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Senior Program Manager


Founded in 2009, Gold Rush Cure Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, based in Orange County, California, helping children battling cancer. We support children with cancer through our Pot of Gold program while advocating for a cure on a legislative level. Through our partnership with various Children’s Hospital teams and direct referrals, we connect with families in need.

The Foundation currently seeks a Senior Program Manager to manage its Pot of Gold (POG) operations. A Pot of Gold is a $400-$500 custom made gift for children battling cancer.  It is filled with items specific to each child’s wishes, hobbies, and needs. This position reports directly to the CEO and will receive broad support from the Board of Directors.  This is a great ground-floor opportunity in a fast-growing foundation for those seeking non-profit leadership experience.


Reports To:        CEO, Gold Rush Cure Foundation                                                                                                       


Strategy, Processes and Procedures:

Create a formalized, end-to-end process for the current POG program;

Design and implement a volunteer management system;

Address long-term strategy for expansion and growth in priority markets;


Pot of Gold Program Operations:

Coordinate all aspects involved with Pot of Gold delivery, including by not limited to:

      • Managing all Pot of Gold requests including inquiries, request forms and family outreach;
      • Ensure all paperwork is complete once a Pot of Gold Request form is received (POG Request form and Photo Release).
      • Monitor volunteer assignment activity and ensure Pots of Gold are delivered in a timely manner by responsible and caring volunteers; Support delivery as needed;
      • Communicate with healthcare professionals, social workers, staff, volunteers and families;
      • Determine strategic short, medium and long-term growth objectives for the POG program


Donor / Volunteer Engagement and Intern Management

  • Understanding the relationship between volunteers and the Foundation;                                                             
  • Recommend outreach strategies for volunteer recruitment to CEO and create a suitable volunteer structure
  • Determine appropriate employee engagement opportunities for sponsors and donors;
  • Establish quarterly or bi-annual volunteer training sessions
  • Process invoices, volunteer reimbursement forms, and documents to donors                                               
  • Recommend volunteer thank you and recognition programs to CEO and Board
  • Manage an intern program



  • Provide regular reports as established by CEO and Treasurer;                                                                 
  • Provide reports to the Board of Directors as needed and directed by CEO


Marketing, Communications and Awareness

  • Collect and communicate POG stories and photos for use by the Foundation;                  
  • Establish partnerships with hospitals in priority markets as directed by CEO;



Provide assistance in planning annual Celebrating Childhood Cancer Heroes event;                                                                                                                                    

Other duties as assigned



  • Enthusiastic, client-centered, resourceful and well-spoken with a good sense of humor!                                                 
  • Identifies problems and uses sound judgment to evaluate options and recommend solutions
  • Solid understanding and competency within program budgeting, planning, and execution
  • Ability to work independently
  • Solid organization and time management skills                               
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a variety of constituents in a powerful and effective manner                                                                                          
  • Facilitate cooperation, trust, and fosters team spirit                                                
  • Flexible and enjoys the sense of adventure derived from a growing foundation                                                                                                         
  • Past non-profit experience required                                                                                      
  • Well-versed in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook                                                           
  • BA or BS required
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus