The Development Coordinator will work in direct support of the Director, Corporate Partnerships and Donor Relations, in assisting and coordinating overall support of the Society’s development programs, including coordination of sponsorship revenue generation, grant activities, and general stewardship. Duties include support of the Corporate Partner program, securing and fulfillment of sponsorship activities related to the Society’s meetings, and other educational offerings, support of donor relations activities for the SSO Research and Education Fund, as well as other project-based work as required.
Assist the Director, Corporate Partnerships and Donor Relations in the engagement of industry executives, staff executives, and volunteer leadership in strategic dialogue designed to advance the Society’s mission, goals, and organizational priorities.
Coordinate the execution of elements associated with the Corporate Partner Program including meeting coordination, agenda development, appropriate integration of staff & volunteers, and fulfillment of program components; and support ongoing evaluation and improvement of the current Corporate Partner Program model.
Support the fundraising, sponsorship activities and fulfillment for SSO’s live and virtual meetings, including Advanced Cancer Therapies, Fellows Institute, and the International Symposium on Surgical Cancer Care, SSO’s annual conference.
As appropriate, assist in the entry, submission and/or review of educational grants, corporate partner grants, sponsorship applications/submissions, research grant applications, and other grant requests, often working in partnership with the Education and Meetings Departments, when relevant, to coordinate planned submission timelines.
In partnership with the Director, Corporate Partnerships, assist in the activities of the staff liaison role for the Corporate Relations Committee and the Research and Education Fund Task Force, including meeting coordination, agenda development, correspondence, meeting minutes, and ongoing communications.
Oversee the stewardship process for all donors to ensure appropriate and timely acknowledgement of individual donors to the SSO Research and Education Fund and appropriate recognition of corporate contributions.
Assist in the identification, qualification, and cultivation of new corporate partner prospects.
Work with cross departmental teams including Education, Finance and Operations to ensure reporting deadlines and requirements are met.
Collaborate and work with staff to maintain fundamental systems and infrastructure, including ongoing interaction history and communication logging in SSO’s database of corporate contacts (Hubspot) and SSO’s member/donor database (iMIS).
Other duties as assigned.
What we offer
Collaborative work environment that values hard work and creative thinking.
Support for professional development.
Competitive salary with great benefits including health insurance, dental benefits,401K, and PTO. In addition, the SSO offices are closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Flex hours, casual dress code, and ability to telecommute according to a pre-determined schedule after orientation period upon return to consistent office presence (post-pandemic remote status).
Free in-building workout facility.
Conveniently located near I-294, I-90 and I-190, and easily accessible from the Rosemont CTA Blue Line station. Complimentary shuttle from the station to the building during rush-hour.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or Associates degree with relevant work experience or equivalent.
Four or more years demonstrated experience in the development area with a healthcare association/society.
Previous educational grant application and submission experience, especially pharmaceutical grants, required. Familiarity with the overall online application process is essential.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team.
Must be able to absorb information about a variety of medical and scientific topics and communicate it to others in lay language.
Ability to nurture customer (stakeholder) relationships and navigate political environment.
Excellent organizational, prioritization and administrative skills. Ability to work accurately and productively with administrative tools and equipment.
Solid command of technology platforms, scheduling software (Doodle) and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point) and other computer skills.
May be required to work weekends on a limited basis.
About The Society of Surgical Oncology
The Society of Surgical Oncology is the premier organization for surgeons and health care providers dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and treatment of cancer. The Society’s mission is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology worldwide. The Society's focus on all solid-tumor disease sites is reflected in its International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care, monthly scientific journal (Annals of Surgical Oncology), educational initiatives, and committee structure. SSO has an international membership of 3,000 professionals. SSO is located in Rosemont, close to Chicago O'Hare Airport, near River Road.