The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, located in Houston on the campus of the Texas Medical Center, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. Its mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. This mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. In 2014 alone, more than 127,000 people sought MD Anderson’s superior care and over 8,000 participants were enrolled in clinical trials exploring innovative treatments. Additionally, more than $735 million was invested in research — an increase of 35 percent in the past five years. U.S. News & World Report ranked MD Anderson number one for cancer care in its 2015-16 “Best Hospitals” survey. MD Anderson has been named U.S. News & World Report’s leading cancer hospital for 11 of the past 14 years and has been rated one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care every year since the survey began in 1990.
The Director, International Fundraising, will serve as a Major Gifts Officer and attract significant philanthropic dollars on behalf of MD Anderson. Additionally, the Director will create and implement a strategic plan for fundraising in the international sector. This will include the development of an international prospect pool and working with internal and external stakeholders to identify and approach potential donors. The Director will also design the business plan to establish an International Board of Visitors. This is an extraordinary chance to lead the international fundraising initiatives at one of the world’s top comprehensive cancer centers.