- 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.
Administrative Assistant, Senior Vice President
Provides administrative and general office support to the Senior Vice President (SVP) in the Office of Institutional Advancement, including scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, telephone support, composing routine correspondence, and file maintenance. Will be proficient with specific fundraising software programs such as Raiser’s Edge. The Administrative Assistant will interact with executives, benefactors, and other VIPs routinely and must maintain the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality of information.
Associate Director, Annual Giving, Clinical
Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Annual Giving, the incumbent will develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive annual giving program focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support from grateful patients and friends of the Jefferson Health enterprise.
Associate Director, Special Events
The Associate Director, Special Events, manages projects and special events originating from the Office of Institutional Advancement, Office of the President, and Office of the Provost (TJU). This position will provide leadership and support in the planning and implementation of special events and functions, as directed, with members of the campus community to collaboratively plan high quality events and functions. The Associate Director, Special Events, will ensure that high standards and/or institution-wide priorities are reflected in the support and presentation of all events.
Associate Director, Stewardship
The Associate Director of Stewardship implements donor-centric stewardship activities in support of the goals of the Office of Institutional Advancement at Jefferson. The Stewardship team manages high volume reporting and communication in a fast-paced environment. Joining a team of five members, the Associate Director of Stewardship will have writing and project management responsibilities with primary focus on creating personalized reports and acknowledgement letters to strengthen donor confidence, enhance the donor experience, and increase donor satisfaction and retention. The Associate Director will be a highly organized individual who works closely with the Stewardship team to manage the overall workflow of the department and individually assigned projects. Must have superior writing and storytelling skills, preferably with experience in development writing, be highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite, and have specific knowledge of fundraising software programs, such as Raiser’s Edge. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding donors and patients.
Associate Director of Development, Farber Institute
Reporting to the AVP for Development, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, the Associate Director will provide day-to-day management for the Farber Institute’s development-related programs. The Associate Director coordinates fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects. In partnership with the AVP, the Associate Director will lead strategic elements of the campaign for capital projects (current and planned), as well as programmatic initiatives as a part of the Reimagine Campaign, Jefferson’s first major comprehensive campaign.
Director, Special Events
The Director of Special Events manages strategy, development and production of special events originating from the Office of Institutional Advancement, along with that of the Office of the President, including events for the comprehensive campaign, academic pillar, and donor engagement teams. 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.
Senior Director, Annual Giving
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President of Annual Giving, the incumbent will design strategies, implement, and manage a comprehensive annual giving program focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support from alumni of undergraduate programs, parents, students, and friends on behalf of Jefferson.
Special Events Assistant
This individual will work closely with the Donor Relations & Special Events team leadership to ensure the successful operation and expansion of events and donor related activities at Jefferson. The Special Events team at Jefferson appropriately and consistently executes major events including fundraising galas, tribute dinners, trustee receptions, and investitures. The Donor Relations team manages fulfilment requests, giving societies, and benefactor recognition. The Administrative Assistant will support both operational and event-specific projects for seamless and successful events that create enjoyable experiences with Jefferson.
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 email@example.com.