Full-time Associate Position at The diaTribe Foundation in San Francisco
The diaTribe Foundation is a 501(c)3 certified nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and prediabetes, and to advocate for action. The diaTribe Foundation is committed to helping people with diabetes live happier, healthier, and more hopeful lives through its many programs. These include diaTribe, a free online patient resource that reaches nearly two million annually, as well as numerous advocacy initiatives that seek to improve diabetes literacy in the media and bring the patient perspective to the FDA and other policy makers. The Foundation also hosts events throughout the year to convene the world’s brightest minds and develop innovative solutions to the type 2 diabetes epidemic – notably, the d-Series: Executive Innovation Lab on Diabetes and Obesity. Our rapidly-growing organization is located in the vibrant Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco and led by founder Kelly Close (Amherst ’90, Harvard Business School ’95).
The Full-Time Associate position at The diaTribe Foundation is ideal for someone with a significant science or pre-medical background who has additional interests in public health, health policy, the nonprofit sector, and/or business. Strong writing, communication, and project management skills are essential.
This is designed as a two-year position, although there are occasional exceptions. Associates are involved in nearly every aspect of the Foundation and assume significant responsibility in our established and emerging education, advocacy, and outreach programming. On leaving the organization, alumni often pursue medical, public health, or business graduate degrees; others follow careers in industry, marketing, education, and policy. Some of our alumni cohort (past Associates from Close Concerns, dQ&A, & The diaTribe Foundation) are currently students, residents, or post-docs at Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Mount Sinai, Penn, Stanford, and UCSF.
The Associate position entails a wide range of responsibilities and opportunities:
- Researching, writing, and editing content for our free online patient resource (diaTribe), external publications, grant applications, and other program materials/projects
- Advocating for people with diabetes and prediabetes through meetings with experts in the field, the FDA, governmental and professional organizations, and other non-profit organizations
- Managing a variety of day-to-day organizational operations; potential responsibilities could include editorial process, marketing, social media, IT management, fundraising, etc. (assignments tailored to interest/experience where possible)
- Overseeing program and logistical coordination for fundraising and convening events
- Some domestic and international travel may be required to attend major research meetings (including the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL in June 2018), advisory and regulatory meetings (often in Washington, DC), and other advocacy/outreach events
- Broad and deep exposure—with significant learning opportunities—to multiple facets of the healthcare industry, including clinical care, public health, nonprofits and other patient groups, drug development and regulation, medical technologies and mobile health, among others
- Opportunities to meet with international leaders in diabetes medicine and top business leaders in the healthcare field
- Opportunities to mentor high school students through our Junior STEM Associate summer enrichment program, aimed at enhancing young women’s engagement in science and healthcare
For more information on The diaTribe Foundation, visit https://diatribe.org/foundation/ and our free online resource, diaTribe.
The diaTribe Foundation is a member of the Close Concerns family of organizations, which also includes Close Concerns, a healthcare information organization, and dQ&A, a patient-centered market research company. Our Associate program is a cohesive cohort across all three organizations who share the mission of improving outcomes by educating physicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, policymakers, and patients on the most important news and research in the field of diabetes and obesity. To find out more about the Associate cohort, please click here.
TO APPLY: Please apply for The diaTribe Foundation's Associate position by January 2, 2018. Please do not apply through your school’s career portal – we will not receive these applications. Earlier applications are highly encouraged.
In addition to the question fields in our online application, please attach the following as a single merged PDF document in the "Resume" field:
- Resume as PDF – please include undergraduate GPA as well as name of your high school and GPA or rank
- Transcript in PDF format (unofficial accepted, but GPA must be included)
- A cover letter answering these 2 questions:
- Why are you drawn to work for a nonprofit focused on diabetes, obesity, digital health, and public health?
- How are your skills a fit for this position?
PDFs may be merged using https://smallpdf.com/merge-pdf. Please email Abigail Dove at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems with the application form
- Demonstrated academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.6; occasional waivers granted depending on special circumstances and/or diabetes knowledge and interest)
- Exceptionally strong communication skills, with proficiency in writing and editing stressed
- Deep scientific background, strong critical thinking and analytic skills (research experience is an asset, but is not required)
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, high energy, and adaptability
- Excited to take ownership of projects, be pushed outside of the comfort zone, think outside of the box, and develop new skills
- The ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and responsibilities, working independently and within small teams
- Highly reliable, with acute attention to detail
- Experience with social media, graphic design, and online marketing is highly desirable, but not required
- Full healthcare, dental, and vision benefits
- 401(k) with 3% match
- Unlimited access to healthy food around the office and at our partner office down the street
- Gym stipend
- Yoga and mindfulness subsidy
- San Francisco public transportation pass
- Two weeks paid vacation, plus one paid vacation day for volunteer pursuits and ten paid public holidays
- Matching gifts for charitable donations
- Access to an extensive network of medical, public health, nonprofit, policy, and business leaders across the US and around the world
- Access to a graduate school admissions advisor with a strong client history of admissions success in the fields of medicine, public health, science, and business