National Breast Cancer Coalition

Director of Advancement

Washington , District of Columbia


In 2010, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), a grassroots advocacy organization, launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, with a goal of knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. NBCC’s blueprint for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is a strategic plan of action for knowing how to prevent the development and spread of breast cancer. Since 1991, NBCC has been at the vanguard of the breast cancer movement – elevating breast cancer to an issue of national significance, leveraging billions of federal dollars for research and care, and empowering tens of thousands of breast cancer survivors to become effective advocates for themselves, and for all those at risk of breast cancer.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Staff, this Director of Advancement position will support the organization’s continuing growth by providing the leadership to galvanize resources and maximize effectiveness of NBCC’s development, marketing and communications activities. The primary objectives of the Director of Advancement position are to increase recognition of NBCC, secure transformational philanthropy, identify new audiences, and create expanded revenue streams in support of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®. This person will create and implement a comprehensive, strategic, innovative advancement plan to expand current sources of contributed income via inventive partnerships, transformational individual gifts, and state-of-the-art branding and community engagement practices. The Director of Advancement will play a key role in day-to-day staff leadership and development and represent the organization to donors, external publics and partners.

Qualifications and Requirements

The successful candidate will be a dynamic fundraiser and communicator with a creative and accomplished track record of 10+ years of progressive experience leading effective, sustainable advancement programs encompassing the full range of external relations strategies and tactics. In addition, the successful candidate possess a strategic understanding of various development campaign activities including: direct mail, proposal and grant development, annual fund and planned giving, event planning and management, direct solicitations, cause-related marketing, leveraging fundraising databases and support systems for donor segmentation, research and volunteer management. Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Some travel will be required; candidates must have the ability to work evenings and weekends when required. 

To Apply: Email cover letter with resume and salary requirements to with “Director of Advancement” as the subject line. Sorry, no phone calls please. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer that especially welcomes applications from breast cancer survivors, women, and people of color.