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Development and Events Coordinator

Company: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Date Posted: February 22, 2018

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. NCCS represents the interests of cancer patients to Congress, the federal government, payers, policymakers, and all others whose work affects people with cancer.

NCCS has a very competitive benefit package complete with retirement matching up to 6%, 13+ paid holidays, summer flex hours, and more! Find out about the relaxed work environment of this established leader in cancer advocacy. Join us and be a part of helping people through their cancer journey.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Partnerships and Philanthropy, the Development and Events Coordinator plays an important role by coordinating NCCS’ development and events activities (75%) and providing administrative support for the office and the organization’s leaders (25%).

Development and events responsibilities:

  • Participate in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events.
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Manage and maintain database records in Raiser’s Edge, track tax donations, and create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  • Provide logistical support for NCCS events, including two Cancer Policy Roundtable meetings per year, advocate training conference and a fundraising reception. 
  • Maintain guest lists, registration materials, and other duties as assigned. 
  • Coordinate with hotel and venue on room list, menu, and other logistics.
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
  • Coordinate production and mailing of appeal letters. 
  • Assist with grant submissions and online reporting for grants.
  • Prepare media materials for distribution. (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing)
  • Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings.

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the CEO and directors, including maintaining schedules, completing expense reports, making travel arrangements.
  • Answer phones and distribute mail.
  • Maintain office space, including supplies, files, and kitchen. 
  • Ship orders of patient materials and resources from online store.


  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a related field
  • Interest in cancer advocacy 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Database management experience – Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to represent NCCS and to be an effective ambassador for its mission and programs.
  • 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. Benefits include: two weeks of paid vacation, five personal days, nine holidays plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s; Summer flex days; health insurance through shared contributions; the option to contribute to a 403(b) account and employer matching up to 6%; transportation allowance; NCCS paid life, short term and longterm disability insurance and other benefits. 

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.