Senior Vice President, Prevent Cancer Foundation 

Senior Manager, Programs Division

Senior Vice President, Prevent Cancer Foundation

Summary of position

The Senior Vice President oversees the Foundation’s four divisions, and one stand-alone program, to ensure collaboration and coordination between and among them. As leader of the senior management team, the Senior Vice President reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and establishes policies which promote the Foundation’s culture and vision through its programs, communications and operations.

The Senior Vice President is responsible for the overall efficiency of the Foundation, which includes maintaining oversight of diverse operations and establishing and following a set of policies, processes and fundraising goals.

By setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth, the Senior Vice President leads employees and encourages maximum performance and dedication. The role is a high-visibility position, requiring strong communication skills in order to be called upon to positively represent the organization in coordination with the CEO. The Senior Vice President must maintain the highest level of integrity and lead by example in all areas.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop the Foundation’s strategic objectives and coordinate departmental activities.
  • Represent the Foundation externally, along with, and on occasion in place of, the CEO.
  • Develop, implement, oversee and update the Foundation’s strategic plan.
  • In coordination with the CEO, approve the hiring of senior staff.
  • In coordination with the Managing Director of Finance and Administration and relevant division leader, approve general hiring and newly created positions.
  • Recommend, implement and evaluate organizational changes in consultation with the CEO.
  • In coordination with the Managing Director of Finance and Administration, develop the Foundation’s annual budget, ensuring compliance with all financial and reporting requirements for non-profit organizations.
  • Work in collaboration with the CEO, Board of Directors, Development Division and management team to identify and secure funding partnerships to further the outreach and mission of the Foundation.
  • Provide leadership and support to the Managing Director of Development in advancing a comprehensive fundraising program to include major gifts, corporate and foundation support, planned gifts, in-kind gifts and special events.
  • Support the CEO in the development and cultivation of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board in order to further the Foundation’s mission and outreach.
  • In coordination with the CEO and Managing Director of External Affairs, provide edits and/or approval for Foundation communications. This may include, but is not limited to, educational materials, media submissions, e-blasts, newsletters and the annual report.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Non-Profit Administration or relevant field; master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as senior staff officer or a similar relevant role.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, presentation and public speaking skills, both practiced and impromptu.
  • Possess demonstrated competency in strategic planning, business development and fundraising.
  • Possess the ability to comfortably and energetically present the Foundation and its achievements publicly.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities, including the ability to recognize and cultivate rising talent.
  • Ability to quickly become conversant with all cancer-related programs and grants the Foundation supports.
  • A general understanding of the cancer field, the cancer community and cancer prevention is a plus, but not required.
  • Possess the aptitude for sound decision-making and problem-solving in pressure situations.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, policies, processes and staff.  
  • Understand data analysis and performance/operation metrics.

Salary/compensation flexible and commensurate with experience.

Please refer all candidate information and resumes to

Senior Manager, Programs Division

The Senior Manager, Outreach and Research Administration, is a full-time position with these responsibilities:

  • Administrator of the extramural research grants process at 55% FTE
  • Project Officer for Celebremos la Vida and Campeonas contra el cáncer del seno at 35% FTE
  • Other projects as assigned at 10% FTE

Core responsibilities

For Research Administration, the Senior Manager administers the program in extramural research for grants totaling about $1.8 million. Responsibilities include managing the annual award cycle from application through post-award follow-up; maintaining Internet-based grant management; providing professional support to annual scientific review meetings; using the database to identify trends and answer inquiries about funded research; developing and implementing web-based surveys; writing reports and disseminating information to other divisions at the Foundation; trouble-shooting researcher and database issues; and maintaining communication within the Foundation, with co-chairs and members of the external research panel and with prospective and funded researchers and their institutions.  

For Outreach, the Senior Manager manages the Celebremos la Vida program (and the related project Campeonas contra el cáncer del seno) for Hispanic women over 40 in three clinic sites, is involved in strategic planning for the program, tracks timelines and budgets, troubleshoots issues between the Foundation as funder and the community clinic sites and liases with the development division to prepare funding proposals.  

For both functions, the Senior Manager reconciles fiscal year-end spending and metrics on both research and community grants and helps to “tell the story” of the Foundation’s support for cancer prevention and early detection research and outreach. The Senior Manager maintains program-related website content and also serves as division representative on cross-unit core teams. Other projects may be assigned that are related to health disparities or other themes. 


Bachelor’s degreeMaster’s degree preferred. Three to five years of related professional experience. Knowledge of public health and prevention issues, experience managing an online database.


Superior verbal and written communication; comfortable working with databases; strong initiative and follow-through; and excellent organizational, time-management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Cultural familiarity and conversational ability in Spanish strongly preferred.

Salary is $64,500.

Application period opens August 2, 2018

Application period closes August 27, 2018


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. 

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Peterson, VP of Programs, at and put “Senior Manager, Outreach and Research Administration” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.


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