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Director of Major Giving

National Foundation for Cancer Research
Maryland, United States
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Jun 22, 2023

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the National Foundation for Cancer Research in the search for a Director of Major Giving.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Major Giving will cultivate and lead targeted major gift development activities to raise funding for long-term, transformative cancer research that promotes discoveries in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment as well as funding for related public education. The Director of Major Giving will coordinate development activities across the Foundation that enable it to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives. Serving as a member of the organization’s fundraising team, the Director of Major Giving will contribute to the achievement of the Foundation's mission and vision in a management role that is both internally and externally focused. Approximately 70% of the Director's time will be spent in the field meeting with donors.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1973 to support cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, early diagnosis, better treatments, and a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside. NFCR is committed to cures for all types of cancer.

With the help of more than 5.3 million individual donors over the last 50 years, NFCR has delivered more than $400 million in funding to public education and cancer research leading to several important, life-saving discoveries. It provides scientists in the lab with the funding they need to make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention, and ultimately, a cure. NFCR has distinguished itself in the cancer research sector by emphasizing long-term, transformative research.

Cancer research requires a long-term commitment to make an impact. The newest treatments available today are often the fruits of research that started decades ago.

Collaboration is a bedrock principle of NFCR. It is how research advancements can be accelerated to realize an end to this terrible disease.  Through global collaboration, NFCR is making unique impact on a new and accelerated path to cures.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research funds high-risk and high-impact research with one absolute goal—We make Cures Possible for all types of cancer. 

The National Foundation for Cancer Research will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least seven years of development experience with a focus on major gifts and leadership giving, preferably in a nonprofit organization or academic setting, is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the National Foundation for Cancer Research as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $120,000 annually.

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