- Put people first: Whether we’re dealing with benefactors, colleagues, patients, students, or anybody else, we treat everyone with dignity and respect, and go above and beyond to put people first.
- Be bold and think differently: Jefferson is continually redefining what’s possible in the medical, research, and academic spaces. OIA is doing the same for philanthropy. We like big thinkers with bold ideas and the drive to make them happen.
- Do the right thing: It’s just the right thing to do. Our standards of integrity and accountability are high because, as a world-class institution, we owe our constituents and colleagues nothing less.
Our values guide recruiting too. We want to ensure that every candidate has a positive experience with OIA. Part of that is making our process as transparent as possible.
- The application: When you see a position that interests you, click the link on our page to see a description, then proceed to Jefferson’s Human Resources (HR) site to submit your application.
- The review process: Our partners in HR review each application and pass along promising résumés to OIA’s associate director of Advancement Operations, who works with hiring managers to identify the strongest candidates.
- The phone interview: At this stage, we’ll reach out and schedule time for you to talk with a member of our Advancement Operations team. We’re hoping to learn more about your background and your goals for your next position, and we’ll share more about the role and what it’s like to work at Jefferson.
- The in-person interview(s). We insist on in-person interviews, typically two rounds. It helps you get a feel for the team you’ll be working with, and it helps us connect with you too. Most often, you’ll meet with the hiring manager, the immediate team, and others you’ll work closely with in the role. You’ll also meet with our HR partner who can answer questions about benefits and guide you through our onboarding process. Every final candidate meets with our executive vice president, Elizabeth Dale, and senior vice president, Stephen Smith, who are invested in hiring the right people at all levels because it’s that important.
- References, the offer, and beyond. If you’re selected as the final candidate, our HR partner will ask for your references: two managers and three non-managers. If everything looks good, we’ll present you with a competitive offer letter. Once you’ve accepted (and we hope you do!), our HR partner will schedule a health screening appointment and initiate a background check.
Assistant Director of Development, Medicine/Surgery
Reporting to the AVP for Medicine/Surgery, the Assistant Director will provide day-to-day management for the departments of medicine and surgery’s development related programs. The Assistant Director coordinates fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects.
Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Office of Alumni Relations in operating the Pinizzotto-Ammon Alumni Center and in executing alumni programs, communications, and customer service for alumni and friends of Thomas Jefferson University. The Administrative Assistant provides general administrative support for the Alumni Relations team and assists with general office duties for the Office of Alumni Relations and the Pinizzotto-Ammon Alumni Center.
Case Statement Specialist
The Case Statement Specialist will design high-end, eye-catching collateral for prospective benefactors in support of various fundraising priorities at Jefferson including new program development, capital projects, medical research, and student- and patient-oriented initiatives. This position supports the major gift functions in OIA by developing concepts, gathering and formatting information in a compelling way, translating scientific and medical concepts for a lay audience, writing and designing drafts, and obtaining approvals for a steady stream of projects aimed at individual donors, foundations, and organizations.
Development Associate, Medicine/Surgery
Reporting to the AVP, Medicine/Surgery, the Development Associate, Medicine will provide day-to-day support for medicine and surgery departments’ development related programs. The associate coordinates fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects as well as relationship building with frontline and administrative staff and faculty.
Development Associate, Orthopaedics
Reporting to the AVP, Orthopaedics, the Development Associate, Orthopaedics will provide day-to-day support for the development effort for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery including Rothman Orthopaedics at Jefferson Health, Jefferson’s internationally recognized institute for the treatment of musculoskeletal issues. The Associate coordinates fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects as well as relationship building with frontline and administrative staff and faculty.
Director, Protocol & Special Events
The Director of Protocol & Events manages strategy, development, and production of special events originating from the Office of Institutional Advancement, including events for the comprehensive campaign, academic pillar, and stewardship. The Director will work in collaboration with OIA colleagues, campaign leadership, academic leadership, volunteers, and members of the campus community to ensure high-quality, effective events that support advancement initiatives and institution-wide priorities.
Director of Development, SKCC & Clinical
Reporting to the Vice President for Clinical Programs and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Development oversees the fundraising for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC). The Director provides strategic vision and leadership necessary to build upon the strengths of an established grateful patient fundraising program and to increase the visibility and impact of the program across campus. S/he provides guidance for all aspects of fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship of assigned prospects.
Research Data Analyst
The Research Analyst will be responsible for managing large data sets of constituent information from a variety of sources, analyzing and presenting data and trends, and providing data entry services as needed, including creating records and updating biographical information on constituents, updating and managing data related to the prospect management system, and verifying demographic information in the Raiser’s Edge relational database. This individual should have experience in extracting, organizing, and analyzing data as it pertains to fundraising, statistics or financial information.
Senior Information Delivery Analyst
The analyst will play a vital role on the Information Management team, and will be involved in all facets of managing our constituent database (currently Raiser’s Edge), with a focus on importing and entering data from Cvent and other financially related software into the Raisers Edge. S/he will be responsible for following all policies and procedures for properly creating and updating constituents and creating gifts. The Senior Analyst will develop APIs, reports and data visualizations, and accurately provide custom requests to colleagues in Gift Administration within the Office of Institutional Advancement, as well as colleagues in Finance.
The Advancement Writer provides writing and editing services to support the alumni relations and development goals of Jefferson. He or she researches, writes, and edits copy and collateral material in support of fundraising programs, including alumni magazines, brochures, case statements, invitations, appeal letters, speeches and talking points, patient stories, newsletters, proposals, and web copy.
We care about diversity and inclusion, and we do everything we can to reflect that in our hiring. We love interesting candidates from all backgrounds, even if you’ve taken a non-traditional path, are changing gears, or have taken a few detours along the way. We also keep your résumé on file and call promising candidates back when new positions open up—seriously! When we meet somebody we think will be a star, we keep in touch and do our best to find a place for you.
Thanks for your interest in Jefferson OIA. We can’t wait to meet you!
For questions about Jefferson OIA recruiting, contact Taylor Lescallette at firstname.lastname@example.org.