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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2016. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
The Director of Fundraising Programs has a primary report to the Vice President of Development and supports overall fund raising goals and efforts associated with MSK’s Annual Giving. The Director will serve as a key member of the Development team and will work in collaboration with departmental directors to coordinate solicitations. The Director will oversee an annual revenue goal of over $15 million.
As the Director of Fundraising Programs, you will:
Direct, manage and implement key fundraising programs to encourage new, renewed and upgraded giving. Program oversight includes individual and corporate giving up to the $50,000 level, the group affiliate program, special occasion and tribute giving.
Qualify, solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects in the $25,000-$50,000 range.
Oversee the advertising, marketing, direct mail, and public relations campaigns for individual giving, the Community Partners program and special occasion giving.
Manage relationships with outside vendors/agencies to execute advertising, marketing, direct mail, and public relations campaigns within MSK guidelines.
Develop the strategic direction, annual and long term goals and the budget for Fundraising Programs.
Oversee communication between the Fundraising Programs and other areas within development to ensure solicitation efforts are coordinated.
Coordinate with Major Gifts to establish a pipeline of annual giving donors to elevate to higher levels gifts.
Regularly review data and issue timely reports on gifts, and the success of various appeals and outreach; analyze this information to measure performance against goals and to identify strengths and weaknesses in order to improve program performance.
Manage a team of 25.
A Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree preferred.
A minimum of eight years’ successful fundraising experience, including a proven track record in soliciting and closing gifts.
A keen understanding of annual fund strategies, methods, metrics, and best practices, preferably within the context of a major healthcare organization.
Experience with direct mail, as well as online and social media strategies; knowledge of emerging trends.
Proven ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively in a comprehensive, research institution.
Demonstrated ability in high level strategic planning, project management and organizational skills.
Superior written communication and presentation skills with a keen attention to detail; commitment and ability to articulate the organization’s mission and purpose.
Tactful exercise of judgment and discretion with sensitive and highly confidential information.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to relate well with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally.
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MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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