We’re hiring!

hiring_graphicThe T.J. Martell Foundation – the music industry’s leading cancer research foundation – is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic part-time special events professional to support and help execute fundraising events for the foundation’s dynamic and fast-paced West Coast office.  This is a great opportunity to be a part of our exciting plans in 2019!  Interested? Check out the job description here and follow the instructions to apply.  No direct outreach to staff, please.

TITLE:  Special Events Coordinator (Part-time)

STATUS:  Part-time (Approx. 20 hours week, February – November 2019, includes some weekends and evenings)

COMPENSATION:  Hourly; rate to be determined

HOURS AND LOCATION:  Work schedule to be determined before hire, with work hours largely to occur during regular business hours. With advance notice, employee must be available to work occasional weekends and evenings, as needed. Work to be performed at the Foundation’s offices in Encino, California, with some offsite meetings and events.


The T.J. Martell Foundation – the music industry’s leading cancer research foundation – is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic part-time special events professional to support and help execute fundraising events for the foundation’s dynamic and fast-paced West Coast office.  The Special Events Coordinator will also support various aspects of our West Coast operations, including assisting with administrative functions as assigned. The candidate should have a special events background, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external constituents and supporters. The Special Events Coordinator will report to the Executive Director, West Coast Region.


The ideal candidate must possess a passion and enthusiasm for our mission, a college degree, at least two years of fundraising or special events experience, a basic knowledge of the music and entertainment business, outstanding interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, experience working with budgets, strong organizational and time management skills and a demonstrated ability to complete tasks on time, to take direction, to be flexible, creative and proactive and to multi-task in a fast-paced small office setting.  The candidate will be expected to maintain confidentiality and to adhere to the highest levels of professionalism in their dealings for the Foundation and with its boards and supporters.  Strong competency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation creation, design and internet and social media skills are required. Proficiency with graphic design software and the ability to create short professional videos (30 – 90 seconds) is a plus. Physical requirements include the ability to regularly sit, talk, hear and answer phones, work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time, walk and occasionally carry/lift up to 30 lbs., travel to off-site meetings and events.


The Special Events Coordinator will assist with the planning and execution of various fundraising events and perform other administrative duties, at the direction of the Executive Director, West Coast Region and others at the foundation.  Fundraising event support includes assisting with creating/disseminating promotional and presentation materials, creating solicitation materials for event sponsors, supporters, volunteers and donors, identifying/researching and tracking prospective donors and sponsors, conducting and tracking outreach to prospective donors and soliciting donors for tickets, tables, auctions and sponsorships,  compiling and maintaining event checklists, cultivating new resources for fundraising, serving as a liaison with vendors on event related matters, managing signage for events including step & repeats, auction boards, event programs, journals and menus, preparing nametags, giftbags, registration lists, seating cards, etc., assisting with Budget preparation and Board and Committee communications and meeting preparations, assisting at meetings and events as needed, with some evening and weekend time required and managing and performing various other tasks, as assigned.

Administrative duties may also include, but are not limited to answering phones, greeting guests, helping to maintain the office in good order, maintaining mailings lists, assisting with donor recognition activities, communicating with Board members, volunteers and supporters, assisting with event/meeting set-up and preparation and otherwise assisting with the effective operations of the West Coast office and the Foundation, as assigned. 

INTERESTED CANDIDATES should submit a resume, cover letter which includes hours of availability, and list of references to: LosAngeles@tjmartell.org  Screening of candidates will continue until the position is filled.



We’re Hiring!

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About the Foundation

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. 


East Coast Office and Event Assistant – NY Office

  • East Coast Events

The Foundation’s annual East Coast events include the Women of Influence Awards, Family Day, New York Golf Classic, Rock n’ Bowl, New York Honors Gala, Best Cellars Wine Dinner, and Martell in Miami. 

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing administrative support in the Foundation’s New York office: answering calls and taking messages, banking, maintaining supply inventory/office equipment and placing orders, shipping
  • Event support: working registration, handling silent auction set-up and checkout, etc.
  • Event-related planning and research (i.e. potential venues, sponsors, etc.)
  • Researching, soliciting and securing silent auction donations and maintaining inventory
  • Writing and editing various letters, agendas, etc.
  • Assisting with creation/editing of invitations, sponsorship materials, PowerPoint decks, signage, etc.
  • Overseeing spreadsheets (i.e. event budgets, guest lists)
  • Donor database and mailing list management as directed
  • Sending invoices and tax receipt letters
  • Communicating with Director of Communications to set up event web pages and coordinate social media as necessary
  • Grant writing
  • Coordinating and working with volunteers and interns
  • Contributing to East Coast team effort, as well as communicating and working with National staff
  • Other duties as directedPreferred Skills
  • Prior experience in events and/or fundraising a plus
  • Proficiency in all Office 365 programs (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Word/Mail Merge)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability to multitask and work well with a team
  • Willingness to travel for events


National Office Assistant – Nashville Office

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Performs administrative and office/event support activities
  • Assists with auction solicitations and facilitation of auction packages
  • Assists with Charitybuzz entry and record keeping
  • Assist with answering telephone calls and taking messages
  • Receiving and directing visitors
  • Word processing, creating spreadsheets and power point presentations, mail merge, etc.
  • Assist with general office operations including office upkeep, managing deliveries, filing, and load and unloading event materials
  • Database Management
  • Assists with event set up and event check out and other event related duties
  • Contributes to team success by performing related activities as needed.
  • Run financial errands as needed, i.e. picking up checks and running items for signatures
  • Other duties as directedPreferred Skills
  • Prior experience in events and/or fundraising a plus
  • Proficiency in all Office 365 programs (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Word/Mail Merge)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability to multitask and work well with a team
  • Willingness to travel for events


The New York position reports directly to the East Coast Executive Director and at times the CEO and Senior Vice President of Operations.  The Nashville position reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Operations and at times the CEO.


Working Conditions

  • 30 – 39 hours weekly
  • Ability to travel for events when necessary
  • Working night and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to work long hours



  • Competitive hourly rate based on experience


Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Melissa Goodwin
Sr. VP of Operations

Internship Available

Admin/Event Planning Summer Internship Available in New York City
T.J. Martell Foundation East Coast Region

Internship Information

The T.J. Martell Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research. Our internship program allows the opportunity to explore the administrative planning side events as well as interact with high and low profile music industry professionals. Interns assist with East Coast events such as the New York Golf Classic, Rock ‘n Bowl, New York Wine Dinner & Auction, Family Day, Martell in Miami, Women of Influence, the New Jersey Jazz Dinner and the Annual New York Honors Gala.

Internship Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this 2-3 day per week internship include:

  • Office administration duties
  • Assisting with event-related research (potential sponsors, venues, etc.)
  • Create event flyers
  • Monitor guests lists
  • Keep inventory of office needs
  • Research and outreach to in-kind and silent auction donors
  • Assisting at the Foundation’s events as needed
  • Other day-to-day office tasks and errands as needed

Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in all Office 365 programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional attitude and the ability to work with a team


  • Current university/college student eligible for internship credit

Please send all resumes, cover letters, and questions to:
Teresa Gaudio
T.J. Martell Foundation
Email: tgaudio@tjmartell.org


T.J. Martell Foundation Named to the 2016 Classy 100

classy-100_instaWe are proud to announce that the T.J. Martell Foundation made this year’s Classy 100 list, an annual compilation of the growing nonprofits on Classy, the world’s leading online fundraising platform for social enterprises. Classy released in February the 2016 Classy 100 using a proprietary growth score calculation as the basis for recognition. The organizations that represent the top one hundred growth organizations this year on Classy were generated through a calculated score that took into consideration revenue growth from three areas: monthly revenue growth on Classy above the platform baseline, year-over-year revenue growth on Classy, and overall revenue size on Classy.

“Scaling an organization is extremely hard work, whether you’re running a for-profit company or a nonprofit organization,” said Scot Chisholm, CEO and co-founder of Classy. “However, growth in the nonprofit sector isn’t celebrated in the same way as it is in the for-profit sector. At Classy we believe that revenue growth is an important metric for both sectors, as it represents the ability to attract and maintain new customers or supporters year over year. The Classy 100 represents a group of social good organizations who have experienced growth by delivering a world-class giving experience to their supporters year in and year out.”

To be included in the Classy 100, organizations needed to be transacting on Classy for at least January 2016—December 2016. Other criteria included at least $50K in revenue on Classy in 2016, counting transactions in all 12 months; at least $10K in revenue on Classy in 2015; and at least 25 percent year-over-year revenue growth on Classy from 2015 to 2016. The organizations recognized this year span all causes and sizes, bound together by their consistent revenue growth on the Classy platform.

About Classy

Classy is the world’s leading fundraising platform for social enterprises with the goal of solving social problems more effectively and efficiently. Since launching in 2011, Classy has helped more than 3,000 social enterprises including Oxfam, World Food Program USA, and National Geographic to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Classy also hosts the Collaborative, a 3-days summit and awards ceremony, that brings together impactful social enterprises and celebrates achievements in the sector. Based in San Diego, CA, Classy employs a staff of over 200 people and was recognized by Fast Company in 2016 as one of the world’s 10 Most Innovative Companies for Social Good. Classy was also recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the 10 Most Brilliant Companies for Social Impact in 2016 and listed as a “Rising Star” in the first-ever Forbes Cloud 100 list in 2016. Classy is backed by investors including JMI, Mithril and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit www.classy.org or follow Classy on Twitter: @Classy.

A Very Sad Loss

Kitty Moon EmeryThe T.J. Martell Foundation is deeply saddened by the news that Kitty Moon Emery has passed away. She was a dear friend, mentor and one of the greatest women in our Nashville community. She was a special board member and volunteer for the T.J. Martell Foundation. Our hearts and prayers goes to her husband Pat during this sad time.

“I am strong, and I can do this.”

Portrait of FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews Quixote Studios/West Hollywood, CA, USA 01/17/2017 SI-703 TK1 Credit: Robert Beck

Photo Credit: Robert Beck

Erin Andrews is a Fox NFL reporter and the co-host of “Dancing With The Stars.” She is also now a cervical cancer survivor, who is urging other women to get screened.

She recently revealed to Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB that she went to in for a routine checkup in June 2016 and found out after additional testing that she had cervical cancer, and would need surgery as soon as possible.

Known for her incredible work ethic and love of football, she returned to work just days after her surgery and is now cancer-free. “Everyone kept telling me, ‘You’re so strong, for going through all of this, for holding down a job in football, for being the only woman on the crew,’ ” Andrews says. “Finally I got to the point where I believed it too. ‘Hey, I have cancer, but dammit, I am strong, and I can do this.’ ”

We commend Erin for being an inspiration to other women and cancer survivors.

T.J. Martell Foundation Prepares for 22nd Annual Scientific Consortium

Every year, our funded researchers meet to present their cancer and AIDS research findings to our Scientific Advisory Committee at our Annual Scientific Consortium. This year’s meeting will take place later this week in Nashville. The Chairman of our Scientific Advisory Committee is Donald J. Tindall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a former Martell funded prostate cancer research doctor.

dr-tindall“I am looking forward to the T.J. Martell Foundation Annual Scientific Consortium,” says Dr. Tindall. “For the past 15 years this has been one of my favorite scientific meetings, because it brings together many of the world’s best scientists and clinician investigators. I have always been inspired by the high quality of research findings that are presented and the game-changing collaborations that are developed during this meeting. I am optimistic that 2017 will bring new discoveries for the eradication of leukemia, cancer and AIDS.”

For more information about our scientific research programs, please click here.