. Detailed information about C-Change’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer is available at www.c-changetogether.org/riskreduction. Specifically, the Program Associate will be responsible for the following tasks including but not limited to:

  • Develop press and communications materials
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Risk Reduction Strategic Initiative in the absence of the Director
  • Conduct research such as searches for literature, reports, and background materials
  • Develop and prepare presentation materials, letters, agendas, reports, news articles, and other documents
  • Prepare, review, and proofread documents and correspondence
  • Assist in the development and implementation of social media outputs
  • Collect, monitor, and analyze information on specific state and federal policy issues
  • Represent C-Change in partner meetings
  • Additional tasks as assigned

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MPH or related degree preferred including coursework in: advocacy, public health program development/evaluation, community health and media/ communications
  • 1-4 years of experience in health communications, advocacy, program development, and/or community engagement
  • Experience and/or skills in developing press materials, communications plans, and working with the media
  • Basic understanding of public health and public policy
  • High level of organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks by deadline with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to successfully complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong research and analytic skills
  • Highly creative and innovative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team
  • Ability to interact with high level and high profile individuals with a prominent degree of professionalism

Compensation:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • All Federal holidays plus the day after Thanksgiving are observed
  • Excellent health insurance and retirement benefits

Work Arrangements:

  • Full-time position.
  • Based in Washington, DC
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 20% of time). Travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with C-Change guidelines.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume along with salary history for consideration.


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