Thank you volunteers!

During National Volunteer Week, I cannot help but reflect on what a privilege it is to work with the many volunteers that give their time, talents, and treasures to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Numerous individuals and groups of kind-hearted people support us in so many ways, including: serving on various committees; helping with administrative tasks in the office; fundraising to support the work we do; educating and raising awareness about colon cancer; volunteering at our events; sharing their personal stories; assisting our expansion efforts; advocating to their personal networks the importance of colon cancer screening; starting new programs; and more! As one volunteer, Mohammad Ghifardi, expressed while volunteering in the office, “every time I come in here I always learn something new. That’s what I like about it.” Similarly, volunteer Amber Ralston was excited as she shared “I learn many new things every single day here!” These and many similar comments from our volunteers are so wonderful to hear. While the Project has a small full-time staff, we have a huge number of committed volunteers that are truly helping save lives! The success we have achieved has been made possible by the hard work and dedication of these individuals, and the commitment of our volunteers will ensure we continue making a difference in our communities in the future. “When you volunteer, you are not paid in money or recognition, you are paid in love. People may forget what you said, and people may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Our volunteers enable the Project to achieve so much, and I cannot express how grateful I feel to have each of them involved! I first got involved with the Project after I lost my dear Momma to colon cancer 4 years ago; she inspires me every single day. I hope you will decide to get involved with us - I will never forget how it makes me feel to work with our volunteers every day! E-mail Lindy to learn more about how YOU can help SAVE LIVES or click this link to express your interests now! --- Lindy Reinhardt, Community Outreach and Survivor Support Manager

Employment Opportunity with the Colon Cancer Prevention Project



Position: Colon Cancer Screening Navigator

Reports To: Education and Health Systems Program Manager

Department: Program

About the Colon Cancer Prevention Project:

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project, a Louisville-based non-profit working since 2004 to save lives, seeks qualified and passionate applicants for the full-time position of Colon Cancer Screening Navigator.

The Project was formed in 2004 and works throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana to ensure people get screened for colon cancer, the No. 2 cancer killer among men and women. Its work includes education, advocacy, health systems improvements, and survivor support. In the last decade, thanks to the Project and partners, Kentucky's colon cancer incidence rate has dropped more than 25 percent.

Summary of Position:

The Colon Cancer Screening Navigator’s primary role is connecting people to colon cancer screenings, and guiding them through the process. The navigator will play a key role in the Louisville site of the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program (KCCSP), delivering high quality navigation services that will lead to increased screening rates in Louisville. 

The navigator is responsible for the coordination of care across the continuum; education/provision of information and support for clients and patients; facilitation with decision making; patient advocacy and patient compliance.   

This is a newly created position with guaranteed funding for the first year. There is strong potential for funding for subsequent years.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive navigation services for patients through colon cancer screening, including:
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Educating patients on the importance of screening and on how to use the appropriate tests.
  • Providing education/information throughout all phases of the screening to help the patient understand and adhere to medical recommendations.
  • Acting as a patient advocate and working alongside the KCCSP team to identify and eliminate barriers to care.
  • Maintaining clear and up-to-date documentation (monthly reports, assessments, data input, progress reporting, contacts, referrals, productivity) on all patients in an ethical and confidential manner.  Document all activities associated with oversight of each patient and all services being provided.
  • Helping patients to apply for insurance through Kynect.
  • Coordinating outreach activities aimed at increasing colon cancer screening rates, particularly in the areas of Louisville with the lowest screening rates. 
  • Participating in meetings, conference calls, and trainings related to the screening program. 
  • Maintaining working knowledge of navigation best practices and evidenced based models.  
  • Participating in continuing education courses as needed.


  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Tact and positive demeanor.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high energy work environment 
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Computer literacy including MS Office Products including Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details 
  • Skills with collaboration, coaching, mentoring, and listening.
  • Ability to establish relationships with healthcare professionals and community organizations. 

Special Requirements:

  • Must have driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to travel locally and sometimes out of the city.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard work schedule including some nights and weekends.  
  • A passion for the cause is a bonus.


This is a full-time position. Typical office hours are 9 am- 5 pm, Monday-Friday, but this role may include some nights and weekend. 

To Apply:

Applicants for this position should email resume and cover letter to:

Patty Francis

Education and Health Systems Program Manager

Colon Cancer Prevention Project

PO Box 4039

Louisville, KY 40204

Equal Employment Opportunity  

Colon Cancer Prevention Project is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  


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