Senior Executive Director of Development, Peer to Peer Event Fundraising

City of Hope

Duarte, California

A world leader in the treatment and research of cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope’s scientists partner with doctors to turn laboratory breakthroughs into remedies that save lives. The organization is consistently named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and has received the prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator. From cutting-edge research to exquisite and compassionate clinical care to the advancement of biomedical education and training, the City of Hope team is committed to treating the whole person, not just the disease.

Philanthropy is in the City of Hope DNA. Since its founding in 1913, donors from across the country have supported and influenced the City of Hope vision to give people dignity and help them live longer, better lives. Today, its Office of Philanthropy is building a national reputation as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. With a unique focus on engagement and innovation, the Office of Philanthropy is now recruiting dynamic and dedicated professionals to support the City of Hope commitment to “the miracle of science with soul.” This is a tremendous chance to join a premier fundraising team that helps turn hope into reality – and changes medicine for people around the world.


We will be known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Success will be achieved by building exceptional, long-term donor partnerships and demonstrating that all levels of philanthropic support are leveraged to realize maximum impact for City of Hope’s mission. Holding to the highest standards of professional performance and conduct, our committed staff will function as a highly collaborative, efficient and creative team.

The Opportunity

City of Hope is seeking a Senior Executive Director of Development, Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising to help lead the evolution of the program to a perpetually campaign-ready, donor-centered program. This fundraising professional will plan, coordinate, and implement strategies for peer-to-peer and signature events, including public facing, national, sports, and other high profile events. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President, the Senior Executive Director will lead collaborative efforts with Communications, Marketing and Creative Services staff toward successful, metrics-based outcomes. The ideal candidate will have at least 7-10 years of event planning and management experience, as well as experience in complex medical or academic development programs.