Assistant Development Officer


1300 MKT – Wanamaker Building Req ID: 27461

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF – Active – Regular – Full Time 

Job Summary

Under the direction of a Director of Development, the Assistant Development Officer (ADO) provides high-level support for divisional fundraising programs in Major Gifts. The ADO serves as a key liaison between members of the fundraising team, division staff, Foundation colleagues, as well as external stakeholders. The ADO will also work directly with donors and families who wish to contribute to the mission of the division.

Job Responsibilities
  1. Provide major gift support to members of the fundraising team in their efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 6- and 7-figure individual donors. For example:
    • Assist in the creation of proposals and stewardship reports/activities in partnership with donor relations.
    • Prepare briefing materials for development colleagues, clinical and institutional leadership and support donor meeting follow up.
    • Work collaboratively with Prospect Management to support efforts to identify and engage new prospective donors.


  1. Build, maintain and manage a small active portfolios of assigned donors below $100k.


  1. Partneri with the Directors of Development and clinical teams to understand the goals and learn about the programs, research, clinical care and family support initiatives.
  2. Contribute to strong working relationships in Individual Giving and across the entire Foundation by interface with the community fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, and additional teams to help ensure engagement of fundraising foundations and related groups.
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree


Required Experience: Three (3) years of development experience or related experience working in a hospital or healthcare organization

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Proficient in Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Must possess initiative, leadership, creative energy, well-refined organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Superior attention to detail in an environment where accuracy and timely completion of tasks is critical to maintaining faculty and donor satisfaction.
  • Highest sensitivity and judgement with regard to the needs of families of seriously ill children.
  • Intellectual depth, maturity, judgement and professionalism to earn the trust and confidence of hospital partners and external stakeholders as well as the ability to build strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization.
  • Ability to persuasively promote the Hospital’s mission in patient care, program development, education, and research.
  • Effectively communicate complex medical information to both lay and professional audiences.
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a fundraising team.
  • Microsoft Office and database experience required.
  • 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.
  • Travel, local and regional, 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 or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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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