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Director of Regional Development

Reports To: Executive Director, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date: February 2023

To apply for this role, send a cover letter and a 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 paradigm shifting research discoveries, increased federal funding for brain tumor research, innovative new clinical trials, opportunities for entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy to benefit brain tumor research, and empowering collaborative advocacy that results in reforms and advances to health care and the development of treatments.

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.

Summary of Position:

Oversees assigned regions, projects, and Signature P2P events with an emphasis on donor and volunteer management.

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 primary P2P fundraising lead for Race for Hope DC and Virginia Brain Tumor Walk & Race;
  • Responsible for achieving team P2P fundraising goals;
  • Oversees assigned event expenses and budgets as directed by Executive Director;
  • Manage and cultivate external vendor relationships as necessary to successfully execute assigned events;
  • Work collaboratively with DoRD, PM to execute logistical support of the Race for Hope DC;
  • Provides strategic assessment for assigned markets, volunteer engagement, and event sustainability and growth;
  • Manages and cultivates assigned donor prospect portfolio;
  • Acts as primary lead for assigned events and projects, including collaborating with volunteers to achieve P2P fundraising goals within budget while delivering superior volunteer service and support to constituents;
  • Collaborate with P2P team to execute (as needed) and cross promote revenue streams within assigned region/s;
  • Collaborate across NBTS teams (MarComms, Community/Govt, Corporate, Research, Finance, IS) to ensure an integrative approach to volunteer engagement and communications;
  • Work to identify opportunities for greater donor prospecting activities among teams and individual supporters;
  • Educate and support committee chairs and event committees to build knowledge of NBTS programs and mission, and increase participation and revenue;
  • Researches, identifies, and recommends a range of philanthropic and marketing-related strategies, ensuring that NBTS’ engagement with external partners remains aligned with our core values;
  • Serve as front-facing NBTS ambassador in assigned region/s;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Results-oriented professional with 5-7 years of successful experience in fundraising, logistics, and community organizing and/or project/event management skills needed.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals, to plan development strategies, and to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and cross functionally, and to communicate effectively in a virtual team environment.
  • Experience and strength in recruiting, training, and cultivating volunteer leadership.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute plans to completion. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to work independently and manage schedule, time and priorities. 
  • Proven flexibility to effectively respond to changing circumstances and priorities. 
  • Ability to use data to analyze goals, budgets, and projections and advise Executive Director on market sustainability and growth.
  • 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).
  • Valid driver’s license required. Possible travel required to attend meetings, events and donor visits requiring access to a car.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires someone to sit for long periods of time.
  • Talk on the phone and enter information into the computer for at least 70% of their day.
  • Work performed virtually in a home office environment.
  • Travel is required up to 25% of the time.

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, send a cover letter and a resume to

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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