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Associate Major Gifts Officer - Magee


UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Associate, Major Gifts Officer to support the Magee Health Foundation department for the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation!

This position will work daylight shifts Monday through Friday, but will attend after hours/weekend events or meetings as needed. Travel outside of the Pittsburgh area will be minimal, possible 3-4 times per year. Hours and travel are subject to change based on business needs.


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. Working with the Executive Director of Development and the Manager of Foundation Relations, the Assoc. 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 Foundation 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 $750,000 to $1.25 million dollars. This position will work strategically to coordinate prospect and donor contacts as appropriate with the Foundation Executive Director and senior staff, volunteer, and Hospital leadership and senior medical, nursing and research faculty.


  • Represent the Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation in building relationships with individuals and families that will generate significant philanthropic support for strategic initiatives to advance the Hospital's mission.
  • Develop tailored prospect and donor-specific strategies and tactics to advance the philanthropic relationship and giving potential.
  • 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.
  • Develop strong working relationships of trust and confidence with clinical and research faculty.
  • Serve as liaison to auxiliary board(s) to provide strategic advice and direction.
  • Log all relationship information in the Raisers Edge database in compliance with the Hospital's HIPAA policies
  • 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).


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, marketing, sales, business, or related field required.
  • 3 - 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 Raiser's Edge donor tracking software 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.
  • Computer literacy.
  • High level of enthusiasm, initiative, motivation, and self-direction.
  • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of articulating verbally and in writing the Hospital's mission, vision, and priorities
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • None

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