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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Associate Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement (Special Events)

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation


Job Summary

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization whose mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life for the children and adults affected by these diseases. Our work is dramatically accelerating the research process through our varied research initiatives; we also provide extensive educational and support resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. In addition, we lead federal and state-based advocacy campaigns to support medical research funding and improve patient access to care. The Foundation’s core values of compassion, integrity, leadership, collaboration, and inclusion inspire and drive every member of our highly performing team.

Position Summary:  

The Director of Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement (Take Steps, Special Events) is a lead fundraising position responsible for developing and executing fundraising strategies that generate revenue in support of the Foundation’s mission including, but not limited to, Take Steps and Special Event fundraising campaigns. The Director directly partners with leadership volunteers and committees to influence growth and drive success and is a partner with the Senior Executive Director to secure revenue for the Foundation. The Director travels throughout the designated market area to meet with constituents and serves as a key leader for the Foundation with volunteers and supporters. The Director will implement best practices and cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness in the community.

This role is fully remote but requires candidates to live in the Nashville Metropolitan Area. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement Foundation best practices regarding recruitment and management of high-level volunteers, strategic initiatives, revenue-generating activities, and event day logistics resulting in meeting or exceeding revenue goals for both peer-to-peer and special event campaigns.
  • Learn and understand the full scope of these diseases and in turn, use that knowledge to connect with patients in a meaningful way. Communicate shared vision by utilizing national campaign and marketing materials, adjusting as appropriate.
  • Identify and cultivate corporate, healthcare, and community partners who will maximize growth and revenue impact on fundraising campaigns.
  • Recruit, engage, and manage volunteer leaders and committee members to assist in implementing fundraising strategies that lead to revenue growth for both peer-to-peer and special event programs.
  • Develop impactful relationships within the patient, healthcare, and corporate community, empowering them to tell their stories through event experiences.  
  • In partnership with national and local staff, analyze and improve existing events by ensuring best practices are implemented.
  • Prepare and manage a budget (income and expense) and work plan (with timeline and deliverables) for the successful completion of fundraising events, programs, and activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and files for fundraising events, programs, and activities and routinely review the status of each with the Senior Executive Director.
  • Conduct planning and evaluative meetings with the Senior Executive Director and assigned volunteers relative to each fundraising event, program, and activity.
  • Oversee the production of all collateral materials, and social media account(s) related to fundraising events, programs, and activities.
  • Assure the proper use, management, security, and upkeep of the facilities, equipment, and documents.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and national staff to work collectively towards strategic team goals and local strategic operational plan.
  • Develop and facilitate relationships for donor cultivation and engagement opportunities through the execution of impactful events.
  • Actively seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact local regions while advancing the Foundation’s mission, goals, and values.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising events, programs, and activities.
  • Support all other chapter fundraising activities and engage with other staff to drive organizational growth.

Volunteer Engagement

  • Build a compelling vision for growth and collaborate with volunteer leaders and staff to achieve it.
  • Work with leadership volunteers to identify, recruit, and engage volunteers who have the potential to make an impact.
  • Build strong and effective partnerships with volunteers and supporters and help foster a culture of accountability.
  • Partner with and support volunteer committees to drive success in campaigns and grow support for our mission.
  • Serve as a key leader in your market area building relationships, raising awareness, and sharing mission impact with constituents.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of successful not-for-profit fundraising, preferably with a health-related organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership success in the recruitment, engagement, and cultivation of high-impact volunteers.
  • Demonstrated track record in committee development within fundraising campaigns.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation and recognition, donor records and acknowledgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, generate revenue, and analyze data to drive results and revenue growth.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, with public speaking ability that will inspire and motivate others.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to teach, mentor, and coach volunteers to achieve results.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, board members, volunteers, and donors.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented leader with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Skillful in balancing multiple and competing priorities.
  • Proven capability of working with a variety of personality and leadership styles in a matrixed organization, and externally with volunteers and partners.
  • High level of diplomacy, patience, and flexibility.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Suite and other technology, communications, and donor platforms (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SalesForce, DonorDrive, etc.).

Additional Information


Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental, and vision coverage, as well as financial security to our employees and their families.

How to Apply



  • Date Posted: June 29, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Salary Range: $74,000 - $78,000
  • Working Hours: 35 hrs/wk