Associate Director, Major Gifts

Job Title:         Associate Director, Major Gifts

Department:    Development

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. The Foundation’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. LRF has funded more than $67 million in lymphoma-specific research.

LRF seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join its Development department as the Associate Director, Major Gifts.  The Associate Director is responsible for generating charitable gift revenue for the Foundation and helping to execute major giving growth strategies and campaigns.  This position reports to the Associate Director located in the National Headquarters in New York City.  This is a remote position, with the exception of candidates in the New York City Metropolitan area.  Remote candidates must have convenient access to a major metropolitan airport. 

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LRF staff is working remotely. When the office re-opens it is expected that all staff in the New York City Metropolitan area will work in the office.

The ideal candidate will be creative and entrepreneurial, take initiative, work autonomously, and act with accountability.  The candidate should possess a deep, personal commitment to diversity in all forms, including recognizing all individuals with mutual respect and acceptance of others without bias.

Primary Responsibilities

Fundraising (75%)

  • Qualify a portfolio of 75-100 donors.
  • Create and manage solicitation and revenue goals for each person in portfolio sufficient to meet challenging annual dollars booked goals.
  • Build relationships with donors and prospects who have high potential lifetime value to deeply engage them with the LRF mission.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders throughout the organization including program staff, SAB members, LRF Directors, grantees, and patients to stay current on program and research offerings and impact.
  • Work with Chief Philanthropy Officer and Associate Director to develop and implement donor strategies.

Administration and Planning (25%)

  • Record, with timeliness and precision, information about prospects and donors using Raiser’s Edge; also report activity and monitor resources and expenditures associated with portfolio.
  • Create timely reports that reflect portfolio progress.
  • As needed, will represent the Foundation at programmatic events across the country.
  • Oversee and manage digital donor cultivation programming, called Lymphoma Insights, and represent development on the Digital Programming Working Group
  • Perform other major donor activities as required by Development Department and the Foundation as they are identified.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three to five years of directly related experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with experience collaborating with multiple teams and colleagues.
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and spend some evenings and weekends at development and program events. Quarterly travel to the NYC Headquarters, if located outside of the NYC area.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Adobe Suite, Word Press, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Preferred experience with Luminate Online and Raiser’s Edge.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to and place “Major Gifts” in the subject line.