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Associate Director of Development, Clinical Programs

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Temple Health Institutional Advancement Office is searching for an innovative, motivated, and entrepreneurial candidate to join our goal-oriented team as the Associate Director of Development, Clinical Programs This position is integral in developing philanthropic partnerships to further Temple Health’s groundbreaking research, discovery of new and improved medical treatments, unparalleled clinical care, and highest quality academic education. 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Clinical Programs, the Associate Director, Clinical Programs will coordinate key fundraising initiatives, develop strategic internal and external relationships, and secures major and mid-level gifts from grateful patients and their families, corporate partners, and friends in-support of Temple Health’s vital work and identified priorities.  This position will have a dynamic mix of duties and will provide the opportunity for the candidate able to bring an entrepreneurial, fresh perspective to frontline fundraising for this rapidly growing enterprise. The ideal candidate will have a background in health care development, strong attention to detail, and superior interpersonal and communication skills. 

Responsibilities include: identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards grateful patients, hospital friends, and graduate medical education prospects, adhering to metrics regarding contacts, visits, solicitations, and gift closures; performs direct outreach to prospects, partnering with leaders as appropriate, and utilizes database to track and manage information including timely and accurate documentation of meetings and conversations with donors, prospects, and constituents; assists with implementing overall strategies to meet or exceed fundraising goals and expectations and adheres to designated metrics regarding contacts, visits, proposals, and gift closures; provides management and oversight for the relationship with wealth management screening tool (DonorScape) to ensure timely and relevant grateful patient data is received and research current and prospective donors on a regular basis to determine philanthropic capacity; ignites the spirit of giving and increase philanthropic awareness by building strong relationships with Temple Health colleagues, physicians, and nurses; aligns institutional and clinical philanthropic priorities with funding opportunities and collaborate with gift administration and stewardship colleagues on the reporting of caregiver recognition gifts and providing updates on clinical fundraising initiatives; provides project management and leadership for clinical advancement services, including data acquisition, prospect and pipeline management and regular reporting; ensures accountability for meeting deadlines, responding to grateful patient inquiries, and other department requests; participates in reporting and evaluation of strategic plan performance to ensure personal, program and department goals are being met; supports fundraising initiatives in conjunction with THIA signature events, including sponsorship solicitation; preparing proposals, reports, and memos; participating in Temple Health and University committees and planning sessions; representing the Office of Institutional Advancement and Temple Health at meetings and events. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's degree and at least five years of fundraising experience in a clinical/healthcare or higher-ed setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities: 

*Demonstrated success with the development and execution of fundraising strategies that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects
*Demonstrated entrepreneurial instincts and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to exercise creativity and initiative in achieving fundraising goals, and willingness to learn
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to understand complicated medical information and then translate and communicate the information to diverse audiences in a compelling manner
*Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective relationships with physicians, donors, prospects, administrators and staff

*Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to project management
*Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment

*Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office, including Teams, Banner, FPM, and DonorScape a plus
*Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours as required.


*CFRE, PlusDelta, or other formal fundraising training completed.

This position requires a background check.

Please note this position will temporarily work remotely, the duration of remote work will be at the discretion of Temple University and the department.

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.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by October 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at

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


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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