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

Director, Major and Planned Gifts

CCA is seeking an experienced Director of Major and Planned Gifts who will structure and solicit a combination of major and planned gifts.  Responsibilities include leading, developing, and executing an annual financial development strategy and overseeing all aspects of long- and short-term major and planned gifts.

Core Responsibilities:

The Director of Major and Planned Gifts will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Development Officer to provide strategies and assistance with donor prospecting. With a focus on developing long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests, passions, and values, the Director will participate in all aspects of the giving cycle. This includes developing cultivation strategies for donors, utilizing a timely and appropriate approach toward solicitation and closure. This is a new position at CCA and will report directly to the Chief Development Officer.

Major Giving

  • Develop and manage relationships of approximately 75+ prospective donors
  • Lead and ensure a prosperous major giving program of approximately $500K
  • Secure support from donors who are capable of making gifts of $25K - $1M. 
  • Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations
  • Support CCA’s Foundation’s “Make It Last” Endowment Campaign closing commitments of $250K or more in first year
  • Produces monthly reports on major gifts contacts and fundraising efforts
  • Prepare stewardship reports to donors on the use and impact of their gifts
  • Partner and/or prepare written proposals, endowment agreements, gift illustrations, and materials needed to secure major gifts
  • Manage research and prospect rating and perform data analysis to recommend donor capacity
  • Oversee and evaluate donor tracking processing
  • Develop and implement a plan for major gift fundraising on a national level
  • Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement, and stewardship of major gifts donors in coordination with the Chief Development Officer

Planned Giving

  • Generate and present planned gift proposals
  • Grow the number of Identified Planned Gifts, number of Planned Giving prospects and conduct a minimum of 30 face-to-face visits in the first year
  • Be familiar with all relevant forms of planned giving including will/bequests, trusts, estate planning, and deferred giving. This should include basic knowledge of current gift tax law, probate, and trust administration.
  • Partner in developing and implementing a structured planned giving marketing program including print and online brochures, and other materials
  • Assist in the development and direction of planned giving workshops and seminars for small groups of interested donors, and prepare presentations and/or other supporting materials as take-away items
  • Administer CCA’s Founders Society for Planned Gift donors
  • Maintain contacts and liaisons with other professionals in charitable giving or closely related fields, i.e., attorneys, financial planners, accountants, and trust officers
  • Manage the recognition program for planned giving, including ensuring regular contact with planned gift donors

Interpersonal Competency Requirements:

  • Relationship Builder: Cultivate and maintain effective internal/external relationships
  • Strong Presenter:  Lead compelling presentations with confidence
  • Growth Oriented:  Drive growth and expansion
  • Results Oriented: Focus on outcomes and accomplishments

 Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Be knowledgeable in fundamental- and industry-accepted standards for all aspects of the gift cycle involving prospects and donors
  • Have experience with current planned giving vehicles and estate-planning trends; provide basic calculations in response to planned giving inquiries
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of ten years in leadership development, with specific experience in major gift fundraising and planned giving
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient using Crescendo Gift Software and The Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

 Compensation:

  • This is a full time salaried position $65,000- $72,000, commensurate with experience and education
  • Generous benefit package includes paid medical insurance

 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 this position. Position will be open until filled. 

 Application Guidelines:

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 (1) page.  Please include the following:

  1. Tell us how your previous work history has prepared you for this role
  2. Present your view as to why and how you are a good fit
  3. Provide salary history

Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports diversity in the workplace. 

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Development Support
Temporary Position

This is a temporary position to provide assistance with administrative tasks to support CCA’s Development team. This support position will report directly to the Director of Development and is expected to last up to at least 60 days, potentially longer.

Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide writing support for correspondence
  • Support the Development team with daily projects as requested
  • Work in Excel to generate reports, pull, and manipulate data
  • Provide administrative support, schedule appointments, and write general correspondence
  • Other duties as assigned

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
  • 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

Compensation:

  • Up to 40 hours per week
  • Wage $13.00 - $15.00 per hour

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. This is a temporary position with an estimated length of assignment to be 60 -90 days potentially longer.

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Foundation Relations Specialist

Children’s Cancer Association’s Mission: When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, CCA's innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.

CCA’s Development Team is responsible for event management, fundraising, and the stewardship of donors, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and sponsors. The Foundation Relations Specialist assists the Vice President of Development in grant writing and stewarding Foundation relationships and sponsorships. 

Core functions include but are not limited to the following:

Foundation and Sponsorship Relations:

  • Conduct research, write, and submit local and national  grant proposals
  • Track and provide reports; acknowledge all grants
  • Maintain strong relationships with a network of foundations, including current and potential partners
  • Collaborate with the Development and Program Teams to identify needs and prospective funding
  • Support  outreach
  • Research and write proposals for corporate program sponsorships

 Other Projects

  • Assist the Development Team and work collaboratively to meet funding goals and objectives
  • Coordinate CCA’s In-kind program
  • Coordinate CCA’s applications to federations, for special projects, etc.
  • Maintain records in the database and create and provide multiple reports in eTap and Raisers’ Edge
  • Coordinate and implement the grant, foundation, and sponsorship calendars
  • Assist with collateral production and implementation
  • Provide writing support to the Development Team
  • Assist with other writing projects as necessary
  • Support other administrative duties as a backup

Interpersonal Competencies Required:

  • Relationship Building – Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships; enjoy and excel in interacting with a variety of people
  • Effective Organizer and Planner – Establish processes to ensure that work is completed efficiently and accurately; successfully manage multiple priorities; meet strict deadlines
  • Communicate Effectively – Write clearly and concisely and organize content clearly; pay strong attention to details and accuracy
  • High Energy – Thrive in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in detailed writing in a nonprofit environment preferred
  • Experience in development writing, including grant writing
  • Bachelor Degree in related field
  • Proficient in the use and creation of Excel spreadsheets including formulas and tables
  • Proficient in writing and creating PowerPoint presentations

Compensation:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and education
  • Generous benefit package includes paid medical insurance
  • This is a full-time position

Application Guidelines:

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 (1) page.  Please include the following:

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

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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Internship Opportunities

CCA is looking for two Special Events Interns.

Special Events Intern

Supervisor:  Special Events Manager
Commitment:  Four months, either May – August, or July – October
Hours:   Minimum 15 hours a week (flexible schedule)
Salary:  Volunteer position
Benefits:  Gain professional and nonprofit experience, learn advanced development and event skills, work in a positive environment; references and recommendations offered

Position Summary

Basic Function:  Support events and fundraising efforts, to include, but not exclusive to CCA’s annual Hero Gala, JoyRide, and Green Jacket Golf Tournament. Provide overall event support while promoting the mission and interests of Children’s Cancer Association. 

Essential Function: Provide project, event, and administrative support as needed.  Duties may include procuring donations, facilitating relationships with partners, managing online auctions, tracking leads, updating reports, special projects, building manuals, and other duties as assigned by the Development team.

Qualifications: Enrolled in college courses with an interest and emphasis in nonprofit, marketing, special events, or PR. Must have strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and word processing skills. Must be able to operate semi-independently and carry out a variety of organizational tasks with limited supervision. Must be organized, efficient, and work well with a variety of staff, volunteers and clients in a casual yet professional work environment.  Must be comfortable in an environment supporting seriously ill children and maintaining confidentiality at all times. 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, an intern is required to stand, walk, sit, and lift. Occasionally, the intern is required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. The noise level in the work place is moderate.

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.

If you are interested, please fax, email, or send resume to: Children’s Cancer Association, Nonda Hanneman, Community Outreach & Volunteer Specialist, 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 140, Portland, OR 97209; nhanneman@joyrx.org; fax: (503) 892-1922.

For questions or more information about Children’s Cancer Association, please visit Joyrx.org or call 503-244-3141.
Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.