Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Philanthropy Coordinator, Annual Giving and Foundation Relations

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/6/2018 4:17 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Philanthropy Coordinator, Annual Giving & Foundation Relations is responsible for assisting with the delivery of robust annual giving and foundation relations fundraising programs. Specifically, the Coordinator will work with an emphasis on helping to execute effective direct mail, sustainer, tribute, matching gift, and online giving programs; and will assist with the assembly and dissemination of proposals and communications to major foundations across New England and the country.


    This is an entry level position considered as a “base” for someone pursuing a career in Philanthropy.


    Please submit cover letter.


     Annual Giving

    1. Assist with the planning and execution of Joslin’s direct mail program, which requires constant communication and collaboration with external operating vendors.
    2. Manage the logistics associated with the tribute gift program, the matching gift programs, and the monthly sustainer program.
    3. Play a major role in the execution of Joslin’s online giving program, and collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure a robust web and social media presence for annual giving.


    Foundation Relations

    1. Assist the Director with compiling and submitting proposals to foundations requesting funding for scientific research, clinical care, diabetes education, and Joslin’s High Hopes Fund.
    2. Document Foundation Relations’ contact activity, communication process, pipeline of proposals, and pipeline of reports.
    3. Conduct research into new and notable Foundation capable of philanthropically supporting Joslin’s areas of need.



    1. Develop a strong working knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge database in order to enter, maintain, and pull data relating to fundraising activities.
    2. Other tasks as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • 0-2 years of administrative experience and/or a combination of intern and volunteer experience preferred
    • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Directed and self-starting attitude
    • Work independently and confidentially and be able to interact with donors, trustees, patients, and staff in a professional manner
    • Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications (preferably The Raisers Edge and Microsoft Office)
    • Ability to initiate and organize work, establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and qualility



    Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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