Major Gift Officer - Cardiac

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19107

LOC_1300_MKT-Wanamaker Building Req ID: 82382

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Major Gift Officer will develop long-term philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of donors and prospects with the ultimate goal being to solicit these individuals for a major gift to the Hospital. In conjunction with Major Gifts leadership and colleagues across the Foundation, he/she will develop and implement strategy for assigned areas of the hospital.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as a liaison for fundraising for assigned areas of the hospital, partnering closely with hospital leadership and multidisciplinary teams to secure major gifts from families of patients, as well as donors inspired by the innovative clinical, research, and family support initiatives in the respective medical areas


  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 150 prospects with capacity to make a 6-figure gift, meeting annual fundraising goals and expectations.


  • Increase philanthropic awareness via physician/nursing/support staff orientations, one-on-one medical staff meetings, and maintaining a presence in the clinical units. 


  • Partner with volunteer leadership to attract volunteers and manage volunteer committee(s) comprised of individuals who are willing to give and advocate on behalf of the hospital.


  • Develop collaborative relationships within Individual Giving team and across the entire Foundations.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required. 


At least five (5) years of experience in Development. Previous experience with identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and closing 6-figure gifts from individual donors.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Prior experience at the major gift level.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Must possess initiative, leadership, creative energy, well-refined organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to take risks, resilience, negotiating skillsand proven fundraising expertise.
  • 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 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.  Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • 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.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 





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