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Account Manager/Writer, Philanthropy Communications

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

Account Manager/Writer, Philanthropy Communications

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, MA

Full Time

Serve as account/project management lead for a portfolio of Jimmy Fund programs/events. Develop marketing and advertising strategies, concepts, deliverables, and plans to help the Division of Philanthropy meet and exceed its revenue and participation goals through fundraising events and programs. Research, write, and edit a variety of content to support the needs of the Division of Philanthropy in raising more than $400 million annually.

The Jimmy Fund is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to provide compassionate patient care and groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Learn more at

The onboarding of this role will include a comprehensive training process, which includes completion of online modules and shadowing colleagues, as well as hands-on learning experiences throughout the first calendar year in the role.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; Discovery; and Equity and Inclusion 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 undertaking an ambitious fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This multibillion-dollar campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign is focused on accelerating the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.

Application Requirements:

Resume and cover letter required with application submission. If you wish to disclose your personal pronouns, please include them within your resume and cover letter submission.


Primary Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Develop marketing strategies and plans that help fundraising teams reach target audiences, meet, and exceed their revenue/participation goals, and attract new donors.
  • Serve as the main Philanthropy Communications account contact for leaders of assigned Jimmy Fund programs and events. Partner to carry out strategic marketing planning and analysis, concepting, and copywriting; and oversee creative execution and production for all marketing collateral from concept through completion.
  • Collaborate as a strategic partner with assigned teams to ensure marketing tactics meet goals.
  • Collaborate with Philanthropy Communications (graphic design, photography, video, production) and Digital Marketing (digital advertising, website, email, and social media) colleagues to develop effective creative strategies and execute marketing projects on time and on budget.
  • Produce in-depth wrap-up reports, including detailed analysis that drives marketing recommendations for subsequent fiscal year.
  • Research, write, and edit a variety of content to support the needs of the Division of Philanthropy. Specific writing and marketing assignments include, but are not limited to:
  • Articles for donor newsletters and publications that include Impact and other print and online/email newsletters (adhering to AP style)
  • Marketing collateral (brochures, flyers, banners, postcards, fact sheets, etc.), advertising copy (print, broadcast, radio, online, out-of-home, social media), website copy, email blasts, e-newsletters, etc.
  • Event copy, including invitations, program books, and other marketing needs
  • Summaries of scientific research for lay donor and staff audiences

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Reports to Associate Director, Philanthropy Communications. There is no supervisory responsibility for this position. This individual will work with a variety of individuals throughout the Institute, including prospect managers, Philanthropy contacts, and leaders.


Minimum Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in English, marketing, or related field required. Three to five years of copywriting and marketing experience in an agency, non-profit, or related industry required; experience in a Philanthropy setting preferred, particularly marketing for fundraising events or principal and major gifts experience.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required:

Also required are: Strong writing abilities, strong project management experience, excellent organizational skills, proficiency in interpersonal business communications, writing strategic marketing and advertising plans, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while providing quality service to multiple teams. 

Patient Contact:


Working Conditions:

This position is considered remote, 0-1 days onsite at 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA each week. DFCI guidelines state that employees must reside in New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont.

Division of Philanthropy Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Commitment Statement:

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. 

Inclusive interview practices are a priority in the Division of Philanthropy. We incorporate an Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (ID&E) Interview Panel in all searches. In this 30-minute interview, we connect with candidates on four main ID&E competencies: empathy, collaboration, inclusivity, and compassion.

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 modification to 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 10 paid holidays, a flexible work environment, and work/life balance. Dana-Farber offers a variety of personal, professional, and leadership development opportunities to all members of its workforce through Institutional programming. Division of Philanthropy offers 75+ specialized professional development sessions designed for staff each year through its in-house learning program, the Center for Advancement Training.*

*All benefits subject to Institute changes

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

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS, and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

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.


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