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 Assistant provides administrative support to the Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships, Assistant Director of Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, and other team members as needed. The Development Assistant assists with logistics and details of WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and Fantasy Day at Fenway Park, including leading volunteer recruitment. The Development Assistant also coordinates tracking of corporate and individual donor visits, prepares Quarterly Corporate Partnership Update, drafts sponsorship agreements, assists with follow-up and fulfillment of corporate sponsorships, and assists in the planning of Annual Corporate Partners Summit.
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:
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. As this level, position is often considered a “base” for someone pursuing a Development career, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. 0-2 years of administrative experience. Willingness and aptitude to initiate contact with donors, sponsors, and prospects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, are necessary with a strong orientation to customer service. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage a variety of projects are key. Directed and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and work with a variety of personalities. Solid computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products is absolutely necessary. High degree of confidentiality must always be exercised.
Workstation located in typical office setting. Requires light to moderate lifting for event set-up. Some travel and weekend work is 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.