Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Manager, Programs Administration

Communications Coordinator

We dare to imagine a world where no one dies of cancer. Do you dare to imagine with us? 

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is 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-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.  

You can browse our open positions below. Compelling candidates with less experience than listed may be considered.

Research suggests that women and people of color may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage people who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive at the Prevent Cancer Foundation to apply for these positions.

Join us to work toward a world where cancer is preventable, detectable and beatable for all. 

Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations


The Senior 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 Senior Director will work in partnership to set and implement annual fundraising strategies, especially surrounding corporate and foundation relations work.  The Senior 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 and leads the planned giving program.  The successful candidate will be analytical and creative, collaborate well with a passionate and fun staff, and coordinate and manage multiple projects on deadlines.  


  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 as well as cause marketing and other innovative partnerships. 
  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 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. Overseeing the Foundation’s planned giving program. 
  9. Analyzing fundraising data and preparing 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. Providing input to project and create annual revenue forecast.  Closely track revenue budget. 
  12. 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. 
  13. Representing the foundation to outside groups at speaking engagements. 
  14. Oversight and management of workplace giving programs. 
  15. Supervise staff focused on corporate and foundation relations, currently one position.   
  16. Other development activities as directed. 


  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. 


  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. 




Please send your resume with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to  Emails should include “Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations” in the subject line.

Manager, Programs Administration


The Manager, Programs Administration, is a full-time early-career professional who works to accomplish the mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation by providing administrative management and support across the diversity of programs in research, education and outreach (REO).

Hybrid position: applicant is required to live in the DC area (DC, MD or VA) and will have a hybrid work schedule.


The primary responsibilities of the Manager, Programs Administration, include:

  • Provide administrative management and support of REO programs, events and projects
  • Assist in the management of the grant cycles for community, research, harm reduction and global grants programs
  • Help oversee grant communications and reporting, in collaboration with other staff members
  • Participate in data collection, reporting and evaluation across REO programs
  • Identify opportunities for quality improvement and program refinement
  • Collaborate to increase awareness of grantee work internally and externally through Foundation publications and materials
  • Assist in ongoing review and revision of program educational materials
  • Assist in the management of the continuing education process for programs and events
  • Represent the Foundation at outreach events
  • Maintain current databases for REO programs, events and advisory groups
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Two to three years’ experience in program/project management desired.

Special skills/knowledge/abilities (desired)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer data management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Solid initiative and follow-through; attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills including Office 365 and online survey design/utilization with Survey Monkey, online registration systems and social media platforms
  • Spanish-language skills


Supervises: N/A

Supervised by: Managing Director, Research, Education and Outreach

SALARY RANGE: $50,000-$60,000 per year

Applicants please submit resume and cover letter to Erica Childs Warner at

Communications Coordinator


We are looking for a highly skilled, self-motivated individual to be our Communications Coordinator. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of External Affairs and works closely with the External Affairs Department and collaborates with others across the Foundation. 

This position is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s communications outreach along with operational and administrative projects.



  • Create and manage Foundation communication plans for events, conferences, workshops and more. Assist in executing plans.
  • Support the senior manager of communications in social media responsibilities, including maintaining account pages, monitoring and responding to messages and requests, flagging posts of note, and drafting social media copy. Create social media assets as needed.
  • Draft Foundation emails for events, campaigns, newsletters and more.  Based on approved copy and images, build external emails in Constant Contact and Online Express and project manage the email send process. Analyze, track and report on Foundation email results.
  • Draft Foundation press releases, blog posts and other pieces as assigned.  Support the senior manager of communications in the process for blog posts and updates as assigned.
  • Update and maintain Foundation materials, including but not limited to case for support, Foundation overview, and new subscriber emails.
  • Responsible for all monitoring, reporting, tracking and archiving of Foundation and related news in Meltwater and TV Eyes. Flag articles for Foundation interest, response or pitching.
  • Build media lists, pitch to media outlets and create all postings for the wire. Media pitching may ramp up during certain times of year and be less time-consuming other times.
  • Help to update and maintain the Foundation’s website. This includes making simple copy edits, changing out images, adding backend tags and descriptions, and more.
  • Monitor general email inbox responses, drafting appropriate responses as needed and forwarding messages to the correct teams in a timely fashion. 


  • Assist the Database Manger in entering data and gift information into Raiser’s Edge and otherwise maintaining the database.  Manage the gift acknowledgement process. 
  • Support the Vice President of Marketing and Development and the Managing Director of External Affairs in fundraising campaigns including creating timelines, managing deadlines, drafting copy, post- analysis and reporting.
  • Perform other administrative duties and tasks as assigned.  Support Foundation projects, as needed. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Marketing degree preferred
  • 2-3 years fundraising or communications experience.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Online Express or Constant Contact preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Meltwater or similar media database preferred.


  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based research skills, and comfortable working with social media networks (X, Facebook, etc.), as well as Blackbaud software.
  • Proactive, flexible, team player.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


Supervises: n/a

Supervised by: Managing Director, External Affairs

SALARY RANGE: $44,000-$50,000 per year


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Lisa Berry Edwards at

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