Development Officer


Children’s Cancer Research Fund has grown its base of supporters significantly in recent years through the expansion of national awareness and fundraising events. As such, CCRF is poised to capitalize on this growth and create opportunities in its mid-level donor segment, which is the bridge to the major and planned giving programs. The organization invites applications for a Development Officer, to serve the needs of an expanding group of supporters who desire a deeper level of engagement with CCRF’s mission. The Development Officer will be a key member of the Org’s Development team, responsible for actively cultivating, securing and stewarding mid-level gifts of $1,000-$10,000. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Essential Functions:

  • Learns CCRF’s mission and effectively communicates the mission and programs to donors
  • Cultivates donor relationships by updating donors on the impact of their support, creating opportunities to grow their relationship with CCRF’s mission, and inviting donors to deepen their partnership with CCRF
  • Works with the Development team and Senior Marketing Manager to understand the current program, identify opportunities for growth, and develops strategy to achieve that growth
  • Partners with the Events, Direct Marketing, Corporate Partnerships and Major Gifts staff to ensure each team complements the others’ efforts, helping donors achieve their philanthropic goals
  • Collaborates across the org to leverage and integrate mid-level program strategies into CCRF’s events, social media, direct mail, community fundraising and other outreach efforts
  • Partners with Mission staff to understand and raise funds for CCRF’s highest impact priorities
  • Manages a portfolio of 400 – 600 donors
  • Executes strategy primarily through phone, email, and mail communication, with the possibility of face-to-face visits to select donors for cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship efforts
  • Solicits and closes gifts of $1,000-$10,000 from individuals, families and foundations
  • Maintains stewardship contacts with donors; adheres to the highest ethical standards; demonstrates empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflects optimistic and positive attitude, and conveys sensitivity to needs of CCRF’s donors
  • Updates the database with call notes and new information about donors
  • Identifies and promotes hand-off of high capacity donors to the Major Gift program, as appropriate

Required Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit development
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • The ability and/or proven evidence of the ability to:
    • Communicate at an advanced level, oral and written
    • Exhibit strong phone skills, for example: warm tone, good speaking cadence, clear and articulate speech
    • Participate in a teamwork driven environment
    • Demonstrate a proficiency in building relationships
    • Exhibit effective interpersonal skills that demonstrates tact, patience, and courtesy
    • Utilize Salesforce, Raisers Edge, or similar CRM with proficiency
    • Manage time and task completion effectively
    • Handle tasks independently

Preferred Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:

  • Experience with stewardship, mid-level or leadership annual giving programs
  • Experience in children’s and/or health charities

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.