Foundation Development Officer

CHI Health Foundation
Nebraska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

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 community.


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 sensitivity. 


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 family:

  • 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 Identity Theft 
  • 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 of $1M+.
  • 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 prospects.
  • 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 intent.
  • 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

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