Managing Director of Development  

Director, Education Marketing 

Manager, Communications  

Development Coordinator

Managing Director of Development

The Managing Director of Development is responsible for all aspects of the fundraising programs and initiatives, from strategic planning through execution. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Planning, development, and implementation of fundraising programs to identify, cultivate, solicit and acknowledge the Foundation’s broad range of individual donors and prospects, with a major focus on individual major gifts, foundation gifts and planned giving, and manages a diverse group of development professionals.
  • Serves as a member of the Foundation’s Management Team whose purpose is to provide strategic direction for the organization and to ensure that staff members are working toward the same goal.

Primary Responsibilities

The Managing Director of Development manages all development staff members and works closely with the President, Senior Vice President, Foundation divisions and outside consultants to accomplishment organizational fundraising goals and objectives as follows:

  • Research, design and implement a comprehensive major donor program, which would identify, cultivate and solicit gifts, with a focus on individual gifts – from both current and prospective donors.
  • Work with the Senior Vice President, Development staff and outside financial planning consultants to enhance the planned giving program by identifying and soliciting prospective donors. Individual solicitation and stewardship of donors for upgraded and planned gifts, through various vehicles including, but not limited to, bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder and lead trusts. Keeping abreast of planned giving vehicles and network with and cultivate financial planners, attorneys, trust officers and planned giving consultants.
  • Oversight of the Foundation database, Raiser’s Edge.
  • Selection of vendors to oversee the Foundation’s direct mail program.
  • Oversight of special events including Annual Gala, Health Fair and 5k and beneficiary events.
  • Works with Senior Director, Corporate Relations and Compliance to develop successful foundation, NGO and government prospect research and proposals for grant opportunities whose funding guidelines match the Foundation’s programs.
  • Develop and implement plans to grow the Foundation’s online giving program.
  • Develops the strategic plans for the Foundation’s annual fundraising initiatives.
  • Oversight of the Development Committee.
  • Maintain confidential files on major and planned giving donors and prospects.
  • Manage and supervise a diverse group of development professionals and outside vendors.
  • Develop strong understanding of the Foundation’s mission and programs, maintaining productive relationships with all divisions to craft messages for potential sponsors and partnerships.
  • Work with External Affairs, Programs Division and Development staff to coordinate message strategies and to produce cultivation/stewardship materials for donors and prospective donors.
  • Work with Development staff and the Managing Director of Finance and Administration, to prepare and manage the Development division’s fiscal year budgets.
  • Work with President and Founder, as needed, on all of the above.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Development and management and budget skills a must, health experience a plus
  • Proven track record in individual and planned gifts


  • CFRE Certification required.
  • Outstanding communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent attention to details and organizational abilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Work and Excel. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

To apply: Email cover letter with salary requirements, and attached resume to  

Director, Education Marketing

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is seeking a Director of Education Marketing to provide leadership and strategic oversight of important cancer prevention educational marketing activities and campaigns. The director serves on the External Affairs team, collaborating with the Managing Director on marketing communications, public relations and community outreach plans, and implementation and evaluation, while collaborating with staff across the organization to achieve shared organizational goals.

The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with a background in marketing and issue campaigns, preferably with a proven track record in a full-service communications/marketing agency, with a corporate or nonprofit in-house marketing/creative group, or on educational/issue campaigns. Experience working with health and advocacy organizations is preferred. This is a unique opportunity to move the needle on important public health issues and help people prevent cancer.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop and implement annual educational marketing plan and resulting projects, while tracking budget, timeline and progress.
  • Supervise planning of multiple community outreach events (some travel required).
  • Serve as additional campaign and issue spokesperson, as needed.
  • Manage relationships with celebrity and medical spokespersons.
  • Guide development of all marketing and campaign materials.
  • Develop presentations for board, sponsors and senior staff relative to project management status and goals.
  • Lead project management team and campaign advisory council in the creation or review of campaign deliverables as needed.
  • Conduct research necessary to use in all materials in collaboration with the division of programs.
  • Assist with creation of corporate grant and sponsorship proposals and reconciliations.
  • Supervise marketing/PR coordinator and multiple vendors, including photographers, agencies, etc.
  • Maintain confidentiality while working closely with vendors regarding all aspects of campaign and Foundation activities.
  • Act as liaison between vendors and external affairs staff.
  • Oversee and manage campaign microsites.
  • Assist leadership in the recruitment of campaign partners.
  • Develop in-depth expertise on particular cancer areas and Foundation programs.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Marketing, Communications, or a related field)
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in communications, marketing, advertising; nonprofit client or educational campaign experience preferred.
  • Ability to synthesize disparate ideas and organizational needs.
  • A strong track record developing and executing comprehensive, short- and long-term strategic campaigns.
  • Experience in managing/motivating client and creative teams.
  • Positive, energetic, “can-do” attitude.
  • Superb interpersonal skills—ability to relate to vendors, board members and staff
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Passion for and demonstrated commitment to Prevent Cancer Foundation’s core mission and values.
  • Knowledge of the health sector preferred.
  • Ability to thrive when working under deadlines; strong project, time and budget management skills; and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • An understanding of the primacy of branding and its importance in building social movements.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of website content management systems such as WordPress.
  • Willingness to learn and take initiative.
  • Experience or familiarity working with African-American, Hispanic, and/or Asian communities a plus.

Position reports to the Managing Director, External Affairs and includes all benefits. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is located near the King Street Metro stop in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

Timeframe: Immediate

Salary Range: $80,000 – $85,000 with excellent benefits package. 

Email cover letter and attached resume to with Subject: Director, Education Marketing.  


Manager, Communications

The Communications Manager will assist in spreading the message of cancer prevention and early detection with the general public and other targeted audiences, as specified. The Manager will assist with creating a strategic communications plan to build public awareness of the Foundation’s activities and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and oversee the Foundation’s general editorial calendar, ensuring communications are timely and accurate.
  • Develop social media campaigns that help to achieve Foundation marketing goals. In consultation with the Managing Director of External Affairs and Marketing/PR Coordinator, coordinate and implement the social media efforts of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, increasing the Foundation’s presence and brand recognition.
  • Work with the Managing Director of External Affairs and Director of Education Marketing on creating plans and setting timelines for strategic communications and content for event, conference and campaign communications.
  • Responsible for creating and distributing communication across all divisions, including the e-newsletter, event and conference promotions and other communications via email and social media as requested.
  • Create timely and informative content on an ongoing basis for the Foundation blog, which includes working with Externals Affairs team, all divisions, the Foundation’s Founder and CEO, Medical Advisory Board and researchers.
  • Act as the project manager and assistant editor of the Foundation’s signature print and digital publications and collateral materials. Publications include, but are not limited to, the annual report and quarterly newsletter.
  • Assist in the development of speeches and talking points.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase awareness and donations across all communication platforms.
  • Assist with the Foundation’s advocacy activities and initiatives, including grassroots outreach and communications. 
  • Assist in representing the Foundation as necessary in advocacy-related coalitions, campaigns and various public health events.  Travel 10%.
  • Serve as content editor for the Foundation, including but not limited to digital, print and social media communications.
  • Assist in the development of Foundation education materials. 
  • Conduct research and reviews guidelines and statistics on cancer to keep Foundation materials, website and blogs up-to-date.
  • Perform special projects as requested.


  • BA/BS with at least 3 years related experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Superior knowledge of AP Style.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with Online Express email marketing software or similar platform and the WordPress Content Management System.
  • At least 2 years experience in social media management  (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). 
  • Experience working in a health-related nonprofit organization preferred.

Salary and title are commensurate with experience. Salary range: $50,000-$53,000.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Lisa Berry Edwards, Managing Director of External Affairs, at Put “Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Development Coordinator

We are looking for a highly skilled, self-motivated individual to be our Development Coordinator. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Development and works closely with the Development Department. This position regularly represents the Prevent Cancer Foundation® at community events.

The position is responsible for coordinating annual giving initiatives to include direct mail, workplace giving, honor/memorial campaigns, and email solicitation, as well as acknowledgments and stewardship to increase donor acquisition, retention and revenue. Candidate must have experience writing appeals and have excellent oral communication.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Database Manager to enter data into Raiser’s Edge.
  • Organizes and maintain donor files of corporate, foundation, individual and bequest gifts, including checks and letters from individual donations, as needed.
  • Identifies individuals, demographic and interest segments that should be targeted as potential donors and work with the Managing Director of Development to execute customized appeals (e.g., phone calls, letters, cards, visits, etc.) for follow-up.
  • Analyzes response to each campaign and makes recommendations for future campaigns based on results.
  • Drafts acknowledgment templates for direct mail, e-appeals, and special campaigns.
  • Analyzes response to each campaign and makes recommendations for future campaigns based on results.
  • In conjunction with External Affairs, creates fundraising strategies on social media.
  • Represents the Foundation at workplace giving events throughout the DC metro region. Works to increase designations to Prevent Cancer Foundation through state, federal and for-profit workplace giving campaigns (CFC and private industry).
  • Point of Contact with America’s Charities representatives. 
  • In coordination with the Database and Development Manager, oversees the maintenance and accuracy of in-house and outsourced direct mail donor files, mail selections and pulls for individual mailings.
  • Works with the Database and Development Manager to ensure workplace gifts and matching gifts are properly designated and accounted for.
  • Coordinates direct mail vendors, also works with outside contractor to draft direct mail and e-appeals, works with the in-house graphic designer on creative and inspiring packages; creating mailing lists from Raiser’s Edge; and coordinating the mailing process with the print house.
  • Maintains an ongoing audit binder, by fiscal year, of all direct mail pieces, enclosures, and envelopes and the cover page for each mailing with percentage allocations and cost analysis. Also, maintains the same for all e-appeals.
  • Assist with Special Events and Board Meetings as needed.
  • Perform other administrative duties and tasks as assigned.


  • BA required; Marketing degree preferred
  • 2 – 3 years fundraising experience.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Online Express preferred.


  • Excellent writing and public speaking.
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based research skills, and comfortable working with social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), as well as Blackbaud software.
  • Some experience managing budgets.
  • Proactive, flexible, team player.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.


Conveniently located near the King Street Metro Stop, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® offers a generous benefits package that includes healthcare, 401(k) participation, paid vacation, sick leave and federal holidays.

Salary range: $40,000-$44,000. 

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jody Hoyos, Senior Vice President at Put “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.

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