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Job Opportunities

Position Overview

The Program Coordinator is an integral member of the Triage Cancer team, providing programmatic , communications, and administrative support. This is a 30-40 hour per week, non-exempt, W-2 position. The ideal candidate will 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, registration, communications, etc.
    • Serving as the lead on the coordination and execution of the Triage Cancer Webinar Series
    • Assisting in coordinating and executing the Triage Cancer Conference Series
    • Assisting in coordinating and executing the Triage Cancer Speakers Bureau
  • Providing trade show support, such as staffing a booth, giving away materials, incentive items, or gift bags, conducting surveys, and directing traffic to the booth
  • Assisting in coordinating and executing fundraising events

Marketing & Communications

  • Promoting Triage Cancer educational events and campaigns to stakeholders, partners, and the larger cancer community
  • Promoting Triage Cancer services by engaging in grassroots community outreach efforts, such as building relationships with businesses, community advocacy organizations, faith-based entities, and other potential audiences

Administration

  • Assisting in administrative tasks, including:
    • Operating office machines, such as phones, photocopiers, scanners, printers, iPads, and computers
    • Maintaining and updating filing, supply inventory, and databases
    • Opening and routing incoming mail, answering correspondence, and preparing outgoing mail
    • Fulfilling material request orders
    • Computing, recording, and proofreading data and other information, such as records or reports
    • Conducting research to support operations
    • Typing, formating, proofreading, and editing correspondence and other documents
    • Managing calendars, and arranging appointments and travel

Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications

  • Attending an accredited college or university; or Bachelor’s degree
  • 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
  • Event planning or production experience, a plus
  • Knowledge of graphic design programs (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) and html, a plus
  • Spanish language skills, a plus

Additional Requirements

  • This position is based in Chicago, but may be performed remotely in the future
  • Attend trainings as necessary
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Valid Driver License and valid automobile liability insurance, or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • Ability to travel to events throughout the United States as necessary (~3 to 10 per year)

Position Structure

This position reports to the Triage Cancer CEO. This position is a 30-40 hour per week, non-exempt, W-2 position. Hours per week may be flexible. Salary range $12-$17/hour, depending on experience. Benefits include dental, vision, and life insurance.

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. Position will remain open until filled.

Internship Opportunities

Triage Cancer is currently accepting applications for interns to work in our Los Angeles and Chicago offices. We are accepting internship applications from students at all academic levels, including high school students, undergraduates, law 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 or Los Angeles, CA. 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.

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.

Legal Externship Opportunities

Triage Cancer is currently accepting applications for law student externs to work in our Los Angeles and Chicago offices 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: Chicago, IL or Los Angeles, CA.

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.