Department: Campaign Development
Reports to: National Director, Campaign Development
Status: Full-time, Exempt (Salaried)
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a non-profit organization conducting a search for the right person to join our highly passionate, talented and dedicated team. We offer you the chance to put your experience and energy to work for an agile, forward-thinking organization in pursuit of ending childhood cancer. The role comes with responsibility and high demands, but offers the significant reward of feeling good about the work you do and working along side others that share your drive. We, as a team, fight to end children’s cancer.
We’re currently seeking a Manager of Campaign Development to join our Development Team. Reporting to the National Director of Campaign Development, this role will be responsible for successfully implementing and managing fundraising campaigns in assigned geographic markets with emphasis on Midwest and Southwest regions. Campaign responsibilities will primarily focus on our signature Ultimate Hike endurance events, and may also include CureSearch Walks, virtual CureSearch Challenge initiatives, and CureSearch Gold volunteer-led events. This position will serve as CureSearch’s spokesperson for assigned events and markets, and build strong long term relationships with volunteers, donors, and other partners to achieve assigned revenue goals and increase brand awareness.
KEY Responsibilities and Duties
- Achieving campaign revenue goals by overseeing all aspects of assigned fundraising campaigns and events (event logistics, committee development, participant recruitment, fundraising support, local marketing, acting as the onsite manager during the event, managing the budget, etc).
- Training and mobilizing volunteers to drive campaign recruitment and fundraising efforts.
- Putting the participant and volunteer experience first, connecting them with the mission and the event, building long term relationships, and when appropriate, expanding their engagement to other philanthropic and leadership opportunities within the organization.
- Developing and executing strategies for increasing event participation and sponsorship growth.
- Assisting in identifying key market areas for growth potential and in the identification of prospective supporters.
Work Hours, Travel & Other REquirements
- Travel is required approximately 30 percent of time with heavier travel during key recruitment and event timeframes. You must have easy access to a major airport and possess a valid driver license.
- You will need to work occasional nights and weekends as needed for Campaign Events.
- You must be able to lift 25 – 30 lbs and perform basic event preparations (e.g., setting up and breaking down equipment, folding tables, moving boxes, setting up displays, etc).
- During events, the work will be performed outdoors in varying climates and conditions and will require physical movements (e.g., climbing stairs, kneeling, etc).
You’re a natural relationship builder, leader and motivator. It’s important for you to help others feel like they are a valued member of the team. You easily toggle between and enjoy both strategic and tactical work. You are great with checklists, prioritizing and following through. You get creative when faced with the inevitable obstacle and you juggle multiple projects and priorities with ease.
Your knowledge and skills include:
- demonstrated understanding of peer to peer fundraising and event best practices;
- experience with participating in or organizing endurance events;
- eloquent written and verbal skills, ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences;
- an appropriate balance of independent and collaborative work style;
- experience working with donor databases (Raiser’s Edge a bonus); and
- proficiency with a variety of software and platforms (e.g., social media, Google, MSOffice, etc).
Your professional track record includes:
- 3 years of successfully meeting or exceeding annual fundraising goals ($500k and above);
- 3 years of experience running well-managed walk, endurance, or other peer to peer campaigns;
- an exceptional reputation among constituents and partners;
- soliciting corporate sponsorship and other community partners; and
- successfully recruiting and building a network of dedicated volunteers.
TEAM, CULTURE, SALARY & BENEFITS
We offer an autonomous and flexible remote work environment with a team that is welcoming, supportive and connected. We’re scattered across the US but feel like we’re sitting next to each other (when we need to be). We do our best work laughing and learning from each other. CureSearch offers fair and competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid time off, wellness, medical, dental, vision, life, short/long term disability and retirement with match. As we are a remote team, we also offer equipment and phone stipends.
If you’d like to learn more about us and this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter briefly describing your suitability for this role by November 12, 2021 to HR-BC4@curesearch.org. Due to limited bandwidth, we will only consider submissions with both a cover letter and resume.
CureSearch is committed to providing fair and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Please apply if this is a role that will get you excited to come to work each day. Our team is made up of purpose-driven and caring individuals with different professional and personal backgrounds. We support and learn from each other and hope to do that with you!
We are proud to be an EEO employer.