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Lung Cancer Initiative prides itself on the collaborative, flexible, and supportive work culture. We are always looking for individuals who are passionate about supporting lung cancer survivors, have a team player mentality, and want to make a difference.

Employment Opportunities

Development Manager 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Development Manager is responsible for raising revenue to sustain Lung Cancer Initiative’s (LCI) mission by implementing approved strategies designed to obtain funds from individuals, foundations and corporations. This position is central to the continued growth and success of LCI and programs impacting lung cancer community in North Carolina and beyond.

LCI is seeking a leader who is passionate about the advancement of survivorship and providing support to all of those who have been impacted by lung cancer.  This individual should be a self-starter with a natural ability to connect and build relationships with donors and potential donors.

This individual will be a key strategist for all fundraising for the organization and will work closely with LCI leadership.  This position will also work closely with external and internal leadership and volunteers to support fundraising events including the LUNGe Forward series to ensure event goals are met.

The Development Manager will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development

  • Contributes to the creation and execution of LCI’s annual development plan including
    mass, individual, and corporate appeals; major gifts; estate gifts; grants; and special events
  • Works with staff and other leaders to identify potential donors through research, contact with existing donors and other sources of information and serves as project manager in LCI’s outreach and stewardship of potential and new donors
  • In collaboration with leadership, supports creation and implementation of policies and procedures for donor and gift management
  • Manages, cultivates, and stewards a portfolio of relationships with volunteers, fundraisers, supporters and prospects to strengthen relationships with LCI and enhance the individuals’ overall impact on the mission
  • Supports the Chief Executive Officer with Board of Directors relations, including staffing the Development Committee
  • Continuously researches fundraising and development best practices for potential implementation at LCI
  • Provides leadership to sustainer programs that encourage long-term donor commitments with individuals, foundations and businesses
  • Partners with the Director of Special Events and event leadership as needed to develop a successful peer-to-peer fundraising plan and training for LUNGe Forward event fundraisers
  • Plans, promotes, and executes special events in partnership with the Director of Special Events including fundraising events, donor cultivation events, donor appreciation celebrations, community meetings, and other internal and external events

Marketing & Communications

  • Collaborates with the Communications & Development Specialist and the Marketing Committee to implement development best practices into LCI’s electronic communications including websites, social media and mass email communications
  • Develops solicitation and communication materials (e.g., solicitation letters, thank you letters, grant proposals, invitations, online fundraising content, progress reports, and other development and informational materials)

Operations

  • Provides support and serves as a back-up to the Office Manager in the facilitation of
    accurate gift recordings, gift acknowledgments, mailing lists and reports using a CRM database
  • Complies with all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, all professional standards, and best practices related to fund-raising; update and/or create new internal procedures as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree (marketing, communications, business or healthcare preferred) with a minimum 5 years of non-profit development experience and demonstrated successes with major gift, corporate, foundation, grassroots, and online fundraising.
  • Alignment with LCI’s core values of passionate support of survivorship, building community, compassion, empathy, transparency, integrity, professionalism and responsible stewardship.
  • Willingness to evaluate, adjust, and innovate to produce results. Ability to think strategically and attention to detail. Ability to listen perceptively and communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven administrative and management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. This includes the ability to create well-formatted documents in Word, analyze data in Excel and create professional presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Experience with donor database software, preferably Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to travel and work on weekends, sometimes extensively, and/or on short notice.
  • A strong, authentic interest in LCI’s mission to support the lung cancer community through research, education and access programs.
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to use personal vehicle (with mileage reimbursement).

SCHEDULE

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position requiring that the individual be available to work during LCI’s regular business hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Some infrequent evenings and weekends will be required.

TO APPLY

Please send the following materials by email to phumble@lungcancerinitiativenc.org and include your first initial and last name in the subject line, along with Development Manager position:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Phone and email contact for three (3) professional references

Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled.

Lung Cancer Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Lung Cancer Initiative to prohibit unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

 

Communications & Events Specialist

In collaboration with leaders from across Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI), the Communications & Events Specialist will execute an integrated strategic communications plan and provide support to fundraising events to advance LCI’s brand, inspire supporters, engage constituents and assist in achieving LCI’s fundraising goals.  This individual will be positive, entrepreneurial, and collaborative as a member of a small staff who interacts regularly with leaders and volunteers from across North Carolina and beyond. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Communications

  • Demonstrate understanding of LCI mission and activities such that the individual positively represents the organization and brand with internal and external audiences
  • In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Special Events, will develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan to support achievement of LCI’s development, programs, awareness and events goals 
  • In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Special Events, will develop and manage the LCI’s annual marketing and communications budget and associated marketing budgets for fundraising events
  • Manage and provide rich content targeted to strategic audiences for all LCI social media  including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn pages and establish benchmarks for success
  • Maintain LCI’s consumer website by ensuring content is current, easy to access and functional;  serve as staff liasion with web site vendor
  • Serve as staff liaison for the LCI Marketing Committee including Board of Directors representatives and other community leaders
  • Develop, distribute and maintain all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to brochures, flyers, annual report, e-newsletters, and the organization’s website
  • In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership, develop targeted fundraising appeals and stewardship communications to key audiences through the strategic use of the CRM database
  • Develop and cultivate media contacts; prepare press releases, talking points, presentations and other supporting material as needed
  • Manage relationships with communications-related vendors or consultants
  • Collaborate with a communications support team, including board, interns and volunteer talent, to support the development and execution of the communications strategy
  • Represent LCI at community events including health fairs, educational programs, corporate events

Events Management

  • Provide events management and support to the Director of Special events including development and management of LUNGe Forward and Evening of Hope fundraising web sites and associated constituent communication
  • Serve as the events manager for one to two signature events annually in coordination with the Director of Special Events and serve as the staff lead on associated committees;  will be responsible for recruiting, managing and motivating volunteer committees for these events
  • Participate in key event committee meetings and provide marketing and communications support to signature events including the LUNGe Forward 5K race series, Evening of Hope Gala, Annual Meeting and Advocacy Summit
  • Serve as key point of contact for photography and videography at all major LCI events and programs
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree (journalism, marketing, public relations and/or communications preferred)
  • 1 to 2 years of progressively responsible experience in relevant communications and/or events management work
  • Alignment with LCI’s core values of passionate support of survivorship, building community, compassion, empathy, transparency, integrity, professionalism and responsible stewardship
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Professionalism in high-pressure situations
  • Proven attention to detail, editing and project management skills
  • The highest integrity and sensitivity to confidential business-related information
  • Experience with emerging marketing tools (social media, customer relationship marketing), required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, required
  • Experience with Raisers Edge NXT and Online Express, preferred
  • Experience with website maintenance preferred
  • Photography, video production and editing skills are a plus
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Ability to travel and work on weekends, sometimes extensively, and/or on short notice.
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to use personal vehicle (with mileage reimbursement)

SCHEDULE

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position requiring that the individual be available to work during LCI’s regular business hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Some infrequent evenings and weekends will be required.

TO APPLY

Please send the following materials by email to phumble@lungcancerinitiativenc.org and include your first initial and last name in the subject line, along with Communications & Events Specialist position:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Phone and email contact for three (3) professional references

Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled.

Lung Cancer Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Lung Cancer Initiative to prohibit unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

 

Volunteer and Internship Positions

Public Health/Programs Intern

The Public Health/Programs intern will assist with the planning and implementation of programs and events that support lung cancer research and education. This includes outreach in the community by connecting patients, survivors and loved ones with the medical and research community as well as education tools and access programs across North Carolina.  Interns work closely with the Director of Programs in coordination with local lung cancer survivors and advocates, corporations and health systems in seasonal health fairs and educational seminars.  Some intern tasks include:

  • Finding and attending local health fairs to distribute free educational materials and increase lung cancer awareness
  • Managing the Access to Care Gas Card program database including reviewing applications, inputting data and distributing of gas cards.
  • Assisting in planning and implementation of educational events such as the LCINC Annual Meeting, Expert Speakers Series and Survivors Day event.

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Jenni Danai  at jdanai@lungcancerinitiativenc.org

Marketing & Communications Intern

The Communications & Marketing Intern will gain knowledge and experience for how nonprofits are able to use marketing and communications strategies to positively impact the lives of people who are affected by lung cancer in North Carolina.  The intern will use various tools and platforms to communicate with our advocates in collaboration with the Manager of Marketing & Communications. This internship is ideal for a candidate who has an interest in marketing, communications, public relations and/or non-profit management.  Some intern tasks include:

  • Assisting with the creation of communications materials–press releases, blog posts, e-blasts, social media posts including Facebook and Twitter
  • Helping pitch LCINC story ideas and build relationships with local media
  • Supporting LCINC social networking activities (Facebook, Twitter, blog)
  • Additional administrative assistance as needed

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Michelle McClean mmclean@lungcancerinitiativenc.org

Events and Development Intern

The Events/Development intern will work closely with the Manager of Development & Special Events to support important fundraising events including the LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Rally for Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro, the Evening of Hope Gala, and more. Interns will also play an important role in helping the Lung Cancer Initiative acknowledge gifts and contributions as a part of our fundraising events.

  • Assisting with volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Providing event information and registration instructions to participants calling the Lung Cancer Initiative office.
  • Assisting with the collection and management of silent and live auction items for the Evening of Hope Gala.
  • Data entry and management.
  • Providing support to event planning committees and attending events.

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Sandy Oehler at soehler@lungcancerinitiativenc.org

Internship Opportunities: Operational Support

Interns will also support the Executive Director on special ongoing projects including managing, recruiting, and working with volunteers for our volunteer program and meeting material preparation for key meetings and events.

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Paige Humble at phumble@lungcancerinitiativenc.org

General Requirements:
Strong internship candidates will have the following:

  • Self-motivation, willingness to work as a strong team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to details, as well as excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Moderate experience working with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter).
  • Have self-discipline and time management skills necessary to work independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Have regular and consistent computer and internet access, including the ability to work online.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license as well as the ability to travel as needed to perform internship duties.
  • Currently be working toward a degree at a university, college, or trade school, in a related field.
  • At least a sophomore class standing/ranking, with a minimum 3.0GPA/4.0 scale.

This internship is open to all majors with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management, Public Health, Fundraising, Event Planning, Business Administration, Operations Management, and Project Management.

The positions are unpaid internships with the potential to receive academic credit.  The opportunity is based in Raleigh, NC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated student who is looking for hands-on experience in a fast-paced and growing organization and who is considering a career in fundraising, health care and/or the non-profit sector.

Physical requirements:
Ability to stand and/or work on a computer for long periods of time; walk up and down stairs multiple times throughout the day; and lift at least 25 pounds.

Work Schedule/Time Commitment: Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, approximately 15-20 hours/week, with exact days and times to be determined according to your school schedule.