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Education Program Manager

The Education Program Coordinator will help develop and support the educational programs of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to enable patients, caregivers, providers, and the general public access to the information they need to make informed decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop educational content including but not limited to Animated Melanoma Patient videos, webinars, literature etc.
  • Coordinate annual patient and caregiver national symposia series,
  • Assist with the review, digitization, distribution, implementation, and evaluation of a youth prevention curriculum program.
  • Work with members of the Education Team to meet or exceed annual strategic plan goals including but not limited to Prevention and Survivorship programming
  • Collaborate with the Development team on proposals for industry support, collecting and reporting metrics from all industry funded events and programs.
  • Manage patient and caregiver perspective panels, surveys, conduct needs assessments and literature review
  • Review and provide approved educational materials to the Communications team and coordinate marketing plans.
  • Support the direction of the Dermatology Advisory Council focus areas as they align with the three pillars of the MRF
  • Research new educational materials, website content, and other patient education opportunities
  • Act as a liaison to partner organizations and groups to exhibit, participate, and/or attend Patient & Caregiver meetings
  • Research and engage melanoma providers such as dermatologists, oncologists, surgeons, ophthalmologists, researchers and other providers within the Education department
  • Collaborate with the Education Team to source mission-focused news and articles for promotion on the MRF’s social media channels
  • Assist with tracking educational materials metrics and fulfilling shipment requests.
  • Assist with entering contacts into the MRF’s CRM database.
  • Attend in-person educational events
  • Provide general administrative support to the Education Team as needed
  • Attend Coalition meetings as needed

Additional information and eligibility requirements can be found in the position description. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

HR Generalist

The HR Generalist is responsible for managing the day-to-day HR operations of the Foundation, working across multiple departments to ensure seamless efficiency and communication. The Generalist will have 3-5 years of people operations experience and a proven record of confidentiality. The HR Generalist will have both administrative and strategic responsibilities, helping the Foundation to plan and administer important functions, such as staffing, training and development, compensation and benefits and develop a clear definition of the Foundation’s organizational culture and standards and maintain this culture through various successful initiatives and policies. The HR Generalist will align staff to business objectives, recruiting the right talent, enhancing staff performance, supporting employee development, enhancing recruitment efforts, planning strategic HR initiatives, managing consultants (as needed), running orientation and onboarding processes, communicating role expectations, designing succession plans, maintaining staff relations, managing internships, updating policies and practices, and overseeing other initiatives as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Assist in the communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook, employee directory, and organizational chart, and contributes to the development of policies.
  • Develop a clear definition of the Foundation’s organizational culture and standards and maintain this culture through various successful initiatives and policies.
  • Ensure legal compliance of HR state and federal regulations and applicable employment laws, and update policies and/or procedures as required.
  • Implement human resources programs related to talent acquisition and onboarding, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health, and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, compliance, and labor relations; completing personnel transactions.
  • Responsible for payroll processing, benefit activation and annual employee performance cycle.
  • Documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory staff training.
  • Lead collaborative cross-functional relationships to ensure the successful onboarding and offboarding of new employees and contingent workers.
  • Develop human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing information; recommending courses of action.
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solutions; coaching and counseling managers and employees.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

Additional information and eligibility requirements can be found in the position description. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Program Coordinator, Rare Melanoma Subtypes

The Program Coordinator will lead the community engagement, programmatic development, coordination, management and strategic oversight for the programs related to the rarer subtypes of melanoma, e.g., ocular, mucosal and pediatric as well as others that may become a priority for the community and Melanoma Research Foundation. This role will be instrumental in supporting the strategic vision and implementation of a robust outreach and support initiative for the rarer subtypes of melanoma. This includes connecting with and facilitating the creation and growth of communities of patients and caregivers and being a resource to community members. The Program Coordinator will communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in the community and communicate with the respective departmental leads to develop materials/resources/programs based on needs of this community. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will steward patients and caregivers through appropriate channels within the organization to ensure maximal participation of patients and caregivers throughout all areas within the MRF.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of outreach and engagement strategies for each melanoma subtype group ensuring appropriate integration with different MRF departments
  • Work with the Communications Department to develop emails, newsletters, website content, social media, etc. to develop and foster engagement activities
  • Develop and coordinate annual awareness and prevention campaigns with respective internal departments
  • Support content development and facilitation of rare melanoma subtypes symposia, webinars, educational materials
  • Work with department leads to incorporate rare subtypes patients into programming and events
  • Support patient engagement with ongoing research initiatives
  • Moderate patient forums related to rare melanoma subtype patients
  • Coordinate and manage patient and caregiver steering committees
  • Coordinate and direct patients and caregivers to resources
  • Coordinate patients/caregivers for organizational partnerships and resources
  • Manage patient support services
  • Plan internal staff education on rare subtypes
  • Plan annual patient/caregiver symposiums
  • Participate in and support fundraising campaigns to support the rare subtype community
  • Attend patient events and conferences
  • Act as a frontline contact for patients and caregivers
  • Represent the community voice in key strategic discussions (educational, development, board, other)

Additional information and eligibility requirements can be found in the position description. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Miriam Kadosh, Director of Patient Engagement and Education, at [email protected].

Director of Individual Giving

The Director of Individual Giving is a strategic and accomplished fundraiser with experience in major and annual gifts, stewardship and events. The Director is responsible for the strategy and management of major gift operations, supervision of major gift officers and the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of major gift prospects to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Funds raised will support multiple priorities of the MRF which encompasses the research grant program, education initiatives, advocacy efforts and events. The Director will also be responsible for building and growing the MRF’s pipeline of major and annual fund donors through identification, cultivation and solicitation and seeking out new areas of support from individuals and Foundations. The Director will also manage two direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Raise $1,500,000 through identification, cultivation and solicitation of major and annual fund donors
  • Maintain and develop a donor portfolio (75-100 donors/prospects) through Raisers Edge to optimize fundraising opportunities
  • Develop and manage major fundraising campaigns such as #GivingTuesday, Melanoma Awareness Month, End of Year giving and Direct Mail
  • Collaborate with leadership and board members to develop strategies for solicitation of the Foundation’s endowment campaign
  • Create and manage a revenue and expense budget as approved by the CEO
  • Develop and implement an annual stewardship plan for annual and major donors
  • Attend events to cultivate major donors such Galas, Miles for Melanoma and other signature events
  • Experience with sponsorship solicitation for events
  • Experience with planned giving vehicles and experience with bequest discussions with donors
  • Participate in the Foundation’s strategic planning process
  • Lead and manage fundraising committees and taskforces
  • Review all donor communication related to acknowledgement letters, newsletters, solicitation letters etc.
  • Seek, apply for and manage grant funding
  • Act as primary point of contact for funding and donation inquiries

Additional information and eligibility requirements can be found in the position description. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].


The MRF is looking for bright, enthusiastic interns who have a desire to learn more about melanoma and/or the nonprofit world. Opportunities are available year-round, and may include positions in Education, Events or Development/Fundraising. For more information, please email [email protected].

Development Events Intern

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is seeking a Development Events Intern to support the Development Department with their nationwide fundraising events, Miles for Melanoma 5K run/walk program and Galas. This position will be responsible for assisting the Events Manager with community outreach, engagement and logistics for the Miles for Melanoma and Gala programs. Some support may also be required for CommUNITY Fundraisers. This intern will report to the Development Associate under the supervision of the Senior Event Logistics Coordinator. This is an unpaid internship that can be used for class credit and/or employment experience.

This position requires onsite responsibilities at our Washington, DC office. A hybrid work environment may be accommodated as needed.

More information can be found in the internship description. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Papathanassiou, Development Assistant, at [email protected] with the subject line “Development Intern Application.”