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Director of Patient Programs and Advocacy

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer (www.zerocancer.org) is hiring a dynamic self-starting Director of Patient Programs and Advocacy with demonstrated experience in improving the lives of cancer patients.

ZERO’s mission is to end prostate cancer and the pain and suffering it causes by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families. ZERO is a 501(c)(3) charity and 94 cents of every dollar raised goes to programs and initiatives.

The Director of Patient Programs and Advocacy will lead the development, execution, operations, and enhancement of current and future programs with a focus on ensuring a high-quality patient experience. ZERO patient programs include: patient navigation, financial support, and education.


  • Direct ZERO’s patient intervention, education, and event programming by enhancing existing programs and developing new impactful programs that further ZERO’s mission
  • Effectively track, measure, and report the impact of patient programs
  • Collaborate with our communications team to develop, maintain, and enhance easily understood and compelling education content across all ZERO’s platforms including the website, printed material, and webinars, as well as electronic and social media
  • Manage ZERO’s vendors that provide support for all patient-centric services including copay relief and patient navigation
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with existing staff to identify, pursue, and respond to funding opportunities within ZERO’s patient services, advocacy, and education
  • Leverage technology to efficiently reach men and families
  • Continually develop personal expertise and trusted resources regarding prostate cancer and its prevention, diagnosis, clinical treatment, and side effects in order to educate and train staff on the disease, handle escalated patient inquiries, and contribute to the organization’s public policy platform
  • Manage and leverage ZERO’s Medical Advisory Board and create and foster a Patient Advisory Group
  • Maintain and develop relationships with counterparts at relevant external organizations to bolster our impact
  • Assist the Vice President of Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy with the program development for ZERO’s Annual Advocacy Summit
  • Effectively manage at least one team member


  • Preference will be given to candidates with a MPH and/or experience in health-based nonprofits.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs that have a measurable impact on patient access to care and/or outcomes
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for health program interventions
  • Impeccable writing, editing, and presentation skills with the ability to break down complex ideas and communicate them in an easy to understand format for patients and caretakers
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated initiative to work independently and collaboratively

Candidates are invited to send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@zerocancer.org. Please include “Director of Patient Programs and Advocacy” in the subject line.

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