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 Development Associate serves as an integral part of the development team and is primarily responsible for developing and leading fundraising initiatives that increase awareness, promote engagement and drive significant revenue to support the mission and long term growth of Nemours.
The Development Associate builds relationships with clinical partners and team members as well as individuals and organizations in the community to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors who support the organization.
Essential functions of the role include:
Ability to relate and build relationships at all levels with stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.
Work effectively with physicians, hospital leadership, volunteers, prospects and donors to understand and align organization needs and priorities with donor intent.
Collaborate with Fund leadership and members of the development team to create and implement a fundraising strategy that results in five, six and seven-figure gifts to the organization.
Participate actively in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of medium-high net worth individuals to achieve leadership gifts for Nemours strategic priorities.
Collaborate with Donor Relations, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Community Liaisons and other Major Gift Associates as appropriate to drive results.
A Bachelor's degree and five or more years of fundraising experience is necessary in this role.
Experience with major gift fundraising strongly preferred.
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.