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 raises funds and provides programmatic support to the Assistant Director of Special Events and manages a portfolio of 50-100 events each with revenues between $1, 000 -$500,000.This is a frontline fundraising position and the Development Officer is responsible for $500k - $750k in total revenue per fiscal year.
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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reports to Assistant Director, Special Events This position has direct supervision of temporary staff 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 for dealing with Institute donors, trustees, and senior staff and confidential information.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 3-5 years of experience in special event coordination, professional fundraising, or sales. Prior special events or donor relations experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
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, donor constituencies of all levels, and committees; manage multiple projects simultaneously; and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required and experience using databases preferred.
Yes, with third-party event managers, patient partners and speakers at events.
Workstation located in typical office setting. Travel and attendance at events during and evening and weekends will be expected/ required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required. Some light lifting for set-up also 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.