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Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate
Position Title:
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Direct Reports:
Director of Grants, Education and Advocacy
Executive Director
Exempt – Full Time
Position Summary:
If saving lives appeals to you, consider Komen Puget Sound. We are seeking a Director of Grants, Education
and Advocacy to oversee the grant making process, provide breast health educational training and outreach to
communities and manage advocacy work. The Director of Grants, Education and Advocacy requires an ability
to build strong relationships with individuals and organizations that represent and work with medically
underserved women in the Puget Sound Affiliate’s 16 county service area, community volunteers, grantees,
community partners and colleagues. The Director of Grants, Education and Advocacy manages a two-person
staff which includes a Community Outreach Manager and a Volunteer Resource Manager.
Grants Management
 Develop and implement a department budget, work plan, annual sponsorship and grants budget.
 Oversee the direction and priorities within Komen’s key funding areas with the goal of increasing the
impact of each grant and sponsorship dollar.
 Coordinate and supervise the annual grants process, small grants program and sponsorship
 Develop grantee trainings and evaluation tools for reporting purposes.
 Ensure the Affiliate is in compliance with Komen national grant requirements and reporting.
 Prepare board reports as required for grant(s) approval and review.
 Manage the Executive Assistant/Office Administrator’s role in processing grant related activities in
GeMS (online grants application and monitoring program), including grant contracts, organizing and
maintaining grant files, reports and grants review process.
 Coordinate and ensure logistical requirements are in place for all grants related meetings including but
not limited to: grants committee, grants review panels and grantee trainings.
Community Education/Outreach
 Supervise Community Outreach Manager for Affiliate program initiatives including, but not limited to,
the La Mujer Hispana Project, Worship in Pink and other initiatives addressing medically underserved
communities as appropriate.
 Develop and build relationships in medically underserved communities (African American, Latina,
Asian and Pacific Islander, low-income, rural, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender) to promote
partnership and funding opportunities with the Puget Sound Affiliate.
 Supervise Volunteer Resource Manager in managing the Affiliate’s Volunteer Program, Komen
Speakers’ Bureau and survivor–related activities and events.
 Research, conduct, analyze and create the Community Profile Report (needs assessment) every 2-4
years and update in interim years as required by Komen Headquarters.
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Collaborate with community partners and Community Outreach Manager to plan and implement
education programs such as the Partner Training Institute, mobile screening events, etc.
Determine educational materials required to reach target audiences and develop processes and
funding source to produce and secure the materials.
Oversee distribution of Komen educational literature program to hospitals, clinics, etc. and work with
Executive Assistant/Office Administrator to maintain office inventory of educational literature from
Komen Headquarters and other sources.
Develop evaluation tools to determine the impact of Komen outreach materials.
 Work closely with the Executive Director to initiate and suggest topics for legislative priorities
consistent with the organization's vision and mission in order to develop the organization's legislative
agenda and community profile priorities.
 Convene interested parties as required on policy agenda.
 Review and track proposed legislation that intersects with the organization's interests, updates on the
state budget and relevant legislative events as provided by Affiliate advocacy partners (including
lobbyist as appropriate) and National Komen advocacy support staff.
 Work with Executive Director to review Affiliate response to and plan of action of lobbyist and national
legislative developments.
 Ensure local details and statistics that are accurate and compelling for legislative testimony as written
by Komen national and local Affiliate communications.
 Inform Executive Director of potential collaborations and partnerships with other organizations and
coalitions in line with Affiliate priorities.
 Work with the Executive Director and Affiliate Advocacy Committee to identify Annual Advocacy Day
key issues and strategies.
 Supervise and provide advocacy intern with data as requested and required to develop Advocacy Day
informational packets and resources.
Represent Komen’s mission in the community.
Review Komen publications and announcements for mission and data accuracy.
Ensure website updates related to the Komen mission are current and accurate.
Serve as a member of Komen’s leadership team.
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent work experience) in health education or public health strongly
desired; with 5-10 years applicable grant management experience.
Proven ability to work effectively with diverse communities of color
Solid knowledge MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Ability to work in a confidential setting, protecting confidential data and information. Show discretion
and diplomacy.
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Excellent organization skills with ability to manage multiple and diverse projects simultaneously. Must
possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical eye for detail. Basic accounting
knowledge and ability to work within a budget.
Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with key stakeholders, colleagues, volunteers and the general
Maintain a professional appearance; comfortable with public appearances/speaking.
Be flexible, creative, solution-oriented and have energy and stamina for a demanding schedule and
work priorities.
Ability to work independently and be a self-starter, as well as leading and working within volunteer
committees and being a contributor in a highly dynamic team environment.
Desire to support the mission of the organization.
Availability to work flexible hours (some evenings, weekends, holidays)
Valid driver’s license, personal insurance and access to reliable vehicle required.
Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds, capable of standing for one hour or more.
Bilingual skills, a plus.
About this Company:
When people work together toward a common cause, big things happen. The Affiliate’s annual budget is $3
million in 2014. Komen Puget Sound has provided over $28.8 million in grant funds to fund mammograms,
patient treatment support and breast health education in Western Washington over the past 20 years. Komen
Puget Sound’s primary focus is on our local community – educating Puget Sound residents on the importance
of early detection, funding screening services and providing support to those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Looking back over the last 20 years we are filled with gratitude for the donors, supporters and volunteers who
have stood by our Affiliate and shared our fight against breast cancer. By working together, we will continue to
move relentlessly forward towards fulfilling a promise of a world free from breast cancer. It’s a promise, not just
to ourselves, but to generations to come.
Komen Puget Sound is a separate corporation from the national organization and is governed by a local board
of directors. None of the funds raised by Komen Puget Sound support the national organization’s operating
expenses. This makes the ‘Komen Model’ truly unique and allows us to make significant impact on the needs
of our constituents, the women, and their families, who live in our 16 county service area. We Live Here, We
Save Lives Here.
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees
within this position. The actual duties and responsibilities may vary based on assignment.
How to Apply:
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the
position to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 24, 2015.
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