Susan G. Komen for the Cure is looking to fill a top executive position and other openings for senior staff amid a decline in donations for this year’s round of the breast-cancer charity’s signature races, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The foundation is seeking a chief operating officer, a post that has been vacant since 2009, when Nancy Brinker, the group’s founder, became the chief executive officer. Plans to hire have been in place since last fall, according to Elizabeth Thompson, the charity’s president.
There are no plans for a new role for Ms. Brinker, who remains Komen’s chief fundraiser, Ms. Thompson said.
The cancer group has experienced a drop in contributions to its signature Races for the Cure in the wake of the controversy earlier this year in which Komen suspended grants to Planned Parenthood, a move that was later reversed. Several top Komen officials have left the organization in recent months.