Description Development Office Assistant Director of Development, Major Gifts, Cancer Center Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a talented professional to join the Development Office in a direct fundraising role focused on Major Gifts for the Mass General Cancer Center and other related departments. Working under the direction of the Director, Major Gifts for the Mass General Cancer Center, the Assistant Director will build a prospect pipeline and actively manage a portfolio of prospects and donors with giving capacity at the $50,000 or higher level for strategic priorities of the Mass General Cancer Center, including early detection, cancer immunology, and supportive care. This includes formulating and documenting development strategies, following agreed upon targets for prospect activity and fundraising outcomes, implementing appropriate moves management, and fully documenting work in a donor database. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Director and colleagues across the department on pipeline development, metrics and goal setting. This includes proactively contacting prospects, donors, and lapsed donors to further engage their interest and soliciting donors to increase support for strategic priorities of the Mass General Cancer Center. The Assistant Director will collaborate with gift officers across the team that are staffing each department or disease area. Additional focus will be on qualifying prospects for major gifts, planned gifts, and other areas. The ideal candidate is a highly professional, collegial and entrepreneurial team player with a track record of professional growth and successful relationship management. S/he will be a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills and the ability to engage, influence and persuade others. All applicants must apply online via ****Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter detailing applicable experience and accomplishments. About us Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the worldu2019s top academic medical centers. Founded in 1811, it is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all our staff physicians serve on the faculty. We remain committed to the simple vow of service that our founders made in a letter seeking community support for Mass Generalu2019s creation: u201cWhen in distress, every man becomes our neighbor.u201d More than two centuries later, that promise sustains our commitment to deliver the most advanced and compassionate care to patients and their families. As home to the largest hospital-based research program in the nation, we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in medicine. And as we strive to make a difference today in the health of communities locally and around the world, we prepare for tomorrow by educating the next generation of healthcare providers and researchers. The Development Office The Development Office is a vibrant and collaborative team focused on advancing the hospitalu2019s mission of healthcare excellence. We are devoted to nurturing and expanding the philanthropy that makes the pursuit of this mission possible. We offer a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, an annual team bonus program (based on meeting the fundraising goal) and a flexible work environment. We also provide an array of professional development opportunities. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Successfully solicit and close gifts (outright gifts, planned gifts, gifts of assets, etc.) in the range of $1,000 to $100,000 working with hospital leadership and faculty, as appropriate. Seek out and advance higher level philanthropic opportunities. Collaborate with colleagues across the office to achieve program and fundraising goals. Work with prospects to develop and enhance their relationship to and connection with the hospital, ultimately leveraging that relationship to maximize philanthropic giving. Create, maintain and strengthen relationships with major gift officers, physicians, researchers and administrative directors. Recommend strategic activities/collateral for assigned fundraising programs. Develop an understanding of the breadth of research, clinical, teaching and community service programs of the Mass General Cancer Center. Create and maintain a menu of giving opportunities for assigned areas, and write case statements and proposals as needed. Prepare and regularly update progress reports. Contribute to maintaining positive office morale, even in the face of challenges and high work volume. Take on other office-wide duties at the request of Development leadership. Adhere to the mission, credo and standards of behavior of Mass General Hospital. Travel as necessary for prospect meetings, conferences, and events. Qualifications Qualifications Bacheloru2019s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of related or transferable experience, required. In addition, this position requires an understanding of major gifts fundraising principles and practices, experience devising and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies, knowledge of health care and familiarity with the goals and objectives of Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare. The ideal candidate should also possess the following skills, abilities and attributes: Proven professional growth, preferably in an academic medical center or university. Excellent communication and writing skills. Volunteer engagement and management experience, strongly preferred. Able to motivate and engage prospects, donors, volunteers and faculty, or similar constituencies. Able to work collaboratively and interact effectively and politely with diverse audiences, and to handle difficult situations with grace and a sense of humor. Strategic thinking and the ability to evaluate problems and display sound judgment. Honest, trustworthy, and willing to abide by strict confidentiality guidelines. Entrepreneurial, collaborative, conscientious and results-oriented, with a strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple projects effectively. Motivated to learn and flexible in a changing environment. Proficiency in Raiseru2019s Edge, strongly preferred. EEO StatementMassachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications fromu00a0protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.