About CCA

We prescribe joy.

For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, our goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy.

Why joy?

Because in the fight against devastating illness, joy is often forgotten. Because joy connects us with the power of hope, comfort, and happiness and helps families and children feel uplifted when their lives have been turned upside down. Because joy is something every child deserves.

Job Opportunities

MyMusicRx Specialist

Full-Time

Children’s Cancer Association’s mission is to provide seriously ill children, teens, and their families with joy one moment at a time when they need more than medicine. CCA is a national pioneer of music medicine, developing the first in-hospital music program providing 20 years of service at pediatric hospitals in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our MyMusicRx team is a collaborative group of live and digital music professionals, and volunteers who bring extensive and diverse therapeutic expertise and experience bedside to children, teens, their family members and hospital staff in order to reduce stress levels, calm anxiety, eradicate boredom and create quality moments of joy and comfort in the midst of a medical environment.

We are seeking a multi-talented musician, capable of engaging children and teen’s bedside along with their family members and hospital staff through tailored live and digital music, music instruction, music exploration, recording and instrument checkout. You must be passionate about serving seriously ill children, teens, and their families.

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Music Services:

  • Let kids and teens prescribe the MyMusicRx experience that feels right to them i.e. playing, singing, exploring, learning, and connecting with others through recreational music, informal song writing, impromptu lessons, and exploring music technology together
  • Provide basic recreational music lessons, suggest and check-out instruments and technology
  • Sign up children and teens to be members of our mymusicrx.org website so that they can have 24/7 access to exclusive artist greetings, digital instruments, games, interactive lessons and concerts
  • Provide live music in hospital hallways, clinics, and pre-operative areas
  • Facilitate improvised musical group experiences
  • Participate and perform at occasional CCA events both internal and external
  • Provide digital music app instruction and exploration    

Administrative and Other Services:

  • Host multi-discipline music volunteers in order to help expand the MyMusicRx experience, infusing music throughout the hospital setting
  • Maintain the MyMusicRx music cart and its instrument and technology inventory
  • Support guest tours showing MyMusicRx services in the hospital setting, and public relations activities by providing JoyRx through the healing power of music
  • Provide appropriate administrative and data support as needed
  • Attend team and/or individual meetings as requested
  • Talk to families about sharing their MyMusicRx story through photo or video via CCA’s social media channels

Interpersonal Competency Requirements

  • Mission Focused – Believe in CCA’s overall mission, value it, and be committed to it
  • Relationship Building – Establish and maintain productive relationships with children, families, partners, and staff; initiate contacts readily; enjoy and are good at interacting with people
  • Creativity – Generate original ideas, develop innovative solutions, and find new ways to look at old problems and explore options
  • Positive Impact – Make positive impressions, be personable, self-confident, optimistic, and enthusiastic; energize others

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • A musician and vocalist who is comfortable playing and using a wide variety of musical instruments in different genres, as well as having a comfort level with music applications through technology (i.e. iPads, Soundbeam, iRig and web-based music programs)
  • Knowledgeable of current and popular music, for kids and teens with the ability to improvise in the moment
  • Strongly aligned with CCA’s mission and culture of positive impact – is personable, self-confidant, optimistic, and enthusiastic
  • Observant/sensitive and able to respond quickly and appropriately to events and people
  • A direct communicator with strong social and communication skills, able to build and maintain professional relationships
  • Ability to work in an environment with children, teens and family members who are under stress, in pain, or afraid, and deliver therapeutic music services that support the child, family, and the hospital staff as appropriate to the situation
  • Experience working in a medical setting preferred; some medical knowledge or experience in medical setting preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or like credentials in therapeutic music, education, counseling and/or social work
  • Strong time management skills
  • Bi-lingual Spanish a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to work rotating days and hours within a team

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience; wage range $17.00-$21.00 per hour
  • Generous benefit packages includes medical insurance
  • Full Time 35-40 hours per week

Please send an electronic cover letter as well as your resume to:  recruiting@joyrx.org.  The cover letter itself should be no longer than one page.  Please include the following;

  1. Tell us how your previous work history has prepared you for this role at CCA.
  2. Present your view as to why and how you are a good fit for our organization.

General Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position. 

See more about CCA at joyrx.org.  Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports diversity in the workplace.  This position will be open until filled.

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Database Manager

CCA is in search of a Database Manager who is able to creatively work within a variety of teams providing support and being responsible for administering CCA’s constituent management database. Some of these responsibilities will include accurate data/gift entry, data cleanup, ensuring database integrity, producing routine and complex customized reports, system enhancements, online donation pages, financial reconciliation, and providing end user training and support.

CCA’s database system is The Raiser’s Edge, including Spark and Sphere.

The Database Manager will directly report to the Director of Operations and Finance.

Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Database Administration:

  • Work within a variety of departments to determine the most effective use of Raisers Edge, Spark and Sphere to meet the department needs
  • Maintain database entry standards, enforce database integrity and quality control; implement multiple NCOA updates/year and software updates
  • Train and coach staff/volunteer users and provide technical assistance; coordinate scheduled training meetings with key end users
  • Perform regular audits; develop and implement new processes, systems and standards as required
  • Provide event data entry support and ecommerce solutions
  • Prepare annual donation tax statements
  • Process matching gifts, complete and submit forms, and ensure accurate gift entry
  • Manage recurring and auto processed gifts
  • Maintain an up-to-date and accurate Gifts Processing Manual
  • Assist in fundraising events
  • Maintain regular integration/synchronization with other systems
  • Produce pledge reminders and acknowledgements
  • Gift Entry and Financial Reconciliation:
  • Perform and oversee accurate data/gift entry in a timely manner in Raisers edge
  • Track pledges; document and review complete pledges for compliance and redemption
  • Reconcile monthly, quarterly and annually with Finance Team

Reports:

  • Prepare queries, exports, imports, custom, and canned reports
  • Activities to include (but not limited to) monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, dashboards, event performance and file analysis, mail/e-mail lists and donor recognition lists

Interpersonal Competency Requirements:

  • High Standards:  Should model excellence, be accountable for quality, accuracy, and attention to detail, and seek to improve processes
  • Initiative:  Needs to be proactive and take action without being prompted; makes things happen
  • Organizing and Planning:  Should have the ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks, maximize use of time, and make efficient use of resources
  • Results Oriented:   Should value outcomes and demonstrate a sense of urgency
  • Technical Expertise:   Should be knowledgeable and skilled in functional specialty, add value, and serve as a resource

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two plus years related experience or equivalent combination
  • Proficient level user in Excel, Raiser’s Edge, Spark, Sphere, Word and related MS software
  • Experience with nonprofit relational database management; basic understanding of fundraising and nonprofit accounting principles and practices
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Solid writing and verbal skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Capacity to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, to multi-task and to adjust to competing priorities
  • Ability to train and lead others in Database best practices

Compensation:

  • Salary range is $45,000-50,000 and will be commensurate with experience.
  • Full Time 40 hours per week
  • Generous comprehensive benefit package

Please send an electronic cover letter as well as your resume to:  recruiting@joyrx.org

The cover letter itself should be no longer than 1 page and include the following:

  1. Tell us about your previous working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, to include Spark and Sphere.
  2. Tell us how your previous work history has prepared you for this role at CCA.

General Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  See more about CCA at joyrx.org.  Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports diversity in the workplace.  This position will be open until filled.

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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteers fuel CCA in virtually every area of operation. Please consider donating your time and talent to help seriously ill children and teens.

Internships with our programs, communications, and development teams can offer opportunities to learn new skills, get school credit, build your resume, and have fun. Contact Volunteer@JoyRx.org to find out more about volunteering or interning at CCA.