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Campaign Officer

Department Description: At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), our goal is to provide extraordinary, patient-centered care supported by world-class education and research. The generosity of our patients, families, and friends makes it possible for us to carry out our mission.

BIDMC is seeking dynamic professionals to join its growing Development team as we are in the quiet phase of a $750M Campaign. Under the leadership of CEO Dr. Kevin Tabb and Chief Development Officer Kris Laping, BIDMC’s fundraising has doubled within the past five years. As one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers we are committed to excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and education and have recruited world-class leaders, researchers and physicians who are working with Development to raise philanthropy to new levels. We seek creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative staff within the office of Development to help us attain our goals. See more at

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 24853BR

Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts Campaign Programs, the Campaign Officer (CO) is responsible for managing operational aspects of and special projects within the Where Extraordinary Lives campaign team. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing prospect lists and data, analyzing and creating reports on fundraising outcomes and plans, supporting volunteer engagement, and assisting in the management of campaign-related meetings. The CO demonstrates exceptional commitment to details; communicates clearly and concisely in speech and writing; organizes her/his work and manages projects against tight timelines; works well with peers in the development enterprise, individuals in other departments, and with donors; manages multiple and diverse projects independently; and delivers high-quality product in a fast paced environment. S/He exhibits a high level of confidence, creativity, self-motivation, and energy to embrace regularly changing responsibilities.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Provides support for campaign-related meetings, including scheduling meetings, making reminder telephone calls, managing attendance lists, and developing agendas and decks. Writes and distributes minutes from all campaign-related meetings. Prepares materials for volunteers, including prospect briefings and call lists.
  2. Brings strategy and precision to campaign reporting to help create a compelling narrative.
  3. Works with frontline fundraisers and builds campaign reports to measure progress and provide campaign management with a critical diagnostic tool.
  4. Provides expertise in Microsoft Office Suite products, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  5. Works in Raiser's Edge to locate constituent information, update constituent records, code prospects for campaign-specific purposes, and run reports.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. 3-5 years related work experience required.
  3. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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