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 implementation of the Walk’s targeted participant recruitment and cultivation plans, within Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This includes a goal of at least 90 personal donor visits annually. Specifically, the Assistant Director will formulate and execute an Institute-wide plan to recruit, retain and steward employees of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (including senior-level staff and faculty) to start a team (or join an existing team) in their respective departments or volunteer with the goal of making the Walk the signature fundraising event of Dana-Farber.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage Jimmy Fund Walk Fellowship program
Reports to Assistant Vice President, Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Has direct supervisory responsibilities but seeks major decision-making authority from supervisor. However, the position is also programmatic in nature and a considerable amount of autonomy in decision-making when working with participants, volunteers, donors, and staff is necessary.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree required with minimum 5 years of experience in professional fundraising and/or sales. Events or donor relations experience preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Possess the ability to work well with all DFCI departments and donor constituencies of all levels, juggle multiple projects, and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Reliance on excel, so possess high level of competence in Microsoft Office Suite, including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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.