Job Summary The Development Assistant, Direct Response, will serve a vital supportive role in helping to achieve the fundraising goals set by the Boston Children's Hospital Trust. Working with the Leadership Giving team, the Development Assistant will partner with the team to operate efficiently in its efforts to raise philanthropic support for the hospital's mission. The Development Assistant will also have a unique career development opportunity to gain experience in fundraising at a large and highly impactful organization.
This position offers a hybrid work schedule with an on-site requirement of six days per month.
This Development Assistant, Direct Response will:
Work with our direct response strategy agency to coordinate on-brand, on-time, and error-free production of direct mail fundraising mailings, in collaboration with the rest of the team.
Support the creation of new solicitations by gathering patient stories from our communications team and managing feedback from various internal parties back to our agency.
Accurately proofread all marketing copy to ensure copy is accurate and on brand
Act as team lead on donor communications for tribute giving.
Prepare invoices for the department including payment requisitions for vendors and employee reimbursements; Serve as contact to resolve discrepancies; Reconcile monthly bills with overall budget.
Make local, national, or international travel arrangements for Trust and hospital staff as needed.
Provide general office support including answering phones, preparing special mailings, and providing other basic administrative help as necessary.
Organize remote and occasional onsite meetings including: developing and managing invitation lists, attendance, room space, and refreshments.
Assist supervisor with special projects and prepare reports and documents as needed.
Develop proficiency in donor database, with the ability to run basic reports and queries.
May serve as resource and provide training to other administrative staff.
To qualify, you must have:
Minimum of an Associate's Degree and 4 years of fundraising related work experience. Bachelor's degree preferred and would replace the experience requirement
Customer service experience preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent attention to detail and highly proficient in proofreading and project management
Highly organized and self-motivated to meet critical deadlines, with the ability to work under pressure while coordinating several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop strong relationships with others and foster a positive work environment
Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to proactively problem solve and recommend process improvements
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint); Ability to work with data and databases
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.