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 Senior Development Assistant provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President (AVP), Gift Planning and Assistant Director, Gift Planning, Marketing (AD). It involves coordinating and tracking numerous activities for the Gift Planning (GP) team, reporting, budgeting, and managing a variety of projects, both programmatic and donor based. In addition, it provides significant support to the AD in implementing the team’s marketing program, including managing mailings lists, tracking, and invoicing.
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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reports to Assistant Vice President, Gift Planning and Assistant Director Gift Planning, Marketing providing additional support for Gift Planning team. 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. 1-3 years of administrative experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent written and verbal communications skills are necessary with a strong orientation to customer service. Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage a variety of projects are key. Demonstrates leadership and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and work with a variety of personalities. Ability to work with Trustees. Solid computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products is absolutely necessary. A high degree of confidentiality must always be exercised.
Workstation located in typical office setting. Some over-time or weekend work may be 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.