Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is a patient-centered, patient-focused organization advocating for access to the best possible cancer care for all people with cancer. We drive patient-centered policy change to make cancer care better for individuals with cancer and their families. We believe the best possible cancer care means the right care, at the right time, for the right reason. Cancer care should reflect an individual’s needs, values, and preferences. Patients deserve to be partners in their care, and both patients and health care systems benefit when patients are engaged in their care. NCCS represents the interests of cancer patients to Congress, the federal government, payers, policymakers, and all others whose work affects people with cancer.


Reporting to the CEO and managing a staff of two, the Director of Development will partner with the CEO to diversify and grow our $2 million fundraising program. The Director will design, implement and execute an integrated development plan that secures financial resources from corporate sponsors, foundations, and individuals. In addition, s/he will partner with the CEO to heighten NCCS’ visibility and communicate its accomplishments to donors and key stakeholders.

The Director of Development will provide senior leadership in all development activities, including:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies, to meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Diversify funding base by creating new revenue streams and expanding foundation relationships.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and expand the number of individual annual, major and planned giving prospects and donors.
  • Support an integrated communications strategy that supports the development goals, targets external audiences and donors and articulates NCCS’ mission, programs and accomplishments.
  • Create solicitation materials, grant proposals, correspondence and reports as necessary to promote donor participation, recognition and cultivation.
  • Manage the use of a fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge).
  • Work collaboratively with NCCS staff and Board to identify giving opportunities.
  • Ensure that major donors receive regular, timely and informative reports regarding the impact of their giving.
  • Plan and execute events to cultivate donors and prospective donors, highlight NCCS’ work and accomplishments, and honor leaders in the cancer community.
  • Work with donors and their family members, financial advisors, attorneys and executors, as appropriate, in the establishment and execution of bequests and other planned gifts.


  • 5-8 years of hands-on development experience with demonstrated effectiveness and success in individual and major donor, corporate and foundation fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a nonprofit through growth in and diversification of revenue.
  • Solid experience and background in all aspects of resource development, with the ability to interact credibly with high net worth individuals, corporate and foundation executives.
  • Planned giving experience is a plus.
  • Superior verbal, writing, and editing skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively with and activating a Board of Directors on fundraising.
  • Budget development, grant reconciliation, and financial reporting.
  • Fundraising certification is a plus, as is experience with healthcare organizations and/or experience with multiple nonprofit organizations.
  • Ability to represent NCCS and to be an effective ambassador for its mission and programs.
  • Commitment to and ability to articulate the mission and programs of NCCS, with an understanding of the survivors, patients and families NCCS represents.
  • Poised, pro-active, confident, organized self-starter.
  • The ability to work collaboratively, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

A competitive compensation package of salary and benefits will be offered.

NCCS is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.

Please email a position-specific cover letter and resume to NCCS Chief Executive Officer, Shelley Fuld Nasso.