About CCA

We prescribe joy.

For children diagnosed with serious illness and their families, every moment is precious. At CCA, our goal is to transform as many of those moments as possible — with joy.

Why joy?

Because in the fight against devastating illness, joy is often forgotten. Because joy connects us with the power of hope, comfort, and happiness and helps families and children feel uplifted when their lives have been turned upside down. Because joy is something every child deserves.

Job Opportunities

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Children’s Cancer Association is seeking an experienced, full-time Executive Assistant to provide a wide variety of high level administrative assistance for the President/COO. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 6-8 years of relevant experience in coordinating business and program projects and in keeping the office of an executive running smoothly. Must establish professional relationships and alliance with the leadership team and other executive assistants. Utilize strong skills and motivation to help the executives stay focused and accomplish priorities in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Core Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage multiple priorities effectively and efficiently while proactively addressing workload and schedule challenges. These may be significant one time or reoccurring projects.
  • Research, compile, integrate, and prepare communications for reports and presentations
  • Possess strong communication and social skills to write drafts and professionally interface with high level executives and community members responding to emails, phone calls, and other inquiries that do not require executive involvement
  • Proactively organize and coordinate all aspects of executive and leadership meetings.
  • Provide occasional support to other executives as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • A minimum of six years of administrative support experience for a senior level leader, (i.e. President, COO, or CEO).  Experience supervising office support staff a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently handle confidential information
  • Approach responsibilities with a general understanding of business administration, finance, risk management and program operations
  • Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships and alliance with the leadership team and other executive assistants
  • Able to ensure a high level of trust with sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong skills and affinity for using a variety of technology and tools to effectively get work done to meet deadlines with a professional working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational, writing, presentation and active communication skills
  • Focused, problem solver, reliable and able to meet deadlines

Interpersonal Competency Requirements:

  • Active Communication: Compose informative and influential documents.  Use the branded language to communicate intent with speed and accuracy.
  • Energy:  Exhibit stamina and endurance to handle substantial workload. Able to maintain a fast pace.
  • Adaptability:  Adapt quickly and respond positively to change. Be flexible and open to new ideas.
  • Planning & Organization: Plan and organize for efficiencies and use of resources.
  • Initiative: Take action, be proactive not reactive, provide unsolicited input.

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience. Wage range $17.00-$22.92
  • Benefit package available

Please send an electronic cover letter, as well as your resume to:  recruiting@joyrx.org
The cover letter itself should be no longer than one page.  Please include the following:

  1. Present your view as to why you are a good fit for Children’s Cancer Association.
  2. How does your work experience qualify you for this position?

General Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position. 

See more about CCA at JoyRx.org.  Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports diversity in the workplace.  This position will be open until filled.

 

ACCOUNTING SUPPORT

This position will provide support to the Accounting Manager to include, but not limited to, assisting with monthly accounting functions of the Children's Cancer Association. This position will report to the Accounting Manager and ensure excellence in support of CCA's needs.

Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Accounting Manager in exporting reports for analysis
  • Support payroll processing and act as primary backup
  • Support preparation of annual documents, i.e. 1099’s, W2, salary & benefits summaries etc.
  • Maintain PTO tracking and reporting to leadership team
  • Process Accounts Payable on a weekly basis and generate pledge reminders as required
  • Post daily batch exports to accounting system
  • Assist with reconciliation for monthly financial close
  • Provide backup to Accounting Manager on other projects as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 2-4 years of non-profit accounting experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiar with non-profit accounting concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Working knowledge of accounting software programs relevant to an organization similar to CCA’s size and budget
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite of products, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook required
  • Ability to communicate well with staff, donors, funders and vendors

Interpersonal Competency Requirements:

  • High Standards: Effective performers model standards that ensure exceptional quality and necessary attention to detail.
  • Active Communications: Effective performers recognize the essential value of continuous information exchange.
  • Planning and Organizing: Effective performers have strong organizing and planning skills.
  • Relationship Building: Effective performers understand that establishing and maintaining productive relationships is a priority.
  • Initiative: Effective performers are proactive.  They make things happen.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team in a fast paced environment with minimum supervision
  • Eagerness to learn and continue to apply best practices
  • Well organized, efficient and attentive to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly enthusiastic

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience. Wage range $14.00-$15.50
  • Generous benefit package available

To Apply:

Submit an electronic cover letter along with your resume to: recruiting@joyrx.org

The cover letter itself should be no longer than one page and should address the following:

1. How does your experience qualify you for this position.

2. Why do you think that you are a good fit for Children’s Cancer Association.

General Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position. 

Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports diversity in the workplace.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN SPECIALIST

Children’s Cancer Association is seeking a Graphic Design Specialist who is a marketing communications professional with strong project management skills and demonstrated experience in graphic design, brand identity, print production, digital communications, social media, and website design/maintenance.

The Graphic Design Specialist will report to the Marketing Communications Manager and work closely and collaboratively with the Marketing Communications Specialist. This is a full-time position.

Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organize, design, and deliver CCA digital and printed creative projects to CCA brand design standards including but not limited to: program brochures, branded collateral, signage, event materials, promotional items, annual reports, logos, style guides, websites, eNewsletters, presentation decks, etc.
  • Develop creative concepts and innovative print and digital design solutions that communicate CCA’s JoyRx positioning at every touch point
  • Prepare print files for vendors and lead press checks. Strong working knowledge of print production and buying process is required.
  • Partner with production specialist to request vendor estimates, negotiate best prices, discounts, and pro bono donations
  • Work with Marketing Communications Manager to lead photo and video shoots, select and re-touch final images, and manage editing process. Photography and/or video shooting and editing experience is a plus.
  • Create and execute electronic media deployments; prepare compelling visuals/assets for digital communications and social media platforms
  • Maintain and update website through administrative tools and programs
  • Develop and maintain file management systems for creative assets and project archives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert-level skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Proficiency in HTML is appreciated
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to be self-directed, prioritize and manage multiple projects while working under tight deadlines

Interpersonal Competency Requirements:

  • Communication, verbal and written:  Uses modern technologies to access and circulate information.  Actively seek information from a variety of sources.  Provides current and accurate information needed for success. Composes informative and convincing documents.  Uses the written language to convey substance and intent with accuracy.
  • Creative:  Explores options and develops innovative ideas and solutions.  Offers alternatives.  Find new ways to look at old issues.
  • Positive Impact – Make positive impressions, are personable, self-confident, optimistic and enthusiastic about what they do.  Energize those around them.
  • Adaptability – Are flexible and open to new ideas.  Are quick to adapt.
  • Planning & Organizing – Prioritize multiple tasks, maximize use of available time, work is accomplished efficiently and accurately
  • High Standards – seeks quality and continuous improvement

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of professional work experience in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Graphic Design, Print Production, Marketing, or Communications;  Will consider equivalent industry experience or other certification
  • Excellent organizational, design, writing, presentation and active communication skills
  • Dynamic, upbeat, creative, detail-oriented, and professional

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience and education
  • Hourly wage range $ 18.00 – $20.00
  • Generous comprehensive benefit package includes paid medical insurance, PTO, and paid holidays

Application Guidelines:

Please send an electronic cover letter as well as your resume to:  recruiting@joyrx.org.  The cover letter itself should be no longer than one page.  Please include the following:

  1. Present your view as to why and how you are a good fit for our organization.
  2. Tell us how your previous work history has prepared you for this role at CCA.
  3. Provide three design samples; please attach up to two pages only.

General Information:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  This is a newly created position.

See more about CCA at JoyRx.org.  Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully supports diversity in the workplace.  This position will be open until filled.

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Volunteer and Internship

Volunteers fuel CCA in virtually every area of operation. Please consider donating your time and talent to help seriously ill children and teens.

Internships with our programs, communications, and development teams can offer opportunities to learn new skills, get school credit, build your resume, and have fun. Contact Volunteer@JoyRx.org to find out more about volunteering or interning at CCA.