Director, Outreach and Engagement

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is seeking a creative and seasoned professional to join a passionate and dedicated team. The Director for Outreach and Engagement will engage the nationwide sarcoma network through education programs, strategic collaborations, and advocacy efforts to support the mission and goals of SFA. This position will conceive and implement outreach strategies for SFA’s engagement, education, and advocacy initiatives.


  • Identify and cultivate alliances and partnership opportunities with a focus on improving patients’ access to potentially life transforming therapies, and advancing SFA’s research, awareness, and education priorities.
  • Implement a strategy to educate advocates about important sarcoma science and research.
  • Further SFA’s patient advocacy relations, including support and collaborations in education and research (clinical trials or other participation).
  • Drive, build and enhance strategic alliances with key national and international sarcoma organizations, sarcoma medical professionals, cancer centers, and other relevant stakeholders in response to sarcoma research and patient needs. Recognize key opportunities (in research, policy, and outreach) for patient representation and work to generate appropriate representation.
  • Develop and manage SFA’s network of sarcoma ambassadors and SFA’s Patient Advisory Council.
  • Create greater understanding of SFA programs and mission within the sarcoma community.
  • Identify content that may be relevant to health policy, advocacy, and science education; collaborate on writing and distributing this information through communication channels to educate and engage the sarcoma community.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of experience in a nonprofit, patient advocacy, scientific or medical environment is preferred (ideally related to sarcoma or cancer/health issues).
  • Experience engaging constituents in organization priorities.
  • Ability to interact, negotiate, and work on complex initiatives with key stakeholders, including senior leadership, Board members, prominent scientists, corporate executives, and patients.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills, the ability to speak and write persuasively and with clarity.
  • Good organization, prioritization, and time management skills.

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) advocates for increased research to find new and better therapies with which to treat patients and the organization raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma research, education, and advocacy efforts on behalf of the entire sarcoma community.

This position is full time. The staff is primarily teleworking but there are times this position will attend in-office meetings. 

Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line, “Director, Outreach and Engagement.” No phone calls please. EOE.