Northeast Georgia Health System
May 14, 2024
Gainesville, Georgia
Job Type


Major Gifts Officer

locations Gainesville, GA
time type Full time
posted on Posted 5 Days Ago
job requisition id R13094

Job Category:

Administrative & Clerical


Work Shift/Schedule:

8 Hr Morning - Afternoon


Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.



About the Role:

Job Summary

NGHS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Northeast Georgia Health System. NGHS Foundation is a volunteer driven and supported program. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) develops, maintains and manages a portfolio of 50-70 prospects. MGO will be responsible for securing major gifts to the Foundation of $10,000 and higher. MGO will create and maintain written strategies for managed prospects in their portfolio resulting in the eventual solicitation of major gifts to the Foundation. In partnership with the Foundation Donor Relations Officer, the MGO will provide guidance for the creation of solicitation proposals for potential gifts and developing associated story, signage, recognition and dedication events where appropriate for major gift donors. The MGO manages relationships with potential donors and existing donors to ensure successful fundraising. MGO follows the NGHS Core Values which are essential to this position and the Foundation's work to develop long-term relationships and partnerships to promote the community's support of NGHS, and fulfills the essential tasks and responsibilities specific to this position as identified in the job description


Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications:
  • Educational Requirements:
  • Minimum Experience: Minimum of three (3) - five (5) years direct fundraising, preferably in a healthcare, education or other non-profit setting. Other related experience in similar industries with transferrable skills will be considered
  • Other: Previous business development, sales, marketing or related experience will be considered


Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Preferred Licensure or other certifications: CFRE
  • Preferred Educational Requirements: Bachelors degree in Business, Non-profit Management, Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or other related field
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Other:


Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with Windows and Microsoft Suite products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and possesses a working knowledge of Blackbaud's Raisers Edge or other fundraising/donor management systems
  • Project Management and Budgeting experience desirable
  • Strategic planning experience desirable
  • Base knowledge of the principles of individual fundraising and relationship development
  • Communicates effectively, including active listening as well as strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be adept in interpersonal communication and relationship building
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate, prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Promotes and values teamwork; ability and desire to work and support a professional team atmosphere
  • Ability to be self-directed and work under pressure in a fast-paced, goal oriented environment
  • Strives for continuous improvement, adapts to change, always seeks to be better tomorrow than today
  • Must have the capacity to work sympathetically with individuals possessing many different points of view
  • Conveys a positive and professional image at all times, ensuring the highest professional ethical standards
  • Ability to deal effectively with donors, volunteers and general public in a professional and courteous manner


Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Relationship Development. Assists with NGHS Foundation's efforts to develop philanthropic support for NGHS by developing/cultivating relationships, identifying potential partners, and identifying/cultivating donor prospects, resulting in financial gifts to NGHS at the major ($10,000 and higher) gift level. Responsible for developing meaningful, long-term relationships with organizational partners, donors and prospects. Develops strategic partnerships with physician and clinician champions to identify and cultivate Grateful Patient prospects. Represents NGHS Foundation at community events.
  • Major Gifts Program and Dedication Events. Supports Director of Development with major gift activities. Provides input and direction to Donor Relations Officer to develop donor proposals for soliciting major gifts. Provides input for public announcements and communication plan, donor story, signage, recognition and dedication events where appropriate in accordance with Foundation recognition policy. Responsible for accurate and up-to-date donor and prospect database records, as well as provides up-to-date prospect tracking in the order of short, intermediate and long-term prospects. ¬†With the Director of Development, creates written strategies for each prospect in the portfolio an effort to cultivate and educate, ultimately resulting in a successful gift solicitation. Meets weekly with Director of Development and Development Team to evaluate and report on major gift progress and prospect status.
  • Strategic Planning. Participate in short and long-range planning activities to develop and implement fundraising goals and objectives. Responsible for facilitating evaluation and documentation of progress toward successful meeting of business goals and objectives. Develop and update FY goals and objectives with specific goals focused on solicitation and closing of major gifts, meeting with Director of Development regularly for review.
  • Development Team. Attends weekly Development Team meetings and participates in special meetings, activities, brainstorming, and planning with Gift Officers. Works with Foundation team to update policy and procedure manual as it relates to major gifts and Foundation standards. Maintains a working knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising software to review, update, enter prospect tracking information and reporting on constituent records. Enters information summarizing contacts with prospects and donors immediately following meetings in order to keep accurate and up-to-date information. Works collaboratively with Foundation staff and other NGHS staff, such as Public Relations, on educational programs, projects, special events, ground breakings, and public grand openings, as needed. Provides input on content related to Foundation activity including major gifts for various publications. Assists in the development of campaign materials such as case statement, DVDs, brochures, programs, and press releases. Maintains a broad knowledge of the purpose, importance and status of projects, programs, individuals and organizations coming in contact with the Foundation. Participates in the ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of both the development and community relations programs of NGHS Foundation, seeking ways to improve the effectiveness of existing programs and to attract support from new sources.
  • Organization Expectations. Meets both mandatory education and physical requirements within specified deadlines. Contributes to the department's compliance with regulatory, DNV, mandatory education, and similar requirements.


Physical Demands

  • Weight Lifted: Up to 20lbs, Occasionally 0-30%
  • Weight Carried: Up to 20lbs, Occasionally 0-30%
  • Vision: Moderate, Occasionally 0-30%
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Standing/Walking: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Keyboarding, Driving



Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals. 

NGHS: Opportunities start here.



Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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