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The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is growing, and now is your chance to join the exciting work we do in the fields of celiac disease awareness, healthcare and gluten-free industry.

Current Opportunities:

Patient Education Manager

Location: Ambler, PA
Dates of Position: Immediate and ongoing
Time Commitment: Full time
Supervisor: Healthcare Relations Manager

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing diagnosis of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improving quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.

We are seeking a Patient Education Manager whose primary functions will be to identify, create, develop and implement educational tools designed to enhance the social, physical and emotional well-being of individuals adhering to a lifelong gluten-free diet. This position will also plan and implement NFCA monthly webinar programs and other patient-facing educational resources, delivered primarily online.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identify and develop science-based educational program content geared to educate and empower those diagnosed with a gluten-related disorder.
  2. Research and incorporate current academic literature on celiac disease, the spectrum of gluten-related disorders and the gluten-free diet into NFCA programs and content.
  3. Translate research and medical information into patient-friendly terms and content grounded in health literacy for online publication.
  4. Plan and facilitate monthly interactive webinars to educate those diagnosed and their caregivers on how to manage a gluten-related disorder and live gluten-free, including selecting topics, speakers and target audiences. Work with communications team to develop marketing strategy and track participation and outcomes.


  1. 2+ years of experience with health education, health communication, healthcare programs, nutrition, health and wellness or a relevant field OR master's degree with relevant field work
  2. Experience with celiac disease, the gluten-free diet and gluten-related disorders strongly preferred


  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including PowerPoint.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent relationship-building, collaboration and communication skills.
  • Experience in interpreting complex medical and scientific information and repackaging it into easy-to-understand content/message points.
  • Strong writing, editing and organization skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Firm grasp and demonstrated use of Microsoft PowerPoint and other presentation platforms.
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector.
  • Familiarity with program planning and assessment.
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced and innovative environment.
  • Experience with GoToMeeting a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Kristin Voorhees at KVoorhees@CeliacCentral.org.  Please include salary requirements in order to be considered for this position.

College Outreach Intern

Location: Ambler, PA (Telecommute will be considered)
Dates of Position: Immediately and ongoing
Time Commitment: Minimum of 16 hours per week. Days/time are negotiable.
Supervisor: Communications Assistant

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) seeks a self-motivated, organized and assertive student to coordinate a new college outreach program. You will lead the charge in organizing gluten-free college students to be a strong voice advocating for high quality of life on campuses nationwide.

This opportunity will provide real-life, hands-on experience in developing and managing a non-profit program that has direct and measureable impact. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial mind with superior skills in strategy, leadership, execution and follow-up.

Summary of Position:

The College Outreach Intern will:

  • Work with NFCA Communications Assistant to coordinate monthly calls with committee of volunteer college students; motivate students to find creative and constructive ways to effect change on campus.
  • Identify and contact leads for college outreach, including students, alumni and staff with program-related interests.
  • Conduct focus groups to identify barriers, best practices and major influencers in college outreach.
  • Conduct surveys of relevant populations and make effective use of survey data in outreach and marketing.
  • Research dining hall initiatives at colleges and universities nationwide, with specific attention to special dietary accommodations; assist GREAT Team with follow-up on leads for gluten-free training.
  • Maintain pool of statistics that communicate program’s purpose and goals.
  • Track relevant media clips; assist Communications Team in pitching and responding to media requests.
  • Write monthly blog posts to update gluten-free community on issues facing college students.
  • Work with Communications Team and Executive Leadership to develop strategic plan for overall program.
  • Work with Director of Development to formulate messaging for program-related grant applications and donation requests.
  • Produce monthly report on program status and action items for NFCA staff and Board of Directors.


  • Junior, senior or graduate student in marketing, communications or non-profit program management.
  • Leadership experience is a must, with a proven track record for motivating others.
  • Must be a self-starter; able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Able to integrate different audiences and media into a cohesive strategy.
  • Able to think creatively and find alternative solutions to problems.
  • Proficient in contact management systems.
  • Must excel at lead generation and follow-up.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity a plus.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Alicia Carango at acarango@celiaccentral.org.

Graphic Design Intern

Location: Telecommute
Dates of Position: Immediately and ongoing
Time Commitment: Minimum of 16 hours per week. Days/time are negotiable.
Supervisor: Director of Communications and New Media

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a national patient advocacy group engaged in the public, healthcare and foodservice sectors, seeks a motivated, forward-thinking graphic design intern to bring the foundation’s visual communications to the next level.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in shaping an organization’s visual strategy and play a lead role in the execution of those visuals. We are looking for a creative individual who takes initiative and stays on top of the latest trends, including the role of images and infographics in social media.

Candidates must have access to necessary software and services to create professional graphics. This can be a telecommuting position.

Summary of Position:

The graphic design intern will:

  • Design compelling graphics for NFCA communications, including headers, banners, ads, icons, logos, flyers, white papers and newsletters, for both web and print.
  • Conceptualize and execute design and layout for new NFCA brochures and publications.
  • Work directly with Communications Team to develop monthly project plans for design needs.
  • Assist Communications Team in updating e-newsletter design.
  • Develop cohesive look and feel that complements NFCA brand and integrates NFCA brand attributes.
  • Create and manage directory of NFCA images and graphics.
  • Monitor industry trends and make recommendations to propel NFCA’s visual strategy.
  • Manage multiple projects and timelines.


Junior, senior and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited graphic design degree program are invited to apply. Additional requirements include:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative; able to deliver with minimal supervision
  • Able to meet deadlines, including expedited projects for immediate needs
  • Creative thinker with a fresh design approach
  • Able to maximize impact using limited resources
  • Generates professional, error-free work with a polished touch
  • Maintains positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Understanding of branding concepts, including differences in audience
  • Understanding of printing and production process
  • Photography skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Flash or video editing a plus
  • Prior non-profit experience a plus

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and three samples of your work to Cheryl McEvoy at cmcevoy@celiaccentral.org

Healthcare Relations Intern

Location: Ambler, PA
Stipend: $1,500
Dates of Position: Immediately and ongoing
Time Commitment: Minimum of 21 hours per week. Days/time are negotiable.
Supervisor: Healthcare Relations Manager

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. NFCA’s programming is divided into two areas: Gluten-Free Industry Initiatives and Healthcare & Patient Services. NFCA is currently seeking to fulfill the position of an intern to support its Healthcare & Patient Services programming and related special projects.

Summary of Position:

NFCA is looking for an intern with experience in Public Health and/or Health Communications who is knowledgeable or eager to learn about celiac disease, other gluten-related disorders and/or the gluten-free diet. This intern should be comfortable speaking with healthcare professionals and the general public about the disease and NFCA’s mission.

The intern will assist NFCA’s Healthcare Relations Manager to raise awareness and improve knowledge among the healthcare provider community and the general public. This position will support education, outreach, communications and administrative functions associated with NFCA’s core strategies: education, empowerment and advocacy.

The intern should be highly motivated and driven, familiar with public health issues and/or healthcare trends, and have experience with educational program development. The ideal candidate must be able to workboth independently and as part of a team.

Activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Research current academic literature on celiac disease, the spectrum of gluten-related disorders and the gluten-free diet
  • Compose web content grounded in health literacy to update NFCA’s patient community on the expanding research of gluten-related disorders
  • Evaluate efficacy of an ongoing accredited continuing medical education (CME) program designed to improve the primary care provider’s knowledge of celiac disease
  • Assist with formatting of web presentations designed to educate patients and dietitians


Graduate students in public health, health education, nutrition or related fields are preferred. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Strong writing, research and organization skills are a must.

Other qualifications include:

  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Familiar with writing for the web
  • Knowledge of Photoshop or InDesign would be a plus (not required)

This is a week-day position with a minimum 21-hour per week commitment. Your choice of work days/hours is negotiable. The ideal candidate will commit to an internship lasting through the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The chosen candidate will be paid a $1,500 stipend at the end of the internship.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Healthcare Relations Manager Kristin Voorhees, kvoorhees@celiaccentral.org.

Video Editing/Production Volunteer

Location: Ambler, PA (Telecommuting available)
Dates of Position: Immediately and ongoing
Time Commitment:  Project Basis
Supervisor: Director of Communications and New Media

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) seeks a creative and passionate video professional to volunteer his or her skills on a variety of production and editing projects. The volunteer should be proficient in Final Cut Pro or a similar editing tool and have experience in video encoding for internet use. The volunteer should also have the ability to assemble raw footage into a cohesive video sequence, conceptualize and produce videos for various audiences, and edit sound to complete a video.  The volunteer must have access to his or her own equipment and editing tools.

This volunteer opportunity would be ideal for an advanced student or recent graduate looking to fine-tune his or her video production skills while supporting a great cause. 

Interested in this volunteer opportunity? E-mail Alicia Carango at acarango@celiaccentral.org for more information.

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