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Development Officer

The Development Officer will engage in a variety of fundraising activities to support the overall revenue goals of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). He or she will raise $1,500,000 through the national Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala program (Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York). In addition, the Development Officer will be responsible for cultivating and soliciting lower level donors, developing an annual giving pipeline of donors between the $1,000 and $10,000 giving level with a total goal of $150,000 in unrestricted annual fund support.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Set event timelines.
  • Coordinate and plan the needs of each event with the MRF’s Logistics Coordinator
  • Identify and recruit key honorees, co-chairs and committee members.
  • Host monthly committee meetings (conference calls).
  • Cultivate, solicit and steward host committee members for sponsorship support.
  • Develop, maintain and track each gala budget.
  • Reconcile each event with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Solicit donations and sponsorships.
  • Partner with the Director of Corporate Relations to solicit national sponsorships.
  • Collaborate with the MRF’s communications team to ensure the events reflect approved MRF branding and messaging.
  • Develop and activate an annual giving plan which includes – discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Develop a quarterly communications plan to steward annual fund donors.
  • Partner with the Chief Development Officer to transition appropriate donors from annual fund donors to major gift donors.
  • Identify appropriate annual fund donors as candidates for the Diana Ashby Legacy Society.

Find more information in the full job description. Interested candidates should submit a resumé and cover letter to MRF Chief Development Officer Kyleigh LiPira at

Logistics Coordinator

The Logistics Coordinator is an organized, strategic and highly-detailed oriented professional who is able to communicate and work seamlessly with vendors, staff and Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) constituents and donors. The Logistics Coordinator will plan, organize and execute all MRF-sponsored fundraising events and programmatic support. The Logistics Coordinator will report to the Chief Development Officer but work with multiple members of the MRF staff including but not limited to: The Miles for Melanoma Manager, Wings of Hope Development Officer, the Director of Education and the CEO. The Logistics Coordinator contributes to the MRF’s organizational effectiveness by meeting goals and budgets, building a consistency of “constituent experience” at all events and optimizing vendor relationships to reduce costs across the organization.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Write and solicit RFPs to national vendors to optimize cost/effectiveness across multiple programs.
  • Coordinate shipping from events to the next destination.
  • Inventory event supplies.
  • Solicit and secure vendors for each Miles for Melanoma run/walk including obtaining permits in each respective city.
  • Work closely MRF departmental teams to adhere to budget and reconciles the financials after each event.
  • Advise on a master calendar of events to assist with organizational planning to optimize participation.
  • Collaborate with departmental teams to develop the “MRF branded” event and ensures consistency amongst all events.
  • Update and manage all event related websites and software platforms.
  • Provide on-site logistics support.

Find more information in the full job description. Interested candidates should submit a resumé and cover letter to MRF Chief Development Officer Kyleigh LiPira at


Development Intern

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is seeking a Development Intern to support the Development department. This position would support all aspects of the MRF’s fundraising efforts, including the individual and corporate giving programs, Miles for Melanoma 5K program and Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala program.
This position offers exposure to the full scope of fundraising activities in a fast-paced and rapidly growing national non-profit. The Development Intern will work closely with the Development Coordinator on projects and events. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the non-profit healthcare sector and a passion for helping others.
Core Responsibilities:
General Development Support
  • Coordinate all Year-end mailings to donors
  • Work on special projects related to donor database maintenance
  • Process expense reports
  • Provide proof-reading and editing support for development publications
  • Work on special projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned
Special Events
  • Assist the Development Coordinator with event invitations, logistics, marketing, day-of duties and post-event follow up related to the Wings of Hope for Melanoma gala program
  • Assist the development team with special proposals related to the Miles for Melanoma 5K Walk/Run program
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Education and Experience
  • Undergraduate Student
FLSA Status: Non-paid position
Interested candidates should submit a resumé and cover letter to MRF Chief Development Officer Kyleigh LiPira at


The MRF is looking for bright, enthusiastic interns who have a desire to learn more about melanoma and/or the nonprofit world. Opportunities are available year-round, and may include positions in Education, Events or Development/Fundraising. For more information, please email