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Be a part of our mission to cure pancreatic cancer. As the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, we work tirelessly to improve patient outcomes through funding the very best research.    We are dedicated  and pride ourselves on having a positive and friendly work environment.  We are dedicated and pride ourselves on having a positive and friendly work environment.  We offer competitive salaries with an excellent benefits which includes group insurance and a 401(k) plan.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer based in Woodbury, New York.

Content Writer

Overview of Role:

Based in Woodbury, N.Y., the Lustgarten Foundation’s mission is to cure pancreatic cancer by funding scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pancreatic cancer; providing research information and clinical support services to patients, caregivers and individuals at high risk; and increasing public awareness and hope for those dealing with this disease.

We are looking for a tech-savvy, energetic and motivated individual with a passion for writing across various channels and an interest in health/science to join our Marketing & Communications team. The Content Writer will work with the Communications Manager and Social Media & PR Manager to implement the national marketing and communications plan to promote and enhance the Foundation’s brand, expand its presence nationally, and help grow its annual fundraising budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Web Developer, spearhead the weekly blog series, including developing ideas and generating content that will enhance the website and improve SEO
  • Conduct daily media monitoring to identify and disseminate articles of interest to constituents
  • Develop blogs, website content, emails, and social media posts based on breaking news about the Foundation, the pancreatic cancer landscape, or other research/fundraising milestones
  • Liaise with event and walk leaders, patients, survivors, donors, select clinicians, and Lustgarten Foundation leadership to secure quotes and inspirational stories to use for website/blog content
  • Assist with the development of the bi-annual print newsletter and monthly e-newsletter and other donor and patient-focused materials as needed
  • Conduct research and develop documents targeted at various audiences to support Social Media & PR Manager and Communications Manager (including key message points, social media manual, letters, other documents as needed to support development and events staff)
  • Conduct other marketing duties as needed in support of the Marketing & Communications team’s objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or related field
  • Minimum two years of experience in crafting content for social media, websites, blogs, and print materials
  • Experience in SEO and knowledge of search engine marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, research and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Hootsuite or similar platform
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple projects/responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player, working not only with others in the Marketing & Communications department, but with colleagues throughout the Foundation to accomplish shared goals
  • Graphic design experience a plus, but not essential
  • Video content creation/editing a plus, but not essential

Please share this job opportunity with anyone who might be a good fit. Interested candidates, please send your resume, along with cover letter, salary requirements, and two writing samples, to Kris Schoefer at kschoefer@lustgarten.org.

Web Developer

Lustgarten Foundation is seeking an early-career Web Developer to oversee the day-to-day website operations and manage relationships with vendors.

The Web Developer is responsible for managing and performing development, implementation and maintenance of the infrastructure, hardware, and software utilized for the organization’s website. This includes monitoring web traffic performance and to identify, prevent and resolve issues.

The Web Developer coordinates with stakeholders to ensure that the site provides content and functionality that meet the business needs of the organization, maintains appropriate security, and troubleshoots any issues.

A deep understanding and use of web analytics is required. Candidate will work with design and content teams to ensure SEO-friendly website

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in HTML, responsive CSS and open standards in web technologies
  • Proficient in WordPress, HTML email templates, JavaScript, Microsoft suite and Adobe suite
  • Ability to develop custom plugins, templates and modules for WordPress
  • Strong background in modern WordPress security practices, privacy practices, advanced knowledge of web hosting/server management and database/SQL experience/li>
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to write clear, concise documentation, reports, and specifications
  • Ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous priorities
  • Ability to execute projects to meet established deadlines
  • Excellent coordination and organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team, be self-motivated and task-oriented, and exercise initiative


  • Coordinates the maintenance, efficiency, and functionality of website architecture
  • Administers and manages all domains
  • Maintains the site to ensure repair and enforcement of broken links, misspellings, accessibility, issues, and content policies
  • Provides “real time” resolution of “bugs” and user problems based on user requests/ reports and communicates the resolution to impacted parties
  • Monitors, assesses, and reports on website analytics
  • Works with consultant on SEO audits to increase organic search engine results, monitor SEO rankings to enhance and alter SEO strategy; and utilize SEO tools and services to provide reports and trends
  • Works with content contributors to develop keywords that upon which website content should be focused
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Creates and maintains marketing automation
  • Maintains and creates email templates as needed

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years website administration, maintenance, and multi-site management, and user experience management
  • Experience maintaining mobile-friendly websites
  • Digital web portfolio and code examples

This position will report to the VP, Fundraising Operations.

Please share this email with anyone who might be a good fit. Interested candidates, please send your resume to Cweber@lustgarten.org

Raiser’s Edge Coordinator

Lustgarten Foundation is seeking a Raiser’s Edge Coordinator to join the Fundraising Operations team.  The Raiser’s Edge Coordinator is responsible for maintaining all data, processing gifts and performing data clean up projects for Lustgarten’ s database containing over 500,000 records.  Candidate will also work with Classy, O-Matic and other integrated software.

Primary Functions:

  • Maintain and update information on constituent record
  • Process gifts, pledges and other donations on a timely basis
  • Optimize database for fundraising mailing efforts, including merging; proofing; printing; and preparing donor acknowledgement
  • Work with Database Administrator on reconciling gifts for audits
  • Proficient with data manipulation, importing/exporting
  • Run Raiser’s Edge reports (financial, analytical, etc.)
  • Adhere to operating procedures for data entry
  • Perform data clean-up projects and other necessary tasks to ensure integrity of the database
  • Manage matching gift submissions and payments


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Three years of experience using Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience with import/export. Omatic and Classy experience a plus
  • Possess exceptional attention to detail to ensure integrity of database
  • Ability to organize projects and tasks efficiently, meet deadlines and perform an array of duties in a fluid environment, both independently and as a team player
  • Excellent computer skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, particularly Microsoft Excel, and a demonstrated ability to perform mail-merge functions

This position will report to the VP, Fundraising Operations.

Please share this email with anyone who might be a good fit. Interested candidates, please send your resume to Cweber@lustgarten.org

Prospect Research Associate

The Prospect Research Associate will be responsible for proactive donor and prospect research efforts to aid increased national funding. The Prospect Research Associate plays a key role in the execution of donor engagement strategy by providing information integral to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects.


  • Identify the type of information to look for and determine what relevant donor information (biographical, financial, philanthropic interest, history of previous donations, prior Foundation solicitations, etc.) is needed to craft fundraising and cultivation strategies
  • Provide high-level research on individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations using a variety of electronic and print resources and tools including such programs as Donor Search, the Foundation Database and other
  • Provide professional-level briefings for the Development staff and Lustgarten Foundation executives, as well as volunteer leadership and members of the Boards of Directors
  • Assist the Development Team in the creation and application of wealth and affinity scoring of individual, corporate and foundation prospect
  • Manage third-party relationships with vendors that provide data services and research tools
  •  Compose, write, edit, and proofread briefing materials including, but not limited to, donor research profiles or reports, and other basic research reports. Ensure accuracy and completeness of reports and other documents
  • Monitor market trends and media sources for relevant information on current donors
  • Work on special projects and assist with donor cultivation events and occasional special events as needed.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as internet-based communications and research tools such as Donor Search, Google and others
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of prospect research
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work with multiple deadlines under minimal supervision
Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of related experience

This position will report to the Raisers Edge Administrator.

Please share this email with anyone who might be a good fit. Interested candidates, please send your resume to Cweber@lustgarten.org

Senior Accountant

The Lustgarten Foundation is seeking a full-time Senior Accountant. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that all financial information is appropriately and accurately recorded in the accounting system. This position reports to the Director of Finance.

Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Gather and evaluate information necessary to complete the monthly financial close
  • Prepare financial schedules and record monthly journal entries in the accounting system
  • Analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts, follow up on discrepancies
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare detailed monthly cash receipt and disbursement reports, as well as related reconciliations
  • Perform routine cash to revenue proofs, reconciling general ledger to fundraising database
  • Maintain fixed asset inventory listing and depreciation ledger
  • Maintain prepaid expense schedule and reconcile to general ledger
  • Maintain records of temporarily restricted contributions and releases from restriction
  • Maintain records for period-end revenue and expense accruals and prepare related journal entries
  • Prepare schedules for annual Form 990 information return
  • Assist in preparation of required state business, charitable, and sales tax exemption filings
  • Assisting in schedule preparation for annual external audit
  • Assisting with other Finance department tasks and special projects

Position Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of not-for-profit accounting or audit experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently
  • NetSuite experience is a plus

This position will report to the Director of Finance .

Please share this email with anyone who might be a good fit. Interested candidates, please send your resume to Jdiaz@lustgarten.org

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