Assistant Director of Development, MGH Fund Employee Campaigns

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Assistant Director, MGH Fund Employee Campaigns manages the highly successful $1M+ annual employee giving program “My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way”, working in close partnership with the Director, Direct Marketing and Special Programs, MGH Fund, hospital leadership and the MGH Human Resources Department. Started in 2010, My Giving Helps consistently achieves approximately 17% employee participation and raises $1 million. In 2012, the hospital combined its annual employee charity drive benefiting the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley with the My Giving Helps campaign into a joint effort, giving employees the option to support one or both organizations.


With guidance from the Director, Direct Marketing & Special Programs and the Managing Director, Development, the Assistant Director is responsible for the direct staffing of six co-chairs, comprised of senior level hospital physicians and administrators. In addition, the Assistant Director manages the implementation of a strategic plan; the recruitment and management of a committee of approximately 20 Champion volunteers from across the hospital and affiliated health centers; the implementation and execution of signature My Giving Helps events; and meeting all overarching project deadlines. 


Other responsibilities include managing a portfolio of approximately 150 leadership level employee MGH Fund donors, and partnering with Development Special Events and other teams to plan and execute the MGH Fund’s annual events: The 1811 Society Symposium, a stewardship and cultivation event for MGH Fund donors of $1,000+, and the MGH Fund Annual Lecture, a stewardship and cultivation event focused on the impact and reach of MGH Fund support.


The successful candidate will be an exceptional project manager with a strong understanding of annual fund and major gifts fundraising principles and practices, and act with high levels of professionalism and collegiality. Additionally, this role requires excellent attention to detail, creativity, strong organizational skills, a proactive approach, a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Experience working with high level volunteers and/or faculty and staff members is preferred.


How to Apply

All applicants must apply online via Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter detailing applicable experience and accomplishments.


About us

Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the world’s top academic medical centers. Founded in 1811, it is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty.


We remain committed to the simple vow of service that our founders made in a letter seeking community support for Mass General’s creation: “When in distress, every man becomes our neighbor.” More than two centuries later, that promise sustains our commitment to deliver the most advanced and compassionate care to patients and their families. As home to the largest hospital-based research program in the nation, we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in medicine. And as we strive to make a difference today in the health of communities locally and around the world, we prepare for tomorrow by educating the next generation of healthcare providers and researchers.


The Development Office

The Development Office is a vibrant and collaborative team focused on advancing the hospital’s mission of healthcare excellence. We are devoted to nurturing and expanding the philanthropy that makes the pursuit of this mission possible.


We offer a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, an annual Development team bonus program (based on meeting the fundraising goal) and a flexible work environment. We also provide an array of professional development opportunities.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Staff and support the six senior level campaign co-chairs in collaboration with the Managing Director and the Director, Direct Marketing and Special Programs and the MGH Department of Human Resources. This includes identification and recruitment of new co-chairs, strategy development, execution of monthly co-chair planning meetings, and research and implementation of new campaign initiatives proposed by the co-chairs.
  • Manage the recruitment, solicitation and engagement of approximately 20 My Giving Helps Champion volunteers, including:
  • Develop and provide required materials and lead trainings.
  • Schedule and prepare Champions for volunteer activities.
  • Solicit Champions for campaign contributions.
  • Execute appropriate stewardship and recognition strategies.
  • Lead internal collaborations with development staff and hospital services to implement and launch new employee fundraising initiatives.
  • Manage the ongoing relationship with United Way, including strategic planning, events participation, gift processing and all other areas of collaboration.
  • Manage all overarching deadline components of the My Giving Helps campaign.
  • Plan and execute all signature My Giving Helps events.
  • Oversee content and design of print and e-communication collateral and the creation of an e-communication schedule, working with the Director of MGH Fund Direct Marketing and Special Programs, the direct marketing agency and/or with outside consultants and designers.
  • Continuously update and implement a strategic plan for the My Giving Helps campaign.
  • Manage a temporary employee.
  • Collaborate with the Development Information Management team to compile donor lists and to handle other database management projects, such as creating and maintaining standardized reporting structures.
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 leadership level employee MGH Fund donors and provide appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship with the goal of renewing and upgrading their annual support, or pipeline them to Major Gifts.
  • Work with Special Events, Integrated Marketing & Communications, and Information Management to plan and execute two annual MGH Fund events: The 1811 Society Symposium and The MGH Fund Lecture.
  • Research and compile data supporting major gift proposals and solicitations as needed.
  • Draft select correspondence and presentations.
  • In person, by phone, and through written correspondence, use sensitivity, good judgment, relationship building skills and overall standards of excellence in communicating with donors, physicians, hospital leadership, and others internal and external to the hospital.
  • Serve as departmental resource as needed.




Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 3-5 years experience working with complex programs, development events, and high-end annual fund or major gift donors and volunteers. Also, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and competencies:

  • The ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations with diplomacy. 
  • The ability to listen carefully and work collaboratively as well as to influence and persuade others.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 
  • Must be respectful, confidential, honest and trustworthy. 
  • Have an even disposition and be able to work effectively and politely with people from varied backgrounds and at all levels. 
  • Evaluate problems accurately and display sound and confidential judgment. 
  • Be highly organized, detail-oriented and efficient. 
  • Maintain a professional and caring demeanor and have a strong and tenacious work ethic. 
  • Must be collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented. 
  • Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change. 
  • Focused on individual objectives, as well as the overall team’s goal.
  • A familiarity with and commitment to the goals and objectives of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare. 
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor information system strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel required.

 EEO Statement MGH is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree