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 Senior Assistant, Donor Relations supports the full Donor Relations team in providing a comprehensive donor relations program consisting of stewardship, recognition, and events for a large donor base. The position also manages meetings, calendar, phone messages, correspondence, and key projects for the Assistant Vice President, Donor Relations, and Vice President, Philanthropy Marketing, including copying and filing of materials; creating Joint Team Meeting agendas for Philanthropy Marketing; acting as back-up to other team assistants; analyzing Trustee e-newsletter for trends; tracking trademark usage and materials; among other duties. Responsible for assisting the entire Division in reaching financial goals.
Embodies Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Adds value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Fosters 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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide administrative support to the Assistant Vice President, Donor Relations. Tasks include, but not limited to:
Provide administrative support to the Vice President, Philanthropy Marketing. Tasks include, but not limited to:
Additionally, execute the following:
Reports to Assistant Vice President, Donor Relations. This position will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor. However, 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. This individual will be a resource for other administrative staff and Philanthropy Marketing teams.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. 3-5 years administrative experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Superior administrative skills are necessary. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are critical. Must be detail-oriented with superior organizational and self-managerial skills, along with the ability to be flexible and to execute a multitude of projects. A strong understanding and commitment to problem-solving, customer service, marketing, and donor relations is also needed. A directed and self-starting attitude is preferred. Solid computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). A high degree of confidentiality must always be exercised.
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.
This position is considered remote, up to 1 day in the office at 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA each week. Some over-time or 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.
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
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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.