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Project Manager

The Project Manager will support the fundraising project activities based in A.J. Drexel Autism Institute (AJDAI). Founded in 2012, the AJDAI is a research institute emphasizing public health and policy aspects of autism spectrum disorders. The Project Manager will report directly to the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Director. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse community of Drexel University students, staff, and faculty. Applicants must submit their application through, Requisition number 7080.


  • Support the Institute Director in the implementation of the Institute's strategic plan for philanthropy by maintaining timelines, initiating meetings, following up on action items, etc.
  • Support the fundraising efforts of the Autism Institute by facilitating inter-organizational collaboration between Institute faculty and staff, Drexel Institutional Advancement, Drexel University Communications and other relevant departments at Drexel University.
  • Be a main point of contact at the Institute for individuals and organizations potentially interested in developing a philanthropic relationship with the Institute.
  • Work with Institute faculty and staff and Institutional Advancement staff to cultivate relationships with potential donor individuals and entities.
  • Help develop content and materials across relevant media and social platforms that support the Institute's effort to grow philanthropic donations.
  • Support the activities of the Institute's Leadership Council.
  • Work closely with the Institute's Outreach Core Director to ensure alignment between IA and other outreach activities at the Institute.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Highly Preferred:Experience in the field of autism spectrum disorders, other child health, or public health issues. 


  • Ability to conceptualize, write, and edit development material for a range of outlets (website articles, brochures, case statements, annual reports, blogs, tweets, etc.).
  • Ability to understand and communicate research to a lay audience with a focus on gift cultivation.
  • Ability to work independently while effectively leveraging the resources of the university.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with an ability to relate to a broad diverse audience.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or related experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in non-profit development or marketing, with a substantive project management/coordination component.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication abilities especially for non-academic audiences.


Commensurate with experience.


Documents that must be associated with this posting: Cover letter, resume or current curriculum vitae, 3 recent writing samples, and contact information for 3 references.

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