As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
This position will execute and expand upon the development strategy throughout the Delaware Valley, including the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children and satellites, through a focus on major gifts.
In conjunction with the development team, the Major Gift Associate will set strategy for his/her assigned areas of the hospital and contribute to the larger strategy for the Major Gifts team, with a focus on transformational six and seven-figure gifts.
Serve as member of the development team with primary responsibility for advancing the major gifts program to successfully identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors.
Engage a portfolio of medium-high net worth individuals to achieve leadership gifts for Nemours strategic priorities.
Establish and maintain long-term relationships between donors and appropriate hospital staff (providers, clinicians, leaders, etc.) that connect donor interest and passion with hospital needs.
Effectively communicate the mission, vision, values and priorities within the internal and external community.
Ability to relate at all levels across the organization, including physicians, hospital leadership, volunteers, prospects and donors.
Collaborate with Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist and other Major Gift Associates as appropriate.
In collaboration with Chief Development Officer, determine fundraising priorities and allocate resources appropriately to maximize efficiency and success.
Superior interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with senior leadership, volunteers, administration, staff and donors.
Demonstrate high level of sensitivity and judgement with regard to the needs of patient families.
Demonstrated success in activities to coordinate, attract and close major gift funding support for a university or large non-profit organization including face-to-face solicitation of gifts of $100,000 or more.
An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
At least five years professional fundraising experience with three or more major gifts fundraising experience.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.