CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic
Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700
care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to
home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities
advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how
and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in
The Foundation Development Officer is responsible for growing
and maintaining a comprehensive major gifts program focused on
attracting gifts in excess of $10,000. Managing a portfolio of 150
major gift donors and high wealth prospects, the development
officer builds strong relationships and actively develops a major
giving pipeline of larger gifts and increased revenue. Raising
gifts over $10,000, the development officer is responsible for an
annual goal of $1M+. The development officer will identify and
qualify major gift prospects, develop compelling engagement
strategies to cultivate, solicit and close gifts. In collaboration
with the foundation team, the development officer will prepare
written proposals, gift agreements required to secure major gifts.
The development officer will effectively use Raiser’s Edge (RE)
database to maintain records of all prospect/donor interactions in
order to track, evaluate and present giving information.
You understand and appreciate that people are our most valuable
asset that is the primary driver of our business success. You
champion diversity and complement our environment of inclusion by
treating everyone with compassion and cultural
CHI Health provides you with the same level of care you provide
for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer
benefits that complement work/life balance.
We offer the following benefits to support you and your
- Free Membership to our Care@Work program supporting any child
care, pet care, or adult dependent needs
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
- Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
- Flexible spending accounts
- Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
- Matching Retirement Programs
- Wellness Program
Major Gifts - 60%
- Responsible for successfully managing a portfolio of 150
individuals, corporations and foundation donors and prospects.
- Secure major gifts of $10,000 or more to reach an annual goal
- Cultivate new prospects through the creation and utilization of
effective donor management strategies including grateful patients,
service lines leaders etc.
- Effectively move a portfolio of prospects through the complete
giving cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship.
- Ability to utilize RE to track and cultivate donors and
- Lead in the creation of proposals and grants for prospect
meetings and solicitations.
Donor Pipeline - 20%
- Prospect new potential donors to forge relationships and sow
the seeds for annual donors to perpetuate their giving through
major and planned gifts to ensure a growing base of support.
- Ensure that all major and planned giving donors receive
appropriate, consistent recognition and an accounting of the impact
their gift has on community needs annually.
Management - 20%
- Attend planning meetings and build relationships with hospital
leadership including physicians, service line leaders and
executives in order to match hospital priorities with donor
- Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple assignments, and
meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining
strict attention to detail.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse
and multicultural environment.
- Bachelor's degree required
- Three to five years of fundraising experience
- Major Gift Fundraising experience highly desirable
- Superior ability to establish donor relationships
- CFRE Certification preferred