Reports to: National Director of Donor Development
Status: Part-time
Pay: $22.00 - $25.00 per hour (25 hours per week) + benefits noted below

Why CureSearch?

For over 30 years, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has been a driving force in pediatric cancer research. Our unique and innovative funding strategy is changing the pediatric cancer landscape from within and accelerating the development of new and better treatments for the more than 15,000 children diagnosed each year. Our purpose-driven team collaborates in a remote, supportive and connected environment. If you’re looking to feel good about the work you do and the people you work with, consider joining us!

Job Summary

Reporting to the National Director of Donor Development, the part-time Grants Coordinator will assist in the execution of an annual strategy to engage, solicit, cultivate and steward foundation and corporate prospects to maximize philanthropic support. They will be responsible for activities related to the identification, proposal development and submission, and reporting needs for foundation grants in conjunction with the National Director of Donor Development.

Key Responsibilities

Develop a working knowledge of all CureSearch research and education programs, along with current funding initiatives, etc. to identify, solicit and steward foundation funders. Grant funding will aim to support CureSearch’s research, patient education, and operational needs. The grants coordinator will be expected to work alongside other development staff to foster a collaborative, high performing development team that is poised for success.

(25% of time)

  • Proactively research and identify foundation prospects, including but not limited to private, family, corporate, and pharma funders, using tools such as Google Alerts, Candid, and other online resources.
  • Stay abreast of trends in pediatric oncology research and drug development funding using tools such as Google Alerts, industry newsletters, etc., identifying new opportunities for grant revenue growth.

(75% of time)

  • Write, coordinate, and prepare details for grant submissions to foundation prospects (LOIs, project summaries, and full grant proposals).
  • Provide a full spectrum of assistance to staff in the planning, writing, budget development, and evaluation of grant opportunities.
  • Maintain a grants calendar to ensure that all foundation applications, reporting, and renewal deadlines are met.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of all submitted and awarded grants using CureSearch’s CRM and other document management systems
  • Work alongside finance, research and programs, and other development staff to collect information needed to complete proposals.

ABOUT YOU: Required for Consideration

  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience
  • 1-3 years' work experience with at least 1 year specifically focused on grant writing and/or foundation relations for a research institution and/or research-focused nonprofit.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure grant funding and manage reporting deadlines from private, family and pharmaceutical funders.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally collaboratively.
  • Comfortable with a remote-work schedule: ability to prioritize and plan work activities, monitor own work to ensure quality and meet deadlines, and to work productively without supervision.
  • Skill in working with fundraising software, research databases, and Microsoft Office applications. Raiser’s Edge knowledge preferable.
  • Specific knowledge of national grant-makers, including pharmaceutical companies, and other institutions focused on medical research, is desirable.

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 a fair and competitive compensation and benefits package for part-time team members which includes vacation, sick and floating holidays, access to our employee assistance program, and retirement with match once eligible. As a remote team, we also offer equipment and phone stipends.

Curesearch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. Curesearch  is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


Please submit your resume and your answers to the following (2) questions to in order to be considered for the role:

1. What is the largest grant you have secured? Describe how you identified this funding opportunity and the steps you took to secure funding.

2. Describe your experience working with corporate and pharmaceutical company foundations to fund a nonprofit's work.



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