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National Jewish Health

Senior Associate Director – Development/Fundraising – Chicago Regional Office

National Jewish Health


Job Summary

Position Summary

Identify, cultivate and solicit donors and prospects capable of giving major, planned, capital, endowment, annual or event support.  Works with Trustees or other volunteers and creates and implements strategies for donor cultivation and engagement. Develops a fundraising plan to meet defined revenue and activity goals.



Essential Duties

  1. Partners with leadership, develops activity plans and implements overall strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new and exsiting donors.
  2. Assists with developing strategies to meet or exceed all budgeted revenue goals.
  3. Researches present and prospective donors to determine philanthropic capacity. Confirms and secures donations from donors.
  4. Cultivates donor relationships with high level of personal communication through telephone, electronic, written (letters, invitations, applications, proposals, etc.).
  5. Develops new leadership to serve on the Council of National Trustees as volunteers.
  6. Documents all donor contacts in compliance with National Jewish Health Development procedures.
  7. Maintains active portfolio according to best practices.

Job Responsibilities

Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of five years recent and related fundraising experience required.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Additional training in development and non-profit management preferred.

Additional Information


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

How to Apply


  • Date Posted: July 5, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 07/05/2022
  • Salary Range: 90,000
  • Working Hours: 40