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12 Feb 2024

Full-Time Executive Director, Georgia (Home Based) Must reside in the Greater Atlanta area

jboro770 – Posted by jboro770 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Description



Susan G. Komen brings a home office based working environment for each specified local community. We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 40 years, we’ve led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.  Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, outreach, and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others!  We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization. It’s encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two-way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!

What you will be doing in the role of an  Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) provides fundraising leadership for a defined geographic market area with accountability for annual revenue target of no less than one million dollars. Responsible for profit and loss management and operational excellence to ensure ROI targets are achieved as well as managing development staff and leading a market-based volunteer Komen Leadership Council engaged in fundraising to support and grow the Komen community.

The ED is a player-coach that leads by example, modeling outstanding, results-producing fundraising strategies and tactics; supportive relationships with internal staff, Komen Leadership Council members, volunteers, and external constituents resulting in strong local geographical communities of supporters engaged to further Komen’s impact.

What you will bring to the table

Provides overall leadership and management for short- and long-term strategies designed to create cost effective and ongoing sources of revenue and community engagement.

Working with the Regional Vice President and in some cases State Executive Director, responsible for overall revenue generated within the designated market. Sources of revenue include but are not limited to:

  • MORE THAN PINK Walk/Race for the Cure
  • Komen Leadership Council member recruitment and fundraising
  • Mid-Level and Major Donors
  • Foundations
  • Corporate Partners
  • Employee Engagement
  • Third Party Events
  • Special Events based on ROI
  • Active within the market staff for implementation of national and state development and operational strategies, programs and campaigns.

This role will require travel throughout specific markets, territories or assigned area(s), and will work in collaboration with RVP and State Executive Director, establishes annual development plan representing targeted opportunities for donor prospecting, cultivation, retention, upgrade, acknowledgement, and recognition. In addition, the Executive Director will:

  • Establish and gain approval of an annual budget and monitors financial expenditures and progress against the budgetary plan and responds appropriately to meet top line and bottom-line goals ensuring a high ROI in meeting revenue targets.
  • Evaluate the revenue growth potential of all development activities and develop appropriate strategies to ensure revenue diversity, stability, and growth.
  • Be a hands-on player-coach in the cultivation and acquisition of major donors, foundation and corporate contributions through donations, grants, sponsorships and material and/or in-kind support.
  • Leads a market-based Komen Leadership Council comprised of highly engaged, community influencers accountable for driving market fundraising and community engagement goals; recruits, manages relationships and retains highly effective volunteer leaders who can significantly contribute to fundraising.
  • Works in collaboration with Community Engagement team in support of the national volunteer program, identify, recruit, train, develop, recognize, and retain volunteer leadership at all levels to achieve development initiatives.
  • Serves as primary staff spokesperson to promote Susan G. Komen and our mission within target market.
  • Working with national communications team cultivates productive relationships with the media and various constituent and related groups including professional, educational, and political leadership.
  • Provides leadership in building confidence and a strong working relationship between the community and Susan G. Komen as an organization.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Susan G. Komen mission and programs to promote the local market fundraising initiatives.
  • Maintains productive and collaborative relationships with all Komen staff; participates on regional and enterprise projects and committees as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Supervises work of others, including planning, assigning, and scheduling work, reviewing work, and ensuring quality standards, training staff, and overseeing their productivity.  May offer recommendations for hiring, pay changes and termination, but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

We already know you will also have

  • Must be willing and able to travel through geographic service area with your own reliable transportation.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years’ experience in fundraising, special events and team management.
  • 5 years fundraising experience overseeing $1m+ in revenue, through peer-to-peer fundraising events, major gifts and sponsorship.
  • Ability to close face to face fundraising and sponsorship offers.
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills and demonstrated ability to provide a high-level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors, and others to engage them toward the achievement of revenue goals and strengthening donor relationships.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities at one time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   Ability to effectively speak and present to individuals including high net worth donors, executive corporate management as well as small, mid-size and large groups.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the market and work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Familiar with the community and local non-profits.
  • Must be willing and able to travel through geographic service area.
  • Demonstrated experience/expertise and actively pursues best practices in fund development, sponsorship, donor relations, and stewardship.

And we would love if you also have: 

  • Ability to close face to face fundraising and sponsorship offers.
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills and demonstrated ability to provide a high-level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written; research, develop, present, and promote projects; work independently; prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • History of successful peer to peer program management.
  • Experience in recruiting and activating leadership volunteers that are revenue focused.
  • Travel required outside of your home office will be up to 30% or more depending on our business needs.

So, what’s in it for you?

Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures.  This is what Komen provides away from the computer:

  • Competitive salary $90K – $120K/annual; exact compensation ranges are based on a range of factors including the labor market, job level, internal equity, and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate’s skills, experience, and geographic location.
  • Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off plan
  • Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment
  • Bi-weekly work from home stipend
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • A culture of learning and development
  • And so much more!

Komen provides a remote and/or home-based working environment for all active employees. Komen defines remote as the ability to work from any physical location within the U.S. where an employee can perform specified work duties without disruption or distraction.  Komen defines home-based roles as positions that are required to reside in a specific market. Work schedules for both remote and home based are determined by the organizational needs of each department. 

Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Additionally, we embrace Diverse Teams & Perspective, and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.



The physical location for the candidate selected must be within the contiguous United States.  In the event a move is expected to occur by the candidate selected, it must be approved by Komen’s HR team prior to the move.



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How to Apply

Please use the URL to apply directly to the Susan G. Komen website. https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=faa94825-da86-4895-b462-ba62627d3e78&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=495171&source=CC2&lang=en_US  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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