Development and Foundation, Executive Director/CEO, Health
4 Year Degree
Cancer Research Foundation (CRF) History
Founded in Chicago in 1954 by Maurice Goldblatt after losing his brother Nathan to the disease 10 years earlier, the CRF has invested in cancer research for the last 60 years. The non-profit’s goal is to create the opportunity for major breakthroughs in cancer science by making grants and supporting researchers where and when the financial support is needed most.
With an annual operating budget of approximately $1M and assets of $7M, Cancer Research Foundation is poised to grow its ability to support important high risk/high reward science as it extends its grantmaking footprint beyond its Chicago Chapter and prepares to open in other strategic locations.
The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors, will further the CRF mission and brand and will lead its expansion of activities in Chicago and beyond. The Executive Director will continue to grow the CRF’s donor base and improve its fundraising results. The Executive Director will be responsible for Executive Leadership & Management, Fundraising, and Marketing and Communications.
Requirements for the position include:
Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred
Leadership experience with a nonprofit organization
Demonstrated experience in developing and executing fundraising strategies
Proven track record in revenue growth, with an emphasis on major gifts and knowledge of event fundraising
Successful management of budgets and track record of achieving revenue growth
Experience in Board development and staff management
Strategic thinking and skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; experience using donor and constituent management databases
Strong written and oral communication skills
Comfortable working in a medical research and scientific environment
Innovative, inclusive and forward thinking with commitment to CRF’s mission
This search is being conducted by Tuft & Associates. Those interested in applying should submit a resume and cover letter outlining specific qualifications to before August 16 to: