Major Gift Officer (Individual)

Cottage Health
19000183 Requisition #

Responsible for developing and implementing the on-going identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship/recognition of individual prospects/donors. Works closely with other development staff, other Cottage Health employees, and volunteers in this process. Responsible for keeping accurate information on individual donors and prospects and keeping other staff and volunteers informed of their progress and activities.


Develops relationships with donors and prospects; discovering their interest in CHS and helping them achieve their philanthropic goals with involvement in, and support of, CHS. Performs regular planned contact, including written correspondence, telephone contact, and personal contact.

Develops, with other development staff, a system of monitoring and recording/tracking the contacts and the progress being made with assigned donors/prospects.

Researches, as needed, information that will assist with helping donors meet their philanthropic goals.

Prepares written thank you letters, briefings, summaries, reports, and proposals.

Oversees, in close cooperation with the Director of Prospect Research, the identification of individual prospects, evaluating gift capacity, proposal writing, and managing of stewardship activities for assigned individuals.

Assists various staff leadership and volunteers to develop their own strategies for maximizing relationships with prospects/donors. Prepares correspondence, etc. for these key staff and volunteers.

Represents Cottage Health to its institutional supporters and serves as a key resource in conceptualizing and implementing strategies and plans for marketing naming opportunities associated with the needs of Cottrage Health.

Personally solicits contributions and/or facilitates volunteer leaders.


Bachelor’s degree, 5 years progressively responsible fund raising experience in higher education, healthcare, or a not-for-profit organization or business related sales/marketing activity. Familiarity with individual donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; working with volunteers; event planning and management.

Preferred : Masters' degree,  CFRE/FAHP, Familiarity with Raiser's Edge software. Capital campaign experience.

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