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Assoc Director, Events

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Temple Health Institutional Advancement (THIA) is searching for an experienced, detail-oriented, and motivated candidate to join our goal-oriented team as the Associate Director of Events. The Associate Director of Events will lead, strategize, and manage a portfolio of events within the Temple Health Institutional Advancement office, in particular the marquee fundraiser for Temple University Hospital – the Acres of Diamonds Gala.

Reporting to the Director of Events, the Associate Director of Events will provide a high level of event management and operational support to the events team, with an emphasis on delivering an exemplary customer service experience for all constituents. The incumbent will work collaboratively with members of the Temple Health Institutional Advancement team and Temple Health stakeholders at Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Temple University Health System to plan and execute superior programs and events that meet or exceed stated experience and revenue goals for Temple Health Institutional Advancement. The ideal candidate will have experience with fundraising events and managing sponsorship solicitation for high-visibility fundraising events.

Responsibilities include: devises strategies and manages a portfolio of events for engagement with key donor and prospect segments in partnership with various THIA colleagues to ensure a relevant, meaningful experience; project lead for Acres of Diamonds Gala and other key events for Temple Health; responsible for contacting vendors for quotes and reviewing contracts, banquet orders, etc.; submitting paperwork to legal for University/Health System review of documents; Monitors expenditures for a select number of events and track fundraising progress; manages fundraising pipeline for revenue generating events including an individual portfolio to solicit sponsors and identify new prospects; demonstrates an excellent attention to detail and follow-through, and the ability to adapt as new situations arise; manages all aspects of engagement execution; scope includes project management, event design, segmentation, invitation strategy, compilation of invitation lists, vendor management, volunteer management, drafting correspondence and acknowledgments, and day-of and post-event management; executes various event-based operations including: coordinating event builds on website; posting events to events calendars; tracking RSVP’s and inputting event registrants/attendees into INB Banner and Event Management or equivalent platform; develops internal and external marketing and communications strategies and tactics related to event experience, including the management of a marketing and communications plan, and execution across a variety of channels – print, web, e-mail, social media, intranet; measures and evaluates experience success against event KPIs and other deliverables; collaborates with program areas within Institutional Advancement and across the University and Temple Health enterprise to execute plans; develop strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; cultivates and steward donors and prospects via engagement opportunities; participate in reporting and evaluation of strategic plan performance to ensure personal, program and department goals are being met; provides event operational support for department wide initiatives; supports executive leadership Staff and work events as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience in event planning or fundraising preferably in higher education, healthcare, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated experience with Banner, Mailchimp, GiveSmart, Microsoft Teams, FPM, Banner, Adobe a plus.

*The ability to work pro-actively, creatively, analytically and strategically. Exceptional interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals both inside and outside of the university.

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

*Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to project management.

*Demonstrated ability to organize tasks and priorities.

*Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

*The ability to work evening and weekend hours, as needed.


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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