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Fund Development Officer - Philanthropy

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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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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.


Position Specifics

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. The ideal candidate will have a significant development experience in direct solicitation securing major gifts of 5-6 figures, handling a robust fundraising portfolio of donors, and also feels comfortable reaching out to prospects who have the capacity to increase their giving to seven figure gifts. This position is expected to develop targeted strategies for major gift solicitation as merited in alignment with hospital and system strategic priorities. The ideal candidate has a clear grasp of all core components of development, including grant writing, corporate partnerships/funding, individual giving and stewardship, and annual and online giving campaigns. The Fund Development Officer will effectively use Raiser’s Edge NXT (RE) database to maintain records of all prospect/donor interactions in order to track, evaluate and present giving information.  The Fund Development Officer will identify, create, and leverage tailored gatherings to further advance relationships with prospects through moves management strategies.  While staying mindful of the Hospital’s COVID safe protocols.  


Prospect Portfolio – The Fund Development Officer is expected to work in concert with the Philanthropy Team to strengthen the Annual Campaign as a source to develop prospective major and planned gift donors.  As well as develop and manage 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. 



  • A minimum of five years professional development or related experience is preferred.
  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Mission driven, results-oriented and creative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting gifts from individuals.
  • Unwavering commitment to ensuring the highest standards of donor stewardship.
  • Ability to analyze obstacles and create new strategies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team.
  • Ability to build lasting relationships.
  • Information tracking and management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in prospect research preferred.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge preferred.




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