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Development Associate
at Nemours Children's Health System
Wilmington, DE

Development Associate
at Nemours Children's Health System
Wilmington, DE

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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 Gift 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 Gift Associate builds relationships with clinical partners and team members as well as individuals and organizations in the community to identify, qualify, cultivate 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 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.

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