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Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.


Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator manages all aspects of the Rescue Family grant and Rescue Angels parent mentor programs. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for managing the doctor referral system, providing outreach, information and referrals, and facilitating patient and family education. Additionally, the Coordinator creates and maintains community partnerships with other non-profit organizations, community leaders and physicians. 


Major Responsibilities for this position include:


Rescue Family Grant Program (60%)

Manage all aspects of the Rescue Family grant program in collaboration with key community partners, grant program physicians, autism treatment specialists, Rescue Angels and grantee families;

Facilitate grant-related trainings, meetings and online discussions with key community partners, grant program physicians, autism treatment specialists, Rescue Angels and grantee families;

Provide ongoing training and technical assistance to Rescue Family grantees’ through web-enabled conference calls, listserv communication, individual emails, online discussion forums and phone calls;

Evaluate, review and update grant application, grant portal, vendor/grant recipient surveys and web site information as it relates to the Rescue Family grant program on an ongoing basis;

Prepare periodic data, financial and narrative reports to the Executive Director, as requested; and

Provide Generation Rescue’s marketing, communication and development teams with up-to-date information about Rescue Family grant program.


Rescue Angels (20%)

Manage all aspects of the Rescue Angels program including recruitment, orientation, management and engagement of Rescue Angels; 

Maintain a database of existing Rescue Angels for Generation Rescue website;

Train select Rescue Angels to assist in the implementation, oversight and evaluation of the Rescue Family grant program; and

Provide ongoing technical assistance to keep Rescue Angels up-to-date on best practices and engaged with Generation Rescue.



Outreach, Information and Referrals (10%)

Respond to all information and referral requests within 48 hours;

Track and maintain a record of all communication regarding information and referral requests in Generation Rescue’s database;

Update Generation Rescue staff to help answer frequently asked questions and themes identified from calls and emails on a monthly basis;

Engage community members who reach out to Generation Rescue to get more involved (i.e. sign up for Generation Rescue’s newsletter, participate in educational events, etc.); and

Develop, plan and facilitate educational conferences, seminars and webinars for families living with autism spectrum disorders.


Doctor Referral System (5%)

Recruit, manage and engage Rescue Family grant program physicians, autism treatment specialists, vaccine friendly physicians, doctors of osteopathy and doctors of chiropractic;

Prepare a monthly Physician Spotlight article to be published in the Generation Rescue newsletter and website; and

Track and review medical articles, research and policies that address autism spectrum disorders to update Generation Rescue’s website and guide future strategies.


Community Building (5%)

Create and maintain partnerships with collaborating non-profits, community leaders, physicians and autism treatment specialists;

Maintain a database of existing and prospective partners;

Seek out and secure opportunities to promote Generation Rescue’s programs through national, state and regional conferences and other meetings to build awareness and credibility; and

Create partnership opportunities to collaborate on patient and family education seminars with healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, alternative health practitioners, other autism organizations and community coalitions; and alliances focused on autism spectrum disorders.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required in addition to one of the following; nurse practitioner, licensed vocational nurse or an RN with experience in integrative health care

Comfortable working in diverse settings

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Social Networking

Knowledge of integrative medicine, the importance of nutrition and a basic understanding or willingness to learn about individuals with autism

Travel required on an as-needed basis, including occasional evening and weekend work


 Participate in trainings of new volunteers during pre-service training as well as on going education training for current volunteers

Ability to work strongly within a team framework, in a cooperative and collaborative manner

Other duties as assigned. 



For more information, please visit our web site at Applicants should send a resume, salary requirements and cover letter outlying how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected]. Only applicants whose resumes are selected for interviews will be contacted. 



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