The Development Associate plays a key role in the team’s
day-to-day operations and provides administrative support to the
AVP Development and Senior Philanthropy Officer. He/she assists in
improving the various systems that support the fundraising team in
achieving established revenue targets and serves to extend their
reach and effectiveness by contributing to donor stewardship,
interacting with donors, tracking notable gifts from unassigned
donors, and conducting preliminary research to help build a
pipeline of new major gift donor prospects.
He/she provides high-level administrative and project management
support to the Gaylord Development Office and all fundraising
efforts while taking independent initiative with effective
collaboration and problem solving across all departments within the
organization. Requires the ability to frame problems and identify
the necessary steps to complete projects such that they allow for
successful fundraising and prospect management.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree required with two to five years of successful
fundraising experience relevant to the responsibilities.
- Experience in healthcare and/or hospitals is highly
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to
detail and a high level of organization is essential.
- High level of professionalism and time management capacities
- Proficiency in MS Office and project management software.
- Understanding of campaigns, gift migration, stewardship and
- Collaborative team player, flexible, resourceful.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability
and statistical inference, and fundamentals of formulas and
- Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages,
ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT/PROGRAM
Gaylord's Development Executive Assistant - Program Coordinator
is responsible for directly supporting the Chief Development
Officer (CDO) and the AVP of Development Operations & Campaign
Initiatives. This key administrative role will coordinate
operations within the development team, managing logistics,
technology for presentations and events, and a wide range of
internal and external communications. The position requires
initiative, critical thinking, and independent decision-making
skills. The professional in this position must be forward thinking
and a proactive member of the organization who can assist all
development staff members. This position is based on site at
Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT and will need to be responsive
to (CDO) when occasionally needed during nontraditional work
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
- Proven project management expertise
- Exceptional communications skills; understanding of all social
- Self-direction and ability to prioritize a high volume of
- Demonstrated organizational and research abilities
- Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
- Experience with Raisers Edge/Blackbaud a plus
- Supporting work samples will be requested
Monday-Friday- Full time
LEADERSHIP GIFTS OFFICER
The Leadership Gifts Officer works independently and as part of
the Development team to secure annual, unrestricted gifts and build
the pipeline of future major gift donors to Gaylord Hospital.
Through phone calls, personal visits, and other meaningful
interactions, the Officer will identify and qualify new prospects;
cultivate, solicit and close gifts between $1,000 - $50,000; and
steward annual leadership donors. The Leadership Gifts Officer will
also serve as a conduit for building engagement and interest in
supporting Gaylord through philanthropic dollars. He/She is
responsible for increasing participation and financial support of
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. This position will create and
sustain relationships with the goal of expanding the prospect pool
of qualified donors at the mid and upper level gift
Experience & qualifications:
· Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four
years of successful fundraising experience.
· Proven capabilities working with donors
or clients, including soliciting gifts, executing donor stewardship
and cultivation strategies.
· Demonstrates knowledge of the
principles and practices associated with fundraising in higher
education or medical center including direct mail, telephone
solicitations, online giving and donor relations.
· Focused and strategic thinker; able to
customize outreach and communication to donors and new
· Excellent writing, communications and
· Ability to travel to donor meetings and
· Experienced working with donors in a
· Strong computer and analytical skills
A results-oriented individual who is strong, collaborative and
energetic with seasoned fundraising skills.
A competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and
other incentives offered!
For more information and to apply on-line, please
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