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MD Anderson Cancer Center Philanthropy Administrator, Philanthropic Engagement 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 2022-2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

As a key member of the administrative team supporting the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Philanthropic Engagement (PE), the Philanthropy Administrator provides a high level of business and operations support as well as project coordination for the PE department. PE is comprised of four teams - Direct Marketing, Donor Communications, Grateful Giving and Donor Relations, and Peer to Peer - that work creatively and collaboratively to engage philanthropic donors. The core functions of PE, therefore, are critical to the success of the institution's comprehensive fundraising campaign and to advancing MD Anderson's mission.

In support of the AVP and PE department, the Philanthropy Administrator uses self-direction and strategic thinking to balance simultaneous projects and requests, prioritizing and executing in appropriate sequence on a variety of administrative responsibilities. Core requirements for this position are the ability to manage task switching among competing projects with varied stakeholders and the ability to bring all work to resolution with timeliness and keen attention to detail and completeness.

It is essential that this team member handles all matters with confidentiality and prudence.

The ideal candidate will be available to work a hybrid (onsite/remote) position that requires onsite work based on business need.


Philanthropic Business Support - 50%

This position supports donor engagement, tracking and delivery of strategy. The successful candidate possesses knowledge of fundraising operations, donor stages and life cycle, moves management and engagement activities. This position requires the ability to anticipate next steps and prepare accordingly, to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, and to proactively approach one's work. Organizational, time management and event coordination skills are critical to the role as well as detailed focus with proficient writing and proofreading skills. The Philanthropy Administrator must have the ability to prioritize projects and tasks, and knowledge of when and how to request and coordinate services from partners in Philanthropy, Institutional Affairs and other institutional work units.

· Manage the department's SharePoint and Teams sites to establish a robust, reliable source of timely information and to ensure clear, consistent messaging across channels

· Lead the department's travel/expense program, including serving as the subject matter expert for Concur and ProCard usage, ensuring compliance with institutional and division policies, and training support staff on these processes

Team Operations - 30%

Oversee team administrative processes and operation workflows (including system process design, implementation and evaluation), tracking of metrics and output reporting, budget compliance and training/continuing education of operations applications.

· Analyze and manage department budget to ensure institutional compliance and proper stewardship of funds

· Monitor the department's key performance indicators, adherence to division policies and compliance with institutional mandatory training

· Oversee successful logistics of department retreats, events and other complex meetings

Project Coordination - 20%

Successfully execute and complete project requirements for various team initiatives, keeping all stakeholders apprised of progress with satisfactory deliverables.

· Develop and coordinate team-building and engagement activities that promote Philanthropy's norms and initiatives and strengthen PE's culture in a 100% remote environment

· Establish and coordinate the department's onboarding of new PE team members

· Drive collaboration among PE team leaders to execute on department initiatives


Required: Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism or related field.


Required: Three years of direct experience in development operations. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred: Experience working at MD Anderson or other University of Texas institution. Proficiency in Microsoft 365 and the Concur travel/expense system.

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: 167019

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 82,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 99,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No