Apply to Join our Team: Chief Development Officer (CDO)

We are on an ambitious, life-saving mission to uncover the utility of each and every existing drug in every human disease, with the goal of translating therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.

The Every Cure Team: 

Every Cure is a start-up, nonprofit drug development organization on a mission to alleviate suffering for the ~300 million people worldwide battling diseases without FDA-approved treatments by unlocking hidden cures. We are building a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered platform to identify FDA-approved treatments that can be repurposed for untreated diseases. Inspired by our success in repurposing over a dozen drugs for new uses, including one that is saving Dr. David Fajgenbaum’s own life, we are committed to unlocking the full potential of FDA-approved drugs to treat every disease and patient possible.

Our groundbreaking approach revolves around building an open-source database and employing cutting-edge tools to identify drug repurposing opportunities. Since launching at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative, we have received tremendous media attention and recognition including the 2023 Elevate Prize Foundation Founder’s Award, attracted leaders from across industries, been invited to share about our work at the White House, Aspen Ideas, and a Congressional Caucus Briefing, and demonstrated the life-saving potential of our platform.

Four strategic pillars guide our efforts:

  • Using an AI engine to identify promising drug repurposing opportunities.
  • Prioritizing high-impact opportunities which affect neglected patient communities.
  • Efficiently validating promising opportunities through laboratory and clinical studies.
  • Ensuring everyone has equitable access to new cures.

As a nonprofit organization, we are able to focus on maximizing patient impact and saving lives without needing to consider the commercial viability of drugs, including the 80% that are already generic and completely neglected. Our team, comprising experts in drug discovery, data analysis, and clinical trials, collaborates with entities ranging from philanthropic organizations to biopharmaceutical industries including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Flagship Pioneering, Clinton Global Initiative, Elevate Prize Foundation, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies, among others.

The Every Cure team is expanding rapidly and seeking top-notch, purpose-driven professionals to perform a range of tasks to save lives with hidden cures. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated, patient-focused team based in Philadelphia, PA and New York City that works closely with international collaborators, government agencies, academic researchers, philanthropic organizations, and biopharmaceutical companies to make a significant impact on patients with major unmet medical needs.



Job Summary:

The Chief Development Officer (CDO)  holds a strategic and vital leadership position within Every Cure, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CDO’s primary responsibility is to lead and oversee the development and execution of comprehensive fundraising strategies to secure philanthropic giving from various sources, including foundations, high net worth individuals, strategic partners, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and other organizations. Leveraging their expertise in fundraising, relationship-building, and strategic planning, the CDO will spearhead a year-round effort to support Every Cure’s mission of saving lives with existing medicines. The CDO also oversees marketing/PR/communications functions within the organization. The CDO’s role is instrumental in building a sustainable fundraising ecosystem and measuring progress through effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms. Funding efforts include support for operations, clinical trials, and endowment giving for sustainability.

The Chief Development Officer’s scope of responsibilities encompasses the entire philanthropic giving process, from establishing fundraising strategies and processes to cultivating donor relationships, overseeing online/grassroots giving, securing major gifts and sponsorships , and ensuring effective reporting. The Chief Development Officer’s contributions have a profound impact on the organization’s ability to execute its life-saving mission, advance biomedical research, and positively impact patients. By developing efficient processes and measuring progress, the Chief Development Officer ensures a successful and sustainable fundraising program that supports the organization’s mission.



Work Location:

Our work is based in Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Remote or hybrid work may be possible in some circumstances (US-based).



Salary Range and Other Work Benefits:

$120,000-200,000 depending on experience, plus benefits including:

  • Time Away from Work
  • Paid Family/Medical Leave
  • Holidays
  • Health Insurance/Retirement Benefits


Position Qualifications:

Education & Previous Experience

Minimum of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nonprofit management, business administration, philanthropy, or a related field. Proven experience as a Chief Development Officer or in a senior fundraising leadership role, with a successful track record in securing major gifts and grants.


Specialized Knowledge or Technical Skills Needed for Performance of Job

  • Expertise in developing fundraising strategies and managing year-round fundraising efforts, ideally for a start-up/growth stage organization.
  • Strong relationship-building and negotiation skills to engage with diverse donors and partners.
  • Ability to create and implement efficient fundraising processes from scratch.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities to convey the organization’s mission and impact.

Other Skills

  • Strong team player
  • Great communicator, engaging
  • Multi-tasking
  • Collaborative
  • Comfortable under pressure
  • Focused on results/mission/impact



How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please click the “Apply Here” button below to be redirected to our electronic application. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with (1) the name of the position, (2) your CV/resume, as well as (3) a cover letter. If someone you know may be especially suited for the position, please consider sharing this page with them. We appreciate your time and look forward to receiving your application!

Reasonable Accommodation Notice: Every Cure will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job (reach out to [email protected]). Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using specialized equipment, or using a sign language interpreter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Every Cure maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, parental status, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political ideology, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

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