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Deputy Executive Director- New England at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Needham, Massachusetts

Job Description:

About us: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a dynamic organization serving 3.1 million IBD patients in the United States through its research programs and a wide array of patient services. The Foundation has seen 50% revenue growth in the last 5 years and allocates over 80 cents of every dollar raised to its mission activities. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation's core values of accountability, communication, compassion, integrity, leadership and partnership inspire and drive every member of our highly performing team.

Position summary: The Deputy Executive Director position plays a key leadership role in achieving the New England Chapter's $3.5M budget and the implementation of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s mission through chapter board and volunteer development, special events management, oversight of the Take Steps walk, individual and foundation giving, corporate partnerships and external communications. This high performing individual will cultivate lasting partnerships that will promote growth and awareness throughout the New England region. The Deputy Executive Director plays a significant role in professional leadership to chapter staff. The Deputy Executive Director directly supervises three staff.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities: Board/Volunteer Development:

  • Work with Executive Director in prospecting, developing, recruiting and managing board members, committee members, event leadership and high-level donors.

  • Identify, recruit and train volunteers who have potential to impact the Foundation’s fundraising campaigns and patient programs.

  • Provide guidance to volunteers in carrying out assignments, recognition for their time and effort and key Foundation initiatives/accomplishments as appropriate as well as provide leadership and guidance on special event and walk committees.

Special Events, Individual & Foundation Giving & Fundraising

  • Identify, recruit and cultivate revenue partners for our three special events, Take Steps walk program, individual giving, and the chapter overall.

  • Develop and execute fundraising techniques and plans to meet revenue targets through special events, individual and foundation gifts, 3rd party events, and other chapter activities.

External Communications

  • Oversee marketing and promotion for chapter fundraising events, programs and activities.

  • Provide oversight to External Communications & Awareness Committee.

Team Leadership and Supervision

  • Manage three event staff and provide professional development, advice and assistance and encourage camaraderie and collaboration in the work environment.


  • BA/BS degree.

  • Seven years or more experience in not-for-profit fundraising.

  • Previous experience in the identifying, recruiting and partnering with volunteers; committee and/or board experience a plus.

  • Proficiency in MS Office.