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.
The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health (NFCH) Community Liaison has a primary function to enhance opportunities for engagement, awareness and fundraising with organizations and patient families in an assigned geography. As part of a growing development team focused on fundraising throughout the Delaware Valley, the candidate is primarily responsible for coordinating community outreach and building/maintaining relationships with the outcome of raising funds to support identified needs within Nemours Health System. This position will be based in Wilmington, DE and will be focused on relationship building in southern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
Identify, cultivate and manage relationships that will lead to heightened awareness of current needs, create urgency, and enhance integration among clinical staff, marketing/communications and the Fund.
Develop relationships with key Centers of National Prominence staff in order to fully understand and promote the Centers’ work.
In collaboration with Fund leadership and clinical department leaders, enhance knowledge of funding needs specific to Nemours sites in assigned geography; work to grow donor base accordingly.
Coordinate Nemours’ presence and attend community events throughout the region; will require travel within and beyond region covering assigned geography.
Achieve revenue goals by working with and through community organizations, 3rd party fundraisers and families; and individual donors.
Work collaboratively with Fund team members on major gifts and grant opportunities.
Knowledge of HIPAA and how it applies to development projects. Regular updates in Raiser’s Edge. Maintains the most current knowledge and skills of the fundraising profession. All other duties as assigned.
Possesses the ability to work both independently, creatively and collaboratively with a high-performing team to execute best practices in fundraising.
Demonstrates high organizational and planning skills, and ability to handle multiple priorities under pressure.
Demonstrates outstanding written and oral communication skills to articulate the mission of the CONP and case for support.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including physicians, associates, and members of the community.
Demonstrate significant ability for discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive issues.
Bachelor's degree required
Experience with Raiser's edge
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.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.