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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Communications Chair - Austin

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ORGANIZATION: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Communications Chair

The Communications Chair plays a critical role in raising awareness of the world’s toughest cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) via earned media placements in their local communities. In alignment with PanCAN’s strategic goal to be the "go-to organization for pancreatic cancer," the Communications Chair has three main focuses throughout the year: PurpleStride, Advocacy Summit and November Awareness.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Build and cultivate relationships with local media.
  • Identify, pitch and flag story opportunities that could generate local and/or national media coverage.
  • Secure local media coverage around PurpleStride, Advocacy Summit & November Awareness utilizing PanCAN templates, resources and trainings.
  • Act as liaison between the affiliate and local media, including being prepared with current organizational messages, facts and statistics.
  • Partner with affiliate volunteers to amplify national campaigns and initiatives.
  • Actively recruit and effectively manage a Social Media Chair and Marketing Chair.
  • Effectively train and coach Affiliate Spokespersons for interviews.
  • Partner with the Affiliate Leadership and Committee Chairs (i.e. Advocacy Chair, November Awareness Chair, Logistics Chair etc.) to amplify national campaign initiatives and programs.


  • Experience with public relations, journalism, advertising, marketing and/or social media is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective delegation and management skills
  • Strong leader and motivator
  • A friendly, positive, solution-oriented, professional demeanor
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Engaging presenter & public speaker
  • Knowledge of community & media
  • Strong time management skills
  • Commitment to PanCAN’s mission

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About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


1500 Rosecrans Aveneue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge and advocating for patients.


PanCAN was the first organization dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way, and for more than two decades, we’ve grown a nationwide movement tackling the disease from all angles.

  • Research: We fund transformative research - everything from early detection to innovative new treatment approaches.
  • Patient Services: We provide information about treatment options, diet and nutrition, support resources and more, and we can answer all your questions along the way.
  • Advocacy: We work with thousands of grassroots advocates to urge Congress to increase federal research funding for pancreatic cancer, and we get results.
  • Community: Be part of our movement! You can volunteer locally, participate in a PurpleStride community event or host your own fundraiser.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Health & Medicine


Tue Jan 31, 2023 - Mon May 01, 2023


11400 Concordia University DriveAustin, TX 78726



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Advertising
  • Community Outreach





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