Director, Events & Partnerships


As a member of the organization’s Senior Leadership Team, the Director, Events & Partnerships, is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the Events & Partnerships initiatives of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.  This position is responsible for the supervision and development of the Events & Partnership Team.  In addition, they are responsible for the oversight of the solicitation and development of corporate partners for the organization.  This position is responsible for assuring that appropriate expense ratios are being met during each event, working with the Events Team to maintain appropriate event expenses and increase revenues.  The Director, Events & Partnerships also oversees the organization’s process for establishment of new external and internal events and partnerships.

The Director acts as the staff liaison to the Corporate Partnerships committee of the Board of Directors, and is responsible for attending all applicable Board/Committee meetings.

Essential functions:

  • Lead the strategic development of the events and partnership initiatives of the organization
  • Oversight and management of $10M+ revenue budget
  • Prepare and present partnership opportunities to major corporate partners and prospects
  • Supervise, manage and develop the events and partnerships team to prioritize, track and fulfill the team’s roles within CCRF
  • Analyze the efficacy of ongoing fundraising events and cause marketing partnerships
  • Direct the efforts of the Community Fundraising team
  • Facilitate the process for the organization to investigate and evaluate major new event fundraising initiatives
  • Maintain a portfolio of major gift donors
  • Consult with the marketing team to maintain a high level of awareness for CCRF’s event fundraising initiatives
  • Act as one of the media spokespeople for CCRF’s events and partnerships
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CEO


  • Extensive experience in employee supervision
  • Advanced knowledge of trends and best practices within the nonprofit industry
  • Expertise in the practices and principles related to the sale and implementation of corporate partnerships
  • Extensive supervisory experience in an administrative capacity in support of partner programs, sponsor relations and fundraising event strategy
  • Ability to build collaborative internal and external relationships, both within the organization and in working with corporate partners
  • Possess superior negotiation skills coupled with a net-profit bottom line mentality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to details
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt quickly to change

Supervisory  responsibilities:  Member of the Senior Leadership Team, supervises 3 direct reports

Physical demands:  Sitting/standing for long periods of time, minimal lifting or bending

Position type and expected hours of work: Full-time, weekdays; occasional Saturdays and evenings

Travel: Minimal

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10-15 years’ experience in events, nonprofit management or fundraising
    Direct customer service/donor relations experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred education and experience:

  • Event or program management experience
  • Strong working knowledge of online digital and social media platforms

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: CEO

To Apply:

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