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Job Title: Director, Philanthropic Gifts
Company Name: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, WA S
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/09/2017
Expire Date: 01/10/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Director, Philanthropic Gifts


  • Manage a portfolio of 100 donors and prospects with the capacity of giving $100,000- $2.5 million using successful identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship methods to meet and exceed personal and team fundraising goals.
  • Under the direction of Executive Director, Philanthropic Gifts and with the support of the Chief Philanthropy Executive, Individual Giving and the Director of Prospect Management develop and implement effective, creative, and personalized strategies for increased giving via unrestricted support and/or project specific support.
  • Facilitate meaningful interaction for donors and prospects with faculty, as well as administrative and volunteer leadership, including the President and Trustees, as appropriate.
  • Align solicitation strategies with Center goals for operations, research, endowment and new initiatives of the strategic plan.
  • Document interactions, participate in prospect management meetings, and utilize Raiser’s Edge to support relationship management.
  • Devote up to 20% of time to new prospect development initiatives.
  • Persuasively articulate the mission and goals of Fred Hutch, translate complex science and research priorities to inspire philanthropy.
  • Actively solicit and/or partner with colleagues in Planned Giving.
  • Participate in a robust schedule of events and represent Fred Hutch in the community.



  • A baccalaureate degree or 4 years of directly related experience.
  • 7+ years of successful professional fundraising or related experience.
  • Proven success soliciting and closing philanthropic gifts or relevant experience in a closely related field.
  • Proven ability to articulate, compellingly, the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Adept at engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals from all walks of life and varying philanthropic capacity levels.
  • Proven ability to advance the interests of donors or potential donors while honoring and protecting the best interests of the organization.
  • Strong communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in campaign planning and/or campaign implementation.
  • Advanced degree.
  • Innate sense of urgency combined with self-motivation.
  • Intellectual depth, integrity, vision, creativity and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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