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Development Officer Major Gifts

Company: Yale New Haven Health
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW:YNHHS is recruiting a highly organized and enthusiastic Major Gifts Officer for the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation who can work independently while demonstrating initiative and innovation.Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer of YNHHS, this position will be responsible for building, maintaining, and leading a major gift program focused on a prospect pool of 125 to 150 individuals. Duties include developing and implementing successful strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects to achieve overall fundraising goals. The Major Gifts Officer works closely with the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation by building a pipeline of key stakeholders to assist in driving revenue. He/She also participates as a member of the joint Bridgeport and Yale New Haven Development team. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with colleagues, establishes annual and long-term fundraising priorities and goals. Responsible for meeting agreed upon goals.
  • Manage prospect portfolio and apply moves management to 125-150 donors in support of the individual Major Gifts goal for the Foundation.
  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
  • Initiate contacts with potential major gift donors.
  • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with volunteers, physicians, and organizational Leadership.
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure.
  • Make solicitations when appropriate.
  • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Implement programs as required, in partnership with the Major Gift team.
  • Develop and disseminate donor correspondence, write and/or assist in the design, production, and distribution of letters, solicitation proposals, web pages, case statements, and other fundraising materials as appropriate.
  • Attend Foundation and community sponsored events as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Education: --- Bachelor's degree required. Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a development/fundraising position. Preferential consideration will be given to candidates with a history working in a healthcare philanthropy role.
    • Proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and utilize strategies for fundraising success, including solicitation of $100,000+ commitments.
    • Experience working with major gift giving, capital and comprehensive campaigns, planned and annual giving.
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
    • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with a demonstrated record of successful relationship building and solicitation.
    • High energy, creativity, and ability to inspire performance and commitment from key partners to achieve goals and objectives.Licensure: --- Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) preferred. Other/Special Skills:
      • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts at major gift levels.
      • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, clinical and administrative leadership, board members, donors, and volunteers.
      • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications.
      • Ability to identify new opportunities for revenue generation.
      • Demonstrated ability to establish, build relationships and be in social settings with individual high-net worth donors, trustees of family foundations, and individuals involved with their estate planning.
      • Adaptability and flexibility to thrive in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment.Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Keywords: Yale New Haven Health, Bridgeport , Development Officer Major Gifts, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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