Details: Commensurate with experience
55 Chapel Street
National Brain Tumor Society is the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to the global brain tumor community. We are fiercely committed to our mission of finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors. We’ve seen unprecedented progress and momentum to find better treatments. This is an exciting and deeply satisfying time to be part of our agenda for change and a strong, caring community. For over twenty-five years, dating back to the origins of our organization, we have been a strategic funder, advocate, and catalyst for advancing research, improving public policies, and helping all those diagnosed today and anyone who is diagnosed in the future. Some of the most important discoveries in brain tumor research have been attributable at least in part to NBTS, and over the past six years NBTS has achieved a number of victories on the public-policy front that in turn improved the landscape for research to advance. Going forward, NBTS aims to achieve even greater impact toward the goal of delivering medicines to patients who deserve far greater survival and quality of life than they are currently experiencing from time of diagnosis. Organizationally, we have a highly collaborative workplace and believe that teamwork and a great culture are essential to success.
Summary: The Assistant Director of Development will personally manage a portfolio of 100+ active prospects. This position will also serve as a liaison to the CDO and NBTS regional development officers to enable prospect strategy development, review, and coordination to build the major gift pipeline. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, organizational and people skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities. The individual must have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
Supervision Exercised: No supervisory duties required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all that may be found in positions of this class.)
- Manage a portfolio of 100+ active prospects with the capacity to give $25K-$100K.
- Serve as a liaison to the CDO and NBTS regional development officers to enable prospect strategy development, review, and coordination to build the major gift pipeline.
- Organize and manage bi-weekly prospect strategy meetings for the Development team.
- Meet monthly, quarterly, and annual goals for donor engagement and solicitation.
- Qualify new prospects and develop appropriate strategies in collaboration with the NBTS Development team.
- Utilize the fundraising database (Salesforce) to manage and track activity, pipeline, and next steps.
- Cultivate and manage strong working relationships across NBTS.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all that may be found in positions of this class.)
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 2-4 years Development experience required, including direct prospect management and solicitation.
Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:
- Ability to speak publicly and on a one-to-one basis to inform and engage prospects and donors.
- Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously.
- Strong writing skills to develop donor proposals and maintain donor relationships.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information, diplomacy, tact, and professionalism in actions and appearance.
- Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to high quality work.
- Highly detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well.
- Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality.
- Self-starter with a proactive attitude.
Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Work performed in an office environment
- Travel up to 25% of the time
Here, at the National Brain Tumor Society, we understand that the efforts, experience, and talent of our employees are critical in supporting our continued growth, and allow us to focus on improving the lives of patients, and finding new treatments and ultimately a cure for brain tumors.
Headquartered in Newton, MA, we are the largest nonprofit brain tumor organization in the US. We offers full-time employees (and part-time on a pro-rated basis) an impressive highly-competitive benefits package:
- Sick, Personal, Holiday, Float, and Vacation Pay
- Short-Term, Long-Term Disability (100% employer paid)
- Life Insurance (100% employer paid)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Grief Counseling
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Reimbursement Account
- 401(k) with company match
- Onsite Fitness Center
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required