Job Description

Job Title: Senior Major Gifts Officer
Job ID: 774793
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8-5
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Major Gifts
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


This position is a front-line fundraising role focused primarily on individuals, foundations and corporations with the capacity to make contributions at the $50,000 to $1 million+ level. This position will be responsible for building a portfolio (approximately 80 to 100 potential donors) and for forging strong working partnerships with medical and nursing staff, and research faculty to identify prospects. As Senior Major Gifts Officer you will work with the Vice President for Development, the Manager of Donor Relations and the Manager of Prospect Research and Management.  The Senior Major Gifts Officer will develop cultivation and solicitation strategies with the goal of soliciting prospects for commitments at the $50,000 level and above within 18 months of identification. This position will partner with the Manager of Donor Relations 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 $1.25 million to $2 million dollars. This position will work strategically to coordinate prospect and donor contacts as appropriate with the Foundation President and senior staff, volunteer and Hospital leadership and senior medical, nursing and research faculty.

  • Assure prompt gift acceptance, deposit, acknowledgement and recognition of contributions.
  • Be knowledgeable about and capable of articulating verbally and in writing the Hospital's mission, vision and priorities
  • Demonstrate through behavior the Hospital's core values.
  • Develop strong working relationships of trust and confidence with clinical and research faculty.
  • Develop tailored prospect and donor-specific strategies and tactics to advance relationships and giving potential.
  • Log all relationship information in the Raisers Edge database in compliance with the Hospital's HIPAA policies.
  • Provide excellent customer service to prospects, donors, volunteers, medical and nursing staff, research faculty, and Foundation and Hospital leadership.
  • Serve as liaison to volunteer groups and provide strategic advice and direction.


  • Bachelors degree in Communication, Sales, Marketing, Business, or other related field required. 
  • Minimum of 8 years direct fundraising experience for non-profit organization required. 
  • Operate with minimal supervision as a senior, experienced fundraising professional.
  • Operate collaboratively and openly with a high attention to detail.
  • Represent Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in building relationships with individuals, families, foundations and corporations that will generate significant philanthropic support for strategic initiatives to advance the Hospitals mission.  
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Team-oriented communication skills that facilitate work among various hospital/foundation constituencies, including trustees, medical and administrative staff members, volunteers and the community.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with leaders and executives from corporations.
  • High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and self-direction.
  • Computer literacy.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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