Development Associate, Cancer Research

The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research
Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research

Position: Development Associate

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Compensation Package: Competitive salary, full benefits program with employer matched 403b
Position Description:
The Development Associate is responsible for supporting all fundraising and communications initiatives at the Foundation. They will report to the Director of Communications and Development in support of activities across the organization, including maintenance and updates of donor database and tracking logs, coordination and stewardship for individual and corporate giving, and general contribution toward growth and strategy of fundraising activities.

Accountability: This position will report directly to the Director of Communications and Development
About The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research:
The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research is a national, nonprofit public charity with the mission of supporting clinical research and educational programs for SWOG Cancer Research Network, aimed to eradicate adult cancers. For more information, please visit our websites:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Maintain the accuracy and integrity of Little Green Light [LGL] database and department tracking tools by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date

· Facilitate prospect research, including foundation and corporate giving opportunities

· Develop/maintain grants calendar for the organization and lead efforts to successfully meet submission deadlines

· Support the Director in all required reporting to funders

· With support from the Director and CEO, write grant requests and proposals for both new and ongoing programs

· Assist with digital and written communications as they pertain to donors, including constituent outreach and engagement, such as the acknowledgment letters, fundraising appeals, and email correspondence

· With the help of the Director, maintain key performance indicator (KPI) information for the CEO, board of directors and grant reporting

· Plan or assist with special fundraising events, including administrative details, guest lists and stewardship planning

· Provide support to other communication efforts (social media, mailing, web) utilizing brand guidelines and available templates.

· Perform basic administrative duties in a small office setting

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Bachelor’s degree in related field

· 2-5 years (or similar experience) in the field of nonprofit fundraising, communications, or development

· Comfortability with Little Green Light or other donor databases and prospecting tools

· Ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines in a time sensitive environment with attention to detail and accuracy

· Outstanding written and oral communication skills

· Exceptional time-management and organizational skills

· Enthusiastic about our mission

· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to volunteers, donors, staff, and others while maintaining appropriate confidentiality

· Periodic travel may be required

The Hope Foundation’s Diversity Commitment

At The Hope Foundation, we value unique experiences and are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law.

Please submit Cover letter, resume, and writing sample by June 24.

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