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Development and Communications Officer

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation
Job Title: Development and Communications Officer
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December 31st, 2022
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The Development and Communications Officer is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director. This individual will help design and execute the Development and Communications plans for our rare cancer research foundation. We are looking for a self-starter seeking immediate responsibilities in a flat and lean organizational structure. The candidate must be an outstanding writer with an understanding of how nonprofit Development works and who will help us tell our story in a way that increases engagement across our community of patients, families, researchers, and clinicians.


  • Devising an overall strategy for targeting each audience through the appropriate channels
  • Working with the Executive Director and Director of Research to fashion materials that convey the appropriate messages to each audience
  • Developing and implementing a small- and medium-size donor strategy
  • Coordinating with senior management on major donor development relations
  • Organizing, maintaining, and analyzing donor and correspondence lists for both email (~4,000) and mail (~1,000)
  • Drafting materials, posting social media messages, emailing research and fundraising updates, and mailing fundraising letters
  • Managing and updating the foundation’s website and social media platforms
  • Supporting internal and external fundraising events
  • Presenting development and communications initiatives and performance to the Board of Directors


  • Self-starter seeking immediate responsibilities in a flat and lean organizational structure. Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • 2+ years of Development experience at a nonprofit organization
  • Outstanding writing skills, ideally with experience in science or medical writing. Ability to make technical concepts accessible and inspiring to a lay audience
  • Familiarity with CRM software (such as Salesforce)
  • Proficiency across social media platforms
  • Preference for:
    • Experience with patient advocacy or disease research foundations
    • Any personal link to adenoid cystic carcinoma
    • Residence in the Boston area
    • Full-time position, though part-time possible

Salary: $60,000-$90,000. Competitive depending upon qualifications

Working Conditions: Hybrid schedule currently. Substantial flexibility in work-from-home hours.

Start Date: November 2022

If interested, please send a cover letter with your resume and a writing sample to the Executive Director at jeffreykaufman@accrf.org. Please include your salary requirements.


The Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (ACCRF) plans, coordinates and supports biomedical research to accelerate the development of improved therapies and a cure for adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare cancer of secretory glands that afflicts approximately 11,000 people in the United States. The foundation is a pioneer in patient-driven research, galvanizing a cutting-edge research effort that is leading to new treatment approaches for a deadly disease with no approved drugs.

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