Job Description: 

Why Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Does your work change lives? Does your work bring hope to the people you serve every day? If you join the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation staff team it will

The Foundation is a dynamic organization serving IBD patients across the country through its research programs and a wide array of patient education, support and advocacy programs. Every team member EMPOWERS patients and their families to make informed decisions about their own healthcare; INSPIRES by helping them tell their stories; and CONNECTS the community so no one ever has to feel alone in their IBD journey.


How you can help us change lives: Working in partnership with one of the country's most dynamic, progressive voluntary health organizations, you will be an integral part of building the community of patients, families, professionals and business partners.  The Executive Director provides professional leadership to a Foundation chapter and is accountable for local community management.  In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for staff management, individual and foundation gifts and as well as other event activities.


Together we’ll reach the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's goals for funding our critical mission agenda.


Areas of Responsibility

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the chapter president in identifying, recruiting and developing volunteers who have potential to be door openers, doers and/or donors for Foundation fundraisers and patient programs as well as engaging local boards and committees.
  • Create working committees as well as provide leadership and guidance to committees and guidance to volunteers in carrying out assignments and recognition for their time and effort.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with board members, volunteer’s, donors and leaders in the philanthropic community and with affiliated community organizations i.e. Combined Federal Campaign, Combined Health Agencies and Chamber of Commerce, Rotary etc.
  • Collaboration, cultivation, identification and recruitment of revenue partners to maximize impact on special events as well as identifying walk leadership and corporate sponsors.
  • Execute fundraising techniques to meet revenue targets through special events, individual and foundation gifts and other chapter activities.
  • Coordinate marketing and promotion for fundraising events, programs and activities while partnering with media outlets and cultivate relationships to maximize awareness of our foundations brand.
  • Participate in enterprise wide activities such as GI visits, donor events, major education events, Team Challenge information meetings, Take Steps Walk and any other chapter wide activities.


Core Competencies:

  • Fundraising guru with the ability with build relationships with interested parties.
  • Professional leader who takes charge and possess strong staff management skills.
  • Strong financial and budget skills who can meet chapter performance guidelines.


  • BA/BS degree with five to seven years in not-for-profit fundraising or association management, preferably within a health-related organization.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation, public relations and stewardship.
  • Previous experience in the Identifying, recruiting and partnering with volunteers
  • Proven and applicable skills in strategic thinking, committee leadership, account management, volunteer development as well as influence management and ability to have persuasive authority over employees
  • Experience in varied forms of communications including – mass media, advertising and community relations, as they relate to the health care service industry
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