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Major Gifts Officer – Development - Corporate Location

Job ID 00754726 Location Weill Cornell Medical Center
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New York, New York


Day (United States of America)


Lifesaving Care: Development Makes It Possible

Ranked #1 in New York and among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive health care institutions in the world. Our talented development professionals help ensure that we will have the resources to deliver the finest, most advanced patient care well into the future. We have launched a $2 billion capital campaign for key priorities that will maintain the Hospital’s excellence in patient care, education, and translational research. We invite you to join our team and help us reach our campaign goal.

Major Gifts Officer – Development - Corporate Location

Major Gifts Officers work closely with physicians, volunteers, and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts of $100,000+. Moves management plans for each assigned prospect that will need to be developed and implemented. In order to be successful, Gifts Officers will need to work collaboratively with other staff in the Development Office and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include: managing a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects, including personally soliciting these prospects, as appropriate, designing, implement, and assess effective strategies to cultivate and solicit major gift prospects, especially for priority programs and projects in the campaign and engaging as an appropriate, physicians, administration, volunteers, and staff, involving them in strategy development and solicitations, keeping them apprised of interactions, and collaborating to ensure maximum fundraising effectiveness. In this role, you will also serve as an effective spokesperson and representative for the Hospital and the campaign, join staff committees and various cultivation and stewardship events, as appropriate, work with staff to devise, coordinate, and obtain approval for donor recognition plans and maintain knowledge of relevant clinical developments and fundraising trends – and provide outstanding service to all prospects and donors.

Required Criteria

  • Appreciation and understanding of NewYork-Presbyterian’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of advanced development experience with demonstrated success soliciting and closing major gifts
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with major-gift level donors.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a working knowledge of Excel and fundraising database
  • Solid experience managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate within a fast-paced, highly-complex organization emphasizing teamwork, respect, and excellence.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail.
  • An understanding of New York City’s philanthropic community


Join a hospital where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Enjoy competitive compensation along with benefits such as tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and financial planning assistance. Start your life-changing journey today.

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