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Executive Director

After 36 years with one Executive Director, the MACC Fund seeks a new leader who can work successfully with the board, staff, and research partners to find a cure for childhood cancer. The new leader will take the organization into the coming decades with a respect for the history of the organization, and an eye toward eradicating childhood cancer and blood-related disorders for future generations of children.

The Executive Director will be a mission-driven, collaborative and strategic leader. This individual will serve as the brand ambassador and champion of the MACC Fund, which includes connecting with corporate and individual donors, medical research partners, and the families and kids who benefit from the medical advancements supported by the MACC Fund. The Executive Director will leverage the power of relationships and networks, involving companies, private donors, professional athletes, healthcare partners and others who care about curing childhood cancer to join forces to raise funds for life-changing research. The development of a comprehensive major gifts strategy will be a key piece of the organization’s future growth.

Working in close partnership with the board, the Chief Operations Officer, and the committed staff, the Executive Director will work to expand the impact of the MACC Fund, bringing broad business skills, financial acumen, strategic fund development expertise, and a team-oriented philosophy to inspire a culture of trust and collaboration.


  • Promote an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, cooperation, open and frequent communication, teamwork; and a common organizational vision.
  • Develop and/or enhance the annual and long-term strategic fundraising plan in a manner that continues to leverage the MACC Fund’s fundraising success through community events, while seeking opportunities to expand support for the organization through major financial gifts from corporations and individuals. Continue to cultivate and grow MACC Fund’s network of committed donors and partners.
  • Serve as the principal resource and support to the Board of Directors and its key committees; collaborate with the board’s Executive Committee in the development of effective strategies, and ways to foster continued engagement by board members.
  • Collaborate with and support the Board of Directors in the development of an effective and motivated board, including identification, recruitment, training and involvement of members in meeting the goals of the organization; guide the Board of Directors in developing policies, procedures, budgets and strategies that fulfill the mission of the MACC Fund.
  • Work in close collaboration with healthcare and research partners; meet regularly with senior leadership to prioritize funding and develop collaborative goals and strategies.
  • Oversee the financial operations of the MACC Fund in partnership with the COO and Finance Officer: create and manage annual budgets, ensuring donated dollars are stewarded with the utmost integrity, monitor actual financial performance relative to budgets, monitor cash flows, provide accurate reports to the Board.
  • Oversee the development of a strategic planning process to identify needed changes in strategy and resources for the continued success of the organization.
  • Act as chief spokesperson for the MACC Fund, ensuring that the organization is consistently presented in a strong, positive manner.
  • Work collaboratively with the COO to further goals, objectives and procedures. Support a high-performing team and ensure all team members are aligned to achieve organizational results.
  • In partnership with the COO, lead the development, implementation, and execution of the annual operational plan and manage the progress. Provide strategic and long-term visioning consistent with the direction set with the Board of Directors.

Skills and Experience

  • Significant and proven leadership skills coupled with well-rounded experience in the areas of: resource and partnership development, financial and administrative management, marketing and communications.
  • Approachable and community minded leadership. Proven ability to raise the profile of the organization.
  • Demonstrated collaboration and relationship-building abilities, to bring together all stakeholders, such as a board, staff, medical partners, professional athletes, volunteers, and the larger community to develop and attain set objectives.
  • Successful experience securing major financial gifts and leading a comprehensive, strategic fundraising campaign, including skill in crafting compelling appeals to private foundations, corporate supporters or individual philanthropists. This will include experience with innovative ways to fundraise to new populations within the community.
  • Experience managing a sizeable, complex budget.
  • Experience in working with and/or volunteering for a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience in working effectively with a board to achieve consensus toward decisions and goals.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired Attributes

  • Mission-Focused: Connection to and sincere passion for the mission of the MACC Fund.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process; astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Servant leader: Someone who is both visible and approachable; portrays integrity, humility, honesty, enthusiasm, sense of humor, a commitment to the mission, and a strong work ethic.
  • Collaborative: Understands the roles and contributions of the healthcare partners and supporters, and mobilizes resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the MACC Fund brand, understanding his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation of the organization. Acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels.
  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of childhood cancer and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future for sick kids, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Team-Builder: Ensures the right people are in the right roles at the right times; foster commitment, trust, and collaboration among the board, staff, and healthcare partners.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and leadership skills to effectively oversee the organization.
  • Science-Minded: Able to understand the medical research, communicate effectively with the medical and research community
  • Charismatic: Able to share the inspirational stories of the power of medical advancements in saving kids’ lives worldwide to inspire others to help. Ability to build relationships with professional athletes, a plus.

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