The Assistant Director manages the process of identifying, qualifying, assigning, and personally soliciting and cultivating a portfolio of 350-450 donors who have the capacity to give $1,000 or more to Dana-Farber through Annual Giving, and works closely with colleagues from other Business Units to coordinate prospect management activity.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Annual Giving Prospect Management (Annual Giving and Jimmy Fund Donors):
Work closely with Associate Director to execute and improve comprehensive prospect management plan with a focus on identifying and qualifying donors and increasing overall giving to Dana-Farber.
Personally solicit 6-10 prospects per month (75+ donor visits per year).
Identify and research prospects; solicit prospects for increased leadership level commitments ($1,500+); make leadership level asks; qualify and steward prospects toward annual leadership, principal and major gift solicitation; prepare and submit proposals; cultivate prospects; track results.
Utilize direct mail, phone, email, or volunteers for solicitation or cultivation of prospects as appropriate; keep current with and be able to convey information about highlights and initiatives at Dana-Farber so as to effectively steward, cultivate and build connection to Dana-Farber beyond the event.
Generate lists for donor visit requests and conduct visit calls and e-mails. Schedule donor visits.
Draft donor correspondence and proposals.
Report progress on goals & responsibilities to the department; produce analysis of personal solicitation effectiveness.
Work with Associate Director to analyze donor pools and recommend enhancements to team-wide prospect management strategy.
Coordinate with Information Systems staff for reporting and prospect tracking.
Generate Call Reports.
Assist with implementation of comprehensive prospect management plan within Annual Giving.
Business Unit Support:
Participate in visits, asks, and stewardship of Annual Giving donors.
Other Activities As Needed:
Participate as needed in Division of Philanthropy team efforts including solicitation strategy teams for key prospects and internal planning efforts. Ad-hoc projects. Other responsibilities as assigned. Responsible for assisting the entire department, including other business units, in reaching financial goals.
Reports to the Associate Director of Annual Giving. Shared supervision of an Assistant and in anticipation of a growing office, additional/direct supervision of one Officer.
Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required plus 5-7 years of experience in development, including a minimum of 1 year of personal solicitation experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent organizational skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including donors, volunteers, and DFCI staff. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, and development databases.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills. Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals.
Ability to work in a collegial manner with the Development & Jimmy Fund team in creating and implementing solicitation strategies.
Willingness to travel, primarily in MA/New England, and 1-2 times per year in other key regions.
Typical office setting. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Frequent travel in the New England area. Travel in other key regions 1-2 times/year. Driver’s license required. Use of personal vehicle may be needed.
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.
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.
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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Internal Number: 2020-18143
About Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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.