- 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, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Provides administrative and general support for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Clinical Programs fundraising team in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Schedules meetings, makes travel arrangements, prepares meeting materials, composes routine correspondence, and maintains files for Assistant Vice President (AVP)and for fundraising team members. Will be proficient with specific fundraising software programs such as Raiser’s Edge. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding donors and patients.
Assistant/Associate Director of Stewardship
The Assistant/Associate Director of Stewardship assists with implementing 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 Assistant/Associate Director of Stewardship reports to the Director of Stewardship and is responsible for overseeing Jefferson’s scholarship stewardship program. This individual will have writing and project management responsibilities with primary focus on creating personalized reports and acknowledgement letters to strengthen donor confidence, ensure donors feel connected to Jefferson, and increase donor satisfaction and retention. The Assistant/Associate Director will be a highly organized and collaborative individual who is quintessential to the team’s relationships with donors, students, and colleagues throughout Jefferson. The Assistant/Associate Director will prioritize the impact of scholarships and think innovatively to maximize the program’s effectiveness.
Associate Director, Donor Engagement
The Associate Director of Donor Engagement in the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) manages key projects for the Donor Engagement team, which develops and executes enterprise-wide integrated and comprehensive benefactor recognition strategy and programming that supports fundraising and campaign initiatives.
Associate Director of Development, TJU, East Falls
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development for TJU, East Falls Campus, the Associate Director of Development will solicit individual donors and prospective donors for major gifts to the University and its priorities. Fundraising activities include identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of alumni, prospects, and donors.
Director, Alumni Relations
The Director of Alumni Relations manages the development, implementation, and execution of new and existing alumni programs, events, and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and Thomas Jefferson University. The Director has a programmatic focus on, but is not limited to, signature annual programming and alumni volunteer engagement.
Director, Annual Giving, Employee Giving
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President, Annual Giving the incumbent will develop and execute comprehensive cultivation, solicitation and volunteer management strategies to achieve goals for the employee giving program within the broader priorities for the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. Recruit and manage volunteers to develop effective strategies to encourage philanthropic support of the organization. Concentration on leadership annual gifts, renewals, upgrades and acquisition of employees to enhance the major gift pipeline.
Major Gift Officer/Senior Major Gift Officer, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Jefferson is seeking two (2) major gift officers for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) fundraising team. Level at hire is flexible depending on applicant experience level and all interested candidates with some previous fundraising experience and an interest in grateful patient major gift fundraising are encouraged to apply. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development, SKCC (AVP) in the Office of Institutional Advancement, the incumbent will oversee fundraising for key service lines in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) and Clinical Programs at Jefferson Health. In partnership with the AVP, 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.
Senior Director, Annual Giving, University
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 (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).
The Stewardship Writer/Editor will help produce meaningful, donor-centric content that supports the Office of Institutional Advancement’s stewardship efforts by best articulating to donors their role in advancing Jefferson’s mission. Moreover, this individual will be the primary editor for the Stewardship team and will be working on projects that range from personalized major gift acknowledgement letters to impact reports. The Stewardship team communicates in a fast-paced, highly skilled development environment and manages a high volume of reports, which detail the multidisciplinary and scientific projects on Jefferson’s Center City and East Falls campuses.
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.