Director, Donor Relations, and Development
The Director of Donor Relations and Communications will lead the
planning, implementation and ongoing management of the Foundation's
Donor Relations and Communications Program. The position holder
will collaborate across the Foundation's operational and
philanthropy teams and beyond to deliver the best possible
stewardship, cultivation, and recognition of Moffitt's donors by
creating and maintaining excellent processes, policies,
communications, and events. The position will work with the offices
of Marketing, PR and Brand to ensure consistent messaging and
branding, and capitalize on shared, integrated communications
efforts. They will support the front-line fundraisers with events
and communications, ensuring the delivery of timely reports to
donors and ad hoc communications to provide regular and customized
touchpoints that deepen donor relations with Moffitt.
DONOR RELATIONS: The position is responsible for overseeing
rigorous processes to acknowledge donors and ensure leadership at
Moffitt is thanking donors appropriately. They will oversee the
implementation of a strategic system of recognition that encourages
and accelerates giving and honors our most important donors. They
will oversee the development of new and innovative donor
acknowledgment and recognition opportunities, as well as prospect
engagement opportunities. They will also take a leading role in
managing Moffitt's Board of Advisors, including overseeing the
annual cycle and content of communications with the Board of
Advisors, and working on the strategy for the Board of Advisors
role to enhance the group's effectiveness and contribution to
COMMUNICATIONS: The position is responsible for the direction
and administration of the development communications program,
including customized donor proposals, stewardship reports,
newsletters, annual reports, event collateral, philanthropy/donor
relations materials, talking points, electronic communications
including website content and videos, communications training, and
communications to the Hospital/patient community concerning
philanthropic giving to the organization.
- Foundation Communication Strategy, Planning, and Execution to
include plan, developing, and execute multi-channel initiatives
that communicate the Foundation brand to different stakeholder
- Donor Relations Strategy, Planning, and Execution to include
leading high-level Donor Relations activities to ensure donor
retention, increased giving, and support long-term relationships
with Moffitt Cancer Center
- Manage and direct the teams in the Donor Relations and
Development Communications areas to include providing direction and
support to the teams, evaluating current business practices and
resources and optimizing performance for success
Credentials and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications,
Humanities, Liberal Studies, or relevant field.
- Minimum of ten (10) years of donor relations, communications,
public relations, marketing, strategic planning, or other related
experience in a large non-profit or healthcare setting.
- Exceptional written communication skills and editing
- Strong track record of effective collaboration and
communication in a complex organization.
- Demonstrated leadership experience, particularly with
cross-departmental teams with a minimum of 5 years supervising
- Experience creating and maintaining cross-departmental
relationships to enable leadership success.
- Master’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Humanities,
Liberal Studies, or relevant field.
- Strong collaborator and storyteller who can translate complex
concepts and metrics into persuasive communications.
- Demonstrated ability to define program goals and objectives,
set priorities and assess program success/challenges.
- Strong problem solving and organizational skills; the ability
to interact effectively with a variety of people in a team
emphasized environment; strong attention to detail; and the ability
to meet multiple priorities under strict deadlines is
- Excellent communication (written, oral, and listening),
relationship building and presentation skills. Strong proofreading
and editing skills.
- Ability to partner across teams to help them achieve
At Moffitt, as the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer
Center based in Florida, we visualize the next generation of
personalized cancer care, giving patients precisely the treatment
they need- and less of what they don’t. We give more people hope-
and the best outcomes.
Moffitt prioritizes work-life balance and embraces diversity and
inclusion in the workplace. It is essential to our mission and
culture that we value, support and celebrate what makes each of our
team members unique. Our more than 7,500 team members include the
best and brightest from around the world.