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) serves as an instrumental member of the UPHS development team advancing specified clinical fundraising agendas throughout the health system. The ADO works in partnership with Major Gift Officers to plan, coordinate, and implement development efforts for defined clinical areas. The ADO assumes writing responsibilities for donor and faculty proposals, updates and communications. The ADO works closely with department, division, and program directors (almost exclusively Penn Medicine faculty/physicians), senior level administrators, and volunteers to meet funding goals.
1. Stewardship. Produce and/or coordinate stewardship reports/activities for donors with communications staff and gift officers, including annual reports, thank you letters, recognition pieces, and faculty meetings. For larger stewardship reports, following direction of gift officers, this position will serve as a project manager to ensure deadlines are met. Manage donor recognition projects including production of plaques and select publication pieces.
2. Proposal/letter writing and coordination of briefing materials. Responsible for 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.
3. Donor Relations. Work collaboratively with Penn Medicine gift 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.
4. Cultivation/Prospect Identification. Work collaboratively with major gifts team to provide support in the identification and cultivation of new prospective donors. This includes managing systems to organize/keep records of identified prospects for day-to-day tasks and in database.
5. Prospect Management. Maintain primary responsibility for the tracking and management of gift data including the retrieval of data and production and analysis of reports. Be able to step in as needed by gift officers as point person for specific projects.
6. Volunteer Involvement. Working with the gift officers staffing the various areas, provide assistance with the production of materials and logistical arrangements as needed. Key team member on managing service-line specific Leadership Councils and Boards that meet annually or bi-annually.
7. Special Events. Work with the major gift and 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.