Open Position

Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF) Communications Associate Position

 About the Role

CCF seeks a Communications Associate who is committed to the colorectal cancer community, will tell our story, and amplify the voices of those affected by the disease. This role provides a unique opportunity to join a team at the forefront of the colorectal cancer research and awareness movement.

Reporting to our President, the Communications Associate is primarily responsible for the creation of written and visual content that advances the Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF)’s marketing and community-building efforts. The role will manage a variety of creative initiatives from social media engagement to digital ad campaigns. Additionally, the Communications Manager will work closely with our Business Development team and will be responsible for helping maintain the CCF’s CRM system, campaigns, and target lists. This includes our full marketing stack used for email and social media marketing. The Communications Associate will play an important role on a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary Communications & Marketing team, ensuring accurate, consistent, and effective storytelling. The role will be based in our Port Chester, New York office with ample opportunity to work remotely.

The ideal candidate is a creative storyteller at heart who is also an exceptional project manager. Candidates must have a passion for the nonprofit space and advancing the colon cancer community forward. 


Content Creation (50%)

  • Collaborate on the maintenance of a comprehensive external communications calendar
  • Produce written content and provide general copywriting and editorial support across multiple mediums (website, email, social, newsletters, articles, creative briefs, video scripts, etc.) ensuring all content centers on the voices and ideas of those affected by colorectal cancer, with an emphasis on elevating the stories and experiences of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.
  • Edit written content consistent with CCF’s tone and in alignment with the organization’s branding guidelines.
  • Work cross-functionally with CCF teams to coordinate and execute strategic communications and marketing plans.
  • Conduct research and keep up-to-date with media innovations; make recommendations for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Coordinate and publish content when needed for fundraising or PR purposes (e.g., staff bios, company overview, media kits, etc.)
  • Create and execute all social media campaigns.
  • Review all external communications for messaging and brand compliance.
  • Analyze and share communications and marketing analytics

Communications Support (30%)

  • Support all teams within the organization with marketing and communications needs; fulfill stakeholder requests as assigned.
  • Provide content support for social media in collaboration with the Marketing Director; help to grow and expand our presence where colorectal cancer survivors and clinicians are on both established and emerging platforms.
  • Proactively monitor social media trends.
  • In partnership with our press agency, support all facets of our communications function including press asks, press releases, and project management.
  • Update CCF’s media coverage tracker and other internal systems to capture earned media, social media, and impressions

Marketing and Advertising Operations (20%)

  • Coordinate the production and delivery of all marketing collateral and branded materials, including presentations, annual reports, flyers, logos, templates, infographics, fact sheets, presentations, etc.
  • Maintain the editorial calendar and production timelines for editorial content.
  • Audit communications platforms to ensure branding and messaging continuity.
  • Oversee sales, marketing, and delivery of CCF merchandise
  • Create and test concepts for social media video ads, social media ad copy
  • Manage, monitor, and improve social media ad campaigns 

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as communications, marketing, public policy, or journalism
  • 4+ years working in marketing, public relations, or a related field that includes creating multimedia content
  • Must have experience with Facebook ad campaign management and email marketing.
  • Has working knowledge of nonprofits, marketing, or the policy space
  • Experience with video and audio content creation tools and technology
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to be part of a growing, mission-based organization
  • Must share our passion for ridding the world of colorectal cancer
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be extremely well organized

 Job Type: Part-Time/Contract

Typical Schedule: Monday-Friday, plus some evenings and weekends required as needed

Location: Port Chester, NY + Remote

Reports to: President

Compensation: Monthly retainer to be discussed based on experience 

If interested, send resume and cover letter to:


About The Colon Cancer Foundation

The Colon Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in New York State and listed by the Federal IRS as a public charity dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death.

OUR MISSION: To lead the fight against colorectal cancer (CRC) by supporting research that will lead to the prevention of, therapy for, and eradication of CRC in our lifetime, educating the public and the healthcare community about CRC and the most effective strategies for preventing the disease and advocating for equal access to quality of life-affirming, fertility-preserving treatment for all patients and caregivers.

ABOUT US: In 2004, Dr. Thomas K. Weber founded the nation’s first public colon cancer awareness event – the Colon Cancer Challenge. As a surgical oncologist working daily with colorectal cancer patients, he saw the need for increasing public awareness of the nation’s second deadliest form of cancer and the importance of expanding research focused on the causes and cures of colorectal cancer.

Since its first year, the Colon Cancer Challenge has grown to attract thousands of participants and supporters from around the nation. The Colon Cancer Challenge offers survivors, family, and friends of those affected by colorectal cancer a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this preventable, yet often fatal disease.

In 2008 the Colon Cancer Foundation was established with a formal mission of reducing colorectal cancer and related deaths through supporting research, increasing public awareness and education, and collaborating with strategic partners in the fight against colorectal cancer.

While we have made great progress in reducing the incidence and death rates of those 50 or older over the last decade, the simple fact is colorectal cancer is still the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in women and men. And incidence rates and death of those under 50 have increased at an alarming rate each year.

Thanks to our individual contributors and corporate sponsors, we are able to continue to work towards our vision of A World Without Colorectal Cancer™. Each of them is a valuable partner, whose generosity and support is vital to the fight. There is no way to adequately thank them for their contribution to our work.

If interested, send resume and cover letter to: