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The position: Executive director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Location: Dallas

Job duties: Be the top leader for the Foundation's northeast Texas chapter with the ultimate responsibility and accountability for all chapter operations, staff and programs. Fundraising will be a top priority of this position, and the director must be able to take an entrepreneurial approach to setting strategies and organizing operations to maximize the potential of this chapter. He or she will be expected to establish a presence in the community and bring staff, volunteers and community leaders together to achieve a common goal.

The company: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure or new treatments for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation has more than 75 chapters and offices nationwide.

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Requirements: Applicants must have at least five years of nonprofit experience directing staff and partnering with volunteer boards and corporate contacts. The ideal candidate will have established contacts and a track record in the Dallas community and regional area. Applicants must have the ability to parlay "the search for a cure" into effective relationship building and fundraising projects. Experience providing strategic direction and practical oversight to a full range of special event and fundraising activities such as walks, golf tournaments and black tie events is essential, as is experience with major gift or planned giving programs.

Extra perks: This is a chance to do some very rewarding work, as you will be working with a group that is dedicated toward helping people who are suffering from a serious medical condition.

Interesting info: The Foundation has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Other opportunities: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation also has executive director openings at their chapter locations in Hartford, Conn.; Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. In addition, they have numerous openings for special events directors in various cities. Plus, they need development directors, major gifts officers and a science writer/editor.

Apply online here.

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