Chief Development Officer

Employer
Stand Up to Cancer
Location
California, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 7, 2022

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Position Type
Executive
Fields
Health
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for the strategic direction and development of a fundraising strategy that cultivates revenue streams while furthering SU2C’s mission and goals through major gifts, corporate development, planned giving, and the development of new fundraising approaches. The Chief Development Officer will foster a culture of philanthropy while ensuring that SU2C’s culture, systems, and procedures support fund development and encourage cooperation and cross-functional collaboration that drive the accomplishment of fundraising goals and organizational efficiency. The Chief Development Officer will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances and partnerships by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and individuals. 

The Chief Development Officer will plan, coordinate, and implement strategies that inspire donors and increase contributions to support SU2C. The Chief Development Officer will expand and diversify SU2C’s existing donor base and pipeline to secure funding for existing and new initiatives and will develop and maintain the infrastructure and appropriate systems necessary to ensure long-term growth and stability, including, but not limited to, donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing, and donor recognition. The Chief Development Officer may work remotely from any location with access to an international airport. Frequent travel to Los Angeles will be necessary.

Stand Up To Cancer’s mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention, and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors. Stand Up To Cancer is a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit organization that has, since its establishment in 1942, raised over $1B for charity. 

Stand Up To Cancer directs its funds to the discovery and development of novel and promising cancer treatments that can quickly translate to helping patients. SU2C dramatically accelerates the rate of new discoveries by connecting top scientists in unprecedented Dream Team collaborations to rapidly develop breakthrough therapies. SU2C’s funded research innovations are focused on developing and testing faster and better ways to detect, diagnosis, and treat all forms of cancer. Progress against one type of cancer is progress against all cancer. That is why SU2C is committed to funding ambitious and robust research and awareness efforts focused on incorporating health equity in cancer care, for the benefit of all patients facing cancer.

Communities of diverse race and ethnicity, as well as people living in rural communities, are frequently underserved by the health care system. SU2C is tackling this issue by mandating that its research addresses the recruitment and retention of medically underserved communities in cancer clinical trials. SU2C also is spearheading several research, education, and cancer screening efforts, and encouraging other funders and research entities to take similar steps — all with the shared goal of achieving equity for all cancer patients.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of fundraising experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical philanthropy with significant experience leading teams and managing staff performance to achieve record-breaking results. Experience with the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, health care systems, and related federal and state agencies is desired as is familiarity with entertainment industry philanthropy. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Stand Up To Cancer as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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