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Development Assistant, Jimmy Fund Golf Program

Development Assistant, Jimmy Fund Golf Program

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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.





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.



The Assistant #1 is responsible for providing administrative support to the Assistant Director and JF Golf Program staff members.


Provide Administrative Support:

  • Administrative support of annual Sunrise to Sunset event
  • Provide administrative support to the Assistant Vice President and Assistant Director with schedule, expense reports, correspondence and projects.
  • Schedule, prepare meeting agendas and coordinate backup documentation for weekly, quarterly, and other meetings
  • Provide back-up for other assistants with administrative duties, when required and other administrative duties as assigned 

Provide Administrative Support for JFG Tournament Advocacy Program

  • Assist in tracking & scheduling staff attendance assignments for tournaments
    • Update internal systems and Outlook calendar with staff attendance assignments
    • Communicate staff attendance assignments to all relevant DFCI staff and their assistants
  • Assist in tracking of all staff advocacy assignments for new and ongoing tournaments
  • Liaison to Fiscal & Regulatory Department 

3rd Party Support (Advocate):

  • Serve as tournament contact (Advocate) for a portfolio of tournaments
  • Assist with JFG staff-run events and stewardship events as assigned
  • Attend select JFG tournaments to assist in event day activities as needed 

Manage the Daily/Monthly Reconciliation of Golf Program’s Budget:

  • Reconcile Golf Budget against Fiscal Budget reports each month and send misallocation requests as necessary
  • Coordinate all purchases/invoices for approvals and manages payment
  • Main contact with Accounts Payable and Purchasing

  • Reconcile expenses for senior staff

Assist with Corporate Relations for JFGolf

  • Assist with JFG sponsor management & stewardship
  • Support sponsor sales efforts & collaborate with Corporate Partnerships Dept.
  • Ensure sponsor deliverables are fulfilled by JFGolf, as outlined in contracts
  • Oversee annual JFG tournament director sponsorship survey
  • Manage all signage for JFGolf Stewardship Event

JFG Merchandise Program Support

  • Assists with Merchandise Program Planning and Distribution
  • Manages processes for pickup/shipment of 3rd party event merchandise
  • Distributes and tracks high value auction items and merchandise
  • Manages the organization & accurate inventorying of JF Golf storage facilities

Opening Day at The International:

  • Provide extensive administrative and logistical support to Development Assistant #1 and Assistant Director in the management and execution of flagship stewardship golf event in May, which recognizes top tournaments and sponsors of the JF Golf Program.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Reports to Assistant Director and Assistant Vice President.




Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 1-2 years of experience in events management.



Detail oriented with excellent communication and organizational skills; possess the ability to work well with all DFCI Departments and donor/volunteer constituencies; juggle multiple projects; and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Strong word processing and Excel skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office are required.






This position is located in Boston, MA. Some travel, 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 is required occasionally.

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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