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The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks a motivated, self-starting individual as a Development Assistant/Receptionist. Damon Runyon is internationally recognized for its long-standing role in identifying and supporting the most outstanding young scientists in the nation committed to finding innovative approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer. 

This entry-level position presents an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a career in the nonprofit sector. The position encompasses both general administrative and development support. The position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Development Operations and Annual Giving. 


Responsibilities: 

Development (reporting to the Director of Development Operations and Annual Giving): 

  • Primary responsibility for entering donations into the Raiser’s Edge database and generating donor acknowledgement letters. 
  • Generate weekly contributions report. 
  • Generate monthly cash report for finance. 
  • Provide support to front-line fundraising staff by entering donor contact updates into database. 
  • Receive and record telephone donations. 
  • Serve as backup for the Director of the Broadway Tickets Service in fielding calls and inquiries for ticket purchases via phone and email.  
  • Assist with other administrative and/or special needs related to Development, Broadway Ticket Sales, and Events.  

 

Reception (reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer):  

  • Answer Foundation’s main phone line; screen and direct calls. 
  • Greet visitors and accept packages. 
  • Manage ordering and stocking office supplies. 
  • General administrative support and additional assignments as required. 


Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Minimum one year of administrative assistant work experience, ideally in a non-profit environment. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Experience with donor database systems (particularly Raiser’s Edge) strongly preferred.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve. 
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail 
  • Enthusiasm about taking on new and varied assignments when the need arises. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

 

Damon Runyon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that while we are presently working remotely, we will be returning to partial in-office work shortly after this position is filled. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume with Development Assistant in the subject line to: john.spain@damonrunyon.org.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks a motivated, self-starting individual as a Development Assistant/Receptionist. Damon Runyon is internationally recognized for its long-standing role in identifying and supporting…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 26, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
One Exchange Plaza, New York, NY 10006, United States
55 Broadway, Suite 302

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