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Career Opportunity: Community Engagement

Director, Community Engagement

Reports to: Senior Director, Community Engagement

The Director, Community Engagement will be primarily responsible for developing and overseeing all aspects of LCRF’s peer-to-peer event programs, including national growth strategies and relationship management.  This role reports to Senior Director, Community Engagement.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@LCRF.org.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Strategic Development

  • Develop and implement strategic growth plans for LCRF’s peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives including national Walk, DIY, and Community Partner programs, with emphasis on building plans for successfully returning to in-person events (post-pandemic and beyond) that will yield the greatest ROI for LCRF’s mission
  • Partner with Marketing + Communications team to develop mass communication plans for participant recruitment and engagement that align with org-wide plans including but not limited to: email, web presence, and social media marketing
  • Partner with Director, Educational Programs to develop patient, caregiver, and partner engagement strategies for the overall lung cancer community and individual LCRF constituents
  • Partner with Senior Leadership Team to identify, cultivate, recruit and onboard executive-level volunteer leadership, including, but not limited to Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Board, and other committees
  • Serve as a member of LCRF’s Senior Leadership Team; provide thought leadership to drive, develop, and assess organization strategies to fulfill LCRF’s mission to improve lung cancer outcomes

Fundraising + Volunteer Management

  • Manage, oversee, and serve as lead staff for all Peer-to-Peer fundraising events and partnerships, including supplemental events (i.e. kickoffs, celebrations, etc.)
  • Recruit, manage, cultivate, and steward a portfolio of relationships with volunteers, fundraisers, supporters, and prospects to build affinity and empower and activate constituents in moving LCRF’s mission forward
  • Partner with SVP, Strategy and Senior Director, Community Engagement to diversify P2P supporter types to include greater corporate participation including defining opportunities and managing corporate team relationships
  • Partner with volunteers to develop and lead national committee(s), as needed
  • Prepare, track, measure, and analyze data to ensure peer-to-peer fundraising goals, benchmarks, and budget are achieved
  • Work closely with Community Engagement team to ensure event logistics, technology, and communication for events are planned and executed appropriately


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify, engage and activate constituents across LCRF’s programmatic and development opportunities
  • Collaborate with development team to identify prospects for major gifts and board leadership

Team Management + Development

  • Supervise and directly oversee team; lead, coach, develop and retain team members –  motivating them to achieve organizational goals


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience in development, including peer-to-peer fundraising, volunteer and event management
  • A dynamic, driven and sophisticated professional excited by the opportunity to help grow and shape the future of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation
  • Proven success in executing on goals as well as experience leading and partnering with volunteers to achieve desired outcomes 
  • Must be a self-starter who takes initiative and balance big picture strategy and execution against plans
  • Values a collaborative environment, enjoys working with a team, and appreciates making connections
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding, articulate and persuasive communication skills, with well-honed relationship building skills and excellent public speaking and presentation abilities
  • Ability to travel for meetings and events (up to 20%)

EEO Statement

Lung Cancer Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, maternity leave, or related conditions), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter along with a resume to jobs@LCRF.org.

About the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

  • The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is the pre-eminent nonprofit organization focused on funding innovative, high-reward research with the potential to extend survival and improve quality of life for people with lung cancer. LCRF’s mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.
  • To date, LCRF has provided over $42 million in research grants to investigators around the world. In addition to funding lung cancer research, the organization focuses on lung cancer awareness and educational programs.
  • The Foundation also hosts community events nationwide through the Free to Breathe Events Program.
  • For more information, visit LCRF.org