Project Lead, Pharma & Life Sciences - Remote, US | Atlanta, GA, US | Dallas, TX, US


Susan G. Komen brings a home office based working environment for each specified local community. We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 40 years, we have led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. and in more than thirty countries. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, outreach, and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others! We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization. It is encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two-way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!

What you'll be doing in the role of a Project Lead

The Project Lead, Pharma & Life Sciences is a member of the Corporate Partnerships team. The focus of the role is to implement processes and systems and to provide project management for the Pharma & Life Sciences team. Candidate must effectively provide administrative support, data management, stakeholder engagement and prospect research, all contributing to the organization’s overarching goals and mission. Working under the direction of the Manager, Pharma & Life Sciences, this position ensures that the strategic initiatives and business objectives of both Susan G. Komen and its partners are successfully achieved.

What you will bring to the table 

The primary objective of the Project Lead, Pharma & Life Sciences is to support Susan G. Komen in achieving our overall Vision and Mission by:

  • Contributing to the organization’s annual fundraising goal by supporting the Directors and Senior Director with dynamic partnerships that raise significant revenue to support the mission and strengthen the Komen brand.
  • Serves as a project manager for the pharma and life sciences team by leading and managing projects and portfolios in Asana and JIRA and through efficient management of partner folders on SharePoint.
  • Support internal and external meetings with key stakeholders by supporting Directors with preparation, including but not limited to comprehensive meeting briefs. 
  • Responsible for conducting prospect research and submitting due diligence to prospective pharma and life science companies. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of all relevant information.
  • Provide day-to-day administrative support to Directors and Senior Director. Lead administrative projects including managing prospect lists and related tasks.
  • Responsible for all financial coding, reconciliation, requesting partner invoices and filing executed contracts. Adhere to procurement and contract policies.
  • Drive strong data management for the pharma and life sciences team by entering data and extracting reports from Salesforce and Asana. Ensure accuracy and integrity of all data.

We already know you will also have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Public Health, Chemistry, or other related life science fields.
  • Solid communications and writing skills. 
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets including formulas and creation of reports from applicable database. 
  • Team-oriented nature.
  • 3-5 years of related work experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written; research, develop, present, and promote projects; work independently; prioritize work and meet deadlines.

And we would love if you also have

  • Experience utilizing Asana, Salesforce, and Microsoft applications. 
  • Project Management certification.
  • Experience in operations, sponsor relations, account management, project management for a nationally recognized company or non-profit organization.

So, what's in it for you?

Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures.  This is what Komen provides away from the computer: 

  • Competitive wage of $19 - $26/hour, exact compensation ranges are based on a range of factors including the labor market, job level, internal equity, and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate's skills, experience, and geographic location.
  • Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off plan
  • Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment
  • Bi-weekly work from home stipend
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • A culture of learning and development
  • And so much more!

Komen provides a remote and/or home-based working environment for all active employees. Komen defines remote as the ability to work from any physical location within the U.S. where an employee can perform specified work duties without disruption or distraction.  Komen defines home-based roles as positions that are required to reside in a specific market. Work schedules for both remote and home based are determined by the organizational needs of each department.  

Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Additionally, we embrace Diverse Teams & Perspective, and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. 



The physical location for the candidate selected must be within the contiguous United States. In the event a move is expected to occur by the candidate selected, it must be approved by Komen's HR team prior to the move.



Job Profile


North America


United States


Administrative Support Advocacy Communication Data analysis Data Management Financial Coding Fundraising Project Management Prospect Research Public Policy Research Stakeholder engagement

  • Conduct prospect research
  • Drive data management
  • Ensure data accuracy
  • Manage financial coding and reconciliation
  • Manage projects in Asana and JIRA
  • Prepare for meetings
  • Provide administrative support
  • Support fundraising goals

3 - 5 years


Biology Chemistry Communications Public health


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