You are invited to join the Colon Cancer Coalition Board of Directors or an advisory committee.

To express your interest in any of these positions, please complete the Volunteer Interest Application. A representative from the Coalition will follow-up with you about your application for additional details within a week.

Openings are currently available for the following:

Board of Directors

Length of Term: 3 years with renewal opportunity

The Board of Directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the Colon Cancer Coalition.

  1. Determines how the organization will carry out its mission through short and long-term planning.
  2. Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversight.
  3. Recruits, orients, and develops board members.
  4. Hires and evaluates the performance of the president.
  5. Evaluates overall performance of the organization in achieving its mission.
  6. Establishes policies for effective management of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Understand and promote the mission of the Colon Cancer Coalition.
  • Be familiar with Coalition programs, policies and operations.
  • Attend board meetings and committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Serve on committees.
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to each meeting.
  • Participate in fund raising activities and special events.
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies.
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies.

Time Commitment

  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of quarterly Board Meetings (approx. 1.5 hours quarterly).
  • Attend and actively participate in monthly meetings of at least one committee (1-3 hours monthly).
  • Attend and actively participate in annual board retreat (approx. 8 hours).
  • Attend special events (Local event, if applicable, 4 hours).
  • Meet with potential donors (as requested).

Board sub-committees include but are not limited to grant, marketing, development, finance.

Financial and Resource Development Expectations

  • Make an annual gift or contribution commensurate with ability.
  • Promote fundraising events.
  • Assist with recruitment of sponsors.
  • Identify and cultivate potential donors.

Skills requested: Finance, marketing, communications, development. Medical experience in gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, oncology, or other. Experience as a colorectal cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver.

Medical Advisory Board

Length of Term: 1-3 years with renewal opportunity

The Medical Advisory Board provides guidance to the Colon Cancer Coalition for medical and technical questions. The advisory board is not responsible for governance of the organization, rather provides support and advice to staff and board of directors.

Responsibilities

  • Understand and promote the mission of the Colon Cancer Coalition.
  • Be familiar with Coalition programs.
  • Attend committee meetings.
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to each meeting.
  • Review medical and research grant applications, as applicable.
  • Review and provide feedback on public educational materials.
  • Provide feedback and offer guidance to Coalition staff on medical and research advancements.
  • Participate in educational videos, forums, or other opportunities.
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies.
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies.

Time Commitment

  • Attend quarterly committee meetings. (1 hour per quarter)
  • Review medical and research grant applications, as applicable. (1 hour per month)
  • Review and provide feedback on public educational materials. (1-4 hours per year)
  • Provide feedback and offer guidance to Coalition staff on medical and research advancements. (as requested)

Financial and Resource Development Expectations

  • Annual gift or contribution appreciated but not required.

Skills requested: Medical experience in gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, oncology, research, and/or other related field.

Survivor/Patient/Caregiver Advisory Committee

Length of Term: 1-3 years with renewal opportunity

The Survivor/Patient/Caregiver Advisory Committee provide guidance to the Colon Cancer Coalition around questions of the patient experience. The advisory board is not responsible for governance of the organization, but rather provides support and advice to the organization staff.

Responsibilities

  • Understand and promote the mission of the Colon Cancer Coalition.
  • Be familiar with Coalition programs.
  • Attend committee meetings.
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to each meeting.
  • Participate in fund raising activities and special events.
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies.
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies.

Time Commitment

  • Attend and actively participate in meetings (1-3 hours per quarter).
  • Be available for consultation from Coalition staff (1-3 hours per month)
  • Attend special events (Local event, if applicable, 4 hours).
  • Other opportunities may arise for ongoing involvement at the committee member’s discretion.

Financial and Resource Development Expectations

  • Promote fundraising events.
  • Host one peer-to-peer fundraising campaign annually (connected to an event or for the Coalition general fund).