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Career Opportunities

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

― Mahatma Gandhi

We are looking to build the ideal dream team comprised of individuals who understand the importance of our organizational mission and vision. You must share positive energy, passion, and enthusiasm for creating change in healthcare equity and equality for African American women and adolescents. #Blackwomenmatter

All of the career opportunities are volunteer positions with a minimum of 10 hours per week commitment subject to change depending on season.  Eligibility for cool perks, rewards, recognition, and gifts is also included.


Director of Fund Development 

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Fund Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as PAUSE Project continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.


  • Develop and execute PAUSE Project annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of Raiser's Edge and oversee staff responsible
  • for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual
  • individual donors
  • Overseeing organization of special events
  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and
  • corporate fundraising

Director of Communications and Marketing

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Director of Communications and Marketing will be responsible for the development of PAUSE Project communication strategy and will contribute to PAUSE Project organizational strategic planning process. The Director of Communications and Marketing will develop a world-class communications plan for PAUSE Project, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation. The Director of Communications and Marketing will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership. This individual will be an ambassador for the organization and will need to build relationships with the media. The goal is to advance the organization's position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization. The Director of Communications and Marketingwill be responsible for PAUSE Project varied and integrated communications products and services including: newsletters and other print publications; web, e-news, and other online communications; media and public relations; and marketing.


Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership

  • Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance PAUSE Project brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences.

  • Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow PAUSE Project leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers.

  • Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.

  • Serve as communications counselor to PAUSE Project leadership.

Communications Operations

  • Oversee development of all PAUSE Project print communications including the annual report, marketing collateral materials and electronic communications including PAUSE Project website and new media; manage relationships with associated vendors.

  • Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization.

  • Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations, and other supporting material as needed.

  • Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding PAUSE Project programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects.

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning, and staff development

Team Development/Management

  • Recruit and manage a communications team to support the development and execution of the communications strategy.

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.

  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.



Director of Community Relations

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Community Relations is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of projects related to commitment to community relations and being a valued neighbor in those communities that we serve. This position requires close coordination and communication with managers and clinicians. In addition, this individual is required to work successfully with representatives from various communities, organizations and neighborhoods with respect to the diverse populations and cultures, serves and seeks to serve. This position strives to achieve fulfillment of its community relations mission to the greatest extent practicable.  


  • Works in partnership with community-based providers and administrative and clinical staff to develop and implement programs that promote health and access to health in designated communities.

  • Develops and promotes community relations opportunities.

  • Represents the company at community meetings.

  • Works with departments, clinical centers, PCPs and specialists to develop community relations plans and promote new and ongoing initiatives in their areas.

  • Works with health centers, community-based organizations, insurers and community coalitions to develop programs, events and new initiatives that promote marketing and community relations objectives.

  • Establishes the Office of Community Relations as the department within the company that relates to the health needs and concerns of the communities that we serve.

  • Collaborates and coordinates with other operating units as needed.


  • Collaboration Skills.

  • Communication Proficiency.

  • Project Management.

  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

  • Leadership.

  • Diversity and Inclusion.


Director of Programs

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success of PAUSE Project ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. In this newly established role, the Director of Programs will manage a growing staff of the organization. The Director of Programs will be the key external face PAUSE Project in the community.



  • Cultivate existing relationships with vendors with the goal of ensuring sufficient space and resources, and access to services.

  • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.

Team Management and Development

  • Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development needs of all staff.

  • Implement a professional development program to address employee experience and skill gaps.

  • Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all sites, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees.

  • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards.

  • Recruit, hire, and oversee training and orientation of all staff members.