Assistant Director, Corporate Engagement

Job ID
21338
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
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.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 


 

The Assistant Director, Corporate Engagement serves on the Institutional Giving team as part of the Philanthropy department and reports to the Director of Corporate Engagement. The Assistant Director will be responsible for building a discovery-oriented portfolio and qualifying new corporate prospects who support special events, programs and research at Fred Hutch as well as the development of strategic partnership opportunities for a portfolio of current corporate donors. Engagement and collaboration with the Institutional Giving team, as well as other teams within Philanthropy, Fred Hutch faculty, staff and leadership is expected.

Responsibilities

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

  • Work closely with a portfolio of (~75-100) existing and prospective corporate donors to develop a strategic plan of support that optimizes their engagement and support of Fred Hutch
  • In partnership with the Director Corporate Engagement develop, manage and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate prospects capable of mid to high level gifts ($10,000+) or at lower levels as recommended by the Corporate Engagement Director, the Executive Director of Institutional Giving, and by Vice President for Philanthropy
  • Solicit and steward event sponsors emphasizing the development of customized fundraising and cultivation event sponsorship packages with the potential for multi-year and mutli-pronged engagement
  • Partner with Director Corporate Engagement and Associate Director Corporate Engagement to strategically implement employee engagement opportunities and workplace giving campaigns when appropriate
  • Build portfolio consisting of existing and prospective cause marketing corporate donors
  • Collaborate with teams across Fred Hutch to create and implement strategic campaigns to garner support to advance our corporate engagement team goals
  • Work with Corporate Engagement Coordinator to qualify new unassigned corporate donors and determine future strategies
  • Collaborate with corporate engagement and fundraising events teams to effectively engage and steward corporate event sponsors (e.g. Obliteride)
  • In collaboration with Philanthropy and other administrative units, oversee coordination and execution of appropriate Partners program benefits, recognition, stewardship and communications
  • Manage and ensure accurate corporate donor database records
  • This position does not have direct report management responsibilities

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of professional nonprofit fundraising experience including solicitation of corporate gifts or similar experience in Corporate/Community Engagement in the private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed fundraising goals
  • Previous experience researching and managing portfolios
  • Proficiency in writing solicitation letters, proposal materials and stewardship correspondence
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Highly developed organization and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Commitment and ability to work on evenings and weekends


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and confidentiality in working with prospects, volunteers, faculty and staff
  • Experience within a research and/or healthcare institute or educational institution desirable
  • Experience in business development and working with corporate and\or non-profit entities to identify intersecting objectives
  • Skills to represent Fred Hutch in the corporate environment and interact well with a diverse array of people from a variety of professions
  • Self-motivated, creative, and flexible
  • Experience with The Raiser’s Edge/RENXT or related fundraising software preferred

 

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

 

Application instructions

Please submit a cover letter with your application to be considered for this opportunity.

 

A separate statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer.  We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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