Position: Chief Development Officer (REMOTE, IMMEDIATE HIRE)
Field: Non-profit; mission-driven organization
Reports to: Executive Director
Competitive Salary (Commensurate with experience)
(Only candidates who meet the required criteria will be considered.)
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced mid-career Chief Development Officer (CDO) to apply his/her drive, creativity and energy in a high-performing virtual work environment that rewards initiative, entrepreneurialism and imagination. The Chief Development Officer position is a new role, reflecting a milestone in the evolution of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) as it builds and sustains its financial base.
In the 12 years since its founding, CCF has become the primary international source for patient information about cholangiocarcinoma and is a leading force in galvanizing the scientific and clinical communities through the quest for a cure. CCF has experienced extraordinary growth in annual revenues and number of donors over the past three years, with revenue rising from $838,000 in FY16 to $1,400,000 in FY18 and the number of donors tripling during the same period.
The CDO will have opportunities to substantially enhance and sustain the Foundation’s revenue stream through systemically working to convert CCF’s growing impact and community footprint. The Chief Development Officer will collaborate with the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation President, Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan to support the organization's strategic direction.
The Chief Development Officer’s primary duties will include managing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for a portfolio of both existing and new programs focused on:
This role will administer all areas related to grants management and board development. As the CDO of an international organization, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake significant travel.
Build and lead a sophisticated development operation with a view toward readying the Foundation for a major campaign to fund significant program expansion in patient services, basic science and clinical research in a sustainable manner over the next 5-7 years
Partner with the President, Executive Director and Board of Directors to create and execute an annual development plan
Implement the development plan against specific Key Performance Indicators, outlining the fiscal year’s goals and strategies
Attain significant annual growth in the short-term and diversify the funding base towards long-term sustainability
Monitor, evaluate and document development activities to ensure return on investment.
Major Gifts Program
Develop and activate a plan to identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit major donors
Conduct in-person solicitation and stewardship meetings with donors and prospects
Successfully secure major gifts and develop long-term relationships
Develop and implement a planned giving program
Manage the process to acknowledge gifts, track and research prospects
Systematically manage the Foundation’s 8,500+ active donors with a goal of increasing retention, quality, and quantity of donor communications, year-over-year
Develop a program of multi-year giving and fundraising at various levels
Develop a multi-year plan to expand the annual fund
Make staffing recommendations to build and lead a state-of-the-art development operation
Research grant funding opportunities and develop new relationships with potential funders
Oversee and manage all aspects of grant funding systems, processes and procedures from LOI, grant writing, to reporting
Work with Board leadership to identify and recruit prospective board members with the goal of developing the CCF Board of Directors into a high-functioning philanthropic and governance body
Develop the board’s capacity to become effective peer-to-peer solicitors
Develop a comprehensive plan to identify, establish, and steward relationships with key stakeholders
Communicate the Foundation's compelling mission, program philosophy, and values by representing the organization at public events and meetings
THIS IS A VIRTUAL POSITION. MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY.
Master’s degree from accredited university
Minimum of 7+ years of development and grant writing experience
Knowledge of and experience with planned giving
Established track record of proactively growing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies
Demonstrated success in grant writing within business, foundations and government sectors
Strong project leadership and project management skills, including budget and management of timelines, planning and organizational skills
Knowledge of the principles and practices of nonprofit organizations required
Creative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit
Other duties as assigned
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by bile duct cancer. As a rare and lethal disease, cholangiocarcinoma lacks attention and sufficient resources. There is a vast, unmet need for education about cholangiocarcinoma across the entire disease spectrum - from bench to bedside. For that reason, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation continues its efforts to raise awareness of all stakeholders in the cholangiocarcinoma community through advocacy, education, collaboration and research. More information is available at cholangiocarcinoma.org.