Development and Foundation, Executive Director/CEO, Health
4 Year Degree
Cancer Research Foundation (CRF)
The Cancer Research Foundation (CRF), has successfully leveraged an operating budget of under $1M to build key relationships with Midwest medical institutions in order to support and fund impactful young investigators. To date, more than 180 researchers have been given the seed capital to launch their ideas in the fight against cancer.
Founded in Chicago in 1954 by Maurice Goldblatt, CRF for the first time in its 60-year history, is seeking a nonprofit professional to lead the organization and accelerate fund development activities in order to further advance its impact in the cancer research field.
Located in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood, with a current full-time office staff of one, the organization’s reach extends far beyond its footprint. Revenue has relied on targeted federal grants, outreach to a dedicated donor base, and endowment income. Thanks to a dedicated board of 11 long-standing members, the organization is committed to attracting new board members in order to grow its operations and extend its grantmaking footprint in Chicago and beyond.
The Executive Director will work hand-in-hand with the Chair of the Board and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of operations and activities. The Executive Director will design and create a comprehensive, cost effective fund development campaign to provide on-going sources of revenue to insure income stability and growth. The Executive Director will grow the CRF’s donor base, improve its fundraising results, budget and manage the agencies revenue and expenses to greatly increase marginal income.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
Executive Leadership & Management
Marketing and Communications
Board Support and Leadership
Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred
Leadership experience with a nonprofit organization
Demonstrated experience in developing and executing fundraising strategies
Proven track record in revenue growth, with an emphasis on major gifts and knowledge of event fundraising
Successful management of budgets and track record of achieving revenue growth
Experience in Board development and staff management
Strategic thinking and skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; experience using donor and constituent management databases
Strong written and oral communication skills
Comfortable working in a medical research and scientific environment
Innovative, inclusive and forward thinking with commitment to CRF’s mission
CRF will compensate the Executive Director up to $150K annually and provide a stipend of up to $10,000 for health benefits.
This search is being conducted by Tuft & Associates. Those interested in applying should submit a resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications to: Gail Luxenberg, c/o email@example.com