The Assistant Director is a member of Annual Giving’s (AG) robust multi-channel direct marketing program, responsible for raising $6M+ annually. This position oversees President’s Circle leadership appeals, the Annual Giving Sustainer program, direct mail recruitment of Jimmy Fund donors into Annual Giving, and online and social media direct marketing initiatives. This position also manages additional aspects of the Direct Marketing program including the implementation of the Donor Advised Fund/Stock/IRA appeals, the Dana-Farber Report newsletter and Grateful Patient Fundraising.
The Assistant Director also participates in prospect management primarily with Jimmy’s Team members. The position also assists with overall Annual Giving and Development activities as needed.
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.
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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Annual Giving Sustainer Program (Jimmy’s Team)
Patient Fundraising Program Management
Tax Advantage Ways to Give
General Direct Marketing Activity
Manage Development Assistant, Annual Giving (20%).
Reports to Director, Annual Giving. Supervision of Development Assistant (20%). May supervise interns/temporary staff. Independent decision-making on day-to-day tasks and good judgment is required for dealing with Institute donors, trustees, vendors, senior staff, and confidential information.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required plus 5-7 years of Development or equivalent experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent analytical and communication skills (both written and verbal) are necessary. Superior organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and manage multiple projects also required. Directed and self-starting, positive attitude; ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong computer skills, familiarity with development databases and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products is necessary. Analytical and reporting capabilities are required. Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines and bottom line goals. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including donors, volunteers, and DFCI faculty and staff. Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals and deadlines. Experience in annual fund and with donor solicitation and prospect management a plus. High degree of confidentiality and discretion must always be exercised.
Workstation located in typical office setting. Some weekend and evening overtime is required during peak times. Willingness to travel primarily within MA.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
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