Job Description

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer
Job ID: 743881
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8-5
Shift: Day Job
Department: Magee Health Foundation
Location: 3339 Ward Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Are you passionate about fundraising for a mission driven organization?  Do you have an established history working with Major Gifts?  This may be the perfect opportunity for you...Apply today!        

Through our partnership with the Magee-Womens Research Institute, we are committed to being a leader in both the delivery and research of women’s and infants’ health care to support the special women in your life.  

This position is a front-line fundraising role focused primarily on individuals, families, family foundations and corporations with the capacity to make contributions at the $10,000 to $1 million level.  Additional responsibilities include building a portfolio (approximately 125 to 175 potential donors) and for forging strong working partnerships with medical & nursing staff and research faculty to identify prospects. 

As the Major Gifts Officer, you will work 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 identification. You will work to create and implement a stewardship program for donors that will engender renewed and increased philanthropic commitments. The annual fundraising goal for the position is $350,000 up to 1.5 million dollars. As Major Gifts Officer you 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.

  • 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.
  • Serve as liaison to auxiliary board(s) to provide strategic advice and direction.


  • Bachelors degree in Communications, marketing, sales, business or related field required. 
  • 5 + years of experience in a non-profit setting preferred; or experience in sales, marketing and communication in the for-profit environment
  • Experience in a health care setting preferred; experience in an academic medical center desired. 
  • A track record of securing major gifts from identification through cultivation and solicitation preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge donor tracking software preferred. 
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential preferred.
  • 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.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • 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 with Renewal

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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