Non-Profit Project Manager, Development, SITC

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Non-Profit Project Manager, Development

CLIENT ASSOCIATION: Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC

REPORTS TO: Senior Development Manager


EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEE STATUS: Exempt (Minimum of 37.5 hours/week)


The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is a non-profit medical professional society of influential scientists, academicians, researchers, clinicians, government representatives, and industry leaders from around the world dedicated to improving cancer patient outcomes by advancing the science and application of cancer immunotherapy.

This position is responsible for assisting and managing the fund raising efforts of the organization, including but not limited to, grant writing, submissions, budget development; as well as relationship cultivation to secure funding in support of the Society’s educational programs, Forward Fund, and other society initiatives.


  • Assist in managing the grants application process. This includes writing grants, submitting grant proposals and letters of request, creating and monitoring grant budgets, outcomes reporting, and budget reconciliation for fund raising efforts of the Society
  • Coordinating cross team grant development, communicating deadlines, and maintaining files to chart fundraising and supporter/sponsor relations
  • Assist in the activities of the Society’s special designated fund, the Forward Fund. This includes crafting proposals, letters of requests, and drafting acknowledgements of support
  • Assist the Development Team in carrying out fundraising campaigns and events. This includes, but is not limited to, working with support teams on logistical needs as well as appropriate marketing strategy and materials, assistance in securing event sponsors, and onsite attendee experience
  • Provide support to the Development Team for the Society’s Annual Meeting activities including sponsorship opportunities, advertising, and marketing opportunities
  • Assist with the maintenance of tracking fund raising efforts and donor relations, including working in the sponsor and donor database to ensure that goals are met and in compliance with approved grant budgets and deadlines
  • Support volunteer solicitors and executive staff for Development’s efforts
  • Work with the Senior Development Manager to manage short-term and long-term special projects as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Qualifications – Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills. Computer proficiency and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and timeline. Word processing and spreadsheet skills in MS Office environment essential. An acute attention to detail and a high accuracy on outputs. Able to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Education – Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience – Previous association management experience and familiarity with nonprofit boards of directors a plus
  • Experience – Previous fundraising and grant management experience preferred (1 -3 years)
  • Experience – excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Travel of up to 2 weeks per year
  • Some evening and weekend work as needed
  • Occasional lifting, up to 50 pounds

*This position is located in downtown Milwaukee, WI and a minimum of two days onsite in the office (including Wednesday as an all-staff-in-office day) are a requirement of the role.

*Please apply to the role that best aligns to your experience and qualifications.  We’ll discuss your interests and possible opportunities during an initial phone interview. (No need to apply to multiple opportunities.)

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