Director, Foundation Relations

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Job ID:
25472

Location:
10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445

Category:
Development/Fundraising

Employment Type:
Full time

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

Overview

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.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

The Director of Foundation Relations is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and management of a portfolio of approximately 150 $100,000+ prospects. 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.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

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.

Requirements

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and closing of $3-5M+ worth of gifts and grants annually;
  • Work with Assistant Vice President, high-level management, physicians, researchers, trustees, volunteer leadership, and staff to develop and write proposals for specific research, programmatic, and capital funding needs and to manage overall foundation solicitation efforts and strategy for assigned areas;
  • Meet quarterly and annual fundraising goals as determined by Vice President of Annual, Planned, & Institutional Giving and Assistant Vice President, Foundation Relations;
  • Prepare quarterly progress reports on fundraising activities;
  • Work with the Jimmy Fund and other Philanthropy staff to identify prospective donors for new and ongoing fundraising events and programs;
  • Represent Dana-Farber at off-site presentations and meetings;
  • Travel as appropriate to meet with prospects and volunteers;
  • Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to the Assistant Vice President of Foundation Relations. Shares supervision of one Assistant.

Qualifications

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required with 8-10 years’ fundraising experience. Foundation experience preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Ideal candidate will have a scientific background and/or demonstrated ability and capacity to elicit and quickly grasp medical concepts, and synthesize this information into an articulate case for support. Superior written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and managerial capabilities, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks are required. Public speaking experience and effectiveness necessary. Must exercise significant judgment and confidentiality in working with prospects and Institute staff.

This position will evaluate current programs and create and execute approved plans to expand and diversify the donors and participants for the events assigned in order to broaden our donor base and create even more inclusive events. Experience with diverse donors is a plus.

PATIENT CONTACT:

No.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

DIVISION OF PHILANTHROPY INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, & EQUITY COMMITMENT STATEMENT:

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. 

DFCI DISCLAIMER:
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 9 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 (https://careers.dana-farber.org/division-of-philanthropy.html) about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions.

At 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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