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Manager, Health Equity

Full-Time ∙ Exempt-Salaried ∙ Remote

Looking for a rewarding career to make meaningful change? For more than 25 years, ZERO has been a powerful force fighting for a cure to prostate cancer and providing critical support to patients and families. As the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, improves the lives of all who are impacted by the disease, and inspires action. Recognized for the past eight years as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The NonProfit Times, it is clear that we make supporting our team a top priority. Our commitment to providing an award-winning culture that fosters growth, camaraderie, and diversity is unwavering. ZERO’s high responsibility and high freedom philosophy helps team members excel professionally and thrive personally while making a life-saving difference for those impacted by this devastating disease. Working at ZERO means more than a job, it means being part of an incredible community of people that inspires each other every day. 

This candidate will manage all aspects of health equity programming. In this role, the candidate will work closely with the Director, Health Equity, Community Organizing and Engagement to develop and sustain strategic partnerships with organizations such as state public health agencies, healthcare organizations and providers (e.g. academic and community cancer centers, FQHCs), philanthropies, other nonprofit agencies, businesses, fraternities/sororities, colleges and universities (especially HBCUs), professional organizations (e.g. AUA, ASCO, AACR), and government groups (e.g. Congressional Black Caucus, Tri-Caucus).

ZERO strives to empower our team through three key values: humble, hungry, and smart. Our team members demonstrate they are humble by working together and define success collectively, they are hungry to advance our mission while going above and beyond, and are smart because they are intuitive and understand how their actions impact others. 

The candidate must have a track record of engaging communities of color, individuals/ communities that have been socially and economically marginalized, and organizations working with those individuals/communities. The candidate must have experience and be empathetically engaged with issues such as structural racism, unconscious bias, and explicit bias. The candidate should be energized by the challenges and complexities of organizing and delivering material improvements in reducing/eliminating disparities in prostate cancer.

This role will collaborate with ZERO’s national chapters, healthcare providers, funders/sponsors, community and academic medical centers, and the prostate cancer community to design and implement community health equity initiatives focused on supporting those at higher risk of prostate cancer and their families.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage community specific and national programs focused on providing support for Black individuals across the prostate cancer continuum (prevention, detection/diagnosis, treatment, survivorship).
  • Develop comprehensive program evaluation of programs managed.
  • Build collaborative relationships between Black individuals, support groups, community organizations, healthcare providers, and other community stakeholders to address prostate cancer race and place-based health disparities.
  • Coordinate in-person and virtual educational events.
  • Develop educational materials using a culturally appropriate lens to meet the needs of Black individuals and their families.
  • Develop and implement community engagement activities including, but not limited to, launch community specific events, partnership development, conference participation, and other speaking engagements.
  • Collaborate on and actively contribute to fundraising proposals, grants, and activities pertaining to sponsorship relationships.
  • Develop and deliver community-based education to promote screening and early detection of prostate cancer to individuals at the highest risk.
  • Oversee and track program deliverables.
  • Assist with developing marketing and messaging to be shared in newsletters, social media, and other communications.
  • Coordinate ongoing collaboration and integration with ZERO’s Chapter Directors and Support Group Leaders as needed.
  • Collaborate across teams to ensure Health Equity programs have current marketing materials, resources, and tools needed to be successful.
  • Serve as a representative of the Health Equity team in meetings and events as needed.
  • Manage ZERO’s Health Equity social media presence and update and post content to appropriate social media platforms as needed in conjunction with the Marketing & Communications team.

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • At least 1-2 years directly related experience championing Health Equity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, training, and facilitation preferably in the healthcare, field organizing, campaign, or not-for-profit space.
  • Demonstrated experience of a strong racial justice perspective and demonstrated understanding of Health Equity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health.  
  • Strong professional communication and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities.
  • Team player who can collaborate and communicate clearly across teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, healthcare, public policy, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A background in public health/healthcare and/or public policy is required.
  • 3-5 years experience in cancer related programming, project management, and stakeholder engagement and/or community organizing and convening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) or related field preferred; or the equivalent years of experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Constant use of a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as computer printer, calculator, and copier.  
  • Prolonged periods of a stationary position at least 50% of the time.
  • The ability to recognize details at close range for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

One of many reasons to join the ZERO team is because we offer great benefits!

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 403(b) retirement plan matching
  • Employer paid benefits include: Medical, Dental, Short-Term Disability, & Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • FSA/HSA

This role will report to the Director, Health Equity, Community Organizing and Engagement and work closely with the ZERO’s Prostate Cancer Racial Disparities Task Force to support ZERO’s Health Equity efforts. 

This position can be based remotely. While travel is currently limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this position will eventually require nationwide travel approximately 25% of the time.

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees. We encourage BIPOC, Veterans, individuals with Disabilities and those affected by prostate cancer to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to LaTondria Carter at 202-935-5938 or latondria@zerocancer.org

For further consideration, email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectation to  with “Manager, Health Equity” as the subject line. To learn more about ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, visit zerocancer.org.

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