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.
Jimmy Fund Golf is the oldest and largest organized charity golf program in the nation. The program supports over 160 annual volunteer-run golf tournaments around the country. Jimmy Fund Golf events collectively raise approximately $8 million for groundbreaking research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Jimmy Fund Golf stands alone as a comprehensive example of the good that can be achieved by hundreds of volunteer tournament organizers and thousands of golfers who are united in their desire to connect their love for the game of golf to a higher cause - funding cancer care and research. For more information about Jimmy Fund Golf, please visit www.jimmyfundgolf.org.
The Jimmy Fund Golf Assistant position is responsible for helping the program and the entire Division achieve their revenue goals by assisting a portfolio of volunteer-run events and consulting with them on fundraising best practices and event logistics. This position is responsible for providing administrative support to Associate Director #1 and the Assistant Director of Jimmy Fund Golf (JFG). The assistant will also work on the management of the JFG budget, merchandise program, and event equipment/credit card processing systems, as well as provide support on program sponsor logistics, in addition to various other tasks.
This position will be responsible for evaluating existing programs as assigned as well as exploring new philanthropic revenue streams which may include new event locations, formats, sources of support and new business models.
In addition, this position will evaluate current programs and create/execute approved plans to expand and diversify the participants and donors for the events assigned to broaden our constituent-base and the inclusivity of our event community.
All staff will embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. They will add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. In addition, they will foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.
For more detailed information on the position, please read below.
Resume and cover letter required with application submission.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Third-Party Event Support (Tournament Advocate):
Manage Golf Program Budget:
Corporate Relations/Sponsorship Support Assistance:
JFG Merchandise Program:
Event Equipment and Credit Card Processing
Other projects/duties as assigned.
Reports to Associate Director #1 and Assistant Director. Reports to the Assistant Vice President and Associate Director #2 on operational projects as assigned. Assumes indirect supervision of interns on a project basis. This position is programmatic in nature and a considerable amount of autonomy in decision-making and completing work-related tasks is required.
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:
Detail oriented with excellent communication and organizational skills; possesses the ability to work well with all DFCI Departments and donor/volunteer constituencies; juggle multiple projects; communicate well and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Strong word processing/Excel skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office are required.
This position is located in Brookline, MA. There is some travel and attending events as well as off-site volunteer committee meetings on a regular basis. Requires light lifting for event set-up. Weekend and night work are required occasionally.
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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