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Senior Associate Director of Development & Alumni Relations

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University’s Office of Institutional Advancement serves as the fundraising and alumni relations center for the university. Departments within the Office include advancement services, annual giving, development, stewardship and donor relations, research, events, and alumni and constituent engagement.  In addition to these departments, Institutional Advancement works in conjunction with the University’s various schools and units including the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. As the second-oldest dental school in the U.S., the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry upholds a legacy of innovation in dental education, research efforts, community service and pioneering healthcare services. Founded in 1863, Kornberg remains a pillar in the dental community. The Kornberg School of Dentistry have more than 7,000 alumni currently redefining the field of oral health around the world.

The Sr. Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations (Sr. ADOD) for the Kornberg School of Dentistry, reporting to the Assistant Dean for the school, is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all alumni and especially major donor prospects ($50,000+) to the school. With a particular focus on prospect identification and qualification, the Sr. ADOD must persuasively and motivationally communicates the mission and vision of Temple University and the Kornberg School of Dentistry. The incumbent will also work closely with school leadership and staff to customize a creative model for school-based alumni engagement that leverages central Alumni Relations resources to complement and enhance existing school-based outreach and initiatives.

 The Sr. ADOD will secure funds for Dentistry by managing a portfolio of assigned prospects, representing the school and Temple University at large, and establishing connections between donors’ philanthropic interests and the priorities of the Kornberg School of Dentistry and Temple.  

This person must be a highly energetic, organized, flexible, and enthusiastic professional with a track record of closing gifts.  Must also be comfortable working autonomously, experienced at achieving performance-related metric goals, building donor relationships, working collaboratively and strategically with colleagues, and possessing a solid knowledge of the principles, ethics, and successful fundraising practices.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of fundraising/higher education alumni experience are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Experience must include high-level interactions with senior administrators, university officials, volunteer boards, and alumni leaders (trustees, donors, alumni leaders).  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Flexibility and willingness to adjust to a dynamic work environment.

*Significant understanding of alumni engagement, donor relations, or fundraising in a higher education environment

* Ability to adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations and with a diverse group of individuals

*Demonstrated ability to influence, lead, and inspire groups of individuals around shared goals and objectives

*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal); demonstrated

*Requires travel and some evening and weekend work


* Experience in a higher education setting a plus.

This position requires a background check.

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)-Kornberg School Of Dentistry
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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