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 Assistant is an integral member of the Annual Giving Stewardship and Special Programs team, which is responsible for managing fundraising programs such as the President’s Circle and President’s Circle Corporate Leaders, Annual Giving naming opportunities, Workplace Giving, Dana-Farber Leadership Council Annual Giving Committee, celebration and tribute programs. This assistant works with the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director to coordinate all administrative tasks related to these programs, including: donor correspondence, mailings, reporting and tracking, managing the Favors, Greeting Card, and eCard programs, generating and distributing call reports, and handling donor inquiries.
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:
Special Constituency Program Management
Reporting and Database
General Support/Other Activities as Needed
Reports to the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director on the Stewardship and Special Programs team. This position may have 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, and senior staff and confidential information.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required with 0-2 years of experience. As this level position is often considered a “base” for someone pursuing a Development career, a Bachelor’s degree is highly preferred. 0-2 years of administrative experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Superior organizational skills, ability to manage a variety of simultaneous projects, and attention to detail are key. Excellent analytical and communications skills (both written and verbal) are necessary. Directed and self-starting attitude; ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products is necessary. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines and bottom line goals. High degree of confidentiality must always be exercised.
Workstation located in typical office setting. Some weekend and evening overtime is required during peak times. Driver’s license required. 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.