POSITION SUMMARY: Join our committed and energetic New England Regional team of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and help be an integral part of supporting our mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is a large, established, national nonprofit organization. The Foundation has been recognized by Consumer Reports as one of the top non-profits to invest in. Over the last four years, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation has received 4 Stars from Charity Navigator, which is the highest rating a non-profit can receive. The New England Education Manager oversees all the facets of the patient and professional education programming in the New England Region. The successful candidate is responsible for planning, implementing and applying for funding for the education programs. Be a part of a dynamic team of staff and volunteers who are highly committed to the Foundation’s mission.
REPORTS TO: The Education Manager directly reports to the East Area Education Director and indirectly to the Senior Director of Field Education and Camp.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- In partnership with key medical volunteers, local thought- leaders and chapter staff, develop strategic annual education plan for the New England Region.
- Seek funding for programs in the form of pharmaceutical and foundation support.
- Serve as main point person for the patient support groups and the peer mentor program.
- Oversee the logistics related to the 5 day summer camp program for children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Develop a marketing and promotional plan to enhance visibility and increase community awareness and participation in events and support groups.
- Build relationships with the local gastroenterology offices and clinics to ensure that the Foundation’s patient education materials are available and distributed.
- Partner and collaborate with the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee - a group of physicians and health professional volunteers - on a quarterly basis.
- Act as the primary point person for all state and federal advocacy initiatives.
- Participate in chapter staff meetings and board meetings.
- Minimum of BA/ BS in social work, nursing, public health, or health related discipline, Masters Degree preferred – MSW, MPH.
- At least three years experience in program development preferably within a health-related organization, not-for-profit experience a plus.
- Ability to develop collaborative relationships with healthcare facilities, community organizations and volunteers.
- Demonstrated track record of success using a variety of strategies to improve service delivery, increase presence in the healthcare community, develop and implement membership growth and participation.
- Applicable skills in planning and budgeting, project management, volunteer development and supervision.
- Self-motivated, results oriented professional with strong organization skills.
- An effective communicator, both written and oral, with a focus on collaboration.
- Able to multitask.
- Strong computer skills including word processing, PowerPoint, Excels and database applications preferred.
- Travel within chapter territory (30% travel) and the ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends) are required. Ability to provide personal transportation is a plus (reimbursement provided).