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Associate Director, Philanthropic Resources - Major Gift Officer

Philanthropic/Bus Development
134406 Requisition #
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MD Anderson is seeking an Associate Director, Major Gifts in the Texas Medical Center.


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 will have a Bachelor’s degree and five years direct solicitation of major gifts.


Salary Range Salary Range: $85,200 - $106,500 - $127,800


The primary purpose of the Associate 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 up to $500k dollars 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. Work collaboratively, proactively and in a professional service-oriented manner with all institutional internal and external stakeholders to further the development goals while representing the core values of the institution.


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 management skills through educational and training resources and facilitating test practices across the fundraising team.

Required: Bachelor's degree.

Required: Five years of experience in private fund development, direct fundraising, real estate sales and management, financial/banking, insurance, marketing, and/or direct sales and portfolio management.

Preferred: Five years direct solicitation of major gifts.


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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