Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading patient advocacy organization committed to a cure of colon and rectal cancers. As the Patient Education Manager this position will develop and nurture education, training and partnership programs for patients, caregivers, and researchers, among other efforts. Specifically, this position will oversee and ensure our educational efforts follow national guidelines for the treatment and management of colorectal cancer, working and managing relevant committees; it will also direct Fight CRC’s online learning efforts and educationally-focused events. This role is responsible for also working collaboratively with our research efforts directing staff resources, developing and managing budgets.

This position requires strong project management, time management, and communications skills, reporting directly to Andrea Dwyer and secondarily to Anjee Davies, with a strong connection to the communications teams and strategies for alignment with patient engagement strategies.

The position is virtual with preference for east coast, Denver or Springfield MO areas.

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Primary responsibilities are:

· Serve as the program lead for patient education. Working with a team of industry experts, duties include project management, serving as a go-to resource for technical questions, developing resources to address key issues, and working with communications to market the program to increase awareness and participation.

· To develop and review patient education materials including blogs, webinars, resource guides about colorectal cancer treatment and screening modalities. Oversee online learning, offering insights and expertise related to topic selection, online training and focus groups, while marketing the program to increase participation amongst patients and caregivers.

· Manage, write, and review technical writing and content plans for publication to include, Fight CRC publications, abstracts, journal publications and poster presentations.

· Attend client industry conferences and annual meetings and offer onsite support as needed.

· To plan, execute, and analyze focus groups to inform research and educational efforts, tailoring relevant content for colorectal cancer survivors and caregivers.

· Collaboratively develop research and educational efforts to include: educational programming and conferences, helping to select speakers and set the program’s direction as well as blogs, emerging research updates in cancer field, and communications plans.

· Develop and maintain positive and effective relations with academic, nonprofit and industry partners to further research aims and collaborations.

· Develop evaluation strategies and write summary reports for existing education and research activities and programs.

· Maintain a strong relationship with the philanthropy and development teams to identify funding partners and priority areas and ongoing strategies to meet the requirements and responsibilities of grant dollars.

· Present reports and findings to funding partners, medical advisory members and academic partners.

· Other duties as needed, as research and educational efforts continue to grow.


• Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Commensurate job experience and experience working for a health or disease-related organization will be considered.

• Minimum of 3+ years of experience in cancer control, public health or patient services related position.

• Successful experience writing grants and/or securing major gifts.

• Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

• Experience working with cancer survivors or with patients in the health care system preferred.

• Candidate will need to be self-starter, accountable to the tasks while able to work on own with limited supervision, must be a team player and work with others even via remote systems (Google Hangout/ Zoom)

• Time management skills and compliance to deadlines