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MD Anderson Cancer Center Assistant Director, (Writer) Development in 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 2019 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Assistant Director of Development position is to provide development writing expertise that promotes and supports the activities and goals of the Development Office through information gathering and sharing, writing, editing, proofreading, board communications, document/publications production and other writing services. The Assistant Director equips the Development Office staff with high-quality, creative materials that advance MD Anderson's case for private funding.


Writing/editing - Write, edit, proofread and format persuasive cases for support, proposals, letters, reports, brochures, articles, presentations, talking points, web/digital content and other materials to ensure successful prospect cultivation and donor solicitation. Edit/translate technical information into clear, concise and scientifically accurate lay language for staff, donors and the public. 50%

Board Communications - Provide editorial and communications assistance in support of the Board of Visitors and Advance Team. Assist the Dev Comm board relations liaison by writing/editing correspondence such as emails, letters and invitations; editing and formatting committee meeting recaps and BOV annual meeting minutes; updating/refreshing new member welcome packets; and creating other board materials as needed. 25%

Quality control - Emphasize accuracy and constant quality control. Protect and promote the brand and graphic standards of MD Anderson. 15%

Information management - Gather, manage and continually update relevant information regarding fundraising priorities and other institutional programs and services. Share and store acquired information and help maintain/enhance information-management systems. 10%

Other duties as assigned.


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.

Preferred: Experience writing fundraising proposals and other philanthropy-focused collateral for major donor audiences. Creating communications to engage/inform volunteer board members serving a large institution and drawn from prominent backgrounds in corporate or civic leadership. Crafting communications for the president or other high-ranking executives of an institution or organization.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 142603

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 78,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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