Development Officer, Stewardship and Donor Relations

RWJBarnabas Health
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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Development Officer, Stewardship and Donor Relations

RWJ New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

Full Time, Days


RWJ New Brunswick is looking for a Development Officer to support, plan and implement strategies to grow fundraising efforts primarily through qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors, with emphasis on major gifts. The Development Officer will play an integral role in refining and executing a formal moves management program to support general operations and targeted program initiatives via excellent donor stewardship and donor relations.


Working with the Director of Development and Development Coordinator, the Development Officer will:

  • Develop a library of templates and content for the purposes of donor stewardship.
  • Develop and manage processes for targeted donor stewardship.
  • Oversee strategy and implementation of donor recognition efforts, including but not limited to naming opportunities and other creative donor recognition opportunities.
  • Create board and donor communications including but not limited to annual reports, endowment reports, and impact reports.
  • Manage active portfolio of 10 plus donors at any given time along with reporting and engagement oversight for donors in Extended Stewardship.
  • Work with Director of Development on LYBUNT and other targeted outreach to enhance pipeline building.
  • Qualify donors and advance them to MGO or VP portfolios as appropriate.
  • Responsible for strategic planning and execution for stewardship events.
  • Typical stewardship events to include but may not be limited to ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and donor tours.



  • At least three years of experience in healthcare or university development, donor or alumni relations with two years’ experience as a relationship builder and relationship manager.
  • Marketing background is a plus.
  • Proven track-record of strong writing.
  • Integrity, creativity, energy, and independence.
  • A collegial, understanding work style that values team members and institutional partners.
  • Ability to navigate complex organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Sense of humor and perspective.
  • Strong Computer Skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Donor Management System such as Raiser's Edge-NXT, Constant Contact and additional Web-Based Platforms.
  • Flexibility to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends occasionally, as well as attend events.


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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 600-bed academic medical center that serves as the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.


RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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