Chronic Illness Foundation of America, Inc.
Flourishing not just existing, thriving not just surviving


Summary of Fundraising Coordinator/Committee Chair

Make a difference in the lives of the chronic illness community by utilizing your sales, marketing and public relations skills both in your community and across the country by joining the Chronic Illness Foundation of America, Inc. (CIFA) as a Fundraising Coordinator.  As a Fundraising Coordinator you will create and manage fundraising campaigns, as well as foster existing corporate sponsor relationships that support CIFA’s mission and services in a fast paced and dynamic work environment.

 Just as the CIFA is driven to meet its healthcare, medical research and social service mission you must be driven to develop new business, interact with the local community and cultivate relationships with corporate sponsors and individual donors. Through various business development techniques you will encourage participation and support for CIFA fundraising programs and special events while managing a fulfilling work environment.

 Responsibilities of Fundraising Coordinator

  •    Actively participate in the execution and management of CIFA’s fundraising programs including the ability to multi-task, handling logistics and follow through on multiple events/programs at the same time.
  •    Identify new corporate sponsors and maximize fund development opportunities through various business development techniques including cold-calling, following up on warm leads and attending networking events; consistently research ways to create partnerships with local businesses.
  •     Deliver organized, structured, and persuasive presentations; listen to and understand others, and ensure that written and verbal communication are culturally appropriate and consistently reflect the CIFA’s mission, goals, values, and brand.
  •     Coordinate targeted advertising, sales and marketing initiatives to communicate CIFA’s healthcare and research involvement and social services to the local community and increase sponsorship of events.
  •     Maintain existing relationships by ensuring effective public relations and communication with existing sponsors and families to keep them abreast of existing and upcoming community engagements.
  •     Effectively engage donors of all levels, recognizing and championing the value and potential of stakeholders; meet with sponsors and patient families to educate them about CIFA’s fundraising events and special events, answering any questions that may arise.
  •     Advise and assist in the development of an organization-wide fundraising strategy, plan and budget – including effective strategies for raising funds. 

Job Requirements

Fundraising Coordinator

Requirements of Fundraising Coordinator

  •     Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience in sales and/or fundraising
  •     Demonstrated sales and business development experience with a track record of successfully meeting sales quota.
  •     Excellent verbal communication and active listening skills
  •     Professional, confident and driven work style with a competitive spirit
  •     Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
  •     Experience in leveraging existing business while continually generating new sales
  •     Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently
  •     Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards
  •     Working knowledge of computers and personal communication devices


By joining our CIFA dedicated team you will experience the gratification of knowing your work stands to impact the well-being of millions of people, both directly and indirectly, affected by chronic diseases.

Apply today, and get ready to feel great about your next career.

Additional Information:

Salary is percentage of fundraising results (Negotiable)

Position type: Full commission position.