Role: Marketing Assistant
Term: 6 weeks
Qualifications: Preferred if you have marketing, digital/social media, website, bookkeeper experience
Location: Remote, international applicants accepted
Sector: Marketing/Patient Engagement
Closing Date: Ongoing
Ideal Start Date: ASAP
About the company
ACMCRN leads the collaborative effort in bringing patients, caregivers, doctors and researchers together to work as one team in furthering research and education goals of the Arachnoiditis community. We aim to employ the latest in Rare Disease data sharing/ research tools and the power of online community engagement to advance our understanding and treatments for Arachnoiditis & Chronic Meningitis.
We accomplish this mission by focusing on four strategic areas:
Our research employs the latest in rare disease research strategies, uses patient centered outcome research as well as partners with global Arachnoiditis experts to further the understanding of Arachnoiditis and uncover possible new treatments.
We are currently engaged in developing an Arachnoiditis patient registry and the necessary research infrastructure to begin clinical trials and the opportunity for peer-reviewed research.
Uniting the community of patients and their families, physicians, researchers, and in future, industry, through online forums, newsletters, Zoom peer support, and collaborative partnerships with affiliated rare disease organizations such as those representing the Tarlov Cyst, CSFleak, and Ehlers-Danlos communities.
Awareness & Fundraising
While Arachnoiditis appears to be rarely diagnosed we believe that Arachnoiditis is not truly rare. Awareness and education activities are of primary importance to us, hence we are developing educational materials for both patients and their physicians and affiliate with organizations like The Tennant Foundation, Global Gene's Compassion Pairing Program and other similar awareness and education projects.
Our social media channels are all updated daily with the latest in research and education updates and opportunities, and encourage patient engagement. We have both private and public Facebook groups that are active daily, as well as Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Our future goal is to create a peer support channel through this website by early 2023.
About the role
Duration: 6 weeks unpaid with possibility of further paid contract hours at the completion of the internship. Up to 30 hours per week, online, remote. Mostly on own schedule except for required update meetings. Materials required: Computer and internet access, Google Workspace
Supervisor: Eve Blackburn, VP Patient Engagement
Ideal candidate will possess:
Social media familiarity and direct experience:
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Creating content, and marketing materials for our website. Website building, content management skills and website marketing experience or education is ideal. Prefer Wix experience, but not necessary if applicant has experience with other website platforms such as WordPress.
Will work under VP Patient Engagement: SEO, ADA compliancy, website automation, email marketing, blog, forum, and forms etc. Copywriting and spreadsheet experience a plus, as is experience with creating graphics (Canva). Nonprofit Marketing.
Note: Own laptop or desktop required