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 Jaime Porter at


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 of 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 Advancement Operations
Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement Operations, the Associate Director of Advancement Operations is responsible for building, maintaining, and directing the implementation of a comprehensive, integrated OIA talent management program including recruitment, on-boarding and orientation, performance management, retention, team building, and professional development.

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.

Associate Director of Planned Giving
Reporting to the Director of Planned Giving, the Associate Director of Planned Giving provides day-to-day management for planned giving development and increases the visibility and impact of the program across the enterprise.  S/he provides guidance for all aspects of planned giving activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship of assigned prospects. 

Associate Director of Protocol and Special Events
Reporting to the Sr. Director of Protocol and Special Events, the Associate Director manages strategy, development, and production of special events for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) to ensure high-quality, effective events that support SKCC advancement initiatives and priorities.

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, 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.

Events Intern (Spring)
The Protocol/Special Events Intern will assist with event logistics for successful event implementation to create enjoyable experiences at Jefferson with over 100+ events and 4,200 guests per year.  The position reports to the Associate Director of Protocol and Special Events and works with the Office of Protocol and Special Events Team, Institutional Advancement at Jefferson.

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.

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 Director of Annual Giving, East Falls
The Senior Director of Annual Giving, East Falls is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of all elements of the East Falls Campus annual giving program. This individual develops fundraising strategies for annual campaigns and special projects. 

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 performs weekly stewardship phone calls. Works independently to manage extensive Tribute Gift Program. Performs secretarial and general office duties including office receptionist and file clerk.


Jefferson Office of
Institutional Advancement

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

Phone:  215-955-1635