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 for the Assistant Vice President and Assistant Director of Development Administration. The Development Administration team is responsible for personnel, operations, policy, and general office support for the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund. Administration acts as the liaison to the Institute’s Human Resources Office, assisting managers and staff with the hiring process, professional development, and career guidance. In additional to staffing, Administration also manages facilities, telecommunications, mailroom, and operations for the Development Office and provides general office support to the Division.
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.
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 with 0-2 years administrative experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Solid computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products is necessary. Interest in Human Resources and/or Learning and Development is preferred.
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.
Office in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work 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.