MD Anderson Cancer Center Assistant Director, Development - Philanthropic Outreach Team in Houston, Texas

MD Anderson is seeking an Assistant Director of Development – Philanthropic Outreach Team 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 two years experience managing logistics of large fundraising events with dollar goal from start to finish; will be familiar with fundraising giving societies; and will have made outbound calls to philanthropic donors on behalf of an organization.

Salary Range: $52,000 - $65,000 - $78,000


The primary purpose of the Assistant Director, Development (Philanthropic Outreach Team) is to plan, coordinate and execute the activities associated with enhancing the donor experience among MD Anderson's giving societies. This includes developing and executing strategies in relation to the Anderson Assembly, Legacy Society and Community Fundraisers Circle. Must be able to travel, including overnight stays.


Donor Engagement and Programmatic Plan Execution

Manage program and scheduling of events for induction of new donors to the Anderson Assembly. Develop and execute communication plan for Legacy Society donors. Will be responsible for contact initiative and mailing plan. This includes outbound calling and planning of strategic mailings (will work with internal Development Team to ensure timeline execution). In collaboration with Special Programs staff, will manage logistics of events targeted for Legacy Society and Anderson Assembly members. This includes events held on and off campus. Conduct donor survey to confirm donor society membership during designated years. Input data, action plans and tasks into customer relationship management software and be able to extract specified data via a variety of reports. Be knowledgeable of planned giving vehicles and attend trainings, seminars or conferences.

Portfolio Management

Manage a portfolio of donors comprised of organizations that raise funds on behalf of MD Anderson amongst their own constituencies and whose lifetime giving is $100,000 or more. Maintain annual timeline for each assigned donor with awareness of donors' event schedules, donation schedules, speaking engagement needs and coordinate services and resources accordingly. Ensure sponsorship benefits are documented, received and utilized. Attend events and serve as spokesperson for MD Anderson when necessary. Must be aware of all priority fundraising programs, be able to convey projects in need of funding and assist donors in directing gifts to appropriate projects that meet their interests and are beneficial to MD Anderson. Engage faculty who are benefiting from funds raised. Qualify and cultivate new third party donors who enter the major gift pipeline.

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.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Advertising, Marketing, or related field.


Required: Two years of experience in development operations, fundraising, marketing, advertising, public relations or patient advocacy' May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

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.