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MD Anderson Cancer Center Associate Director, Development - Donor Relations & Stewardship in Houston, Texas

MD Anderson is seeking an Associate Director, Development - Donor Relations and Stewardship 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.


The primary function of the Associate Director position is to serve as part of an effort to support cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective donors, opening doors to deeper philanthropic engagement with MD Anderson. The primary focus of the position is to manage the endowment program, working closely with the Sr. Director, by overseeing annual reporting and engagement opportunities for endowment donors. Additionally, the associate director will help develop and implement impactful donor relations communications programs (working closely with the other associate director) at various giving levels.


Manage and implement programs for endowment stewardship that includes enhancing annual narrative and financial reporting for donors concerning the utilization and impact of their gifts, creatively communicating and expressing gratitude for their philanthropic support.

Develop and implement impactful donor relations communications programs at various giving levels. Examples include communications for new donors, significant donors, planned giving donors, endowment donors, and consecutive giving donors.

Collaborate with field staff to develop strategies that strengthen the quality of engagement with donors and prospects, including establishing new endowments.

Develop relationships and engage faculty and staff to implement the processes related to the Development Office's donor relations and stewardship efforts.

Maintain endowment records, prepare reports and analyze data utilizing Millennium and PeopleSoft.


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


Required: Five years' experience in private fund development, marketing public/client relations or closely related field.

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: 128375

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Varied

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 89,400

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