The Assistant Director is a go-to, trusted resource responsible for annual, ad-hoc, and special project analyses. This role will support and partner with senior Strategic Planning & Operations staff and associated stakeholders to support financial and strategic initiatives for the Division of Philanthropy. Using thoughtful, original analyses, the Assistant Director will identify opportunities to improve operating performance across Business and Service Units. The Assistant Director will leverage their education and work experience to lead initiatives to streamline planning/reporting and drive efficiency initiatives. This role will continuously look for areas of improvement and implement automation in order to reduce manual work load to focus on delivering insights into the business. The successful candidate wants to make a big impact and will have a passion for providing data-based decision making.
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.
Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.
Resume and cover letter required with application submission.
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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 and business trends and prepares recommendations with analyses as appropriate;
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 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 Business 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/Special Funds in the preparation of fund reports, historical analyses, and coordination of information required for the Institute financial statements
Management of one Senior Financial Analyst.
Supervises one Senior Financial Analyst. Reports to Director, Fiscal & Regulatory Management.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required, with a concentration in an analytical field, accounting/finance, or business administration and 4-7 years of relevant experience. Ability to work independently with superior verbal communication, organizational, and writing skills. Detailed-oriented, innovative thinker, analytical, a self-starter, and works well with a variety of personalities. Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required; knowledge of PeopleSoft financials and Tableau preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary along with a strong orientation to customer service. Must be comfortable presenting to large groups, as well as senior management. 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. Solid computer skills and advanced competency in Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint are necessary.
Workstation in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required.
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.
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