Key Individual Giving/Development personnel responsible for successfully managing a donor prospect list and acting as the liaison to CancerCare’s direct response vendor, triaging internal reviews and approvals of relevant materials and coordinating strategies. The Assistant Director carries a portfolio of high-end annual giving and planned giving prospects/donors while managing, promoting, and expanding Team CancerCare various fundraising initiatives and special projects. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, s/he helps to facilitate the fluidity, impact and effectiveness of the IG team, develops proposals for all levels of individual gifts as well as on-going reports and benchmarking, goal setting and performance management for the Director and senior staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive and strategic annual giving plan for CancerCare, including direct response, donor recognition, and volunteer engagement as well as the coordination of high end annual fund solicitations.
  • Prepare and present an annual giving strategic plan that clearly identifies strategies to ensure each assigned prospect will be actively engaged in the life of CancerCare to the highest extent possible, based on individual inclination.
  • Approximately 50% of the Assistant Director’s time will be devoted to local travel to visit assigned ADIG prospects, with a goal of 100 face-to-face prospect visits per year. The ADIG Officer will complete necessary follow up and contact reports after each visit.
  • Coordinate the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for an ADIG prospect pool of approximately 150-200 prospects.
  • Identify prospects capable of giving $2,500+ on an annual basis, with a goal of securing 25 new commitments per year.
  • Assist with estate and planned giving and management.
  • Work collaboratively with the IG team toward team operations’ efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Execute key parts of the IG program strategy; analyze results and prepare reports for donors, volunteers, senior management as necessary while utilizing the resources to accomplish established goals including working in concert with special events, communications, and programs.


Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree preferred. Must have at least 5 years of experience in development and fundraising with proven success.

  • The successful candidate will possess excellent public speaking, presentation, written and communication skills; superior time management and organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced, complex organization; proficiency with data manipulation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to confer confidently with a diverse constituents or all level and collaborate seamlessly internally and externally.

Proficiency and Skills:

  • This position requires a command of up-to-date principles of annual giving and fundraising, and a high level of organization and professionalism, together with the tools to be a successful frontline fundraiser.
  • Experience with direct response marketing and working with volunteers highly desired.
  • Proficiency with data and managing and manipulating large sets of numbers for strategic decisions.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Ease with face-to-face solicitations, strong negotiation skills and a high energy level.
  • Passion for CancerCare’s mission, values, vision and goals.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal skill including tact, diplomacy, a sense of humor, and the ability to work in partnership with volunteers, faculty, and colleagues at all levels.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and integrated prospect management systems including Raiser’s Edge and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent benefits and vacation. Please submit resume and cover letter to Janet Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources at CancerCare is an equal opportunity employer.

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