Job Description

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer (Fundraising & Development) - Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC & Magee-Womens Research Institute
Job ID: 665065
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight, Monday thru Friday
Shift: Day Job
Department: Magee Health Foundation
Location: 3339 Ward Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Are you an experienced sales or fundraising professional with a passion for nonprofit? Are you eager to take the lead on fundraising campaigns? Are you a team player and an independent thinker? We have a fantastic opportunity and can't wait to meet you!

The Magee Health Foundation, on behalf of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the affiliated Magee-Womens Research Institute, is actively seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer to lead our major gifts fundraising campaigns.

This unique position is a front-line fundraising role focused primarily on building and cultivating relationships with individuals, families and family foundations, and corporations with the capacity to make contributions at the $10,000 to $1 million level. As Major Gifts Officer, you will be responsible for building a portfolio (approximately 125 to 175 potential donors) and for forging strong working partnerships with medical and nursing staff as well as research faculty to identify prospects. You will work closely with the Vice President for Development and the Manager of Prospect Research and Management to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies with the goal of soliciting prospects for commitments at the $10,000 level and above within 18 months of donor identification.

Additionally, you will create and implement a stewardship program for donors that will engender renewed and increased philanthropic commitments. You will strive to achieve an annual fundraising goal of $350,000 up to $1.5 million. This position will work strategically to coordinate prospect and donor contacts as appropriate with the senior staff, volunteer and Hospital leadership and senior medical, nursing and research faculty.

Does this sound like the perfect opportunity for you? Apply today!

  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President as they may arise.
  • Assure the prompt gift acceptance, deposit, acknowledgement and recognition of gifts.
  • Demonstrate through behavior hospital's core values of integrity, care, balance, excellence, stewardship, and teamwork - (see institution's Performance Excellence Program information).
  • Develop strong working relationships of trust and confidence with clinical and research faculty.
  • Develop tailored prospect and donor-specific strategies and tactics to advance the philanthropic relationship and giving potential.
  • Log all relationship information in the Raisers Edge database in compliance with the Hospital's HIPPA policies.
  • Operate collaboratively and openly with a high attention to detail to provide excellent service to prospects, donors, medical and nursing staff and research faculty, Foundation and Hospital leadership.
  • Represent the Magee Women's Hospital Research Institute in building relationships with individuals and families that will generate significant philanthropic support for strategic initiatives to advance the Hospital's mission.


  • Bachelors degree in Communications, Marketing, Sales, Business or related field required.
  • 5 - 8 years of experience in a non-profit setting preferred
  • Experience in sales, marketing and communication in a for-profit environment will also be considered.
  • A track record of securing major gifts or similar from identification through cultivation and solicitation strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a health care setting a major plus, but not required
  • Experience in an academic medical center desirable
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge donor tracking software a plus.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written communication skills and the ability to work with many different people such as donors, volunteers, trustees and staff.
  • Team oriented; works well within group situations.
  • Must be very organized, analytical and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Computer literacy.
  • High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and self-direction.
  • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of articulating verbally and in writing the Hospitals mission, vision and priorities
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

Apply Current Employee?


At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!


UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.


Now more than ever, YOU can help us shape our communities and UPMC into a better place for everyone to work, study, play, and thrive.

Learn more about working here and check out our policies and recent updates.

UPMC Ranked #17 Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers in 2018

Talent Network