Office of Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement Careers


Jefferson is committed to excellence in the delivery of patient care, the education of the health professionals of tomorrow and the discovery of new knowledge. Office of Institutional Advancement staff members strive to uphold Jefferson as one of the most distinguished medical institutions in the country and to help it grow. If you would like to join us, please see the job opportunities available in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

If you’d like to learn more about a position, please contact Julie Salemno at


Administrative Assistant, Medicine
Provides administrative and general office support for the Medicine fundraising team in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Schedules meetings, makes travel arrangements, telephone support, composes routine correspondence, and maintains files. 

Associate Director of Annual Programs
The Associate Director develops fundraising and engagement strategies for all volunteer programs such as Parent Programs, Class Reunions/Agents, Student Programs, and other affinity campaigns to increase annual giving revenue and alumni participation.

Assistant Director of Development, TJU
Reporting to the Director of Development, TJU, the Assistant Director of Development, TJU 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 Thomas Jefferson University alumni, prospects and donors.

Assistant Director of Strategic Writing
The Assistant Director, Strategic Writing designs personalized and eye-catching proposals for principal benefactors in support of various fundraising priorities at Jefferson including new program development, capital projects, medical research, and student and patient oriented initiatives.

Associate Director of Community Fundraising
This position works collaboratively with Jefferson Health leadership, and Institutional Advancement team to create engagement and outreach programs to enhance the effectiveness of major gift and annual gift fundraising initiatives. The Associate Director develops fundraising and engagement strategies for all externally initiated volunteer fundraising programs.

Communications Intern, Fall 2018
The OIA Communications team supports that mission by telling compelling stories, engaging donors and alumni across multiple communications platforms, and producing memorable, inspiring work. The team creates award-winning magazines, web pages, invitations, newsletters and much more in the service of Jefferson’s life-saving mission.

Director, Annual Giving
This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Annual Giving and is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating a comprehensive annual giving program focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support from patients and friends on behalf of the Jefferson Health clinical enterprise.

Editorial Director
The Editorial Director has overall responsibility for producing and ensuring the quality of print and online content for the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA), including managing production of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College alumni magazine, the Bulletin; the Jefferson Colleges alumni magazine, the Review; OIA’s annual report, monthly e-newsletters, and other fundraising/stewardship content.

Senior Director of Annual Giving, East Falls
Responsible for the strategic development, implementation and evaluation of all elements of the East Falls Campus annual giving program as well develop fundraising strategies for annual campaigns and special projects.

Gifts Processing Coordinator
Under direction of Sr. Financial Analyst, this position directs the workflow and validates the gift information on donations to Jefferson Foundation.

Jefferson Signature Services, Patient Navigator
Coordination of Signature Services for program members, their families and select VIP/High-Profile patients. Delivery of service with the highest standards of care, with an emphasis on patient privacy, safety, and patient satisfaction.

Prospect Research Associate
The Prospect Research Associate will perform a variety of duties involving the collection, interpretation, analysis, and documentation of data on current donors, prospects, and other Jefferson constituents.

Special Events Coordinator
Jefferson’s Office of Institutional Advancement is seeking a Special Events Coordinator who will work closely with the Sr. Director, Special Events and the Office of Protocol and Special Events Team to ensure the successful operation and expansion of events at Jefferson.

Stewardship Coordinator, Abington
This position supports cultivation and stewardship of leadership benefactors at Abington Jefferson Health. Assists with producing personal stewardship letters to leadership giving society members and perform weekly stewardship phone calls.


Jefferson Office of
Institutional Advancement

125 South 9th Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone:  215-955-1635