Major Gift Officer

Southampton Hospital Foundation
New York, United States
$110,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time


The Major Gift Officer is a self-directed and goal-driven fundraising professional who will serve as a core member of the Development Department. Reporting to the Director of Development, the MGO is tasked with expanding Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Foundation’s major donor base of six- and seven-figure gifts from individual and private foundations, grateful patients, and capital campaign supporters. The ideal candidate will have significant experience as a front-line fundraiser, demonstrated success with major gift program creation and major gift solicitations, and strong communication skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Secure major gifts at the $100K+ level from individuals and private foundations, contributing to the department’s overall goal of $10M annually
  • Leverage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including Raiser’s Edge database and wealth screening tools
  • Manage existing portfolio of 150 donors and prospects
  • Work with the development department – especially the Director of Development and Chief Development Officer – to align efforts and set goals
  • Partner with physicians and other experts to identify funding opportunities, align strategic initiatives, identify, cultivate, and steward donor relationships
  • Create and implement moves management plans
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and other staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
  • In coordination with Manager, Donor Relations, acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition efforts in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Track and report progress using specific metrics


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years of experience in a frontline fundraising role
  • CFRE Certification preferred
  • A proven ability to develop and execute winning fundraising strategies and techniques, particularly in major gifts or capital campaigns
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sophistication and gravitas necessary for high-level relationship building and management
  • Curiosity, initiative and adaptability to thrive and contribute to a growing team
  • Willingness and ability to travel to meet donors
  • Knowledge of CRM software required; Raiser’s Edge preferred



*Please note the employment at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is with Southampton PEO, a NYS licensed professional employer organization.

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