Development Coordinator

Cancer Bridges

Pittsburgh, PA, USA Remote Applicant must be available onsite 2-3 days/week, virtual remaining days.


US$38-40k (annually)


Full time

Jan 12


Cancer Bridges supports those impacted by cancer through a variety of free programs and services.

Cancer Bridges, located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, provides a variety of emotional, social and wellness programs and services to all those impacted by cancer in western Pennsylvania. Anyone living with cancer at any age, as well as the family and friends who care for them, are welcome to receive free support.

Cancer Bridges Core Programs:

  • Short Term Supportive Counseling– Counseling is provided by Child Life Specialists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.
  • Support Groups – Weekly and monthly support groups are offered by licensed professionals focusing on emotional support and educational topics. Groups feature various speakers and open discussion.
  • Creative Expression – Classes such as painting, creative writing, and drawing allow members to reduce stress and connect with others in a relaxed setting.
  • Educational Lectures – Guest speakers lecture on variety of topics such as clinical trials, exercise, mental health, nutrition, side effects, and more.
  • Family and Youth - Children and teens come together with their peers to enjoy a variety of activity-based workshops including cooking classes, art classes, and more.
  • Health and Wellness – A variety of wellness activities, including yoga, reiki, and meditation are focused on improving the wellbeing of the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Social Activities – Gatherings scheduled all year long provide a great atmosphere to celebrate every day while building a community of support.

In addition, Cancer Bridges facilitates evidence-based and cancer specific programs designed to meet the unique needs of our members:

  • Living Life Post Cancer Treatment® (LLPCT) Survivorship Program – A nine-week workshop for adults who have completed cancer treatment within the past two years. 
  • CLIMB (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) – A six-week workshop for youth who have a parent or significant adult in their life with cancer.
  • Moving through Grief Series – a ten-week educational and emotional support program offered to those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
  • Happy Feet – a seven-week series focusing on the seven pillars of wellness, featuring a wide variety of medical professionals, and encouraging movement and exercise.

Since opening, over 15,000 members from across Pennsylvania have joined this vibrant cancer support community. Last year, Cancer Bridges welcomed 736 new members and provided 254 support groups, 944 individual and family counseling sessions, 50 creative expression workshops and 496 health and wellness classes. To accomplish this, the dedicated staff of 11 was joined by nearly 300 passionate and dedicated volunteers who donated hundreds of hours of their time.

To learn more about Cancer Bridges, please visit


The Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Cancer Bridges’ fundraising strategy including grants, special events, and individual giving. Reporting directly to the Development Director, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to manage multiple projects with flexibility to respond to changing priorities, the ability to work under pressure while maintaining focus to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and creativity.


Special Events

  • Work with development team and committees to assist with planning, coordinating, and implementing events designed to raise funds for and/or promote awareness of Cancer Bridges’ programs and services.
  • Assist in development and dissemination of materials related to events
  • Coordinate with administrative staff to arrange promotion of events and sponsors on traditional and social media
  • Maintain and utilize spreadsheets and databases related to all special event planning, timelines, and tracking
  • Work at special events as directed including set-up, event execution, and tear-down
  • Secure commitment of participation or donation from individuals, corporate sponsors, and organizations

 Grant Writing

  • Draft and proofread LOIs, proposals and reports
  • Maintain funder files and tracking documents as assigned
  • Research local, regional, and national foundations and government agencies to identify new sources of funding

Individual Giving

  • Work with leadership and third-party partners to create communication pieces including, but not limited to, direct mail, social media, and email campaigns
  • Maintain and update Cancer Bridges’ donor records
  • Assist with gift acknowledgment

Additional duties may be assigned


  • Equivalent work, education, and life experience typically gained by a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in nonprofit development.
  • Strong computer skills with content resource management systems, mass email providers, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Act 33, 34, and FBI clearances required.


  • Manage and organize multiple deadline-oriented projects.
  • Produce clear, accurate, and persuasive communications that reflect high attention to detail.
  • Work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential materials and situations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as events require.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with staff, board members, volunteers, and the public in a positive and professional manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve under deadlines and pressure.
  • A high degree of integrity that garners the trust and respect of others.
  • Committed to contributing to an organizational culture built on trust, vulnerability, and support.
  • Commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and treating all colleagues, members, volunteers, and others with dignity and respect.


Salary range for this position is $38,000 to $40,000 and commensurate with experience. Generous benefit package includes employer-provided health, dental, and vision insurance; personal time off; thirteen paid holidays and winter break; and a defined contribution plan with employer match. This position is full time, salaried, and exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 


Please send resume, cover letter, and two relevant nonprofit work samples to Stephanie at Please include your last name and “Development Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. 

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