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

Database Specialist (Full-Time)

Position Profile

CCA is in search of a Database Specialist 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 Specialist will directly report to the Director of Development.

Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

30% 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

40% 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

30% 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:

  • Full Time 40 hours per week
  • Wage commensurate with experience; wage range $15.50 - $20.44
  • 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.

MyMusicRx Specialist (Full-Time)

Position Profile

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 18 years at pediatric hospitals in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our MusicRx team is a collaborative group of music professionals, semi-professionals, and volunteers who bring extensive and diverse musical and therapeutic expertise and experience. 

We are seeking an accomplished musician, capable of playing a variety of instruments. You must be passionate about serving seriously ill children, teens, and their families and believe in the healing power of music. You will be responsible for infusing the hospital halls with CCA’s unique JoyRx brand.

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Music Services:

  • Provide a variety of musical services to children and their families per their requests, i.e. playing, exploring, learning, and connecting with others through recreational music, informal song writing, impromptu lessons, and exploring music technology together
  • Provide live music in hospital hallways, clinics, and pre-operative areas
  • Manage the check-out of a variety of instruments and technology to patients during hospital stays
  • Facilitate karaoke parties and improvised musical group experiences
  • Participate and perform at occasional CCA events             

Administrative and Other Services:

  • Host multi-discipline volunteers in order to help expand the experience of music infusing the hospital setting
  • Manage and maintain the CCA’s unique mobile music cart and its instrument and technology inventory
  • Support guest tours showing MusicRx services in the hospital setting, and public relations activities by creating joy through the healing power of music
  • Provide appropriate administrative and data support as needed
  • Attend team and/or individual meetings as requested

Service Types in Emergency Department:

  • Provide music in waiting area and in hallways outside of patient rooms
  • Create musical interactions in patient rooms
  • Play music during procedures

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. iPods, iPads, and web-based music programs); knowledgeable of popular music for kids and teens
  • Strongly aligned with CCA’s mission and culture of positive impact – is personable, self-confident, optimistic, and enthusiastic
  • Observant/sensitive and able to respond quickly and appropriate to events and people
  • A direct communicator with strong social and communication skills, able to build and maintain professional relationships.
  • Able to take abrupt direction from hospital team in the midst of emergency situations
  • Ability to work in an environment with children 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
  • Experience working with children and teens preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or like credentials in education, counseling, social work and/or music preferred
  • Strong time management skills
  • Conversational 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; age range $16.98– $22.92 per hour
  • Generous benefit packages includes medical insurance

How to Apply:

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. Present your view as to why and how you are a good fit for our organization.
  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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Internship Opportunity

Position Title:    Special Events Intern
Supervisor:        Special Events Manager
Commitment:    4 months, November - February
Hours:              Minimum 15 hours a week (flexible schedule)
Salary:             Volunteer position
Benefits:           References and recommendations offered, professional and non-profit experience, learn advanced development and event skills, positive work environment

Position Summary

Basic Function: Focus on events and fundraising including CCA’s annual Hero Gala, JoyRide, and Green Jacket, as well as 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 Hearts of Joy 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 25lbs. 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, Kacy Smerke, Community Outreach & Education Manager
1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 140, Portland, OR 97209, ksmerke@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.