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NCCS is a patient-centered organization advocating for access to the best possible care for all people with cancer. We represent the millions of Americans who share the cancer experience – living with, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis.
Founded by and for cancer survivors, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is the nation’s oldest survivor-led advocacy organization. We advocate for the right care, at the right time, for the right reason.
We are a recognized leader in advocating to improve cancer public policy and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS represents the interests of cancer survivors to Congress, the federal government, payers, policymakers, and all others whose work affects people with cancer.
At NCCS, we acknowledge the profound disparities that exist among various communities with regard to cancer outcomes, as a result of differences in access to and quality of care. Our organization is dedicated to promoting fair access to exceptional cancer care and
assistance for all survivors. We recognize that it is crucial to tackle the systemic obstacles that perpetuate these disparities and strive for a more equitable and comprehensive health care system that benefits everyone.
We strive for a health care system that:
- Cares for the whole person with cancer from diagnosis through end of life;
- Ensures equity in health care delivery and outcomes;
- Empowers cancer survivors to be active participants in their health care; and
- Supports the cancer-related needs of caregivers and family members.
We seek a new Development Manager to join us in a full-time role that is a core member of our team. The position can be either remote, in the NCCS office in Silver Spring, MD, or hybrid.
Reporting to the Vice President of External Relations, the Development Manager is the lead executor of NCCS’s development program with responsibility primarily for implementing our annual giving program. Core responsibilities include:
- Ensuring the organization is reaching its fundraising milestones, adhering to the departmental budget, and identifying future fundraising opportunities that are critical for continued NCCS growth;
- Implementing an annual plan for individual giving, including executing on communication, donor solicitations, and stewardship, inclusive of year-end giving and other periodic opportunities for both appeals and cultivation of donors;
- Writing compelling and inspiring appeals and donor acknowledgments for distribution by email and hard copy;
- Developing and executing crowdfunding campaigns and peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities for our volunteer advocates;
- Working with the NCCS program and policy teams to leverage the organization’s innovative programs, initiatives, publications, and convenings for fundraising purposes, including working with volunteer advocates and board members;
- Exploring funding opportunities with a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion;
- Managing development operations, including utilization of best-practice processes for research, cultivation, stewardship, and database management;
- Running reports to track donor activity and maintaining detailed donor participation records;
- Working with the NCCS marketing and communication manager to implement a variety of marketing strategies and promotional campaigns;
- Attending select NCCS special events and other meetings as needed (this will be infrequent); and
- Supporting other NCCS development priorities.
QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK APPROACH
NCCS seeks a development professional, committed to and knowledgeable about NCCS’s mission. The successful candidate will have the following:
Development Experience and Skills:
- Prior experience in a development position (minimally 4 to 6 years), ideally with a health care non-profit, and including experience working with individual donors;
- Experience executing on a fundraising plan, primarily with individual donors;
- Experience conceiving of and drafting effective and very well written appeals for new and existing donors for opportunities throughout the year, including year-end giving;
- Experience working with individual giving in the context of digital fundraising;
- Experience building strong and inclusive relationships with staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners from diverse backgrounds.
- Comfortable moving between, and supporting, an array of development functions, to maximize value to the team.
Work Skills and Approach:
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
- Strong commitment to NCCS’ mission.
- Collaborative work style and also comfortable working independently.
- Entrepreneurial, creative, and proactive.
- Highly organized with careful attention to detail and to adhering to a development calendar.
- Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of work, and can contribute to NCCS’ efforts to address inequities in the health care system.
- Superb time management skills necessary for successful remote work.
- High degree of responsiveness to donors and colleagues.
- Strong commitment to and track record meeting deadlines.
- High degree of empathy and enjoys working with volunteers whose journeys with cancer are important to raising financial support for the organization.
- Open to receiving feedback and to learning from others.
- Energetic, flexible, adaptable, and positive.
- Willingness to occasionally travel as needed, likely to approximately 2 to 3 convenings/year in DC.
STRUCTURE OF THE POSITION
This role is perfect for a development professional who seeks to implement an individual giving program and work as a part of a broader mission-based development effort, while at the same time having flexibility in terms of work location and schedule of full-time work.
The position is a great opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with high standards ofexcellence and as a part of a team dedicated to the NCCS mission and program.
NCCS offers a competitive package of salary and benefits; salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit by April 28, 2023: (1) your resume; and (2) a cover letter describing your interest in NCCS’s mission and your experience relating to this position. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Please write to Sally Sachar at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
NCCS is an equal opportunity employer that provides opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.
NCCS is working in partnership with Sachar Solutions to coordinate the search for this critically important position.