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.
GENERAL SUMMARY: This is a frontline fundraising position for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Assistant Director is responsible for working with the Assistant Vice President of Event Fundraising on strategy as well as overseeing logistics to generate over $6 million in annual revenue. The Assistant Director will plan, execute, manage budgets and grow in-house and third party events (TPEs), maintain a portfolio of events raising $750k - $1 million and will work with the Assistant Vice President to help identify and develop new business opportunities. The Assistant Director represents the Jimmy Fund at major events to steward and cultivate event participants and volunteers as well as promote and leverage the Jimmy Fund. The Assistant Director manages the process of identifying, personally soliciting and cultivating a portfolio of 40+ donors.
The Assistant Director will embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. He/She will 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.
The Assistant Director is responsible for fundraising:
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Portfolio Management (70%):
Department Operations (20%):
Research, Develop, Write, and Present New Business Proposals (10%)
Reports to Assistant Vice President, Event Fundraising. Supervises one Development Officer and has joint supervision of one Development Assistant, as well as volunteers and vendors and other indirect supervisory responsibility. This position is also programmatic in nature and a considerable amount of autonomy in decision-making and completing work-related tasks is required. Supervise Interns as required.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 4-8 years of experience in fundraising and events management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Organized and detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills; possess the ability to work well with Dana-Farber Departments and donor/volunteer constituencies; strong problem solving skills and the ability to 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.
Interaction with patients as third-party event managers and/or presenters at events.
This position is located in Brookline, MA. Some travel, attending events as well as off-site volunteer committee meetings on a regular basis. Speak on behalf of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund at several events. 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.