Officer, Corporate Partnerships

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 25, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
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Full Time

Officer, Corporate Partnerships

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, MA 02445

Full time


This position is remote through early September. Effective Monday, September 13th, this position is considered remote, up to 1 day in the office at 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA each week. DFCI guidelines state that employees must reside in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island.


The Officer will be the primary manager of a portfolio of partnerships including Burger King: A Chance for Kids and Families, Cape Cod Potato Chips, The Paper Store, and the Holiday Program.  The Officer will assist the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Corporate Partnerships and Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Partnerships in attaining short and long-term goals including developing at least one new cause-marketing partnership per year and creating and maintaining a pipeline of 50-75 corporations. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 

Dana-Farber is currently in the largest and most ambitious fundraising effort in the Institute’s history – The Dana-Farber Campaign | Defy Cancer. Launched publicly in May 2021, the goal of the $2 billion campaign is to defy cancer at every turn and harness new techniques and technologies to prevent, treat, and defy cancer, resulting in more lives saved, more families intact, more dreams realized. The comprehensive campaign is coordinated around four pillars that build on our strengths and will accelerate our progress – Revolutionary Science, Extraordinary Care, and Exceptional Expertise – as well as the mission critical flexible funds that will allow us to change the face of cancer forever.



Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.



  • Achieve goals of generating more than $1 million from assigned programs;
  • Conduct a minimum of 50 donor visits;
  • Coordinate all activity regarding day-to-day management of assigned partnerships;
  • Strategize for growth and collaborate in recruitment of 1 new retail partner;
  • Assist AVP and Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Partnerships, in creating programs to enhance both the corporate partner and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s & The Jimmy Fund’s image in the community; Steward relationships with Sr. VP, Executive Officers, Corporate VP, Marketing Directors, Franchisees, and District Managers to further Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s & The Jimmy Fund’s relationships with them and to solidify and grow the program;
  • Work with Jimmy Fund/DFCI’s Philanthropy Communications, Digital Marketing, and Fiscal & Regulatory Management departments on all program related materials and activities;
  • Work with corporate volunteers and DFCI Trustees to develop new business initiatives and relationships for the Division and assist in reaching goals;
  • Work with STEP manager to ensure proper state and federal compliance procedures;
  • Responsible for assisting the entire department with reaching financial goals.


Reports to the Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Partnerships.



Bachelor’s degree required with 3-5 years of corporate fundraising or sponsorship experience required. Experience in consumer marketing, brand marketing, or consumer sales helpful.



Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong orientation to donor relations; well-organized and able to prioritize tasks; ability to manage a multitude of projects. Self-starter with ability to work independently as well as a team member. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products. Must exercise significant judgment and confidentiality in working with prospects, volunteers, and Institute staff.

This position will evaluate current programs and create and execute approved plans to expand and diversify the donors and participants for the events assigned in order to broaden our donor base and create even more inclusive events. Experience with diverse donors is a plus.




Remote flexibility (up to 1 day in the office each week).  Some travel, evening and weekend work may be required.


We’re stronger together.

In the Division of Philanthropy, we believe in the power of different voices. We encourage authenticity and diversity of every individual within our community. Our collective voices – donors, volunteers, staff, and patients alike – allow us to work together towards a world without cancer. Committed to being a place of inclusivity, belonging, and change, these are our core values. 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


DFCI offers a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, at minimum 3-weeks’ vacation time in addition to 9 paid holidays, a flexible work environment, and work/life balance. We also provide an array of professional development opportunities.*

*All benefits subject to Institute changes


We’re hiring! Learn more about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.