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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
The Assistant Director, Leadership Annual Giving serves on the Annual Giving team as part of the Philanthropy department and reports to the Director, Leadership Annual Giving. The Assistant Director will be responsible for completing dynamic discovery work for mid-level donors. They will steward, solicit and upgrade current, loyal donors in the Fred Hutch pipeline. Some travel, weekend and evening work will be required.
Manage a portfolio of 200 leadership annual giving donors ($1,000-$25,000) using successful identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship methods to meet and exceed personal and team fundraising goals
Under the direction of Director, Leadership Annual Giving, and in partnership with the Leadership Annual Giving team, Philanthropic Gifts team, Planned Giving team and the Director of Prospect Management, develop and implement effective, creative, and personalized strategies for increased giving to Fred Hutch
Align with a seasoned front-line fundraiser for mentorship and donor strategy opportunities
Facilitate meaningful interaction for donors and prospects
Document interactions, participate in prospect management meetings, and utilize Raisers Edge/NXT to support relationship management and upgrade potential
Persuasively articulate the mission and goals of Fred Hutch, translate complex science and research priorities to inspire philanthropy
Participate in a robust schedule of events and represent Fred Hutch in the community; lead campus tours for donors
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
A minimum of 2 years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit or related field
Adept at engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals from all walks of life and varying philanthropic capacity levels
Proven ability to advance the interests of donors or potential donors while honoring and protecting the best interests of the organization
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
CRM knowledge (equivalent to Raisers Edge/NXT)
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to guide conversations
Ability to articulate, compellingly, the mission and vision of the organization
Ability to deliver excellent customer service
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
Ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues
At least 3 years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit, or related field
Strong writing skills
Innate sense of urgency combined with self-motivation
Intellectual depth, integrity, vision, creativity, and a sense of humor
Highly developed organization and information management skills
Strong attention to high level of detail and quality of work
Please submit a cover letter with your application to be considered for this opportunity.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.