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MD Anderson Cancer Center Development Specialist - Boot Walk, Peer-to-Peer Program in Houston, Texas

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 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Philanthropy Specialist position is to partner with the Associate Director, Boot Walk, to raise funds and develop donor relationships for MD Anderson Cancer Center. Provide customer service and communication to Boot Walk participants, fundraisers, donors and sponsors. This position requires an individual that can handle detail-oriented tasks with accuracy such as database management; multi-tasking between multiple team members and campaigns occurring at the same time; teaming with others in the division and working with outside vendors. Requires a professional, collaborative and positive attitude, responsiveness and initiative while performing duties.

Key Functions

Customer Service (40%)

Respond to participant, fundraiser, donor and sponsor phone and e-mail inquiries addressing and/or triaging to appropriate Philanthropy staff member. Every interaction serves as an opportunity to build on the relationship, coach Peer-to-Peer fundraising best practices leading to participant fundraising success. Must be able to ascertain purpose of call, speak clearly, work independently with minimal supervision, and handle the stress of a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with a positive attitude. Support online fundraising pages and mobile app inquiries to support ease of use by participants to support their recruitment and fundraising efforts to help achieve event goals. Handle bulk of inquiries regarding peer-to-peer platform (Blackbaud). Maintain accurate and thorough records of all activities. Must have the ability to communicate in a professional manner via e-mail and phone. Maintain accuracy of donors/prospect/sponsor/volunteer peer-to-peer information in Luminate Online and Sage Millennium (Monroe). Update constituent records in corresponding database (Luminate Online - Constituent 360 and Sage Millennium) to ensure the accuracy of constituent records, enter proposals, and enter contact reports as needed; resulting in accurate information for further cultivation and stewardship to support program goals and growth.

Fundraising and Recruitment Support (40%)

Support peer-to-peer fundraising and recruitment initiatives (in person and virtual). Responsible for the cultivation of new team captains and mid-level fundraisers to achieve fundraising goals through outreach via in person or virtual meetings and kickoffs, email, phone calls, and text messages. Supports participants through attending team kickoffs as needed and coaching participants in Peer-to-Peer fundraising best practices. Coordinate donor cultivation remote and in-person events with team leads, faculty and outside organizations. Recruit, vet, and train employee ambassadors to execute recruitment drives. Recruit and work with artists for boot awards. The job entails organizing the location, catering, photography, videography, faculty, development and institutional affairs team. Coordinate and distribute requested fundraising materials (rack cards, posters, thank you cards, etc.) via mail or e-mail.

Core Team Administrative Support (20%)

Responsible for generating reports to support importing into divisional CRM (Sage Millennium), entry of contact reports and peer-to-peer activities (via attributes). Create and monitor research requests and maintain confidential information on donors/prospects and ensure proper filing and use of information. Execute mail outs, correct bounce backs, and assisting in special projects as needed. Maintain records of expenses, revenue, designation(s) and budgets in order to be able to provide reports on program status and support team in adhering to budget. Maintain detailed financial records. Maintain calendars of core team and program leads. Coordinates meetings, cultivation, and stewardship events on behalf of core team and program leads which includes scheduling conference rooms, ordering catering and coordinating videoconferences as needed. Coordinate travel arrangements and complete expense reimbursements.


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


Required: One year of clerical, office, administrative, organizational, or related support experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

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: 156501

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 62,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No