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Assistant Director Of Development, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Location: Remote, Upper Midwestern region of US (Wisconsin, IA, MN)
Reports To: Assistant Vice President of Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date: October 2023

To apply please send your cover letter and resume to


National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes and unites our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments and advocate for patients and their care partners. NBTS is a leading policy advocacy and research organization as well as a convener of brain tumor research leaders including industry, regulators, funders, clinician researchers and patient advocates. The organization also delivers timely information and support to patients and families.  Through collaborative leadership with partners, our results include increased federal funding for brain tumor research, improved clinical trials, the enactment of the most comprehensive childhood cancer law in decades, and improved clinical trial education.

While we have seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, we are unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. NBTS is committed to investment in new ideas and research poised to incent the development and realization of treatments that dramatically increase survival and quality of life for patients.


Join our collaborative and dynamic development team as we carry out our mission of conquering and curing brain tumors — once and for all.  The Assistant Director of Development, Peer to Peer Fundraising will serve as lead staff on the launch of the Wisconsin Brain Tumor 5k and will provide support across Fundraise Your Way, Gray Nation Endurance and other fundraising and volunteer engagement platforms.  This position will work to ensure a positive volunteer and fundraiser experience through appropriate recruitment, recognition, retention and succession.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all that may be found in positions of this class.

  • Serve as the event lead for the Wisconsin Brain Tumor 5k by cultivating and collaborating with volunteers to achieve Peer-to-Peer fundraising goals, while delivering a  superior volunteer experience and support to constituents and the brain tumor community.
  • Management of the event’s expenses, logistics, vendor contracts to ensure the event is within budget as directed.
  • Provide support to the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Team with an emphasis on assigned projects as directed by the Assistant Vice President and VP, Development. Manage and fulfill materials requests to support volunteers as requested. 
  • Manage designated portfolios of third-party ‘Fundraise Your Way’ volunteer fundraisers, and  Gray Nation Endurance Charity Teams and Your Own Race athletes as lead staff by answering fundraisers’ questions, providing resources, and hosting cultivation and development calls to retain and expand support.
  • Support in-person third-party ‘Fundraise Your Way’ fundraising events, NBTS hosted Signature Events or Gray Nation Endurance events as needed; may require plane, car and weekend travel.
  • Ability to represent the organization to external constituents with a highly professional, friendly, and enthusiastic demeanor.
  • Provide support with promotional social media posts.
  • Provide customer support for fundraisers in relation to their fundraising platforms; training to be provided on both Classy and Luminate.
  • Submit or follow up on donation research with our Development Operations team as needed.
  • Assist with post-event stewardship and recognition activities across P2P revenues streams as directed.
  • Conduct program merchandise and supplies research as needed.
  • Collaborate across NBTS teams (MarComms, Community/Govt, Corporate, Research, Finance) to ensure an integrative approach to volunteer engagement, support, and communications.
  • Keep proper Salesforce records of interactions and event campaigns.
  • Submit program invoices via Netsuite as directed.
  • Co-manage timeline of upcoming events and initiatives as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications & Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent prior work experience required. 
  • 1-3 years of successful experience in nonprofit peer-to-peer fundraising, logistics, or community event organizing or like relevant experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience executing and launching events (especially those involving patients and families) from initial concept to revenue generating is a plus.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

  • Ability to work cooperatively and cross functionally, and to communicate effectively in a virtual team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work, a strong attention to detail, and ability to think strategically and execute plans to completion. 
  • Proven flexibility to effectively respond to changing circumstances and priorities. 
  • Strong computer competency, including all MS Office and data-gathering tools; familiarity with events platforms and Salesforce or equivalent fundraising and constituent relationship management software (CRM) a plus.
  • Proficiency in a variety of social media platforms and an understanding of how to activate those platforms for event or campaign promotion.
  • Knowledge of the midwest with an emphasis on the Wisconsin area is a plus.   

Physical Demand & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Location: Remote (core hours 9:00am to 5:00pm EST, primary work location must be in the Upper Midwest within driving distance to Wisconsin. Work performed virtually in a home office environment.
  • Valid driver’s license required. Local travel required to meetings, events and donor visits requiring access to a car.
  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for extended periods of time. This role frequently involves communicating on the phone and using a computer for long periods of time, up to 70% of each work day.
  • Travel is required up to 20% of the time. Travel may be inclusive of day travel for meetings, overnight travel for events or a combination of both. 

Total Rewards:

  • HMO and PPO Health Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • Employer-funded Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – medical and dependent care accounts available
  • 100% employer-paid Group Term Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, and Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(K) plan with 3% employer match (4-year vesting schedule applies)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Planning and Wellness Assistance Program
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 20 accrued vacation days per year
  • 10 accrued sick days per year
  • 2 personal days and 2 floating holidays per year 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workgroup
  • Employer-paid membership in MassBio, a leading life sciences professional organization
  • Flexible work environment with remote and hybrid work options available for most roles
  • Positive, collaborative, and transparent organizational culture with a commitment to continuous feedback, high performance, and career development

How to Apply:

To apply please send your cover letter and resume to

NBTS strives to ensure that our workplace embraces diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. NBTS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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