Located in Boston, 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.
The Senior Development Assistant provides administrative support for Director Principal & Major Gifts II, including managing correspondence, scheduling meetings, mail, travel arrangements and appointments.
Assist Director with monthly management of PMG2 budget through receipt collection, purchasing card management and monthly budget analyses.
Assist Director with PMG2 business analyses, including mid-course corrections, operating plans, year-end reporting and business plans (when applicable).
Manage correspondence, calendar, mail, travel arrangements and appointments;
Order supplies, copy materials, fax, answer phones, etc.;
Respond to calls and visits from major donors, prospective donors, volunteers and sponsors;
Compose letters, memos, and reports, and typing and mailing/faxing correspondence;
Handle specific projects pertaining to disease centers and physicians staffed by the Associate Directors working directly with donors/faculty and coordinating donor luncheons, visits and dinners.
Process checks and gifts of securities, in coordination with gift processing and office protocols and handle terms of agreement and acknowledgements, investigate pledge status and gift payments as needed for donor inquiries and clarification for senior staff;
Assist in tracking new prospects, completing next steps and conducting preliminary research on donors/prospects;
Develop a strong working knowledge of the PledgeMaker, Excel, and other management information and tracking systems used by the Development office;
Create/maintain organizational and management systems and databases;
Assist in design and production of written material such as proposals, invitations and brochures;
Coordinate all materials in preparation for specific projects including: Generating original correspondence, follow-up materials, acknowledgments;
Provide back-up support for front desk as requested.
Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. As this level position is often considered a "base" for someone pursuing a Development career, a Bachelor's degree is preferred. 0-2 years administrative experience. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are necessary with a strong orientation to customer service. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage a variety of projects are key. Directed and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and work with a variety of personalities. Solid computer skills
This is a full time position. Monday - Friay 8:30 - 5:00. Some weekend and evening work may be required.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.