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 Director manages the process of identifying, qualifying, assigning, and personally soliciting and cultivating a portfolio 350-500 Annual Giving and Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk donors who have the capacity to give $1,000 or more to Dana-Farber, and works closely with colleagues within other business units to coordinate prospect management activity.
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:
Business Unit Support:
Other Activities As Needed
Participate as needed in Development & Jimmy Fund team efforts including solicitation strategy teams for key prospects and internal planning efforts. Ad-hoc projects. Other responsibilities as assigned. Responsible for assisting the entire department, including other business units, in reaching financial goals.
Reports to the Associate Director of Annual Giving. Direct supervision of one Development Officer and shared supervision of a Development Assistant.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required plus 5-7 years of experience in development, including a minimum of 1 year of personal solicitation experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Strong oral and written communications skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including donors, volunteers, and DFCI staff. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and development databases. Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills. Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals. Ability to work in a collegial manner with the Development & Jimmy Fund team in creating and implementing solicitation strategies. Willingness to travel, primarily in MA/New England, and 1-2 times per year in other key regions.
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.