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CureAccelerator Manager

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Cures Within Reach

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About Cures Within Reach: Cures Within Reach is a global nonprofit that leverages the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical repurposing research to drive more treatments to more patients more quickly. Repurposing research clinically tests approved and available drugs, devices and nutraceuticals in unsolved indications to create “new” treatments for patients in need. Cures Within Reach catalyzes repurposing research by connecting funders with researchers to jumpstart repurposing research clinical trials. We also serve as a thought-leading, value-creating facilitator of conversation and action among the many repurposing stakeholders. Cures Within Reach has funded over 60 repurposing research projects, and this research has generated repurposed therapies in 13 indications.  Brief Overview: Cures Within Reach (CWR) is seeking a CureAccelerator Manager to help the organization grow and expand its mission of improving patient quality and length of life by leveraging existing science and medicine to drive more treatments to more patients more quickly through repurposing research. Position Description: In 2015, CWR built the CureAccelerator online portal ( ) to provide a global collaboration space and marketplace for repurposing research that can deliver effective solutions to unsolved diseases. CureAccelerator was built with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide a platform in which drugs, devices and nutraceuticals approved for one or more human diseases can be repurposed to create
ew\ treatments in other diseases. CureAccelerator has over 1,600 users who have proposed over 200 projects, of which more than 20 have received funding through the CureAccelerator platform and are moving towards patient impact. CWR is now seeking a CureAccelerator Manager to manage and help grow the platform. The CureAccelerator Manager will work with the CWR team to implement expansion and monetization strategies that will continue to position CureAccelerator as the “go-to” platform for repurposing. Duties and Responsibilities: The Cures Within Reach CureAccelerator Manager will be responsible for: Full management of the CureAccelerator platform on a daily basis Routine management and maintenance of the platform, including troubleshooting user support issues as they arise and working with our independent IT contractors Developing new CureAccelerator functional enhancements with CureAccelerator users and the CWR team; setting out functional and budget elements for enhancements, and then testing and implementing these new enhancements to the platform and working with our independent IT contractors to address any support issues/fixes Working with the CWR team to enhance philanthropic and commercial funding for Requests for Proposals that stimulate repurposing research submissions to CureAccelerator Working with the CWR team to strengthen a network of liaisons at research institutions, biotechs, government labs and other locations and organizations to support the dissemination of CureAccelerator RFPs and submission of projects Working with the CWR team and CureAccelerator users to develop CureAccelerator content and to build and support a CureAccelerator User Working Group that can help create new ideas and uses for the platform Building the CureAccelerator user base and helping develop value propositions in partnership with the CWR team, to attract more attention from the repurposing stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, funders, pharma, medical device, biotechs, government, patients and patient advocacy groups Developing and implementing a marketing plan and materials with input from and direction by the CWR team and CureAccelerator Working Group for CureAccelerator to expand awareness and exposure of the platform; creating content for the monthly CureAccelerator newsletter Increasing user engagement with the current features of CureAccelerator, including discussion forums, scientific and crowd reviews, services needed/offered section and clinician case reports Working with CWR staff to identify avenues for leveraging and monetizing CureAccelerator to provide additional funding streams for CWR research and programs Working with individual interns and intern teams to support CureAccelerator Supporting CureAccelerator Live! and other CWR events and programs Ideal Candidate Qualifications: BA/BS degree in Marketing, Marketing Research or a related discipline 1 – 3 years experience in market research, marketing, brand management, digital content management, online platforms or equivalent Strong project management background Online systems experience, including website analytics, website user interface, online content/community management and social media strategies Excellent written communication and presentation skills, with a strong attention to detail Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders from a variety of professional backgrounds Self starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a small organization, and can be both adaptable and flexible Ability to work in a fast-moving, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment Ability to understand general scientific and healthcare concepts; scientific and/or pharma background preferred Nonprofit experience a plus How to Apply: Interested candidate should submit a resume, cover letter and salary range to .

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