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 Assistant provides administrative support to one Director and one Associate Director level staff, including maintaining databases, managing correspondence, scheduling and preparing for meetings, managing calendars, filing, arranging travel, managing expense reports, and coordinating appointments.
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.
Resume and cover letter required with application submission.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reports to one Director and Associate Director level staff on Principal & Major Gifts III. This position has some supervisory responsibilities of interns/temps, but will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor/s. However, independent decision-making on day-to-day tasks and good judgment and respect are required for dealing with Institute donors, trustees, senior staff and confidential information.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. As this level position is often considered a “base” for someone pursuing a Philanthropy career, a bachelor’s degree is preferred. 0-2 years of administrative experience.
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 fast-paced projects are key; attention to detail and the ability to think critically are essential in this role. Candidate should be proactive self-starter with the drive to grow and work both individually and as part of a team. Ability to prioritize work and balance long-term projects with day-to-day responsibilities. Confidently represent the Principal & Major Gifts team and DFCI when interacting and communicating with key leadership both internally and externally. Demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to maintaining confidentiality of sensitive health and financial information. Competency in the Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on Excel, is essential.
Workstation located in typical office setting. Some overtime or weekend work is required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes 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.