Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center which are recognized as one of the nation’s top Honor Roll hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.
The Assistant Development Officer (ADO) works closely in a number if functions with frontline fundraising staff to support the development activity for select clinical departments, divisions, and programs within Penn Medicine. The ADO plans,
coordinates, and implements development efforts for these defined areas and works closely with department, division, and program
Directors (almost exclusively Penn Medicine faculty/physicians), senior level administrators, and volunteers to meet funding goals. Responsible for providing internal support for the Grateful Patient Major Gifts fund raising program. Duties will be project-related and will focus on prospect identification, cultivation, stewardship, donor relations, proposal preparation, data management, and event/meeting coordination. Project management experience, attention to detail, and superior written and oral communication skills are essential. 1. Stewardship. Work in concert with Donor Relations team in managing and/or coordinating stewardship reports/activities for donors. Work with Communications staff on annual reports to donors, initiating faculty interaction with donors as appropriate. Manage donor recognition projects, including production of plaques and select publication pieces.
2. Donor Relations. Work collaboratively with Penn Medicine Development’s Major Gifts Officers, Donor Relations, and Communications to help ensure that the process of donor acknowledgments by key faculty takes place. Coordinate with Donor Relations staff and Departmental Business Administrators to ensure accurate recording of gifts and communication with donors and departments.
3. Proposal/letter writing and coordination of briefing materials. Responsible for the drafting of select gift proposals, assisting the Gift Officers with regard to the drafting of invitation letters, reports, select correspondence, and briefing materials for faculty, Development colleagues, and Institutional Leadership.
4. Cultivation. Work collaboratively with the Institutional and Organizational Giving Division and the Annual Giving Program to provide support in the identification and cultivation of new prospective donors.
5. Prospect Management. Working with the Individual and Organizational Giving Division, maintain primary responsibility for the tracking and management of gift data. Act as principal liaison with Information Services team regarding retrieval of data and production of reports. Report regularly on all fundraising activity through active implementation of the major gifts tracking/reporting/moves management system.
6. Volunteer Involvement. Working with the gift officers staffing the various areas of Individual and Organizational Giving, provide assistance with the production of materials and logistical arrangements for advisory board meetings.
7. Special Events. Work with Institutional Events team to help plan, staff and coordinate meetings and special events related to prospect/donor activity as needed.
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About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.