• Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 1 week ago(6/14/2018 10:28 AM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



    The Development Officer provides programmatic support and implements assigned components of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and John Hancock Fenway Fantasy Day to benefit the Jimmy Fund. This is a frontline fundraising position with event management and coordination responsibilities.


    Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 


    Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.



    • Provide programmatic support for major components of Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day as assigned by the Assistant Director of Corporate Partnerships;
    • Act as strategist and liaison for Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon Monthly Giving Program and Team Fundraising;
    • Manage recruitment, fundraising, and stewardship of participants for Fantasy Day;
    • Play key role in event day logistics for Fantasy Day; including, but not limited to, drafting event strategy, tactics, timeline, and revenue goals based on operating plan;
    • Solicit and secure new Corporate Hospitality packages for Fantasy Day;
    • Recruit and steward Radio-Telethon team fundraising teams;
    • Manage cause marketing partnership with Applebee’s restaurants;
    • Conduct a minimum of 75 donor visits and 30 site visits;
    • Foster relationships yielding repeat donors and year-on-year revenue growth;
    • Create wrap up report, budget reconciliation, acknowledgements, and written documentation for Fantasy Day;
    • Work cross functionally with Development Communications, IS, Communications, etc. to develop all necessary marketing materials, as well as with Corporate Engagement team for sponsorship and in-kind gifts;
    • Hire and train spring/summer intern;
    • Other events and cause marketing partnerships as assigned;
    • Responsible for assisting the entire department, including other business units, reach financial goals.



    Reports to the Assistant Director of Corporate Partnerships. This position has direct supervision of interns and volunteers, but will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor. However, independent decision-making on day-to-day tasks and good judgment is required.



    Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 3-5 years of experience in special event coordination and donor solicitation or sales. Proven track record in direct solicitation and event management.



    Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational and time management skills with ability to multitask; possess the ability to work well with all DFCI Departments and donor constituencies of all levels; manage multiple projects simultaneously; and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Aptitude and willingness to conduct one-on-one donor visits and solicitations. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.






    Workstation located in typical office setting. Some travel and evening and weekend work may be required. Some light lifting for set-up also required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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