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 Development Officer manages and supports the process of identifying, qualifying, assigning, and personally soliciting and cultivating a portfolio of 250-500 corporate donors that have the capacity to give $500 or more to Dana-Farber, and works closely with colleagues within the Corporate Foundation & Relations, Corporate Partnerships, and Jimmy Fund Business Units to coordinate prospect management activity. The Development Officer manages and supports special fundraising programs that have corporate component including President’s Circle Corporate Leaders, Workplace Giving Program, and the Dana-Farber Leadership Council (DFLC) Annual Giving Committee and also works to grow overall corporate revenue through other Annual Giving programs.
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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Personal Corporate Solicitation
Special Constituency Program Management
Reports to the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. This position has some supervisory responsibilities of interns/temps, but will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisors. However, independent decision-making on day-to-day tasks and good judgment is required for dealing with Institute donors, trustees, vendors, senior staff, and confidential information.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required plus 3-5 years of Development or equivalent experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent analytical and communications skills (both written and verbal) are necessary. Superior organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and manage multiple projects also required. Directed and self-starting, positive attitude; ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong computer skills, familiarity with development databases and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products is necessary. Analytical and reporting capabilities are required. Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines, and bottom line goals. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including donors, volunteers, and DFCI faculty and staff. Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals and deadlines. Experience in annual fund and with donor solicitation and prospect management a plus. High degree of confidentiality must always be exercised.
Typical office setting. Some evening and weekend work may be required during peak times. Driver’s license required. Some local travel primarily in MA. 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.