Office of Institutional Advancement

Careers in Jefferson's Office of Institutional Advancement

Careers

Everything we do in the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) supports Jefferson’s mission: We improve lives. It’s a tall order, and it’s one we take very seriously. We can’t fulfill our mission without a team of incredibly talented, dedicated professionals, which is why we take recruiting seriously, too. We’re growing quickly, and we want the best of the best; our work is too important for anything less.

Join our team

In OIA, our values are Jefferson’s values:

  1. Put people first. Whether we’re dealing with benefactors, Jefferson colleagues, patients, students, or anybody else, we treat everyone with dignity and respect, and we go above and beyond to put people first.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  1. 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 HR site to submit your application.
  2. The Review Process. Our partners in HR review each application and pass along promising resumes to OIA’s Associate Director of Advancement Operations who works with hiring managers to identify the strongest candidates.
  3. The Phone Interview. At this stage, we’ll reach out and schedule time for you to talk with our Advancement Operations folks. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Open Positions

Business Intelligence Delivery Analyst
The analyst will play a vital role on the Information Management team, and will be involved in all facets of managing our constituent database (currently Raiser’s Edge), developing automated reports and data visualizations, and accurately providing custom requests to colleagues in the Office of Institutional Advancement, as well as colleagues across the enterprise.

Data Scientist
The Data Scientist will play a vital role in creating and expanding the Office of Institutional Advancement’s analytical and predictive capabilities in support of Jefferson’s fundraising and alumni relations programs.

Development Associate, Neuroscience
The Development Associate is responsible for providing coordination and support to the AVP for fundraising activities and special projects relating to identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of top prospects and donors.

Director of Development, Medicine
The Director of Development (DOD) oversees the fundraising for the Medicine departments. The DOD 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. The DOD provides guidance for all aspects of fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship of assigned prospects.

Events Intern, Fall Semester
The Protocol/Special Events Intern will assist with event logistics for successful event implementation to create enjoyable experiences at Jefferson (with 100+ events and 4,200+ guests per year).

Penny Wise Shop Associate
The position reports to the Penny Wise Thrift Shop Manager. The individual will assist the manager with maintaining store standards for visual merchandising, signage, inventory restocking, customer service, and other store daily operations as needed.

Visual Communications Intern
The Visual Communications Intern is responsible for creating and editing video, audio, and other multimedia and digital content for Jefferson’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

Writer, Communications
The Advancement Writer provides writing and editing services to support the alumni relations and development goals of Jefferson. He or she researches, writes, and edits copy and collateral material in support of fundraising programs, including alumni magazines, brochures, case statements, invitations, appeal letters, speeches and talking points, patient stories, newsletters, proposals, and web copy.


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 resume 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 Taylor.Lescallette@jefferson.edu