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Program Associate

Position: Program Associate

Reports to: Director, Community Advocacy & Partnerships

Status: Full time/Exempt

Location: Remote

Salary: $44,000-50,000 based on experience and geographic location

Start Date: December 1, 2023

Who is YSC?
In 1998, a group of young women, all diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40, gathered in New York City and had the first YSC meeting. They had all personally experienced that young adults were missing from the research, community and conversations about breast cancer. Twenty five years later, these needs still define YSC’s work. Young adults diagnosed with breast cancer face higher mortality rates, fertility issues and the possibility and ramifications of early menopause. From our grassroots beginning, YSC has grown into an international movement. Today, YSC has more than 120 Face 2 Face local networking groups, a vibrant online community, educational and supportive resources, and the largest conference program dedicated exclusively to young adults with breast cancer and their co-survivors. Visit to learn more.

What are we looking for?
YSC seeks a highly motivated, creative individual to provide support with program implementation, project administration and completion, as well as administrative tasks related to supporting YSC’s Mission Department. The candidate will be detail-oriented, excel at multitasking and can take on significant responsibilities – working both independently and as part of our team. The candidate must be willing to occasionally travel, as occasional travel is required to meet the responsibilities of the position.

What will you be doing?

Support Project 528 (YSC’s global needs assessment). This includes specific tasks such as:

  • Maintaining tracking reports
  • Communicating with external stakeholders including medical experts, partner organizations and project ambassadors
  • Collaborating on data review, analysis, presentations and reports
  •  Identifying prospective partners and ambassadors
  • Working with YSC’s Marketing & Communications Content Manager to support the project’s promotion

Play an active role on YSC’s Mission Team and contribute to the meaningful work:

  • Collaborating with all YSC Directors and others on the team to move planned projects through implementation and evaluation including:
  • YSC’s in-person and virtual conferences
  • Organizational research and legislative/policy advocacy initiatives
  • Supportive services activities
  • Volunteer engagement
  • Department communications and data input
  • Internal program assessments
  • Program evaluation
  • Assessment of constituent needs

    Qualifications: What are we looking for?

    2 years of relative experience in a professional setting

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Experience with data analysis
    • Experience working with various stakeholders
    • Communicates clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communications
    • Commitment to excellent customer/constituent service
    • High level of professionalism and verbal/written communication
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace
    • Previous use of Salesforce is a plus

    The person in this position will excel with the following traits:

    • Grit - You have the ability to keep working toward a goal, overcoming challenges and sticking with it even when it’s hard
    • Resourceful - You know how and where to get answers and you are solutions-oriented
    • Organized & Productive - You are adept at planning your day and not letting distractions keep you from meeting your goals. You are detail-oriented and deadline-driven
    • Reliable - You can work effectively with minimal supervision, but you also know when to ask for help
    • Communication - You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Collaborative - You believe that creative work reaches its fullest potential with the collaboration of a smart and dedicated team
    • Flexible - You are comfortable working with competing priorities; you understand that event priorities change rapidly and often involve multiple parties; you can pivot and adapt while also meeting event goals and timelines
    • Inclusive - You can work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, political affinity or job type–or any other factor that makes us unique!
    • Sense of Humor - You don’t take yourself too seriously, and you enjoy a good laugh with coworkers
    • Committed - You believe in YSC’s mission and will keep that in the forefront of your work

    Why work at YSC?

    • YSC offers a competitive benefits package that includes 100% of medical benefits for employees paid by the organization
    • Generous paid holidays and paid time off
    • Matched retirement benefits contributions after 12 months of full-time employment
    • Collaborative team members dedicated to the mission of serving the young breast cancer community and to supporting each other in our intersecting work

    The salary for this position is $44,000-$50,000/year, taking into account geographic location and years of experience. Young Survival Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. This full-time remote role is open to candidates across the United States. While physical presence within the Eastern Time Zone is not required, alignment with Eastern Time Zone hours may be necessary on occasion, accommodating the majority of YSC employees who follow this schedule. Occasional travel to YSC events is required.

    Please send your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, including salary requirements, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications for this position and stating how you heard about this opportunity to: [email protected] with “Program Associate” in the subject line.

    Please note that all YSC employees are now required to complete their COVID-19 vaccine series by date of hire.

    No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of submissions, YSC will contact only candidates invited to interview. Applications without salary requirements in their cover letter will not be considered. Thank you for your interest.