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Assistant Director, Philanthropic Resources - Major Gift Officer

Philanthropic/Bus Development
134465 Requisition #
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MD Anderson is seeking an Assistant Director, Philanthropic Resources in the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


The Development Office builds relationships with donors to secure and wisely steward their contributions. The connections that all of us make among patients, donors and the cancer community help raise awareness of MD Anderson and what we can accomplish together.


Ideal candidate must have two years of direct fundraising experience and a Bachelor’s degree.


The primary purpose of the Assistant Director, Philanthropic Resources, is to develop and manage an active portfolio of 100 – 125 prospective donors that result in philanthropic dollars for the institution.  Must be able to travel frequently, including overnight stays.                                                                   

Donor development

Identify, qualify, and cultivate a portfolio of donors with a capacity of $20,000 to $100,000 with a goal of soliciting and securing gifts to achieve their fundraising goals. Participate and strategically outline regional based activities, proposal preparation, strategy development and solicitation executed within 12 – 24 month time frame. Expected to develop an understanding of development operations and work toward learning priorities, policies, and procedures to enhance knowledge of the institution and development office as it relates to donors and prospects.


Document results of all substantive contacts with donors for team lead review and critique. Maintain documentation on a timely basis to be input by closing of each respective month, including contact reports, outlining donor strategies, proposal development and submissions per month.

Time Management 

Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, effectively and efficiently organize and prioritize workload to meet constantly changing demands and policy adherence. Responsible for actively developing fundraising skills through educational and training resources and professional associations.


Required: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Two years of direct fund-raising experience.


It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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