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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, Planned Giving serves on the Planned Giving team as part of the Philanthropy department and reports to the Executive Director, Planned Giving. The Assistant Director will be responsible for completing dynamic discovery work for planned giving leads identified by our marketing partners and internal Prospect Research team. They will steward and solicit loyal donors in the Fred Hutch pipeline. Some travel, weekend and evening work may be required.
Manage a portfolio of 200 planned giving prospects using successful identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship methods to meet and exceed personal and team fundraising goals
Under the direction of Executive Director, Planned Giving, 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
Actively partner with colleagues in Annual and Philanthropic Giving
Participate in a robust schedule of events and represent Fred Hutch in the community; lead monthly campus tours for donors
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of two years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit or related field
Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
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
Exceptional customer service and project management skills
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Must have strong attention to detail
Ability to build relationships and work in a team environment
Ability to work under the direction of others and perform special projects as assigned
Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
Advanced skills with CRM and databases; experience with The Raisers Edge/RENXT preferred
Please submit a cover letter with your application to be considered for the position.
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 HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.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.