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Thank you for your interest in joining Free to Breathe staff.

We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Executive Director

Regional Event Manager

Executive Director

Are you a dynamic and experienced leader?

Free To Breathe is seeking its next Executive Director who will provide dynamic leadership in positioning and guiding Free to Breathe to effectively continue its impressive history of providing funding for clinical research, patient education, advocacy and intervention to those living with, and survivors of, lung cancer. Free to Breathe has a mission to double the lung cancer survival rate by 2022.

The Executive Director will focus on expanding financial support through identifying, organizing and mobilizing a wide variety of resources, donors and other stakeholders to create and implement resource development and awareness programs and initiatives throughout the United States

A unique opportunity awaits the right candidate, with the leadership, vision, resource development skills and business acumen, to lead Free to Breathe to significant growth, enabling its impact to be greatly expanded. To do so, the right candidate will possess a diverse background exhibiting success in fundraising, strategic planning and service delivery with an ability to grasp complex issues and communicate them in a relatable manner.

The Executive Director will report to the President of its Board of Directors (BOD) in leading the transformation of Free to Breathe from its current stage to a larger, more mature organization capable of delivering on its mission and vision. Specifically, he/she will ensure that Free to Breathe's fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented and coordinated to achieve sustainable year over year growth.

To apply:

Regional Event Manager - Ohio Valley

Fundraising rock stars wanted!

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to make a difference? Free to Breathe is a growing non-profit organization dedicated to doubling the lung cancer survival rate. We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, results-driven Regional Events Manager who is responsible for achieving fundraising and awareness goals within the Ohio Valley, U.S region. Start your new career today and join the movement to defeat lung cancer!

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Maximize fundraising by identifying, cultivating and soliciting new relationships and participation including corporate sponsorships, teams, event activation committee volunteers and other event stakeholders
  • Provide oversight for and implementation of multiple community events; serve as an organizational ambassador at each Ohio Valley, U.S regional event
  • Ensure seamless organization, management and execution of event logistics and production
  • Create, manage and steward individual event budgets
  • Serve as the local primary contact and fundraising coach to answer queries / requests from event constituents

Ideal candidates will have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or similar field; non profit management degree and/or fundraising coursework preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in fundraising and/or sales, ideally in a non-profit environment
  • Previous volunteer management experience desired
  • Exceptional communication, relationship building, organizational, problem solving & project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a results-oriented culture of accountability


  • Home office based in Ohio or Kentucky
  • No relocation assistance is provided
  • 50% travel throughout the Ohio Valley, U.S. is required

To apply:

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