Free To Breathe - A Partnership For Lung Cancer Survival

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

We are currently hiring for the following position:

Operations Assistant

We're also seeking Volunteer Superheroes

Operations Assistant

Administrative Rock Star!  Assistant Superhero!  Do these phrases describe you? Are your organizational skills unparalleled?  Can you juggle multiple projects, meeting deadlines without breaking a sweat or loosing your sense of humor?  If so, take a look at Free to Breathe, a growing non-profit organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival.  Free to Breathe has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and detail oriented Operations Assistant who is responsible for supporting both the Operations staff and the Development staff.  If you are looking to work in an inspiring environment, with a supportive team, and for a heroic cause look no further!  Start your new career today and join the movement to defeat lung cancer!

Typical responsibilities include:
  • Efficient and error-free input and maintenance of constituent database information including event donations, registrations, and revenue. 
  • Weekly completion, filing and management of state funding applications.
  • Acknowledgement of event day donations.    
  • Confirm and enter matching gift donations.  
  • Perform as the initial contact for Free to Breathe advocates, patients, and caregivers seeking lung cancer information through email or phone calls.
  • Order and track inventory of office and fundraising event supplies.
  • Educational materials distribution, fulfillment, inventory and tracking.
  • Assist with the logistics and implementation of an organization-wide paperless document storage initiative.
  • Grant administration research and assistance.
  • Provide support to the annual Free to Breathe Summit through materials preparation.
  • Assist with in house special event logistics.
Ideal candidates will have:
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in business or marketing
  • A combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of relevant work experience, ideally in a non-profit environment. 
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a results-oriented culture of accountability.
  • Madison, WI
  • No relocation assistance is provided
To apply:
  • Email a cover letter, resume, references and salary history to
  • No phone calls please
  • Application deadline is May 26, 2015


Volunteer Superheroes

Do you have the heart of a superhero?  Are you looking to help out others and be a part of something that is bigger than yourself?  Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people fighting cancer?  If so, Free to Breathe needs YOU!  We are a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling the lung cancer survival rate by the year 2022.  We support and fund innovative lung cancer research through fundraising events held throughout the country.  It is an exciting and energetic group of people involved with our organization! 

However, funding research and fundraising is a lot of work and that is why we need smart, energetic, and dedicated volunteer superheroes like you – who deep down want to make a difference in the world!  Our volunteer schedules are flexible, with most jobs requiring 1-2 hours per week. 

Typical volunteer opportunities include:
  • Counting and banding educational materials for distribution
  • Assembling patient packets
  • Inventory assistance
  • General office assistance
  • Shipping
  • Special projects and much more!
  • Madison, WI
Get Started:
  • If you are the superhero we seek, email and let us know you are ready to start volunteering today and join the movement to defeat lung cancer!

Learn about our values.

Free to Breathe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, provision of services, staff employment and selection of board members, volunteers and vendors. 

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