• Account Manager/Writer, Development Communications

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/29/2018 1:57 PM)
    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.




    • Research, write, and edit a variety of marketing materials to support the needs of the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund in raising more than $200 million annually.
    • Serve as the account manager/lead on several assigned Business Units. Develop marketing and advertising strategies, concepts, copy, deliverables, plans, and provide overall project management to help business units meet and exceed their revenue and participation goals.


    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.




    • Develop marketing and advertising strategies that help business units and fundraising events reach target audiences, meet and exceed their revenue/participation goals, and attract new donors/participants.
    • Serve as Development Communications main account contact with assigned business unit directors and staff, as well as physicians and donors.
    • Develop annual marketing plans for each business unit, including analysis of successes and challenges of the previous year and recommendations for strategies, tactics, and timelines.
    • Create comprehensive marketing kick-off presentations and produce in-depth wrap-up reports, including detailed analysis that drives marketing recommendations for subsequent fiscal year.
    • Provide creativity across all projects.
    • Oversee creative execution of projects and provide the copywriting, editing and proof-reading for all written materials and marketing collateral (brochures, flyers, banners, postcards, fact-sheets, etc.).
    • Provide project management and collaborate as a strategic partner with assigned business unit to ensure marketing projects are completed on time and on budget.
    • Collaborate with Development Communications and Digital Marketing colleagues (design, web developers, photography, and production staff) to develop effective creative strategies and smoothly execute projects.
    • Collaborate with IS colleagues as needed.
    • Research, write, and edit a variety of marketing communications materials to support the needs of the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund. Specific writing and marketing assignments include, but are not limited to:
    • Articles for donor newsletters and publications that include Impact, and other print and online/email newsletters (adhering to AP style)
    • Advertising copy (print, broadcast, radio, online, out-of-home, social media), website copy, email blasts, e-newsletters, etc.
    • Event materials, including invitations, program books, handouts, and other marketing needs
    • Summaries of scientific research for lay donor and staff audiences



    Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or related field required. Three to five years of marketing and copywriting experience in an agency, non-profit, or related industry required; experience in a Development setting preferred, particularly marketing or communications.  Experience in the Healthcare sector also preferred.



    Required are: Strong creativity, strong writing abilities – including ad copy, strong proof-reading and editing skills, seasoned project management experience, excellent organizational skills, proficiency in interpersonal business communications and listening skills, strategic marketing and advertising plan creation capabilities, and the capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously while providing client service excellence to multiple business units. 






    Office in typical office setting. A quiet workspace will be provided. Works on deadline.


    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.


    We’re hiring! Learn more about working in the Development & the Jimmy Fund office and view all open positions.

    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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