Assistant Director of Development, Medicine/Surgery - Institutional Advancement

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POST DATE 8/14/2019
END DATE 10/22/2019

Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


PRIMARY FUNCTION: Reporting to the AVP for Medicine/Surgery, the Assistant Director will provide day-to-day management for the departments of medicine and surgery's development related programs. The Assistant Director coordinates fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects. As a key member of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Medicine/Surgery department teams, the Assistant Director will work with the Assistant Vice President of Medicine/Surgery, Department Chairs, and Division Directors to develop and implement key fundraising strategies, assist in translating institutional priorities into appropriate major gift fundraising programs, collaborate and work closely with academic, physician and clinical leadership in identifying and responding to gift opportunities, and maintain the flow of information about these priorities throughout the organization. The Assistant Director will maintain an active portfolio of key gift prospects.

- In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Medicine/Surgery, Department Chairs and Division Directors, the Assistant Director will support the priorities of Jefferson.

- Personally maintain a portfolio of individual gift prospects, maintaining frequent and consistent contact with prospects, department leaders and volunteers, and key members of Jefferson's administrative leadership. Maintain and manage this portfolio in a manner that fosters a relationship that leads to philanthropic commitment.

- In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Medicine/Surgery, develop a comprehensive understanding of the educational, research, clinical and financial needs and goals of assigned medicine programs; establish, maintain, and grow a highly responsive and collaborative development program to meet these needs/goals.

- Responsibility for strategy execution and the achievement of defined performance goals. Manage an individual prospect pool of 150 or more / up to $2.5M Conduct a minimum of 175 Meaningful Donor Encounters per year Generate 2 proposal per month $10K (minimum 24/yr)
- Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with Jefferson's values. ______________________________________________________________________

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES needed in addition to Essential Functions:
- Experience with database software systems and Microsoft Office. Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with both internal and external constituencies.
- Ability to articulate, both written and orally a compelling case for major philanthropic support for medicine programs, presenting objectives persuasively to potential donors.
- Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with Jefferson's core values.
- Other duties as assigned.
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CONTACTS: Internal: President, deans and academic leadership, department chairs, division chiefs, faculty, staff, business administrators, service line leaders and other department of medicine officers, OIA colleagues External: patients, donors, friends, business and community leaders, family foundations, corporate/association leaders
- Bachelor's degree required, advanced study or additional degree is helpful.
- 3-5 years of direct or related fundraising experience, preferably with experience in a health related or educational institution.
- A record of successful individual gifts fundraising including identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of $10K to $25K individual gifts.
- Fundraising experience in the area of individual gifts development, annual or corporate and foundation giving is desirable. Familiarity with planned giving concepts is a plus.

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation's best in 10 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.