Job Opening – Development Director

Above + Beyond Cancer is a mind, body, spirit cancer survivorship non-profit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa and is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to direct our events and fundraising efforts.  The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing Above + Beyond Cancer’s fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual membership campaign, special fundraising events, identifying sponsors, and grant writing.  This role will also include assisting with some non-fundraising events, such as soliciting volunteer support and event-day logistics.


  • A positive attitude and embrace our mind, body, spirit approach to cancer survivorship
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • 2+ years minimum experience in professional fundraising
  • Ability to draft and execute a multi-year fundraising plan
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated “self-starter” who can initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency with email marketing and social media tools


  • Develop and execute a multi-year fundraising plan
  • Identify and reach fundraising goals
  • Meet and follow up with prospective donors
  • Grow major gifts program
  • Expand donor base through new fundraising programs and special operating grants
  • Plan and manage fundraising events
  • Strengthen membership numbers
  • Outreach, communication and thanking donors
  • Oversee grant seeking and writing
  • Oversee creation of publications, invitations, flyers, and newsletters to support fundraising
  • Assist with marketing and communications to raise awareness of Above + Beyond Cancer to various stakeholders


  • Development Director will report to the Executive Director and Board Chairman.
  • He/she will work with the Board of Directors fundraising subcommittee to coordinate events, projects and programs.


  • Competitive / commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

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