Associate Director of Development

Job description


For more than 125 years, Temple Health has provided advanced care to the Philadelphia region and beyond, while leading in groundbreaking research and in the discovery of new and improved medical treatments. 

Reporting to the Director of Development, the position of Assistant Director of Development, (ADOD) will be an integral member of the Temple Health Office of Institutional Advancement team. The ADOD will utilize independent decision making and superior interpersonal and communication skills to coordinate key fundraising initiatives for Temple Health.


The ADOD will aid in securing major gifts that will directly impact the hundreds of thousands of patients we serve and will support faculty and physicians in vital advancement and expansion of their work.

The ADOD will:

*Identity, cultivate, solicit, and steward grateful patient prospects and donors, developing a robust giving pipeline and supporting its growth and success.

*Provide management and oversight for the relationship with Donorscape to ensure timely and relevant grateful patient data is received on a regular basis

*Establish, evaluate and maintain HIPPA protocol and standards for all THIA grateful patient fundraising

*Actively communicate and Central IA opportunities and initiatives to TUH fundraising partners and manage activation in conjunction with THIA Annual Giving team of opportunities such as OwlCrowd, Temple Toast, Giving Tuesday.

*Build and utilize relationships with TUH HR, Patient Experience and THIA to incorporate appropriate fundraising and engagement opportunities for grateful patient and convert them to TUH donors.

*Ensure accountability for meeting deadlines, responding to grateful patient inquiries, and other department requests.

*Identify, build, and steward existing TUH donors and new grateful patient prospects as an integral part of THIA pipeline development.

*Support the reporting and evaluation of strategic plan performance to ensure personal, program and department goals are being met

*Provide project management and leadership for clinical advancement services, including data acquisition, prospect and pipeline management and regular reporting. 

*Serve as lead gift officer staff at clinical fundraising and engagement events as assigned

*Consistently complete substantive donor meetings and phone calls; soliciting and closing gifts

*Support special campaigns and fundraising initiatives in conjunction with THIA signature events

*Support clinical, grateful patient and employee annual giving campaigns in coordination with the annual giving program staff.

*Work closely with colleagues to develop, execute, and advance fundraising initiatives ensuring alignment with THIA strategic plan

* Generate and manage internal distribution of Temple Health prospect reports

* Cold call identified prospects and making contact point for service line cultivation 

* Manage portfolio of 120 leadership annual giving prospects with capacity or giving history under $25,000 annually 

* Build relationships and meeting consistently with patient care representatives on development’s behalf to review their entries and follow up with patients, families, development officers, and clinical leadership

* Adhere to designated metrics regarding visits, solicitations and gift closures

 * Prepare proposals, reports, and memos as requested to support fundraising priorities for Temple University Hospital and Temple Health.

* Represent the Office of Institutional Advancement and Temple Health at meetings and events at regularly scheduled TUH meetings and events

*Work with the AI staff to facilitate effective data acquisition for mailings, honor rolls, reports, etc.

*Perform day-to-day departmental operations, such as and not limited to maintaining equipment and supply inventory

*Work with Cognos developers to spec out and test new Cognos reports

*Use Cognos in conjunction with Reeher to produce more customized reports for department

* Performs other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:  

Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

*Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituent population

*Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to project manage

*Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment

*Demonstrated success with identifying, developing and sustaining relationships with key donors, volunteer leadership, and senior staff

*Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours as required


*Prior experience in a clinical/medical setting


Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Medical Education and Research Building
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 7/24/2019
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