Reports to: SVP, Development & Communications
Direct reports: Interns
FLSA: Exempt

Status: Full-time

Submit a resume and cover letter to hr-bc4@curesearch.org.

Why CureSearch?

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.


You have a genuine interest in pediatric drug development and pharmaceutical/biotech processes, players and obstacles. You learn quickly and proactively. You’re not afraid to ask questions.

You’re a savvy corporate fundraiser who understands how to drive long term revenue growth.

You build strong personal relationships, internally and externally, at all levels.

You know the power of volunteer leadership and are skilled at identifying, developing, and stewarding high level volunteer leaders.

You see the big picture as clearly as the immediate need. You connect the dots. You think outside the box.

You want to be a part of an organization laser focused on accelerating the pace of pediatric drug development to ensure that all children with cancer have safe, effective treatment options.

Job Summary

The National Director, Corporate Healthcare Partnerships will lead the organization’s initiatives with key pharmaceutical/biotech and related industry organizations to drive mission-critical revenue for CureSearch. This leadership role will build and leverage key relationships with volunteer experts in industry, academia and regulatory to identify and implement innovative, multi-stakeholder solutions to obstacles in pediatric cancer drug development.

This role is full-time, exempt and will be conducted remotely from the successful candidate’s home office. Specific daily work hours are somewhat flexible. Travel (once safe) is expected up to 30% of the time. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Build strategic relationships with global pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare organizations related to pediatric cancer drug development. 
  • Cultivate new partnerships to meet or exceed $800K in annual revenue by building joint value propositions for strategic/mission support, meeting/event sponsorship, and educational program support
  • Leverage industry, academic, and regulatory insights to develop and implement strategic initiatives aimed at driving early and frequent collaboration between all stakeholders to accelerate the pace of pediatric drug development
  • Build and maintain an in-depth understanding of the pediatric drug development landscape, players, and challenges
  • Serve as primary staff partner to the CureSearch Industry Advisory Council and other strategic working groups
  • In partnership with National Director, Research & Programs and Advisory Councils, develop and execute multi-stakeholder meetings addressing critical topics and obstacles in pediatric drug development, including the CureSearch IMPACT Series, annual CureSearch Summit, and Pediatric Early Development Symposium
  • Work collaboratively with Communications, Campaign Development, and Donor Development staff to generate new revenue opportunities and other means to increase support for our mission 
  • In partnership with the National Director, Research and Programs, identify noteworthy programmatic milestones, and collaborate with the communications and leadership staff to raise public and industry awareness of CureSearch programmatic accomplishments
  • Collaborate with donor development and campaign teams to ensure that industry sponsorship and donor benefits are fulfilled according to commitment agreements
  • Represent CureSearch in external professional, industry and advocacy groups, meetings and conferences
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of organizational strategic plans; articulate our strategic vision and priorities and drive this vision internally and externally to develop and steward new and existing partnerships

Position Requirements and Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred
  • 7+years professional experience in nonprofit, pharmaceutical, biotech, or related field
  • 3+ years fundraising experience including six figure gift solicitation
  • Ability to comprehend science-based issues and participate in problem solving conversations with industry partners
  • Strong presentation skills to represent CureSearch in global forums
  • Experience working with high level volunteers
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines while delivering high quality work
  • Highly skilled user of Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn new software, as necessary
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time (pending current travel restrictions)

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to: regularly spend long hours sitting and using a phone and computers; regularly speak clearly, so listeners can understand; occasionally lift and carry 5-10 pounds.
CureSearch has reviewed this posting to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and an employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment and The Company reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.


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