Director of Development, Temple University

Posted by Temple University on May 22, 2017

The Institutional Advancement Office at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine is searching for an innovative, motivated and entrepreneurial candidate to join our high-achieving team as the Director of Development. If you are looking for a career with purpose and one that makes a difference, please join us in supporting healthcare and research initiatives that change the lives of people regionally and around the world!

For more than 120 years, Temple Health has been providing advanced care to the Philadelphia region, while leading in the discovery of new and better medical treatments as well as in groundbreaking research. Your role in securing major gifts will directly impact the hundreds of thousands of patients we serve, and will support the faculty and physicians in advancing and expanding their work in vital ways.

As a member of the Temple Health Institutional Advancement team, the Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward key alumni of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine as well as friends and supporters of Temple University Health System. The incumbent will utilize independent decision making, leadership as well as superior interpersonal and communication skills to close major gifts. S/he will assist with expanding the advancement program and strengthening its current alumni fundraising initiatives, and will contribute to the development of strategic fundraising efforts for the School. Furthermore, the Director of Development will work closely with key personnel from Temple Health, the School of Medicine and University to identify and solicit support from a broad range of constituents. Responsibilities include: engaging in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects on behalf of the School; establishing relationships with donors, and completing substantive donor meetings on a monthly basis; expanding and maintaining fundraising campaign and donor lists; and organizing and coordinating the execution of all major gifts fundraising activities, including donor events. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least six years of fundraising and/or related experience successfully utilizing the required skills and abilities noted below. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated success with developing and sustaining relationships with key constituents.
*Ability to communicate medical research terminology to a lay audience.
*Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
*Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
*Demonstrated interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituent population.
*Demonstrated entrepreneurial and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to exercise creativity and initiative in achieving sales or gift goals.
*Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.

*Master’s degree.
*Proven ability to raise and close major gifts.
*Experience in an academic, medical or non-profit organization.

This position requires a background check

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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