Associate Director of Development- Cancer and Planned Giving-Development/Fundraising

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Associate Director of Development- Cancer and Planned Giving


Mount Sinai Health System seeks an exceptional development professional to expand its annual gift capacity by identifying, cultivating and soliciting annual and high-end annual gifts on the cancer team. This individual will manage a portfolio of 150-200 donors and prospects with an annual fund capacity of up to $100,000 and beyond and will be instrumental in building the donor pipeline for the Tisch Cancer Institute and the breast cancer program at the Mount Sinai Health System. Additionally, this individual will oversee the administrative needs of the Planned Giving program.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • The ADOD will report to the Cancer DOD and will manage an annual breast cancer portfolio that will encompass the following:
    • Current donors to ensure renewal and increased support on an annual basis
    • Newly acquired donors via our annual fund initiatives (direct mail, online, events) to renew and increase their support
    • Prospects for the purpose of cultivating and soliciting for support
  • The ADOD will:
    • Participate meaningfully in the Dubin Breast Cancer Advisory Board management and development and will be charged with thinking creatively about board engagement and recruitment of new members
    • Understand and promote the Breast Cancer Center of Excellence
    • In collaboration with the Events team, help with strategic elements of the Dubin Breast Center Gala and the Fact vs. Fiction Luncheon along with other cultivation and 3rd party events
    • Collaborate with development colleagues accordingly depending on donor/prospect interests
    • Evaluate various gift opportunities and giving vehicles and recommend the most suitable for a particular donor.  When appropriate, develop, write, and present proposals appropriate to donor’s interest and financial situation.
    • Work with the stewardship team to develop and plan focused cultivation and stewardship initiatives for high-end annual donors and prospects. 
    • Support the engagement process to close as many high-end annual commitments supporting the strategic priorities as possible, at the highest possible levels.
    • Establish and meet annual goals including, dollars raised, renewal percentages, and program pipeline development.
  • For all planned giving work, the ADOD will:
    • Liaise with internal and external legal teams for all planned giving work and will track bequests from probate to distribution.  Monitor CGA/CRAT/CRUT accounts. Maintain the planned giving reports.
    •  Prepare charitable gift annuity illustrations for prospects and donors. Supply necessary information to donors' attorneys and financial advisors.
    • In conjunction with Communications Team, oversee marketing material, e-newsletter and web site for constituencies.
  • Interact with internal contacts such as Deans, Directors, Chairmen, Faculty, and Development staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Advanced degree preferred
  • Five to seven years of fundraising or related experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in academic medical setting and /or complex nonprofit fundraising environment and have experience with capital campaigns, major and/or annual programs, volunteer management, and alumni relations.
Minimum Computer Skills:
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge or other Fundraising related databases
General Skills:
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donors, volunteers, and colleagues
  • Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiating, organizational, analytical and fundraising skills
  • Great attention to detail and initiative
  • Ability to maintain an aggressive appointment schedule
  • Self-Starter who leads by example and measures success by results
  • Good listener who is intuitive, perceptive and insightful
  • Superior drive, a sense of urgency, and a desire to create and build
  • Proven ability to cultivate and manage relationships
  • Appreciation of the mission of Mount Sinai Health System
  • Preferred: familiarity with fundraising databases and knowledge of medical institutions, including typical academic, administrative, and financial infrastructures

Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 


Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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