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, and Rhode Island.
The Assistant Director oversees all aspects of the Planned Giving marketing and stewardship programs and manages all legacy society stewardship. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.
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.
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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Assistant Director is responsible for the strategic, healthy growth of the Dana-Farber Society (DFS) through the following responsibilities:
Marketing (50% of Time)
Management and Analysis of Stewardship Events and Programs (40% of time)
Donor and Prospect Work (10% of Time)
Reports to the Assistant Vice President of Planned Giving. Shared supervisory responsibility of Assistant and temps.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5-7 years of experience in Philanthropy.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of Planned Giving vehicles, IRS regulations, and estate planning and investment strategies. Demonstrated success in marketing and donor relations; strong organizational skills and detail management; excellent oral presentation and written communication skills; and the ability to work with a variety of constituencies and Institute staff. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information. Ability to work closely with marketing experts, legal professionals and with complicated instruments.
This position will evaluate current programs and create and execute approved plans to expand and diversify the donors and participants for the events assigned to broaden our donor base and create even more inclusive events. Experience with diverse donors is a plus.
This position is considered remote, up to 1 day in the office at 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA each week. Frequent travel in the New England area.
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
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