Director of Regional Development

Full Time
National Brain Tumor Society

Director of Regional Development

National Brain Tumor Society

Newton, Massachusetts Headquarters

Remote Position / Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV)


The Moran Company is pleased to partner with the National Brain Tumor Society to recruit the organization's next Director of Regional Development.

Organization Background

The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes and unites the community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments and advocate for patients and their care partners. NBTS is a leading policy advocacy and research organization as well as a convener of brain tumor research leaders including industry, regulators, funders, clinician researchers and patient advocates. The organization also delivers timely information and support to patients and families. Through collaborative leadership with partners, the organization’s results include increased federal funding for brain tumor research, improved clinical trials, the enactment of the most comprehensive childhood cancer law in decades, and improved clinical trial education.

While NBTS has seen significant progress in terms of scientific understanding of brain tumor biology, the organization remains unsatisfied with the status quo of today’s treatment options. NBTS is committed to investment in new ideas and research poised to incent the development and realization of treatments that dramatically increase survival and quality of life for patients. ​

Building on over 30 years of experience, NBTS is the largest patient advocacy organization in the United States committed to curing brain tumors and improving the lives of patients and families. In 2022, the organization helped in securing over $48 million in new brain tumor research funding. Through its interconnected programmatic strategies, NBTS made a significant impact during 2022 through a three-pronged approach involving:


DEFEAT - NBTS drives and influences best-in-class medical research to develop and deliver longer survival, better quality of life, and ultimately cures through new innovative treatments for patients with a brain tumor as quickly as possible.
CONNECT - NBTS convenes, educates, and unites the brain tumor community.
CHANGE - NBTS fuels the voice and power of the brain tumor community to advocate, elevate the organization’s mission, and influence public policy.

Position Overview

This position will be part of a collaborative and relentlessly results-driven Development team. The Director of Regional Development will be responsible for executing the Race for Hope in Washington DC and the Virginia Brain Tumor Walk and Race in Richmond, Virginia along with other key special events and projects in the Greater DC area. The Director of Regional Development will be a cheerleader for the NBTS, its mission, and the two major fundraising walk events along with other special events. This position is part of the Peer-to-Peer team and will report to the Senior Director of Development. The Race for Hope in Washington DC takes place annually on the first Sunday in May. The Virginia Brain Tumor Walk occurs the first weekend in November. The Director of Regional Development will have an excellent understanding of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) and will be immersed in these communities, having knowledge of key people in the area. The individual chosen for this position will thrive in building relationships and meeting with people in a face-to-face manner. This position requires the ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in a variety of situations. Strong organizational and people skills along with the ability to balance multiple priorities is required. The Director of Regional Development will have experience in motivating and training volunteer leaders to meet the financial and engagement goals of the National Brain Tumor Society. This position requires the successful candidate to have their own reliable transportation.


  • Serve as the primary Peer-to-Peer fundraising lead for Race for Hope in Washington DC and the Virginia Brain Tumor Walk and Race in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Meet and exceed Peer-to-Peer fundraising goals for the two races and other special events as assigned.
  • Serve as the front facing NBTS ambassador in assigned region(s).
  • Manage and cultivate assigned donor prospect portfolio.
  • Deliver superior service and support to volunteers and constituents.
  • Oversee assigned event expenses and budgets as directed by the Senior Director of Regional Development and the Vice President of Development for NBTS.
  • Manage and cultivate external vendor relationships to successfully execute assigned events.
  • Provide strategic assessment for assigned markets, volunteer engagement, and event sustainability and growth.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Regional Development to execute logistical support for the Race for Hope in Washington DC.
  • Serve as the primary lead for assigned events and projects including collaborating with volunteers to achieve Peer-to-Peer fundraising goals.
  • Collaborate with Peer-to-Peer team to execute, as needed, and cross promote revenue streams with assigned region(s).
  • Collaborate across NBTS teams – marketing and communications, community, government relations, corporate and foundation relations, research, finance, and information systems, to ensure an integrative approach to volunteer engagement and communications.
  • Collaborate with and support the Corporate and Foundations team in achieving revenue goals within assigned region(s).
  • Identify opportunities for greater donor prospecting activities among teams and individual supporters.
  • Educate and support committee chairs and event committees to build knowledge of NBTS programs and mission as well as to increase participation and revenue.
  • Research, identify, and recommend a range of philanthropic and marketing-related strategies, ensuring that NBTS’ engagement with external partners remains aligned with our core values.
  • Serve as the staff lead on special projects as assigned in the DMV region including, but not limited to, board member activities and Tier A Community Event organizer support.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following professional and personal attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent prior work experience required.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years or more of demonstrated success in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Believes in and effectively communicates the mission of the National Brain Tumor Society.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals, to plan development strategies, and to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and cross functionally and to communicate effectively in a virtual team environment.
  • Experience and strength in recruiting, training, and cultivating volunteer leadership.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute plans to completion.
  • Positive and welcoming style that invites and motivates volunteers and colleagues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and manage schedule, time, and priorities.
  • Proven flexibility to effectively respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Capacity to work easily, confidentially, and effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a virtual team environment. Must reside in DMV region and be available to travel extensively within the region.
  • Be goal driven and possess a high degree of creativity, motivation, maturity, and energy.
  • Ability to use data to analyze goals, budgets, and projections and advise the Senior Director of Regional Development of market sustainability and growth.
  • Strong computer competency, including MS Office and data-gathering tools, familiarity with events platforms and Salesforce or equivalent CRM system.
  • Valid driver’s license required along with own reliable transportation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication. Ability to write reports, professional correspondence, and thank you notes.
  • Event planning and/or project management experience.
  • Strong attention to detail with a commitment to high quality work.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $90,000-$110,00. The National Brain Tumor Society offers a complete benefits package which includes a comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance, life insurance, long and short-term disability, retirement plan with an employer match, employee assistance program, vacation, sick leave, holidays, and personal days.

NBTS headquarters is located in Boston and operates in a hybrid work environment. This position will be performed in a remote home office environment, which must be located in the greater DC, Maryland or Virginia region.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

NBTS strives to ensure that our workplace embraces diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. NBTS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Application Process

The search for the Director of Regional Development is being conducted by The Moran Company.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Hauk, The Moran Company. Resume should be chronological and include all professional education and experience, dates of employment (month and year).


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