Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time
The Senior Major Gifts Officer for Neurosciences leads fundraising efforts for the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Services, Division of Neurology, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Center for Autism Research, and Division of Adolescent Medicine. The Senior Major Gifts Officer will develop long-term philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of donors, prospects, and volunteer leaders. In conjunction with the Executive Director (ED), will set strategy for their assigned areas of the hospital and contribute to the larger strategy for the Major Gifts team.
Oversee fundraising for the Neurosciences, securing major gifts from the families of patients as well as donors inspired by the innovative clinical, research and family support initiatives in each medical area.
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 150 prospects rated at $100,000 and higher, serving as a significant contributor to the Foundation-wide pipeline and meeting fundraising goals and expectations.
Increase philanthropic awareness via physician/nursing/support staff orientations, one-on-one medical staff meetings, and maintain a presence in the clinical units.
Attract future volunteer leadership and partner with chair to launch and manage an Autism Board of Visitors comprised of individuals who are willing to give and advocate on behalf of the hospital in support of For Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs: The Campaign for Children’s Hospital.
Partner closely with Department Chair, Division Chiefs, and Center and Program leadership to guide the involvement of the multidisciplinary clinical, research and psychosocial teams in the development process from identification to solicitation, serving as their primary point of contact within the CHOP Foundation.
Contribute to strong working relationships in the Individual Giving team and across the entire Foundation.
At least five (5) years fundraising experience
At least three (3) years major gifts fundraising experience
Previous experience with identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing 6-figure gifts from individual donors.
Experience working with executive leadership and managing volunteers.
Previous experience in healthcare fundraising.
Proficient in Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.
Additional Technical Requirements
Must possess initiative, leadership, creative energy, well-refined organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to take risks, resilience, negotiating skills and proven expertise as a major gifts fundraiser.
Highest sensitivity and judgement with regard to the needs of families of seriously ill children.
Ability to relate at all levels across the organization - whether physicians, senior executives,board members, volunteers, Foundation colleagues, prospects, or donors.
Intellectual depth, maturity, judgement and professionalism to earn the trust and confidence of hospital leadership and external stakeholders as well as the ability to build strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization.
Ability to persuasively promote the Hospital’s mission in patient care, program development,education, and research.
Effectively communicate complex medical information to both lay and professional audiences.
Organizational and managerial skills involving administrative processes and in working with colleagues and support staff.
Ability to work as an integral part of a fundraising team.
Microsoft Office and database experience required.
A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated.
Poised and engaging, empathetic communications style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm.
Fast-paced and results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements.
Strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstration of good judgement, professionalism and the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Travel, local and regional, required.
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