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Major Gifts Development Officer - Fund Development

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Job Summary:

Ensure the successful implementation of the Philanthropy Department’s mission and goals through the active management of a prospect portfolio of current and prospective donors ranging from mid-level to major gifts.  Responsible for all Major Gifts activities, manage the Prospect Portfolio, and enhance the Grateful Patient Program.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Major Gifts – Working with the Director of Major Gifts and Philanthropy Leadership, to develop and incorporate strategic and creative ways to broaden and further strengthen major gifts activities. Responsible for direct solicitation securing major gifts of 5-6 figures, handling a robust fundraising portfolio of donors, and also reaching out to prospects who have the capacity to increase their giving to seven figure gifts.  Responsible for developing targeted strategies for major gift solicitation as merited in alignment with hospital and system strategic priorities. Also will use Raiser’s Edge NXT (RE) database to maintain records of all prospect/donor interactions in order to track, evaluate and present giving information.  Also responsible for identifying, creating, and leveraging tailored gatherings to further advance relationships with prospects through moves management strategies. 
  • Prospect Portfolio – Working in concert with the Philanthropy Team, will strengthen the Annual Campaign as a source to develop prospective major and planned gift donors.  Responsible for the development and management of a portfolio of approximately 150 mid-level and major gift donors and demonstrate effectiveness in soliciting prospects in order to garner increased support and advancement to a higher level. Solicit, cultivate and steward prospects in a portfolio and effectively manage relationships.
  • Grateful Patient Program – Partner with Medical and Philanthropy staff members to enhance the Grateful Patient Program. Contact, solicit, cultivate, visit and steward grateful patient donors. Act as a liaison to key hospital staff to promote the Program which many include suggesting materials to assist in promotion, attending staff meetings, and making visits to patients and/or family members. 



  • Five (5) years professional development or related experience. 
  • Significant development experience in direct solicitation securing major gifts of 5-6 figures.   Demonstrated understanding of all core components of development, including grant writing, corporate partnerships/funding, individual giving and stewardship, and annual and online giving campaigns. 
  • Information tracking and management skills.


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