Event Compliance Specialist, Fiscal & Regulatory Management

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
August 4, 2019
Boston, MA
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Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world-renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

General Summary


The Event Compliance Specialist assists the Assistant Director, Event Compliance for Fiscal & Regulatory Management in managing, updating, and creating all event-related policies/procedures and works closely with the Division of Philanthropy Business Units to ensure compliance with these policies.

Embody Dana-Farbers Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

Application Requirements

Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

Primary Duties And Responsibilities

Assist in reviewing, tracking, and monitoring 700+ annual third-party fundraising events;
Regularly draft endorsement, recognition & CaRe letters for third-party fundraising events;
Assist in enforcing all third-party event policies and procedures within Philanthropy and act as the secondary point of contact for Business Unit staff;
Monitor DFCI Event Support inbox and respond to applicable inquiries;
Provide gift processing instructions for miscellaneous and other third-party fundraising events on a daily basis; assist in the creation of event-related appeal codes;
Prepare gift reports for upload into ClearView and issue acknowledgment letters for 3,000+ endorsed event gifts;
Act as site administrator for various online payment processors and fundraising websites;
Assist in enforcing all trips and prizes policies and procedures, respond to questions, draft certificates of intent as applicable, and award prizes valued at $600+ (e.g. American Airlines Mileage Certificates);
Regularly draft official rules for all contests conducted by the Jimmy Fund Business Units & Division of Philanthropy;
Oversee mobile and onsite payment processing to ensure compliance with PCI standards and reconcile for accurate gift processing; facilitate staff training as needed;
Assist the Assistant Director with third-party event outstanding proceeds notices as requested;
Utilize the Events Management System (EMS) to track third-party events;
Assist in facilitating the annual audit of all third-party events as requested;
Assist in facilitating the annual survey of all applicable financial institutions to ensure the accuracy of current bank account inventory;
Regularly attend third-party fundraising events as a volunteer and representative of the Jimmy Fund;
Perform all administrative tasks related to third-party event compliance;
Maintain highest level of donor confidentiality and accountability.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Reports to the Assistant Director, Event Compliance for Fiscal & Regulatory Management. This position will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor, however, independent decision-making on day-to-day tasks and exercising good judgment is required.



Bachelors degree preferred, with 1-3 years of professional experience and previous exposure to fiscal and/or regulatory affairs preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary along with a strong orientation to customer service. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage and juggle a variety of projects are also key, as is a directed and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Solid computer skills and competency in Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint are absolutely necessary, as is strong attention to detail.

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Working Conditions

Typically daytime; some evening and weekend work is required during peak times. Some use of a personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Company Description

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is committed to providing expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer, while advancing the understanding, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

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