ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, PENN MEDICINE
Duties: Reporting to the Director of Development, UPHS, responsible for providing professional-level support for the Grateful Patient Major Gifts fund raising program, specifically within the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) Division. Work in concert with Donor Relations team in managing and/or coordinating stewardship reports/activities for donors. Work with Communications staff on annual reports to donors, initiating faculty interaction with donors as appropriate. Manage donor recognition projects, including production of plaques and select publication pieces. Work collaboratively with Penn Medicine Development's Major Gifts Officers, Donor Relations, and Communications to help ensure that the process of donor acknowledgments by key faculty takes place. Coordinate with Donor Relations staff and Departmental Business Administrators to ensure accurate recording of gifts and communication with donors and departments. Responsible for the drafting of select gift proposals, assisting the Gift Officers with regard to the drafting of invitation letters, reports, select correspondence, annual appeals, brochures and briefing materials for faculty, Development colleagues, and Institutional Leadership. Work collaboratively with the UPHS Division and the Annual Giving Program to provide support in the identification and cultivation of new prospective donors. Become well versed in select clinical priorities and identify, cultivate and solicit donors for them, by means of mailings, phone calls and meetings. Working with the UPHS Division, maintain primary responsibility for the tracking and management of gift data. Act as principal liaison with Information Services team regarding retrieval of data and production of reports. Report regularly on all fundraising activity through active implementation of the major gifts tracking/reporting/moves management system. Working with the gift officers staffing the various areas of UPHS, provide assistance with the production of materials and logistical arrangements for advisory board meetings. Work with Institutional Events team to help plan, staff and coordinate meetings and special events related to prospect/donor activity.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. 1-3 years relevant experience in fast-paced office environment, preferably in institutional development, with exposure to prospect management, annual giving, major gifts, volunteer management, and stewardship. Strong administrative experience and the ability to establish objectives and organize a successful approach to achieving fund-raising goals. Ability to work independently, but collaboratively as part of a goal-oriented team. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Superior attention to detail in an environment where accuracy and timely completion of tasks is critical to maintaining faculty and donor satisfaction. Solid computer skills required: familiarity with prospect management databases, report writing aptitude, web sites, internet, word processing, etc. Proficiency in preparation of numeric- and text-laden spreadsheets, Power Point, Excel, etc. Capability to handle complex and highly confidential information. Ability to travel both locally and nationally, must be willing to work evenings and weekends. Valid driver's license required. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Reference Number: 90-25723
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Penn Medicine Development
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: F-Development/Fundraising/Marketing