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Director Major Gifts & Philanthropy, Healthcare Non Profit (REMOTE BASED)

American Diabetes Association
Colorado, United States
$90,000.00 - $110,000.00
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Administrative, Sales and Marketing
Employment Type
Full Time
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is seeking a  Director of Major Gifts & Philanthropy  which reports to the Vice President of Major Gifts.  ADA seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy and nurturing donors throughout the community, as well as corporations and foundations, friends and patient care. Reporting to the Vice President of Major Gifts, the Director of Major Gifts & Philanthropy  is responsible for the development and management of a portfolio of the ADA most generous prospective and existing donors who have the capability of making current and planned gifts at the mid and  principal gift level (seven- figures or greater).  The role is remote based and requires the ability to travel to face to face meetings. 

This position provides strategic leadership for fundraising efforts around ADA initiatives of the highest value and priority to the organization and will set strategic direction and goals for the principal gift programs, in coordination with the Vice President of major Gifts. The Director will also determine strategy and engagement of the ADA’s existing and prospective donors. 

The Director will also manage a robust personal portfolio of top prospects to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts with the objective of growing funds that are raised annually. 

This position is expected to: oversee day-to-day major gifts fundraising activities for the ADA, while helping to maximize the efforts of the respective teams to generate six, and seven-figure gifts in support of the top strategic fundraising initiatives as determined by the Chief Development Officer.  They convene regular prospect management meetings of the front-line fundraisers to discuss their progress with their assigned prospects; and personally, manage a small portfolio of seven-figure gift prospects. 

Candidates in the  Central/Western parts  of U.S. preferred. 


  • Executes agreed upon metrics including donor/prospect visits, major/principal gift asks, and funds raised. 

  • Promotes a culture of high performance (results), integrity, and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality work amongst the development team 

  • Manages a team who will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals and work with the senior leadership team to develop tailored principal and planned gift strategies and programs. 

  • Creates and provide leadership around philanthropic principal gifts strategies which advance organization -wide initiatives and pays special attention to strategic projects.   

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization 

  • Eight to ten years of relevant professional experience 

  • Must have at least 4 years of managerial experience. 

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills. 

  • Experience in high paced rapidly changing environment.   

  • Demonstrated experience in strategically cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major and principal (defined as $1 million +) donor prospects. 

  • Accomplished oral and written communication skills and knowledge of capital campaigns. 

  • Significant experience in both directly and indirectly managing people and resources. 

  • Highly developed sense of collegiality and mentorship. 


Compensation range: $90,000 to $110,000 Max

You will be eligible for the following standard ADA benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision coverage for employees, as well as coverage for eligible dependents
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Account
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D coverage
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick leave
  • 9 annual paid holidays

Take Your Career On A Mission 

More than 122 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and are striving to manage their lives while living with the disease.  Every day more than 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes in America. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a rewarding career working for one of the premier voluntary health organizations in the world supporting people with type 1 & type 2 diabetes.  

Our employees like working at the ADA because of our mission, the inclusive environment, remote working, and our competitive benefits package. Joining our dedicated team affords the gratification of knowing beyond a doubt that you will impact the lives and well-being of millions.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

It is the policy of the American Diabetes Association to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.   
To find out more about the ADA as well as other exciting and fulfilling career opportunities please visit us at For full consideration, you must apply directly to the Association’s Careers Page. 


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