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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 Associate Director, Philanthropic Gifts serves on the Individual Giving team as part of the Philanthropy department and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Executive, Individual Giving. The Director will manage a portfolio of 100 donors with capacity to give gifts ranging from $50,000 to $1 million. They will take initiative, work independently, and collaboratively with team members within a complex organization. The incumbent will maintain professionalism, show flexibility, handle multiple tasks and changing priorities, and remain composed under the pressure of deadlines. Some travel, weekend and evening work will be required.
Persuasively articulate the mission and goals of Fred Hutch and translate complex science and research priorities to inspire philanthropic investment
Create, develop, and deepen relationships donors and prospects using successful identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship methodologies
Meet annual revenue goals and other key performance metrics including but not limited to retention, number of asks made, number of gifts closed, and number of donors qualified or disqualified
Under the direction of the Chief Philanthropy Executive, Individual Giving and the Director of Prospect Management and Research, develop and implement effective, creative and personalized strategies for increased giving via unrestricted and/or project specific support for each major donor and major donor prospect within the portfolio
Solicit gifts from individuals and steward assigned donors through donor meetings (in person, via video or phone), strategic fundraising events, and well-positioned cultivation opportunities
Devote 25% of time toward qualifying or disqualifying prospects based on the prospects inclination and capacity to give a major gift at this time
Facilitate meaningful interaction for donors and prospects with faculty, as well as administrative and volunteer leadership, including the President and Trustees, as appropriate
Align solicitation strategies with Fred Hutch goals for operations, research, endowment, and new initiatives of the strategic plan
Actively partner with other frontline fundraisers in Annual, Leadership Annual, Planned Giving, Events, Corporate, and Institutional Giving to ensure gifts are solicited and stewarded in a manner that honors the donors intention and meets the Centers objectives
Document interactions, participate in prospect management meetings, and utilize RENXT to support relationship management
Participate in a robust schedule of in person and virtual events and represent Fred Hutch in the community
Bachelors Degree desired
5+ years of professional fundraising with proven success soliciting and closing philanthropic gifts or relevant experience in a closely related field
Demonstrated ability to compellingly articulate the mission and vision of the organization
Experience with engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals from all walks of life and varying philanthropic capacity
Proven ability to advance the interests of donors or potential donors while honoring and protecting the best interests of the organization
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to build relationships and work in a team environment
Ability to handle and respect confidential and sensitive information
Comfort working within a complex organization
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Experience with The Raisers Edge/RENXT or related fundraising software
Experience in campaign planning and/or campaign implementation
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
Ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands
Please submit a cover letter with your application to be considered for the 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 email@example.com 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.