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Manager, Field Development

Organization Overview

ZERO Prostate Cancer is a leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO is the primary destination for all impacted by the disease to convene, get support and education, and come together as one united voice to create a better future for the prostate cancer community. The organization has identified key impact areas it will be working towards in the next five years: 

  • Driving appropriate awareness for screening, leading to early detection and a decrease in the number of people diagnosed with advanced disease
  • Improving quality and quantity of life for patients and survivors
  • Decreasing mortality from the disease. 

Under the leadership of a new President and CEO, ZERO is in an exciting time of evolution, with transformational growth planned internally and externally to better serve constituents and communities.

ZERO has recently been recognized again as one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times (nine out of the last ten years). It makes supporting its team and community a top priority. The organization is taking strides internally to evolve to more reflect the community it’s serving today and in the future.

Position Summary

ZERO is looking for immediate help in assisting with the Run/Walk portfolio. This is a full-time role with a focus on driving fundraising, sponsorships, and event management of Run/Walk events as part of ZERO’s National Run/Walk Series. This role will report to the Vice President, Field Revenue and will focus on supporting the Run/Walk Series in developing relationships, securing sponsors, and stewarding teams and registered participants. This position will jump into Run/Walks that are within a ZERO Chapter when assistance is needed.  

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Position TypeFull Time Exempt-Salaried  
Position LocationRemote (with 25% travel throughout the year)
Reports toVice President, Field Revenue


  • Executing sponsorship renewals, prospecting and cold calling to bring in new business for the ZERO Run/Walk Series. 
  • Monitor the performance of fundraisers and fundraising teams to ensure timely responsiveness to new registrants, recognize fundraisers, encourage competition, and to spark new ideas to deepen fundraising results. 
  • Lead existing volunteer committees and build new volunteer groups to assist with the production and fundraising of each Run/Walk event within the portfolio. 
  • Develop grassroots outreach plans to attract participants, teams, and sponsors with a vested interest in the cause. 
  • Develop and execute volunteer plans for pre-race and race day; recruit, assign, manage, organize, train, and communicate with event day and event planning committee members.
  • Request, secure, and manage in-kind donations as needed. 
  • Attend in-person events as needed.
  • Make phone calls to increase the number of participants for events.
  • Work to identify zero-dollar teams and engage them in meaningful and impactful fundraising efforts for up to 7 Run/Walk events. 
  • Steward team captains and individual participants to increase and strengthen fundraising efforts for up to 7 Run/Walk events.  


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Administration, Hospitality Management, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 3+ years of demonstrated professional experience in empowering individuals to fundraise through peer-to-peer style events within a nonprofit organization. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with run or walk event management.
  • Experience with fundraising databases such as Luminate Online/TeamRaiser and Raiser’s Edge. 

Personal Characteristics Desired

  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize and motivate individuals to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for growth in relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone and occasionally cold call as needed. 
  • Proven ability to build and maintain a portfolio of donors.
  • Experience in managing volunteers.
  • Ability to comfortably request donations and sponsorships.
  • Excellent and well-demonstrated project management skills.
  • Exemplifies ZERO’s culture of humble, hungry, and smart.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across teams/departments.

Physical Requirements

  • Constant use of a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as computer printer, calculator, and copier. 
  • Prolonged periods of a stationary position at least 50% of the time.
  • The ability to recognize details at close range for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Frequently move boxes and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds at events such as Run/Walks.
  • Frequent movement across multiple different terrains/surfaces while outdoors at Run/Walks.


A comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 403(b) retirement plan matching
  • Employer-paid benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, & Long-Term Disability insurance, Life/AD&D insurance
  • FSA/HSA 

This position is based remotely, and candidates may live in any area within the United States. This role may require nationwide travel approximately 25% of the time.

This role will report directly to the Vice President, Field Revenue and will work closely with the Chapter team to support ZERO’s mission to end prostate cancer. This position will require nationwide travel approximately 25% of the time. 

This position is a remote opportunity and candidates can live anywhere within the U.S. 

ZERO Prostate Cancer is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees. We encourage BIPOC, Veterans, individuals with Disabilities, and those affected by prostate cancer to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 

ZERO Prostate Cancer is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees. We encourage BIPOC, Veterans, individuals with Disabilities, and those affected by prostate cancer to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing the application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Human Resources at