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Executive Director of Events/Fundraising


Cary, NC, USA

Salary: commensurate with experience

Executive Director of Fundraising and Charity Events (DEGU)

The V Foundation has spent 25 years funding excellence in research. As we work for Victory Over Cancer®, we face the reality of cancer and are committed to brightening prospects and improving outcomes for patients and families. Because of our competitive grant-making model and funding only the most promising research, we’re changing the landscape of cancer.  But we need your help – fundraising is vital to our success, and to our rallying cry of Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”®.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial charity leader to manage an events focused supporting organization. The successful candidate will be a strong leader with a deep understanding of organizational management, event operations, and fundraising. The successful candidate will have experience in working with a board to maximize its strengths. This position oversees a staff of 12-15 and reports to the Chief Revenue Officer.

We are seeking candidates with:  

  • Demonstrated executive level leadership and managerial expertise including finance and operations
  • Strong experience in Board of Directors interactions
  • Demonstrated peer-to-peer fundraising expertise
  • Demonstrated contract management expertise
  • Ability to travel at least 50% of time
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 10 plus years’ experience in relevant non-profit management

Excellent culture and benefits in a family and dog friendly environment!  Full job description available upon request.  Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration for this role.



Interested individuals may apply directly to or (919) 443-3580


The V Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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