Joslin Diabetes Center Philanthropy Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

The Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for a range of support to the Office of Philanthropy whose work is to secure private funding through individuals, corporations, foundations, and events in order to advance Joslin Diabetes Center’s mission to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes.

This entry level role is an excellent opportunity for someone pursuing a career in Philanthropy and is a wonderful way to gain exposure to the inner workings of a Philanthropy office.

  • Develop a strong working knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge database in order to enter, maintain, and pull data relating to fundraising activities.

  • Provide support to gift officers by documenting contact activity, drafting thank you letters, and writing proposals and reports.

  • Oversee the main office phone line by receiving, processing, and directing incoming calls from donors, vendors, and the community.

  • Work with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and Senior Director, Individual Giving to plan and execute monthly President’s Roundtable events each year.

  • Assist the Senior Director, Individual Giving with aspects of the Grateful Patient and Concierge Medicine Programs, including tracking donor access to the patient EPJ Suite.

  • Execute thank you calls to donors as part of the department’s stewardship efforts.

  • Support the planning logistics and execution of Joslin’s signature events through the year, as needed.

  • Conduct research on prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations identified by gift officers as potential sources of philanthropy.

  • Assist the Operations team with data entry and maintenance, donation processing, reporting, and list pulls, as needed.

  • Manage the Office’s inventory of stationary and supplies by tracking use, assessing needs, and coordinating orders.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 0-2 years of administrative experience and/or a combination of intern and volunteer experience preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Directed and self-starting attitude

  • Work independently and confidentially and be able to interact with donors, trustees, patients, and staff in a professional manner

  • Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications (preferably The Raisers Edge and Microsoft Office)

  • Ability to initiate and organize work, establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Requisition Number (add R/N and FY after populates): N2948-17

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