Career Opportunities

Project 8p Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Job Type:

Part-time 1099 contractor 10-15 hours per week. 12 month minimum commitment




The position is compensated with a base salary that will be commensurate with the candidate's experience.

About Project 8p Foundation:

Project 8p Foundation is a nonprofit biotech organization established in late 2018. We are researching 8p disorders to find treatment options and give meaningful answers to those affected and their families. We are patient-led and open science. Currently, there is no cure for 8p disorders, nor is there a standard course of treatment. Project 8p’s organizational philosophy is premised on stakeholders that are patient-centered for collaboration, transparency, and resource sharing to fulfill the mission. Project 8p is committed to translating research into medicines and aspires to scale learnings to other complex neurological chromosome diseases.

The Role:

The Communications and Social Media Coordinator is a position dedicated to the art of story telling by creating and optimizing relevant and timely content across all Project 8p communication channels including email campaigns, newsletters, social media sites and the website. It requires understanding of Project 8p, our mission, research, and patient support; as well as the ability to set targets, create KPI’s, and implement optimization strategies.


Strategy Development:

  • Develop and execute creative social media content strategy and best practices.
  • Development of a monthly calendar to deliver regular and consistent content aligned with Project 8p’s goals and target audience.

Content Production and Ideation:

  • Create and experiment with engaging, high-quality content and formats including video, audio, graphics, captions, etc. Includes daily content.
  • Identify monthly blog ideas based on audience need and Patient Leadership Board (PLB) recommendations.
  • Maintain website, social media pages, and newsletters with inspiring and relevant content and graphics support.

Analytics & Reporting:

  • Monitor and analyze content performance using relevant tools, providing valuable insights and recommendations to enhance content reach and engagement.

Audience Engagement:

  • Actively engage with our audience by responding to comments, questions, and feedback, fostering a sense of community.

Audience Growth:

  • Implement strategies to grow Project 8p’s social media following and increase growth across channels.

Industry Insights:

  • Monitor similar nonprofits, including umbrella organizations.
  • Establish relationships with other influencers to build a strong network.

All other duties as assigned

Professional Qualifications:

  • Fluent with the latest trends and best practices in social media
  • Experience with design programs like CANVA, Photoshop, or similar
  • Ability to use creative voice in all content
  • Expertise in developing and assessing the effectiveness of social media campaigns
  • Organization and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and strong time management skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to sudden changes in assignment and responsibilities
  • Work well under pressure
  • Strong oral and written communications skill with ability to articulate to all levels
  • Familiarity with web design


  • Pursuing or completed degree in communications, journalism, business marketing, or equivalent.
  • Understanding and regular usage of all social media platforms.
  • This position requires a high degree of attention to detail.

Work Experience:

Prior experience in social media including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter/X etc is preferred.

Application Requirements:

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

If you have experience/knowledge in creating and optimizing social media content with a portfolio of successful content, have a passion for staying current with digital media trends and emerging technologies and consider yourself a creative/strategic thinker, we would love to hear from you.

Please email the following to

  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample(s)

While we are a young organization looking to grow rapidly, we strongly encourage all candidates to apply that may fit some criteria, if not all.

The Project 8p Foundation (Project 8p) was created in 2018 to:

  • Accelerate future treatments, not only for 8p, but potentially for other chromosome-wide diseases as well.
  • Lead with knowledge from patients. Currently, there is no cure for 8p disorders, nor is there a standard course of treatment.

The Project 8p Foundation (Project 8p) was created in 2018 to:

  • Raise transformative funding for pioneering scientific research into treatments for a complex, rare disease involving 250+ affected genes on the short arm of the 8 th chromosome (8p). Rearrangements of these genes causes significant abnormalities to the entire neurological system, thus all organs and functions of the body– with variance in cognitive functions, gross motor skills, social development and other challenges during infancy, and throughout life;
  • Empower a unified community of 8p patients and their families so they can have meaningful lives today; and
  • Accelerate future treatments, not only for 8p, but potentially for other chromosome-wide diseases as well.