Job Summary Boston Children's Hospital Trust is the philanthropic resource for the hospital which provides vital funds to support our cutting edge research, community outreach, patient family programs and medical education.
The Development Assistant, Principal & Major Gifts, will serve a vital supportive role in helping to achieve the fundraising goals set by the Boston Children's Hospital Trust. Working with the Principal & Major Gifts 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 Development Assistant, Principal & Major Gifts will:
Assist in developing materials for use in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects.
Maintain meeting calendar of supervisor and schedule internal and external appointments and meetings with donors, doctors, volunteers, trustees, and hospital staff. Reserve and prepare conference rooms and order refreshments for meetings and donor visits.
Make local, national, and/or international travel arrangements for Trust staff, and hospital staff as needed.
Organize donor visits, and may attend when appropriate.
Maintain constituent information in donor database including biographical information, Trust codes, solicitor actions and proposal information.
Provide general office support including answering phones, greeting and directing guests, and providing other basic administrative help as necessary.
Prepare invoices for the department including payment requisitions for vendors, employee reimbursements and serves as contact to resolve discrepancies. May reconcile monthly bills with overall budget.
Organize events including: developing and managing invitation lists, attendance, room space, refreshments and staffing the event.
Assist supervisor with special projects and preparation of 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.
One additional year of development, marketing, events or customer service experience required, preferably at BCH.
Ability to develop strong relationships with others and fosters a positive organization and brand image.
Demonstrates good critical thinking skills
Strong communication (written and verbal) skills
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint); Ability to work with data and databases
Ability to proactively problem solve and recommend process improvements
Good time management skills
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork. *LI
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.