Assistant Director, Business Analysis, Fiscal & Regulatory Management

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10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Full Remote: 4-5 days remote/wk


This position is remote through early September. Effective Monday, September 13th, this position is considered remote, up to 1 day in the office at 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA each week. DFCI guidelines state that employees must reside in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island.



The Assistant Director is a go-to, trusted resource responsible for routine, ad-hoc, and special project analyses and projections. This role will support and partner with senior Strategic Planning & Operations staff and associated stakeholders to support financial, operational, and strategic initiatives for the Division of Philanthropy.  The Assistant Director will lead initiatives to streamline processes, create efficiencies, and identify areas of improvement within the Division. This role will step in as necessary to support the team’s financial operations responsibilities.

The Assistant Director manages one Senior Business Analyst and is responsible for the job growth and career development of this direct report. The successful candidate wants to make a big impact, will have a passion for supporting data-based decision making, and demonstrates discretion with sensitive information; the ideal candidate has a proven track record of identifying, planning, and executing high-impact projects, analyses, and reports. The role is responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values every day: Impact, Excellence, Compassion, Respect, and Discovery. 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. 

Dana-Farber is pursuing an ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This $2 billion campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign will accelerate the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.


Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



  • Play a key role as a compelling storyteller that uses a variety of data and persuasive visualizations to support strategic decision making across the Division
  • Identifies relevant benchmarks, trends, and metrics to support data-driven recommendations; identifies process improvement opportunities using analytical tools and methodologies
  • Manages preparation of extensive revenue analyses for senior management including but not limited to:
    • Operational efficiency and performance metrics
    • Revenue projections and historical analyses
    • Fiscal year-end financial reporting including revenue statistics, trends, and KPIs
  • Manages preparation of ad-hoc reporting/analyses for Philanthropy teams including but not limited to:
    • Donor and fundraising event giving analyses and histories
    • Business unit revenue analyses and trends by program/event
    • Analysis of program revenue drivers, e.g. donor acquisition, giving channels, marketing effectiveness.
  • Manages preparation of reporting/analyses in support of The Dana-Farber Campaign
  • Manages and facilitates special projects and analysis requests for the senior management group and Board of Trustees
  • Manages the preparation of materials related to the annual and semi-annual operating planning processes for all revenue generating unit Assistant Vice Presidents
  • Manages preparation of annual surveys for external publications, including the Chronicle of Philanthropy and other industry benchmarking analyses and surveys as required
  • Acts as liaison with Finance in the preparation of fund reports, historical analyses, and coordination of information required for the Institute financial statements, including the 990
  • Works closely with the Director and Assistant Vice President of Fiscal & Regulatory Management (F&RM) to integrate new initiatives into financial operations process
  • Contributes to building and distributing F&RM team knowledgebase by preparing process documentation, FAQs, and other formal instructional materials as needed
  • Manages one Senior Business Analyst


Supervises one Senior Business Analyst. Reports to Director, Fiscal & Regulatory Management.



Demonstrated ability to aggregate, parse, or manipulate large datasets is required (using tools such as but not limited to VBA, SQL, R, STATA, etc.). Experience leveraging data visualization tools and techniques to create presentations, analyses, or reporting is required (using tools such as but not limited to Tableau, PowerBI, QlikView, etc.). Comfort with advanced Excel formulas and techniques is required; expertise with the Microsoft Office suite is necessary. Knowledge of PeopleSoft financials and Tableau is preferred.

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary along with a strong orientation to customer service. Must be comfortable presenting to various audiences, including senior management. Must be comfortable in a remote work setting. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage and juggle a variety of projects are also key, as is a directed and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Comfortable collecting and distributing information across a wide range of stakeholders, colleagues, and processes.




Typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required. 


We’re stronger together.

In the Division of Philanthropy, we believe in the power of different voices. We encourage authenticity and diversity of every individual within our community. Our collective voices – donors, volunteers, staff, and patients alike – allow us to work together towards a world without cancer. Committed to being a place of inclusivity, belonging, and change, these are our core values. 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


DFCI offers a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, at minimum 3-weeks’ vacation time in addition to 10 paid holidays, a flexible work environment, and work/life balance. We also provide an array of professional development opportunities.*

*All benefits subject to Institute changes

We’re hiring! Learn more ( about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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.

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