• Manager, Leadership Annual Giving

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    The Manager, Leadership Annual Giving serves on the Annual Giving team as part of the Philanthropy department and reports to the Director, Leadership Annual Giving. The Manager, Leadership Annual Giving will be responsible for ensuring continuity and strategic vision across all Fred Hutch donor giving clubs; Innovators Network (young professionals giving $1,000+ annually); Cure Starters Circle (donors giving $2,500+); and President’s Circle (donors giving $10,000+). Some travel, weekend and evening work may be required.


    Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

    • Strategize with the Director, Leadership Annual Giving to increase participation in all Fred Hutch giving clubs
    • Understand and articulate core program KPIs and effectively use Philanthropy systems to aggressively monitor year over year trends and impact on performance
    • Serve as the staff manager/partner to the Innovators Network volunteer council, providing leadership, support, materials, and reports that help the group successfully recruit and engage Innovators Network members. Maintain a diverse and dynamic council that represents the membership. Solicit philanthropic gifts from council members.
    • Co-facilitate broad base print and digital solicitations/marketing materials for all gift clubs
    • Partner with Donor Engagement team to ensure effective cultivation and stewardship strategies are in place for members of all gift clubs
    • Drive audience development for events produced for members of gift clubs
    • Document donor interactions in RENXT database to support relationship management and upgrade potential
    • Work collaboratively across all Philanthropy programs to ensure solicitation strategies are donor-centric
    • Persuasively articulate the mission and goals of Fred Hutch, translate complex science and research priorities to inspire philanthropy
    • Participate in a robust schedule of events and represent Fred Hutch in the community


    Summary of Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree is required
    • A minimum of five years’ experience working in nonprofit fundraising is required
    • 2-3 years' experience with volunteer management, gift club strategy or frontline fundraising of individual donors is required
    • Project management experience desired


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to guide conversations
    • Strong interpersonal skills that will help guide work with diverse groups of constituents and donors
    • Innate sense of urgency combined with self-motivation and flexibility
    • Ability to articulate, compellingly, the mission and vision of the organization
    • Proven track record of increasing revenue and expanding constituencies
    • Strong strategic thinker, with the ability to infuse strategic vision into tactical work
    • Ability to organize and establish objectives and priorities in a fast-paced, complex organizational environment
    • Intellectual depth, integrity, vision, creativity and a sense of humor
    • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues
    • Strong attention to high level of detail and quality of work
    • Uncompromising commitment to delivering excellent customer service
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
    • CRM knowledge (equivalent to Raiser’s Edge/NXT)
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required 

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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