Tag: Cancer Services

Now Hiring – Outreach Coordinator

July 2021

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is seeking a full-time Outreach Coordinator to build relationships with potential partners and funders and communicate the mission and vision of the organization. This individual will also serve as the agency’s volunteer coordinator and will assist with marketing and fund development efforts.

Reports to: Director of Development and Marketing

Work Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend hours required.

Job Summary: The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for outreach efforts, including public speaking and presentations to community groups, volunteer coordination, as well as assisting with marketing and development efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with a wide variety of community groups to increase awareness of Cancer Services and the agency’s programs and services.
  • Visit and build relationships throughout 11-county service area
  • Coordinate the agency’s volunteer program, including recruitment and stewardship of volunteers
  • Ensure broad and active participation in health fairs
  • Serve as the primary contact and provide support and encouragement to outside groups or individuals wanting to organize fundraisers benefiting Cancer Service
  • Maintain donor and volunteer database, including data entry, report queries and data analysis.
  • Assist with development efforts, including donor and sponsorship prospect research, requests and stewardship.
  • Provide administrative support for all development activities, including appeal mailings, grant applications and fundraising campaigns.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of study
  • Three years of work experience in development, marketing, communications, or public relations
  • Experience using social media for marketing or public relations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or other donor software or CRM platform
  • Must have a current, active driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to spend 50% of work time traveling
  • Outstanding written communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from all walks of life
  • Ability to interact thoughtfully and work harmoniously with staff, donors, clients, volunteers and general public
  • Must be able to handle difficult individuals in a courteous manner
  • Ability to handle stress and remain calm
  • Exceptionally skilled at handling multiple tasks simultaneously, discerning work priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility
  • Exceptional follow up and proactive approach
  • Exceptionally well organized and adept with scheduling and record keeping
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and high volume environment
  • Must be able to maintain confidential information
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times

   To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Stacey Stumpf at sstumpf@cancer-services.org.

Bust a Move Co-Chair Ann Johnson talks about the casting process

Bust a Move celebrates the lives of breast cancer survivors in our community. It’s more than just an event, it is a yearlong project that begins with the casting process in the spring. In the latest video in our series on our YouTube channel, Ann Johnson talks about the casting process.

The project culminates in a high-energy event and it’s coming up on Friday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Tickets are available at our office or online here: https://bustamove2013.eventbrite.com/

Bust a Move video series Part 7: Nichole Moore, artist

Bust a Move is one week from today and we can’t wait. Check out the latest video in the series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Nichole is one of the artist for this year’s Bust A Move, a fundraiser for women with breast cancer in our community on 10/4 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Tickets are available here: https://bustamove2013.eventbrite.com/

Bust a Move video series Part 6: Paige Strong, artist

This video is part of a series on our YouTube channel promoting this year’s Bust a Move event that brings breast cancer survivors, artists, and cancer community members together to celebrate their triumph and remember the struggles they’ve experienced.

Paige is one of the artist for this year’s Bust A Move, a fundraiser for women with breast cancer in our community on 10/4 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Tickets are available here: https://bustamove2013.eventbrite.com/

What it’s like to work at Cancer Services

by Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator

A few weeks ago, while I was covering the front desk, a man came in asking if we had wigs and hats.  I told him that we do and after talking for a couple of minutes he said he’d go out to the car and get the person who needed one.  Since he seemed a little hesitant, I first walked him to the wig room door so he could see what we had.  He went outside, and after about 5 minutes of talking to someone in the car, I saw a woman emerge.  She carefully stood up and the two of them slowly made their way into the building. They met with a Client Advocate and later they toured the warehouse. Then, they went into the wig salon.  After a while, the wig salon door opened and out came the woman with a spring in her step, sporting a cute short wig.  But, the best part was she was wearing a huge smile on her face!  She talked to me about wigs and hair and then her smile got even bigger when someone came around the corner, heard our conversation and said that she would never have known the woman was wearing a wig.

That’s what we’re about here at Cancer Services—helping people during a very difficult time in their lives—giving them an emotional boost when things just seem too overwhelming.   The smile on her face as she left our office made me proud to say I work for Cancer Services.

Save the Date- Tribute Dinner, September 12

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Mark your calendar. We will host our annual Tribute Dinner on Thursday, September 12 at a NEW LOCATION. This year’s event will be held at The Landmark. Our guest speaker will be Jan Dravecky, wife and caregiver for Dave Dravecky, former San Francisco Giant’s pitcher. Invitations will be going out soon. Keep your eyes open for one and plan to join us. The event offers the community a chance to reflect and pay tribute to those touched by cancer in their lives.

Questions? Call Amber at (260) 484-9560 or email arecker@cancer-services.org.

Thank you TinCaps

Paxton Croy, with his mother, was excited to throw out the first pitch.

The TinCaps opened their home season at Parkview Field on Thursday, and for the 3rd year, we were honored to participate as the featured charity. Our Assistant Program director, Tina; board member, Kathy Peterson; and Development Director, Amber, attended the game, passing out information about our organization and talking to people about the upcoming Lapper walk on May 18. Though it was cold and rainy, thousands of people flooded the stadium and many came by to visit us.

One of our clients, Paxton (pictured left with his mother), had the honor of throwing out the first pitch, and when he did so, he was met with thunderous applause.

Thank you TinCaps for allowing us to be a part of your home opener every year!