Assistant Director of Development-Cancer-Development/Fundraising

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Assistant Director of Development, Cancer


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 at the Mount Sinai Health System. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director will report to the Cancer Senior Director (SDOD) and will manage an annual portfolio for head & neck cancer, blood cancer and bladder cancer 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 Assistant Director will:
  • Understand and promote the Cancer Centers of Excellence (COE)
  • Participate meaningfully in building advisory boards for COEs and will be charged with thinking creatively about board engagement and recruitment of new members
  • In collaboration with the Events team, help with strategic elements of cultivation and stewardship events along with 3rd party events
  • 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. 
  • Liaise with the Direct Mail team to come up with appropriate content and outreach strategies
  • 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.
  • Interact with internal contacts such as Deans, Directors, Chairmen, Faculty, and Development staff as needed.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. Advanced Degree Preferred.
  • Minimum four to five 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.

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. 


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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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