The Louisiana Cancer Research Center currently has the following position open. Please forward your resume/CV and cover letter to careers@lcrc.info, or to the following address:
              Attn: HR/Development Position
              Louisiana Cancer Research Center
              1700 Tulane Avenue, 10th Floor
              New Orleans, LA 70112

Position Description
Development Director
Contract/Part-time Position

Position Title: Development Director
Reports To:  Chief Administrator (LCRC)


The Development Director will be responsible for the development, implementation, and direct management of annual and long-term strategic fundraising, donor relations, and communication initiatives for the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) in support of its goal of achieving a designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center.  The Director will be responsible for increasing funding from individual donors, foundations, corporations, and/or government grants through effective prospect research, donor cultivation strategies, and persuasive proposals.

Enhancing donor relations efforts will be a critical role of the Development Director to insure that donors experience high-quality interactions with the LCRC; thus fostering long-term engagement and investment. The Development Officer will assure good stewardship and compliance as it pertains to all gifts and grants received by the LCRC.


  • Researches comparable centers’ funds development and/or fundraising programs to ascertain areas for growth and future success for LCRC’s programs,
  • Analyzes and identifies opportunities and challenges of existing fundraising efforts and infrastructure to determine areas for growth and improvement,
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with the LCRC’s Chief Administrator and Development Committee to guide, manage, and actively participate in development and fundraising efforts,
  • Leads the development of timelines, budgets and, overall fundraising goals,
  • Analyzes future fundraising potential as it pertains to major gifts, foundation/corporate grants, fundraisers, individual recurring giving, campaigns, and other; and design and implement a development plan(s) to support the growth of the organization,
  • Assists in developing for articulation, a clear and compelling case for support of the LCRC that will inspire and motivate current and potential donors and cultivate long-term relationship that will support development and fundraising goals,
  • Acts as a liaison between and collaborate with LCRC’s partner institutions’ government relations offices, development offices, foundations, and/or other fundraising officials,
  • Develops a strategy and plans for annual fundraising and/or enhance existing activities,
  • Creates or selects, maintains, and regularly analyzes a donor database and files to help target prospects and to energize donors,
  • Seeks out opportunities for funding, including grant opportunities; identifying funding sources whose current interest match Cancer Center needs,
  • Reviews and assists in creating new and/or updated gift processing procedures which include processes for timely and appropriate acknowledgement of donors and gifts; gift recordkeeping; and the producing forms and reports,
  • Participates in goal setting for LCRC’s annual development and fundraising plans;
  • Works with Public Relations and Media Consultant(s) to develop materials and create a direct mail campaign/appeal,
  • Works with Public Relations Consultant(s) to create strategy(s) for social media campaigns and coordinates deployment,
  • Understands processes related to budgeting, financial compliance, grant management and information reporting,
  • Performs other related duties as necessary to achieve the goals described above.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising/funds development and external relations
  • Verifiable track record of successful procurement of major funding
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong donor and institutional relationships

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (in addition to minimum qualifications)

Certification as a fundraising executive; Experience in a non-profit or higher education setting.

  • Previous experience in cancer related fundraising on a regional or national level


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20-pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


Some local and domestic travel may be required for this role.

This job may require occasional weekend and/or evening work hours in order to meet specific goals and objectives.

LCRC provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

To apply for this position, please send your resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter using one of the following:
Email:       Careers@lcrc.info
U.S. Mail: Attn: HR/Development Director
Louisiana Cancer Research Center
1700 Tulane Avenue 10th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112

All applicant submissions must be received by the final submission date and time.