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Job Posting – Health Program Coordinator

Sunflowers by Ron Eggert

We are excited to announce that we are actively looking for a Health Program Coordinator. The primary responsibility of this part-time position is to work with medical professionals and Rein in Sarcoma volunteers to develop and implement sarcoma cancer educational programs directed primarily toward medical professionals, with the goal of bringing about early diagnosis and effective treatment.  The position reports to the Executive Director regarding educational program progress and needs.

The position is currently posted at the Minnesota Council of Non Profits and Indeed, but we also wanted to reach out to the Rein in Sarcoma community. Please take a moment to review the position descriptionPlease forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested in helping to advance the Rein in Sarcoma mission.

Qualified applicants can send their resume and cover letter to:

Featured Volunteer Needs – March 2018

RIS Volunteers
RIS depends on volunteers to make our mission a reality. Here are the volunteer opportunities that we are currently looking to fill:

Public Relations and Marketing Committee

Marketing Committee Member -
Rein in Sarcoma’s Marketing Committee will develop a comprehensive communications plan that will market and promote the mission of our organization. Committee members will make sure that our marketing tools will follow the organization’s brand. Marketing tools include but are not limited to: website, newsletter, social media, training, PowerPoints, letterhead, t-shirts, and print materials.

Website Designer:

The Website Sub-committee is looking for a volunteer with website design experience to assist the team in enhancing the user experience on our website. Prior experience with WordPress, our website platform, is a plus. Volunteer would work remotely, however, they would need to be able to meet in person quarterly with the website team, at a central Twin Cities location.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Deb Cossette by email.

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Social Media Sub-Committee:

Rein in Sarcoma is seeking a dedicated volunteer who is interested in assisting with social media, primarily Facebook. This volunteer should be organized, creative and have some experience with graphic design and photo editing. As part of the Marketing and Public Relations committee, it is preferred they are able to attend monthly meetings. Social media posts should be engaging, educational and insightful. Volunteer should be willing to seek out sarcoma stories in the media, local stories of sarcoma patients, educational articles about sarcoma, it's various treatments, recent research, articles about survivorship, caregiving etc. Volunteer should also become familiar with our website and stay updated on current Rein in Sarcoma news and events.

For more information about these volunteer positions contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or by email.

Apply for these positions at: New Volunteer Form

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2018 Sarcoma Research Grants

2018 Research Grant presentation to UMN

Presentation of the 2018 Research Grant to Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. (l to r), Blake Hastings - RIS Vice President, Tom Boardman - RIS Development Committee Chair, Janelle Calhoun - RIS Executive Director, Dr. Douglas Yee - Director, Masonic Cancer Center, Dr. Brenda Weigel - Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

We had a very successful year of RIS grant proposals from the University of Minnesota, receiving 11 proposals. Six outside expert reviewers provided feedback on the proposals. Based on their review and the UMN faculty recommendations, the following four proposals, with a total award of $148,000, were approved by the Rein in Sarcoma Board of Directors on January 22, 2018. This brings Rein in Sarcoma’s cumulative research funding close to $2 million since the organization’s 2001 inception.

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