Donor Database Manager - Part-Time

Posted January 12, 2017



The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, a Santa Barbara-based non-profit organization, is seeking an experienced Executive Director who is committed to helping families with a child that has been diagnosed with cancer and who is capable of managing an annual budget of approximately $1.3 million. The Executive Director position is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support. Information regarding Teddy Bear’s history, organization, and programs can be found at

The Executive Director has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for Teddy Bear’s employees, programs, fundraising, and organizational management as well as the execution of its mission. In that role, the Executive Director is responsible for the oversight of Teddy Bear’s day-to-day operations, compliance, training, and staff support as well as the stewardship of the unique organizational culture of Teddy Bear that allows it to serve children and families that need Teddy Bear’s help. The Executive Director will also work with the Board of Directors and the staff to maintain the financial strength and stability of the organization through sound budget oversight and to create and implement a compelling and well-executed private fundraising strategy. As a leader in the pediatric cancer field and in the community, the Executive Director will work with the Board, the staff, and community partners to execute the organization’s strategic vision and mission.

Leadership & Management
● Serve as the strategic leader of the organization, including supporting and collaborating with the Board of Directors and its committees
● Oversee the operation of the Santa Barbara office including recruiting, training and

supervising personnel that includes development, program, and administrative staff
● Ensure consistent quality of administration
● Ensure legally required reporting and compliance with any and all regulations applicable to the organization
● In partnership with its senior management team, maintain and enrich Teddy Bear's strong, distinctive culture and operational values
● Manage an approximately $1.3 million annual budget, seek out and apply for federal and state grants for which the organization is eligible, and pursue other resources needed to achieve given financial goals

● Motivate a diverse, culturally competent, top quality staff to support Teddy Bear’s children and families and ensure a nurturing environment for all staff
● Provide opportunities for continued education, training and professional development and promote self-care activities that create a positive organizational climate
● Ensure programs are data driven and evidence based
● Collaborate with other non-profit agencies to ensure coordination of services for Teddy Bear children and their families
● Actively engage with parents and caregivers of Teddy Bear children

Fundraising & Community Relations
● Provide active leadership for and oversight of all fundraising activities
● Collaborate with the Fund Development Committee of the Board of Directors in donor and foundation relationship building
● Work with the Senior Development Director to increase and steward individual and foundation financial support
● Oversee all grant writing efforts and participate as needed in preparing grant requests
● Serve as the public face of Teddy Bear within the community by promoting community relations, media coverage, and community outreach

● Significant experience managing and leading a high-performing non-profit organization, including strategic development, community engagement, budget, financial management, fundraising, personnel and operations
● Experience effectively managing teams and motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing staff
● Experience working with diverse, bilingual communities
● Experience operating complex office systems and structures
● Bilingual (Spanish/English)

● Passion and commitment to supporting children and their families
● Superior team leadership, relationship management, and effective communication skills
● Multi-tasker, detail oriented, and excellent time management skills
● Compassionate, approachable, collaborative, and an active listener
● Presents self in a professional manner; practices and models self-care

● Ability to travel on Teddy Bear-related business within the tri-county area encompassing Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties
● Availability to work weekend and evening hours

● A four-year college degree is required.
● A wide variety of other educational experiences, including post-graduate work, will be considered.

The salary range for this position is anticipated to be between $95,000 and $115,000 depending upon the candidate’s experience level.  A competitive benefits package will be included.

Interested candidates should send a brief biography or resume and a cover letter setting forth your skills, qualifications, and any other certifications or licensures that may be applicable to the position to the Teddy Bear Executive Transition Committee at: Please save and upload your documents in one combined PDF document.

We invite applications to be submitted until Friday, June 19, 2020. We anticipate that the new Teddy Bear Executive Director will assume leadership on August 1, 2020.

Applicants who are being considered for the position will be invited to meet in person with the Teddy Bear Executive Transition Committee and will be provided with a detailed job description for the Executive Director position in advance of the meeting.

Inquiries as well as requests for further information are welcome. Please contact Teddy Bear Executive Search at:

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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic partner status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or genetic information and/or any other characteristic protected by state and/or federal law.

Mission Statement: Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support.

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