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Development Coordinator

Cactus Cancer Society is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator to join our team. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Development Coordinator plays a central role in our annual campaigns, fundraising events, and peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. This position actively supports various fundraising campaigns and events, collaborating with donors of different levels (annual, monthly, and entry level), and the growth of peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives. The Development Coordinator contributes to raising essential funds and building a more supportive and united community for young adults facing cancer. 

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Participate in the design and implementation of all email campaign solicitations to increase the number of donors and prospects.  
  • Identify, nurture, solicit, and maintain support from various constituencies, both on an annual and monthly basis. 
  • Assist with specific initiatives, campaigns, and events for targeted audiences.  
  • Strategize and organize logistics for a diverse range of philanthropic events, both large and small, geared towards donor engagement, including the gala, donor-led events, and other fundraising-related activities. 
  • Lead in planning and executing peer-to-peer fundraising programs, overseeing back-end administrative functions, donor incentives, and social media engagement. 
  • Act as the primary point of contact and troubleshooter for donor and peer-to-peer fundraiser inquiries, offering comprehensive donor relations support across all campaigns, including technology assistance for fundraising platforms. 
  • Demonstrate behaviors that align with Cactus Cancer Society’s commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and safe workplace. 


What You Bring:  

To qualify for this unique opportunity, our ideal candidate should have the following skills, education, and experience: 

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or related experience
  • CFRE certification preferred
  • Experience with annual campaigns, email campaigns, peer-to-peer fundraising, Facebook Fundraisers, Giving Tuesday, and other episodic campaigns and events
  • Experience with fundraising databases and software and graphic design tools
  • Understand the principles and best practices in terms of donor stewardship and cultivation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Google suite
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be detail-oriented and have a strong sense of responsibility
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with supporting and/or fundraising for a health-based or cancer-related organization is a plus! 

As the Development Coordinator, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately results in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes are anchored in the following: 

  • Adaptability: effectively adjusts to changes in work processes and environment and illustrates behavioral change that exhibits emotional intelligence in various settings/situations. 
  • Creativity: imaginative and creative in work product development. Ability to identify new and different approaches/solutions to situations, problems and opportunities. Outside-the-box thinker. 
  • Teamwork: develops and utilizes collaborative relationships to build informal or formal teams and accomplish team goals 
  • Initiative: understanding of the value of self-motivation and initiative; ability and willingness to seek out work and the drive to accomplish goals. Voluntarily takes the first steps to identify and address existing and potential obstacles, issues, and opportunities. 

In addition, all Cactus Cancer Society employees focus on embodying our core values, which are courageous creativity, inclusive community, resilience, and fortitude.  


Where You Will Work: 

This is a remote role and the candidate can be based anywhere in the U.S.  The ideal candidate will have comfort working remotely with a team located throughout the U.S.  This position requires travel 1-2 times per year. 


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k plan
  • Virtual work policy
  • Organization-wide week(s) off each year to recharge
  • 12-week paid parental leave

$45,000-$55,000/year, commensurate with experience – Full time


To Apply:

Please send your resume to Include the following in the body of your email: “Why does the Mission of Cactus Cancer Society matter to you?  And why are you interested in this position?”

Cactus Cancer Society is an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, ages 18-45.  We encourage, empower, and connect a diverse and growing community of YAs around the world, 24/7.  Our mission is to provide a safe space where young adults (ages 18-45) facing cancer can connect, cope, and thrive with one another in an online community through creativity and expression. Our vision is to end isolation among young adults facing cancer.

It is the policy of Cactus Cancer Society to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Cactus Cancer Society actively prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.