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Fundraising Director

Job Summary

In its first 10 years, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has grown to become a $3M+ organization, and is preparing for significant organizational growth and development with the recent approval of a strategic plan resulting in four key hires being made at this time, including a seasoned, passionate and creative Fundraising Director to help ensure grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising goals are met. Founded in 2008, the Organization has supported over 8,500 grassroots events in all 50 states to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and inspired tens of thousands of individual supporters to join the “good cookie” movement.

The Fundraising Director is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all the Organization’s grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising strategies, events and grassroots donor stewardship efforts. In this role, the Fundraising Director will lead the efforts of the grassroots fundraising team and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization. This role is vital to our growth plans to help raise more funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer.

Key Relationships

The Fundraising Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

This position participates with the Founder, Executive Director and other management staff in charting the direction of the Organization, assuring its accountability to all constituencies, and ensuring its effective operation.

Within the Organization, the position has primary working relationships with the Director of Marketing, the senior management team, Fundraising staff, the staff of the Marketing/Communications/PR function, and leading grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising donors.

Specific Job Duties

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Vision, Strategy & Leadership

  • Develop comprehensive plan to focus grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising efforts within the Organization’s highest value time period, and with leading peer-to-peer fundraising donors. Align grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising incentives, PR, corporate partner and influencer support to maximize focus on this key time period and ensure grassroots fundraising and engagement goals are met
  • Oversee online fundraising pages and grassroots/peer-to-peer tools to ensure appropriate support of year-round grassroots donor interest as well
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising execution
  • Lead execution of grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising strategy, with goal of exceeding $1.5M by December 31, 2019
  • Work closely with leading grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising donors to maximize their engagement and fundraising potential
  • Collaborate with all internal teams to ensure Organization’s overall fundraising and engagement goals are met
Team Development/Management
  • Manage the Grassroots Fundraising Manager, setting performance goals and supporting achievement
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to direct efforts of the Social Media Manager in communicating with Cookies’ email and direct mail audiences and on Cookies’ website
  • Recommend additional grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising support staff and resources as needed to meet Cookies’ financial goals



  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising activities that lead to fundraising growth
  • Strong strategic, analytical, organizational, creative and sales skills
  • Experience onboarding, evaluating and managing online peer-to-peer fundraising tools and software
  • Experience hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising fundraising personnel
  • Demonstrated successful experience leading fundraising campaigns resulting in over $1M raised annually
  • Experience utilizing donor database management (Salesforce, Blackbaud) and fundraising analytics tools
  • Digital literacy
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams
  • Superior project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Minimum of 5-6 years experience in development with demonstrated success supporting grassroots/peer-to-peer fundraising efforts
  • Experience working with volunteers is desirable
  • Overnight travel is required


This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, well-loved organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits. Salary range $80,000-90,000.

Organization Overview

Founded in 2008, the mission of Cookies for Kids' Cancer is to raise funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer, the one number disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds through grassroots and other events. Over the past 10 years, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted nearly $15 million (and counting) to childhood cancer research, funding 100 research grants, resulting in more than 40 new treatments now in clinical trial and available to children today.

Revenues: $3 million currently, projected to grow to $5M by 2021.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: New York, NY or Charlotte, NC

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@beagoodcookie.org

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