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Join Our Team

Here at Triage Cancer we depend on our community of volunteers to fulfill our mission of providing education to individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. We could never do this work alone and are always looking for more volunteers to help us expand our reach throughout the United States and the world. As a volunteer here at Triage Cancer you will have the opportunity to positively impact real lives in your community. Believe it or not, this can lead to a longer life due to the positive effects of volunteering on your heart, brain and mental health, not to mention the valuable skills and connections you will gain.

Are you a law student interested in Triage Cancer? See our informational flyer for more information about ways to get involved!

Triage Cancer Job Opportunities

Event Coordinator

Overview

The Event Coordinator is an integral member of the Triage Cancer team, providing programmatic, marketing, and logistical support for Triage Cancer events. This is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt, W-2 position. The ideal candidate will be committed to supporting the cancer community and be comfortable in a fast-paced, collegial environment, have a willingness to learn new skills, and be a self-starter who can multitask. Triage Cancer is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Primary Responsibilities

Events
  • Assisting in coordinating and executing in-person and online educational events, including logistics, marketing and outreach, and programmatic support.
    • Assisting in coordinating and executing the ~30 events hosted per year by Triage Cancer, including the Triage Cancer Webinar Series, Triage Cancer Conference Series, Triage Cancer Insurance & Finance Intensives, and other internal events
    • Assisting in coordinating and executing Triage Cancer participation in external events
  • Providing trade show support, such as staffing an in-person or virtual booth, giving away materials, incentive items, or gift bags, conducting surveys, and directing traffic to the booth
  • Assisting in coordinating and executing Triage Cancer online and in-person fundraising events
Marketing & Outreach
  • Promoting Triage Cancer events and campaigns by engaging in grassroots community outreach efforts, such as building relationships with businesses, community advocacy organizations, faith-based entities, and other potential audiences
  • Promoting Triage Cancer educational events and campaigns to stakeholders, partners, and the larger cancer community
  • Contributing to marketing and communications efforts on behalf of Triage Cancer, including:
    • Using and developing content, images, and strategies for social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.)
    • Drafting press releases and posting notices on external calendars for Triage Cancer events
    • Conducting Google AdWords campaigns
    • Monitoring and posting on blogs, forums, and social networks
    • Updating and developing marketing materials
    • Conducting research to support communications and operations
Logistics
  • Coordinating logistical tasks, including:
    • Supporting registration processes and continuing education credit for attendees
    • Managing the online event platform (e.g., Zoom)
    • Correspondence with event registrants
    • Managing event calendars, and arranging appointments and event travel
    • Picking up/delivering supplies, materials, and mailings
    • Placing orders with vendors
    • Operating office machines, such as phones, photocopiers, scanners, printers, iPads, and computers
    • Maintaining and updating filing, supply inventory, and databases
    • Computing, recording, and proofreading data and other information, such as records or reports
    • Typing, formatting, proofreading, and editing correspondence and other documents
    • Opening and routing incoming mail, answering correspondence, and preparing outgoing mail

Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communications and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, with professional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phone
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently, follow instructions, and be organized
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), email, and the internet

Position Structure

This position reports to the Triage Cancer CEO. This position is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt, W-2 position. Salary range $18-24/hour, based on experience. Benefits include: vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, and life insurance; health reimbursement arrangement (HRA); and SIMPLE IRA with an employer match. Candidates may also be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, highlighting how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position, by email to jm@triagecancer.org. Please use “Event Coordinator” in the subject line. Position will remain open until filled.

Volunteer Opportunities

Triage Cancer is always looking for volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of providing quality education in the cancer community. Our volunteers support our work in a variety of ways, such as:

  1. Representing Triage Cancer at conferences & events around the country
  2. Sharing Triage Cancer resources
  3. Helping us prepare for and promoting Triage Cancer educational events
  4. Assisting with office and administrative tasks
  5. Conducting research on cancer survivorship topics
  6. Writing website content, blogs, articles, and other items
  7. Conducting outreach on behalf of Triage Cancer, such as mailings, marketing campaigns, social media, etc.
  8. Raising funds to support Triage Cancer programs and services, through social media platforms, DIY events, garage sales, marathons, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering with Triage Cancer, please complete this interest form: http://triagecancer.org/Volunteer.

Internship Opportunities

Marketing & Website Internship

Triage Cancer is accepting applications for a Marketing & Website Intern for summer and fall 2022. The ideal candidate will have experience working with WordPress sites (or similar platforms), and knowledge of basic SEO and web accessibility practices. Strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest) is required. The intern selected for this position will possess strong critical thinking and communications skills. This is a virtual internship.

People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 55, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Transition PDF content to WordPress site
  • Assist with keyword research
  • Research, draft content, and update Triage Cancer website
  • Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks
  • Online outreach and event promotion using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  • Research and post on community calendars and other media outlets
  • Research and conduct community outreach related to Triage Cancer event locations across the U.S.
  • Research fundraising opportunities

Requirements

Currently enrolled college students or recent graduates will be considered for this position. Applicants should be willing to commit at least 8 hours a week to this internship for one semester. Candidates interested in staying on for multiple semesters will be considered. Ideal candidates will have experience in utilizing WordPress professionally, be proficient in all Microsoft and Google Workspace applications, and be able to work remotely.

To Apply

To apply for the Marketing & Website Internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to kp@TriageCancer.org with the name of the internship in the subject line of the email.

More Internships

Triage Cancer is currently accepting applications for interns to work virtually. We are accepting internship applications from students at all academic levels, including high school students, undergraduates, law students, public health students, social work students, and other graduate students. We are also accepting applications for interns who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.

Triage Cancer can serve as a work study host and can support applications for other types of funding such as fellowships. Triage Cancer will work with students to obtain pro bono credit from their academic institutions.

People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 55, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are encouraged to apply.

Description

Triage Cancer interns will support staff at and in preparation for local and national cancer community events and in other educational initiatives. Triage Cancer interns should be enthusiastic about serving the cancer community, be organized, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate for this position is able to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with event preparations, including logistics and preparing materials
  • Assist with day-of-event activities, including set-up, registration, engaging with participants, and breakdown
  • Conduct event marketing efforts, including grassroots outreach, social media, online, radio, and print
  • Conduct data entry, mailings, phone calls, research, and other administrative tasks

Requirements

Individuals applying for this internship should be willing to commit at least 4 hours a week to this internship. Candidates should be proficient in all Microsoft Windows applications and have the ability to follow instructions. Spanish language skills a plus. These internships are nonpaying volunteer positions. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources or course credit where available.

Location

Chicago, IL. Some internships can be completed remotely.

To Apply

To apply for a Triage Cancer Internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample, to info@TriageCancer.org with the words “Internship Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

Triage Cancer is delighted to have been accepted as a host agency for the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellowship Program. New associates from Chicago law firms can get paid to work with us helping individuals coping with cancer navigate the legal and practical issues that they face. For more information about the fellowship & application, visit: http://pili.org/fellowships

Legal Externship Opportunities

Triage Cancer is currently accepting applications for law student externs to work with us virtually during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Under the supervision of Triage Cancer’s CEO and COO, who are both cancer rights attorneys, externs will support Triage Cancer’s delivery of cancer-related legal programs and services. Externs will have the opportunity to provide education on cancer-related legal issues, learn client interviewing skills, conduct legal and policy research, and write about a variety of cancer-related legal issues, such as insurance, employment, health care, disability, government benefits, estate planning, and consumer law.

Responsibilities

  • Research statutes, regulations, policies, legislation, and case law at the state and federal level
  • Synthesize complex legal concepts for lay audiences
  • Possible projects may include:
    • Drafting content for educational materials and organization websites
    • Contributing to published works,
    • Writing blogs and articles, and
    • Researching and creating content for educational presentations
    • Drafting policy white papers and journal articles
    • Representing Triage Cancer at community educational events
    • Presenting at cancer community educational events

Requirements

Currently enrolled in law school. Individuals applying for this externship should be willing to commit a minimum of 8 hours a week to this externship. Externships are unpaid, but can be awarded course credit from an academic institution. Ideal candidates should be enthusiastic about serving the cancer community, be organized, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should be able to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision, have experience with legal research and writing, and be proficient in all Microsoft Windows applications.

Location

National

To Apply

To apply for a Triage Cancer externship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample, to info@TriageCancer.org with the words “Externship Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Download the Legal Externship Flyer.