Development Associate, Cancer

Job Type

Full Time




150 East 42nd Street
Box 1049
New York
New York
United States


The Mount Sinai Hospital / The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Human Resources Job Description

Job Summary

Mount Sinai Medical Center seeks an exceptional development support professional to assist with its major gifts program raise funds for The Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Institute and affiliated Departments. The Development Associate will report directly to the Executive Director of Development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Office of Development’s comprehensive major gifts program to raise funds for the Mount Sinai Health System.
  • Provide administrative support for the Executive Director, Cancer and a Director of Development, Cancer (e.g. scheduling physician meetings, donor meetings, maintain calendar, prepare and coordinate materials, agendas for meetings, etc.)
  • Compose and proofread letters, talking points, briefings, personalized donor acknowledgments as well as other correspondence as directed.
  • Proofread written materials.
  • Draft correspondence, and prepare/coordinate in house mailings to managed prospect portfolios.
  • Edit and format written documents such as proposals, case for support, program summaries.
  • Raisers Edge Prospect/Portfolio Management: Update and maintain all moves management information related to managed portfolios as well as prospect base including entering contact reports, adding and updating proposals, entering future/anticipated actions, maintaining all data/coding related to the several reports most frequently used in tracking and measuring donor moves management.
  • Field and respond to donor, physician, administrators’ phone and email inquires relating to donation and fund related issues.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating logistics related to donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Foster positive and professional working relationships with all staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Related Experience

2 years’ work experience, preferably working in an office setting, in development, public relations or marketing

Minimum Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office environment
  • Ability to learn fund-raising database; Raiser's Edge

General Skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organized, meticulous, and flexible.
  • The ability to work within an environment that emphasizes teamwork as well as individual initiative.
  • Sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.
  • The ability to honor confidentiality.

Work Context

Contact with donors, patients, board members

This position generally reports to: Executive Director of Development, Cancer

To Apply Req #2250144 - Development Officer

To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply Req #2250144 - Development Officer