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Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations  

Director, Policy and Advocacy

Manager, Accounting and Financial Analysis

Manager, Communications


Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is a key member of a productive team of fundraising professionals working together to raise significant dollars to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission and operations.  Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Development, the Director will work in partnership to set and implement annual fundraising strategies, specially surrounding corporate and foundation relations work.  The Director will oversee all corporate and foundation relation activities, including management of a portfolio of existing relationships and the research and engagement strategy for new funders.  This position also oversees the application process and compliance with charity watchdog groups.

The successful candidate will be analytical and creative, collaborate well with a passionate and fun staff, and coordinate and manage multiple projects on deadlines. 

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Primary responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporations and foundations.
  2. Designing, implementing and managing a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation giving including corporate sponsorship for Foundation events and signature programs.
  3. Proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based upon foundation and corporate guidelines and interests. Taking the lead with key staff to develop new approaches to foundations and corporations and coordinate these contacts to initiate the cultivation/fundraising process.
  4. Identifying, researching, and developing cultivation and partnership strategies for emerging corporate and foundation prospects.
  5. Cultivating and maintaining relations and strong communication ties with existing donors and prospects.
  6. Managing foundation and corporate giving including grant writing and grant reporting. Write grant proposals and/or online grant submissions, and letters of intent to identified corporate and foundation prospects to secure funding for Foundation programs and special events.  Responsibility shall include verification of compliance with terms of grant and such reporting as may be required.
  7. Overseeing the application process and compliance with Charity Watchdog groups.
  8. Oversight and management of ASCO meetings and strategies.
  9. Analyzing fundraising data and prepare reports as needed.
  10. Developing a comprehensive understanding of the Foundation’s research, educational and community outreach programs to effectively relate Foundations mission and funding needs. Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with program staff in order to obtain information to craft funding proposals, updates, and compliance reports.
  11. Development and creation of cause marketing.
  12. Providing input to project and create annual revenue forecast. Closely track revenue budget.
  13. Working within the donor database to record actions, update records, and track grants. Compiling and maintaining current, accurate information about corporate and foundation donors and prospects utilizing the Raiser’s Edge software. Maintaining a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans, monitoring proposal deadlines, submissions and reporting due dates.
  14. Representing the foundation to outside groups at speaking engagements.
  15. Oversight and management of workplace giving programs.
  16. Other development activities as directed.

Education and/or Experience

  1. Bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  2. Minimum of 3-5 years related experience in research and grant writing.
  3. Prior experience in the health care field preferred.

Qualifications

  1. Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus.
  5. Excellent time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
  7. Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other people and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

About the Prevent Cancer Foundation®

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is celebrating 35 years as the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection.  Through research, education, outreach and advocacy, we have helped countless people avoid a cancer diagnosis or detect their cancer early enough to be successfully treated.  

The Foundation is rising to meet the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. To achieve this, we are committed to investing $20 million for innovative technologies to detect cancer early and advance multi-site cancer screening, $10 million to expand cancer screening and vaccination access to medically underserved communities, and $10 million to educate the public about screening and vaccination options.  For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

To Apply

Please send your resume with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications as well as salary requirements to Jennifer.Niyangoda@preventcancer.org.  Emails should include “Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations” in the subject line. 


Director, Policy and Advocacy

Summary of Position

Working with the Foundation’s senior management team, the Director, Policy and Advocacy, is responsible for the development and implementation of the legislative agenda, policy priorities, grassroots strategy and engagement, and related government relations functions of the Foundation. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director, Policy and Advocacy, works closely with the Managing Director, External Affairs, the Vice President of Marketing and Development, the Executive Vice President and the Founder and CEO, as well as other Foundation staff members and external consultants, to accomplish organizational goals and objectives for the following:

  1. Determine, in consultation with senior staff, the Foundation’s long- and short-term policy and advocacy priorities at federal and state levels.
  2. Communicate the policy and legislative priorities of the Foundation to elected officials and their staff members, Administration officials (including those in relevant agencies), regulators, and other stakeholders.
  3. Represent the Foundation on Capitol Hill and at all relevant meetings, including coalitions centered on policy and advocacy priorities, and serve in leadership positions within those coalitions as appropriate.
  4. Develop a grassroots strategy and maintain a grassroots network for the Foundation. Provide ongoing information regarding legislative, policy and regulatory issues impacting cancer research, cancer prevention and early detection, and quality cancer patient care.
  5. Communicate with grassroots network via action alerts and biweekly advocacy newsletter to inform advocates of opportunities for action on Foundation policy and legislative priorities.
  6. Communicate the advocacy priorities of the Foundation to the public through management of the advocacy micro-website and creation of other printed and electronic communications of the Foundation.
  7. Plan and implement all aspects of relevant policy and advocacy events, including the congressional briefings and the annual Advocacy Workshop.
  8. Work with the Development division to identify policy and advocacy fundraising opportunities and assist in grant writing to acquire such funding.
  9. Work with the CEO and the Director of Special Events to support the annual Gala by identifying Congressional Cancer Champions, recruiting members of Congress for the Honorary Congressional Committee and sending invitations to members and Hill staffers.
  10. Provide strategic advice and support to other divisions of the Foundation that involve government relations and policy activities.
  11. Act as a point of contact or lead for the Foundation in educational campaigns with a focus on policy and advocacy, as determined by the Managing Director of External Affairs, Vice President of Development and Marketing and the Executive Vice President.
  12. Assist on campaigns with government relations, advocacy or legislative and policy components.
  13. In consult with the Communications Manager, draft and disseminate digital advocacy messaging through social media and online outlets.
  14. Give input on budgets and assist in strategic plans for the policy and advocacy area.  

Qualifications

Education
Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, social work, communications, public health or related field required. Relevant master’s degree preferred.

Experience 
Minimum of seven years experience required.  Capitol Hill, regulatory, or government relations work for a health care or cancer-related nonprofit organization or association preferred.

Special Skills
Must have superb written, oral and interpersonal communications skills; be able to juggle multiple tasks, work under tight deadlines and deliver projects on time and within budgets.

Special Qualifications

Demonstrated initiative and leadership qualities; organizational, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are required.  Must have proven ability to work within coalitions and with high-level elected and appointed officials, regulatory agencies and staff.

To Apply

Please send your resume with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications as well as salary requirements to Jennifer.Niyangoda@preventcancer.org. Emails should include “Director of Policy and Advocacy” in the subject line.


Manager, Accounting and Financial Analysis

Summary of Position

Reconcile general ledger accounts and bank accounts on a monthly basis. Prepare adjusting journal entries as well as assist in annual audit. Perform budget and financial analysis. Assist the Managing Director, Finance and Administration and others with both financial and administrative special projects as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations, meet with other departments to resolve discrepancies and recommend/prepare necessary adjusting entries.
  • Performs weekly and annual cash forecasting
  • Assist with the month end close and provide monthly financial and budget reports to staff
  • Assist with annual Foundation budgeting process and reporting
  • Maintains proper filing and record keeping
  • Provide support for the annual audit; develop and maintain income and expense allocation model, preparing support documentation, and working with the external audit firm
  • Assist in drafting and updating finance & administration procedures and monitoring of internal controls
  • Assist with Financial Edge Dashboard administration
  • Provide financial and budget report analysis, creating metrics for program analysis and growth, monitoring expense and revenue ratios and forecasting for financial planning
  • Assist Managing Director, Finance and Administration with special projects as requested
  • Participation in Foundation cross-division team meetings and Foundation events

Qualifications

Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or similar is desired, with 2-5 years’ experience

Skills & Qualities

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Financial Edge software a plus
  • Computer literacy with accounting, database, accounts payable, and word-processing applications.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel  
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction to accomplish goals.
  • Needs to be a positive, enthusiastic team player who adapts easily to change and works cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.

Supervision: No supervisory responsibilities

Salary: $60,000 – $65,000

Please, email cover letter and resume to Amy Sokal Khalaf, Managing Director of Finance and Administration at Amy.Sokal@preventcancer.org. Please, no phone calls. 


Manager, Communications

Summary of Position

The Communications Manager will assist in spreading the message of cancer prevention and early detection with the general public and other targeted audiences, as specified. The Manager will assist with creating a strategic communications plan to build public awareness of the Foundation’s activities and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and oversee the Foundation’s general editorial calendar, ensuring communications are timely and accurate.
  • Develop social media, email and online advertising campaigns that help achieve Foundation marketing goals, including campaigns for funding or engagement. In consultation with the Managing Director of External Affairs, coordinate and implement the social media efforts of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, increasing the Foundation’s presence and brand recognition.
  • Work with the Managing Director of External Affairs and Director of Education Marketing on creating plans and setting timelines for strategic communications and content for event, conference and campaign communications.
  • Responsible for creating and distributing communication for all divisions, including the e-newsletter, event and conference promotions and other communications via email and social media as requested. Work closely with Development team on the creation of donor emails and communications.
  • Create timely and informative content on an ongoing basis for the Foundation blog, which includes working with the Externals Affairs team, all divisions, the CEO, the Medical Advisory Board and researchers.
  • Act as the project manager and assistant editor of the Foundation’s signature print and digital publications and collateral materials. Publications include, but are not limited to, the annual report and quarterly newsletter.
  • Assist in the development of speeches and talking points.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase awareness and donations across all communication platforms.
  • Assist in representing the Foundation as necessary in advocacy-related coalitions, campaigns and various public health events.  Travel 10%.
  • Serve as content editor for the Foundation, including but not limited to digital, print and social media communications.
  • Assist in the development of Foundation education materials.
  • Conduct research and review guidelines and statistics on cancer to keep Foundation materials, website and blogs up to date.
  • Perform special projects as requested.
  • Preferred: create social assets as needed, including graphics and video content.

Qualifications

Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years related experience.

Skills & Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Superior knowledge of AP Style.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Online Express email marketing software or similar platform and the WordPress Content Management System.
  • At least 2 years experience in social media management (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Experience working in a health-related nonprofit organization preferred

Supervision: No supervisory responsibilities

To apply, email a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to Lisa Berry Edwards, Managing Director of External Affairs at Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org. Put “Communications Manager” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls. 

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