Pablove Shutterbugs Program Director


The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research and improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts. The Pablove Foundation (Pablove) is one the nation’s fastest growing innovative philanthropic organizations focused on childhood cancer. We are revolutionizing the way people view kids living with cancer by addressing the needs of this community through art and science. Kids living with cancer are special – they live amazing lives full of inspiration, hope, love, and laughter. We are honored to serve them and their families while engaging our supporters by telling their stories.


Teaching Children Living With Cancer to Develop Their Artistic Voice Through Photography

Pablove Shutterbugs is an out-of-hospital arts education program that encourages children and teens living with cancer to learn photography, express their creativity, and use their artistic voices to positively affect childhood cancer. Children and teens undergoing active treatment for cancer use cameras to widen their world, increase their sense of focus and express themselves in new ways. Their remarkable photographs are displayed at a special gallery show that reveals their unique way of looking at the world. One hundred percent of proceeds from their photographs go toward cutting-edge pediatric cancer research.

KCET profiles Shutterbugs’ work in this Emmy winning piece:



Arts Education and Program Management

• Work with the COO to envision, lead, and creatively work to strengthen the program’s approach, expansion strategy, and philosophy on working with children, teens, and families living with cancer.

• Oversee streamlining and implementation of Pablove Shutterbugs program and ensure long-term goals, objectives, and logistics to achieve success at national level.

• Create annual budget and maintain fiscal responsibility for Shutterbugs program.

• Stay informed on best practices in arts education programming including but not limited to models and approaches in creative youth development, arts healing, and community arts; ensure best practices strengthen program development and evaluation.

• Creatively and enthusiastically participate and contribute to the organization’s strong culture of philanthropy


• Lead and inspire the Pablove Shutterbugs team members including full time staff, local teaching artists, mentors, and volunteers.

• Manage a team of 3 full-time staff and 9 teaching artists located in sites around the U.S.

• Promote a culture of high performance that values art, aesthetics, evaluation, improvement, and a commitment to excellence.

• Ensure a culture of enthusiastic support and engagement for the Pablove Shutterbugs participants, their families and alumni.

• Provide feedback, support, and access to training to develop staff skills and abilities.


• Work with community partners and other agencies to encourage participation and fundraising for Pablove Shutterbugs.

• Serve as the face of Pablove Shutterbugs representing the program to families, potential participants, teaching artists and the arts community.


• You Bring People Together. The Program Director will have strongly evolved leadership competencies that advance programs and groups from conceptual thinking to goal achievement.

• Let Your Team Shine. The Program Director must be an empowering team leader, collaborative thinker and creative problem-solver with excellent communication and diplomatic skills.

•You Execute Bold Ideas. The Program Director will have experience successfully bringing components of a strategic plan to fruition.

• You Walk the Walk. The Program Director will demonstrate solid general management skills including the ability to manage a department with multiple projects at varying stages of completion, managing a diverse group of people – staff and teaching artists – possessing different perspectives and talents, the ability to successfully manage a program budget, and, comfort with a variety of people including families, children, donors and community members.

• You Bring Ideas to Life. Possess excellent communication skills including public speaking, written communications and grant writing capabilities.

• You Really Like People. The Program Director will be a team player, able to lead and mentor direct reports while working laterally with peers in senior management to help Pablove achieve our goals.

• You’re Self-Motivated. The Program Director has the ability to work independently and collaboratively with both professional and support personnel.

• You’re a Communicator. Ability to speak a language in addition to English would be a plus.

• You’re All In. The Program Director understands and appreciate that childhood cancer is a long game that requires galvanizing multiple communities including partnering with important stakeholders – our donors. You have an unwavering belief that children living with cancer lead special lives and have the ability to express and improve their outlook through photography, and make a difference for other children who will one day walk a similar path.


Possess at least 8 years of successful leadership of programs and teams, preferably with experience managing a project budget of at least $500,000 dollars, a staff of 3-20, and a track record of achievement in arts education.


We provide an excellent package of health, vision, and dental, 403(b) retirement plan, medical flexible spending account, unlimited vacation policy (just get your work done!), paid holidays, and killer summer barbeques.


To apply please send your resume, a writing sample, and cover letter to

The Pablove Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees at The Pablove Foundation undertake other duties as needed and all positions require flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends.

The Pablove Foundation Values

We approach our work with love, warmth and connection
We set an ambitious path of transformational growth for our community and ourselves
To become more effective, we pursue knowledge. As we get smarter, we get stronger
Art, creativity, and aesthetics guides our outlook and attitudes toward life
We have a relentless focus on quality by being inspired and extraordinary
Diversity and inclusion guide our decision making
We take a fun approach to our serious work

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