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 New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont.
The Donor Relations team within the Division of Philanthropy builds lifelong relationships with donors by recognizing their contributions, sharing progress updates, and demonstrating the impact their giving has on our shared goal to reduce the burden of cancer. Donor Relations, along with Philanthropy Communications and Digital Marketing, comprise the Philanthropy Marketing team.
The Senior Assistant, Donor Relations supports the Donor Relations team and innovative programs consisting of stewardship, recognition, and events. The position also manages meetings, calendar, correspondence, and key projects for the Assistant Vice President, Donor Relations, and Vice President, Philanthropy Marketing. 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 currently undertaking an ambitious fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This multi-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 is focused on accelerating 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.
Coordinate meetings, including scheduling, drafting agendas, and documenting notes and next steps.
Support critical functions for monitoring, tracking, and documenting budgets, expense reports, procurement card monthly statements, and purchase orders.
Serve as a ???super user??? of the Division???s fundraising databases (ClearView, EMS), reporting systems, and time tracking system (Quickbase).
Actively participate in the onboarding process for incoming staff across Donor Relations, Philanthropy Marketing, and the Division, including conducting onboarding trainings and updating and maintaining documents.
Assist with the coordination of donor events as needed.
Facilitate communications and project management across Philanthropy Communications, Digital Marketing, and Donor Relations.
Fulfill all responsibilities needed for The Dana-Farber Campaign.
Reports to the 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, executive leadership, and confidential information. This individual will be a resource for staff across the Division and Philanthropy Marketing teams.
Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. As this level position is often considered a ???base??? for someone pursuing a career in Philanthropy, a Bachelor???s degree is preferred. 1-3 years of administrative experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
A high degree of confidentiality must always be exercised. Exceptional administrative skills are necessary. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are critical. Must be detail-oriented with 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, collaboration, 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, SharePoint, One Drive, etc.).
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.??
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 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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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.
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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.