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

DIGITAL CONTENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Position Description

CCA is seeking a Digital Content & Social Media Manager to join our team. The selected candidate will drive and develop branded, multi-platform, digital content and engagement strategies that are in alignment with the business and growth objectives of the organization. The selected candidate will be responsible for the daily operations and implementation of digital strategies across CCA websites and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Soundcloud), including the MyMusicRx.org digital program. This position reports to the Vice President of Brand. The Digital Content & Social Media Manager will manage the MyMusicRx.org program team and work closely and collaboratively with the Brand Marketing and Communications team.

Core Responsibilities:

Brand:

  • Lead and develop digital marketing/PR campaigns and social media strategies to drive brand awareness, donations, and online engagement, solving unique problems using demonstrated digital expertise
  • Create and implement editorial calendars and supporting content strategies (family stories, interviews, videos, photography, events, resources) for JoyRx.org website, eBlasts, and social media platforms that communicate and convey CCA’s unique JoyRx positioning
  • Manage, grow and measure engagement of our communities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Explore and extend CCA presence on additional platforms (ie. Pinterest) as appropriate.

Program (MyMusicRx):

  • Develop unique, creative program offerings to complement existing MyMusicRx.org content categories (SongRxs, Concerts, Lessons, Games, Viral Vitamins, Littles, Streaming) for website and social media platforms. Establish a content roadmap.
  • Define editorial calendars and roll out strategies for digital platforms, skillfully leveraging resources and expertise of external brand, agency and media partners
  • Create custom eblast and social media campaign strategies that engage and foster community amongst our varied target audiences including: kids/teens served by MyMusicRx, hospital staff, brand partners, and donors
  • Manage, grow and measure engagement of our communities on the web. Explore and extend MyMusicRx presence on additional platforms) as appropriate
  • Work with MyMusicRx program specialists (direct reports) to film, edit, post and share program content in a timely manner

General:

  • Define KPIs and use analytics to effectively track traffic and measure performance of individual campaigns, events and post. Make informed strategy adjustments as needed.
  • Collaborate with IT to refresh and optimize websites, add new functionalities and continually enhance the user experience on branded digital propertieS
  • Partner with VP Brand, Marketing Communications Manager, agencies, and external partners to evaluate website enhancements and oversee implementation of these initiatives
  • Develop and demonstrate proficiency with website content management software in order to manage and execute the website content and calendar
  • Stay ahead with the latest online and interactive technologies and maintain cutting edge knowledge of the online digital space for non-profits.  Identify next generation experiences.

 Candidate Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and a minimum of five years previous professional work experience
  • Social media marketing experience and demonstrated proficiency
  • Experience shooting original video content and editing using Final Cut Pro. Working knowledge of HTML, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite 6, InDesign, and Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong technical knowledge of both hardware and software and apps on multiple types of devices, i.e. PC and Mac laptops, mobile devices and tablets
  • Non-profit experience helpful but not required
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Must be available to occasionally attend CCA events on evenings and weekends ensuring event support; oversee vendors, volunteers and staff training for maximum efficiencies of necessary systems
  • Knowledge of industry trends with regards to digital marketing and ability to align with strategic plans
  • Must be able to lift and move boxes, equipment and supplies (up to 50 pounds) and use handcarts to transport supplies in and out of vehicles and storage rooms

Required Candidate Competencies:

In order to perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Active Communication: Actively seeks information from a variety of sources, use modern technology, encourage flow of information, ensure that the team has current and accurate information.  Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Adaptability: Flexible, adapt positively to change. Loves a constantly changing environment
  • Planning and Organizing: Prioritize multiple, competing tasks, maximize use of available time, plan and organize for efficiencies, make efficient use of resources
  • Relationship Building: Enjoy being around people, maintain broad networks, recognize importance of and cultivate relationships
  • Initiative: Take action without being prompted, provided unsolicited input, are proactive, not reactive
  • Growth Oriented: Drive growth and expansion
  • Leadership: work well in collaboration with other leadership team members. Demonstrate good judgment. Develop and implement against clear performance targets, roles and goals. Lead, monitor and develop high performing IT systems and services.

 Compensation:

  • This is a full time salaried position, $48,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience and education
  • Generous benefit package includes paid medical insurance, PTO and paid holidays

 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 this position. Position will be open until filled. 

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 (1) page.  Please include the following:

  1. Tell us how your previous work history has prepared you for this role.
  2. Present your view as to why and how you are a good fit.
  3. Provide salary history.

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

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FOUNDATION RELATIONS SPECIALIST

Children’s Cancer Association’s Mission: When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, CCA's innovative programs create joy one moment at a time.

CCA’s Development Team is responsible for event management, fundraising, and the stewardship of donors, including individuals, foundations, and sponsors.  The Foundation Relations Specialist Reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for grant writing and reporting, stewarding foundation relationships and workplace giving. 

Core functions include but are not limited to the following:

Foundation and Grant Relations:

  • Conduct research, write, and submit local and national grant proposals
  • Track and provide reports; acknowledge all grants
  • Maintain strong relationships with a network of foundations, including current and potential partners
  • Collaborate with the Development and Program Teams to identify needs and prospective funding.
  • Support  outreach

Other Projects

  • Assist the Development Team and work collaboratively to meet funding goals and objectives
  • Coordinate CCA’s workplace giving program
  • Coordinate CCA’s applications to federations, for special projects, etc.
  • Maintain records in the database and create and provide multiple reports in Raisers Edge
  • Coordinate and implement the grant and foundations dashboard
  • Assist with collateral production and implementation
  • Provide writing support to the Development Team
  • Support other administrative duties as a backup

Interpersonal Competencies Required:

  • Relationship Building – Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships; enjoy and excels in interacting with a variety of people
  • Effective Organizer and Planner – Establish processes to ensure that work is completed efficiently and accurately; successfully manage multiple priorities; meet strict deadlines
  • Communicates Effectively – Write clearly and concisely and organize content clearly; pay strong attention to details and accuracy
  • High Energy – Thrive in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in detailed writing in a nonprofit environment preferred
  • Experience in writing and creating impact reports, case statements and proposals
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Proficient in the use of Raiser’s Edge and creation of Excel spreadsheets including formulas and tables
  • Proficient in writing and creating PowerPoint presentations

Compensation:

  • This is a full time position, hourly range is $16.50-$19.00, commensurate with experience and education
  • Generous benefit package includes paid medical insurance

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 (1) page.  Please include the following:

  1. Tell us how your previous work history has prepared you for this role.
  2. Present your view as to why and how you are a good fit.

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.

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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.