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Director of Development, Clinical Programs

Temple University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Full Time
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The Institutional Advancement Office at Temple Health is searching for an innovative, motivated and entrepreneurial candidate to join our high-achieving team as the Director of Development, Clinical Programs (DODCP). If you are seeking to make a difference in a career with purpose, please join us in supporting healthcare and research initiatives that change the lives of people regionally and around the world! For more than 125 years, Temple Health has provided advanced care to the Philadelphia region and beyond, while leading in groundbreaking research and in the discovery of new and improved medical treatments. The DODCP will secure major gifts that will directly impact the hundreds of thousands of patients we serve and will support faculty and physicians in vital advancement and expansion of their work.As a member of the Temple Health Institutional Advancement team, the DODCP will utilize independent decision making, leadership, and superior interpersonal and communication skills to direct and coordinate key fundraising initiatives for Temple Health. The incumbent will implement long- and short-term plans to further strengthen the culture of philanthropy and to secure major, planned, corporate and foundation gifts from patients, families, and friends in support of Temple Health, and University's mission, objectives, and priorities. This position will have a dynamic mix of duties centered first and foremost on major gift activity and will also be a great fit for the candidate able to bring an entrepreneurial, fresh perspective to frontline fundraising for this burgeoning enterprise. 

Responsibilities include: identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospects on behalf of Temple Health, adhering to metrics regarding contacts, visits, solicitations, and gift closures with the goal of establishing a major gift portfolio of 125-150 donors and prospects; performs direct outreach to prospects, partnering with leaders as appropriate, and utilize database to track and manage information including timely and accurate documentation of meetings and conversations with donors, prospects, and constituents; meets fundraising goals and expectations by adhering to designated metrics regarding contacts, visits, proposals, and gift closures; ignites the spirit of giving by increasing philanthropic awareness among Temple University Health System colleagues, physicians, and nurses by developing strong relationships and maintaining a presence in key clinical meetings; facilitates engagement with faculty partners through training on the identification and process for fostering relationships with grateful patients and families with capacity and interest in making a philanthropic donation; aligns institutional and clinical philanthropic priorities with funding opportunities and oversee stewardship through reporting on caregiver recognition gifts and providing updates on clinical fundraising initiatives.

In addition, the Director of Development prepares proposals, reports, and memos; executes donor events for assigned clinical portfolios; participates in Temple Health and University committees and planning sessions; representing the Office of Institutional Advancement and Temple Health at meetings and events. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least six years of fundraising experience in a clinical/healthcare or higher-ed setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Proven ability to solicit and close major and principal level gifts.*Demonstrated success with the development and execution of major giving strategies that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.*Demonstrated entrepreneurial instincts and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to exercise creativity and initiative in achieving fundraising goals, and willingness to learn.*Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to understand complicated medical information and then translate and communicate the information to diverse audiences in a compelling manner.*Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective relationships with physicians, donors, prospects, administrators and staff.*Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.*Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours as required. 

*Master’s degree

*CFRE, PlusDelta, or other formal fundraising training completed

This position requires a background check.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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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To apply for this position, please visit our Temple University website at, scroll to the end of the page and click on Careers @Temple. Please reference job number 21001787 AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

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