Associate Director Affinity Giving | Alumni & Volunteer Groups

Company Name: Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US - 19104

Job Duration: 2021-09-15 to 2021-10-15


Location: LOC_HOME-Home/Remote Office Location 

Req ID: 137340

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular – Full Time 

Job Summary

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) advances pediatric healthcare by translating scientific breakthroughs into new therapies and cures. To accelerate this process, the CHOP Foundation inspires philanthropic giving to support the hospital’s needs. Philanthropic support enables our world-renowned clinicians and scientists to work collaboratively – and to guide each and every patient family to their own personal best outcome. We offer a dynamic work environment that celebrates collaboration, ongoing learning, and the rich diversity of perspectives and life experiences that our team members bring to their work.


The Individual Giving team at CHOP Foundation is adding an Associate Director, Affinity Giving to their growing team. As an Associate Director for Affinity Giving you will be responsible for the strategy of building long lasting relationships with important constituencies, including but not limited to CHOP alumni, CHOP employees, young philanthropists and grateful grandparents. In alignment with the overall goals of the Annual Giving program and Foundation, the position will engage with both internal and external audiences with a focus on moving these constituencies through the donor continuum. This exciting role will be responsible for launching the next-gen giving group and building the comprehensive Affinity Giving program at CHOP.  This position reports to the Director of Annual Giving.


If you are a development professional and would like to help us ensure that CHOP remains the premier destination for pediatric healthcare within our community and across the world, we invite you to explore this newly created opportunity!

Job Responsibilities

Build a comprehensive CHOP Affinity Giving Program:

  • Develop strategy and execution for affinity giving programs including but not limited to CHOP employees, CHOP alumni, young philanthropists, and grateful grandparents, resulting in an increase of overall engagement and giving from these constituencies year-over-year
  • Innovate and integrate strategies with colleagues in direct marketing, major, planned giving, and institutional and events fundraising to develop a pipeline of donors and support the donor continuum
  • Plan and execute all CHOP Employee Giving kick-off, awareness-raising, and stewardship activities across the network to engage new donors and increase overall giving
  • Plan and execute all alumni organization events, including board meetings, receptions, class reunions, award events and residency graduation
  • Engage volunteers in building out the CHOP Affinity Giving program
  • Effectively manage Employee Giving and CHOP Alumni volunteer boards
  • Work with Director, Annual Giving, Senior Associate Director, Direct Marketing and Executive Director of Campaign to tailor messaging for these specific constituencies
  • Conceptualize and manage execution of specialized outreach and stewardship to all affinity groups in partnership with Donor Relations team
  • Manage the Affinity Giving budget

Required Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Development

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with annual giving
  • Experience working with alumni and volunteer groups 

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Experience with annual giving and knowledge of best practices preferred
  • Experience in direct individual solicitation preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office a requirement with knowledge of Sales Force helpful.
  • A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated
  • Poised and engaging, empathetic communications style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm
  • Fast-paced and results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements
  • Strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstration of good judgement, professionalism and the highest standards of ethical conduct
  • Occasional travel required

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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