- 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, Neurosciences
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and general office support for the major gifts neuroscience team, including scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, telephone support, composing routine correspondence, and file maintenance.
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for developing fundraising and communications materials, including writing, editing, and proofreading support for the Annual Giving unit of Institutional Advancement. The AD will compose and edit fundraising appeals via direct mail, telemarketing, and e-communications; create collateral materials; and assist with donor stewardship communications. The AD will recommend targeted approaches for various audiences in solicitation and stewardship activities as well as other communications such as newsletters and social media initiatives, and website updates as needed. The AD will conduct interviews with paitents, students, faculty, alumni, and parents. The AD will also coordinate special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice President.
Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations
The Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations manages the strategic development and implementation of new and existing alumni and student programs, events, and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and Thomas Jefferson University. The AVP manages the development and implementation of volunteer programs and services designed to engage and cultivate a national and international network of alumni volunteers. The AVP manages collaborative efforts to partner with the Jefferson colleges, as well as with various university and clinical departments to develop alumni programs, events, volunteer activities, and services that promote alumni leadership and advocacy, and support the programming, fundraising, outreach and engagement goals of each individual college and Jefferson overall.
Associate Director of Alumni Relations, East Falls
The Associate Director of Alumni Relations coordinates the development, implementation, and execution of new and existing alumni and student programs, events, and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and Thomas Jefferson University. The Associate Director coordinates volunteer programs and services designed to engage and cultivate a national and international network of alumni volunteers. The Associate Director coordinates collaborative efforts to partner with all Jefferson colleges, as well as with various university departments to develop alumni programs, events, volunteer activities, and services that promote alumni leadership and advocacy, and support the programming, fundraising, outreach, and engagement goals of each individual college, and the university overall. The Associate Director coordinates social media, online engagement tools, and event registration for alumni events and programs.
Associate Director of Enterprise Sponsorships
The Associate Director of Enterprise Sponsorships serves as the lead fundraiser for all event-based sponsorship activity throughout the enterprise. This includes fielding all sponsorship inquiries from industry and corporate partners, proactively soliciting event sponsors by leveraging institutional relationships, liaising with department event leads to develop appropriate sponsorship levels and materials, creating an enterprise sponsorship strategy for vendor relations in partnership with key departments, and implementing cohesive, comprehensive event sponsorship packages to distribute to regional businesses, and connecting to the appropriate teammate if additional, non-event partnerships and giving opportunities arise. The AD will be responsible for acheiving agreed upon annual fundraising metrics.
Associate Director of Leadership Giving, Abington
A key member of the fundraising team at the Abington location of Jefferson’s Office of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director will direct and implement a comprehensive mid-level giving program that annually raises $1 million and above. The AD will identify and cultivate prospects, solicit gifts of $1,000-$24,999, and contribute to building a pipeline of major gift prospects. The AD will also manage stewardship and recognition of $1,000+ donors. The AD will participate in development activities in support of Jefferson’s and Abington Health Foundation’s campaign priorities and assigned projects by the Senior Vice President, Regional Advancement, including managing special campaign initiatives.
Development Associate, SKCC
Reporting to the AVP, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC), the Development Associate will provide day-to-day support for the development efforts for the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health. The Associate coordinates fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects, as well as relationship building with front-line and administrative staff and faculty.
Director of Development, SKCC and Clinical Programs
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.
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.