Assistant Director, Recognition, Donor Relations Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Brookline, MA Full-Time
This position works collaboratively as a member of the Donor Relations team and Division of Philanthropy to assist the entire Division with reaching financial goals. The Assistant Director is an innovative collaborator who drives recognition programs and initiatives including donor giving societies, donor recognition gifts, displays, donor signage, naming opportunities, the annual honor roll of donors, collaboration with key stakeholders across the Division, and creation of business cases for new approaches.
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 currently in the quiet phase of its campaign ? the largest and most ambitious fundraising effort in the Institute’s history; one that will serve as a catalyst, enabling the Institute to change the landscape of cancer medicine and, ultimately, eradicate the disease.
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.
Requirements Primary Duties And Responsibilities:
Create and implement innovative programs and new concepts for campaign recognition, using benchmarking, research, networking, and business case development.
Develop donor recognition systems through the creation and maintenance of program management tools and systems.
Evaluate the effectiveness of recognition programs and assess donor impact.
Create individualized recognition plans in collaboration with major gift officers.
Oversee the annual process for recognition of fiscal year and cumulative giving.
Evaluate donor giving and welcome members to major donor giving societies.
Develop and oversee donor recognition displays, including maintenance of current displays.
Provide innovative, custom recognition gifts for donors including one-of-a-kind memorabilia, in collaboration with major gift officers.
Facilitate a program to match patients and families with fundraising teams for three large-scale events, including identification of recruitment opportunities, communication and scheduling with all stakeholders, participant recruitment, follow-up with program coordinators, and facilitation of health checks and status.
Manage donor named space and donor signage, including the inventory of available space.
Lead campus tour program, including virtual tours, documentation, training of guides, and creation and maintenance of tools to assist guides in customizing tours to audiences.
Oversee Donor Relations photography database management with team Assistant.
Assume other duties as necessary.
Reports to the Associate Director, Recognition, Donor Relations.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
Philanthropy experience preferred.
Donor, volunteer and stewardship experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required:
Strong project management and budgeting skills; ability to multitask.
Ability to provide innovative solutions for new and existing business practices.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to assess and correct processes and procedures.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
Sharp attention to detail and ability to review and edit materials is critical.
Mastery of virtual video platforms (Zoom) and Microsoft Office, including SharePoint, Excel, and PowerPoint, is necessary; additional technical experience which could be used to adapt and create donor recognition programs in a virtual environment is a plus.
Effective in working with wide audiences, including the highest level of Dana-Farber constituencies.
Strong sense of customer service Positive, can-do attitude; willing to do what it takes to meet the goals of the Division of Philanthropy.
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 work setting. Some evening and weekend work required. Local travel may be required.
* To protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, in person donor visits and travel are on hold and will resume in accordance with Institute guidelines.
Application Requirements: Resume and cover letter required with application submission.
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
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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.
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.