Director of Development, Oncology - Jefferson Foundation
Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia, PA

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Reporting to the Vice President for Development, the Director of Development for Oncology will provide leadership and day-to-day management for the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and the Jefferson Breast Center and other related programs as assigned. S/he coordinates all fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects.

As a key member of Jefferson┬┐s fundraising team, the Director will work with the Vice President, other Foundation staff and Department Chairs to develop and implement key fundraising strategies for those departments, translate institutional priorities into fundraising programs, establish a long term development plan to support Jefferson's continued growth, collaborate and work closely with academic, physician and clinical leadership in identifying and responding to gift opportunities, and maintain the flow of information about these priorities throughout the organization. S/he will maintain an active portfolio of key major gift prospects.

(Please list the fundamental job duties of the position approx 3-5)
- The Director of Development's primary focus will be to build from the ground up a formalized and professional development function and individual major gift portfolio within the areas of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, the Jefferson Breast Center and other defined priority programs in order to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit gifts to Jefferson.
- The DOD will maintain organized and consistent communication with physician and departmental leaders who serve as critical players for the fundraising program. The DOD will respond to the needs of these key players and collaboratively identify potential gift opportunities.
- The DOD will develop a comprehensive understanding of the educational, research, clinical and financial needs and goals of their programs; establish, maintain, and grow a highly responsive and collaborative major gift program to meet these needs/goals.
- In consultation with the Vice President for Development, the DOD will set goals for fundraising activity and will monitor and maximize performance in prospect identification, strategy development, cultivation, and solicitation activities.
- The DOD will personally maintain a portfolio of major gifts prospects, maintaining frequent contact with those prospects.
- Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the University.

- The DOD will work collaboratively with the Director of Corporations and Foundations to identify and cultivate proposal opportunities in support of oncology programs.
- The DOD will work collaboratively with the Director of Annual Giving to prepare segmented direct mail solicitations. The DOD will also respond to prospects identified through the Annual Giving program for further cultivation.
- The DOD will report on activity, proposals, and gifts within the assigned areas of cultivation.
- The DOD will engage the KCC Advisory Board to build a portfolio of major gift donors interested in supporting cancer care and research at Jefferson.
- The DOD will ensure that the efforts of the physician leadership are focused on individual major gift prospects and manage the effective deployment of these individuals.

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
- Five to seven years of progressively responsible development experience including successful fundraising interactions with major gift donors ($100,000 and above).

- Knowledge of, and experience within, an academic or academic medical center environment strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and strategic direction. Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships.
- Solid volunteer and staff management skills; the ability to develop strategic plans, set objectives, performance standards, and achieve program goals and objectives.
- Strong computer aptitude including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office in Windows environment: MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written; must be able to communicate effectively to a large/diverse audience, including senior administration, donors, prospects, co-workers, and other hospital/university employees.
- Ability to articulate a compelling case for major philanthropic support for the programs of Jefferson, presenting objectives persuasively to potential donors.
- Must be a self-starter with a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in an environment where working across boundaries and leveraging strengths are necessary. Must have a creative approach to problem solving, and the ability to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Ability to function effectively in a complex organizational environment demanding high energy level, discretion, patience, enthusiasm, and humor.
- Ability to function independently yet foster collegiality and cooperation within a metrics driven fundraising environment.
- Must be willing to travel and work evenings, as needed.

Closing Statement:
Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.

Thomas Jefferson University is composed of Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson School of Population Health, and Jefferson College of Health Professions which includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions. The University enrolls more than 3,200 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals. Founded in 1824, Jefferson Medical College is one of the largest private medical schools in the nation, with among the largest living alumni group.

As an academic medical center within a regional healthcare system, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are dedicated to excellence in patient care, patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals among the nation's top medical centers for a number of specialties including orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, cancer, digestive diseases, ear, nose and throat and respiratory disorders. Begun in 1825, the Hospital now has 957 licensed acute care beds, with major programs in a wide range of clinical specialties. Services are provided at four locations--the main hospital facility and the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, both in center city Philadelphia, Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia and Jefferson Voorhees in South Jersey.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. All present and future employees at Jefferson can be assured that they will not be judged on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age disability or veteran's status, but by their individual performances.

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