Under the direction of a Director of Development, the Assistant Development Officer (ADO) provides high-level support for divisional fundraising programs in Major Gifts. The ADO serves as a key liaison between members of the fundraising team, division staff, Foundation colleagues, as well as external stakeholders. The ADO will also work directly with donors and families who wish to contribute to the mission of the division.
- Provide major gift support to members of the fundraising team in their efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 6- and 7-figure individual donors. For example:
- Assist in the creation of proposals and stewardship reports/activities in partnership with donor relations.
- Prepare briefing materials for development colleagues, clinical and institutional leadership and support donor meeting follow up.
- Work collaboratively with Prospect Management to support efforts to identify and engage new prospective donors.
- Build, maintain and manage a small active portfolios of assigned donors below $100k.
- Partneri with the Directors of Development and clinical teams to understand the goals and learn about the programs, research, clinical care and family support initiatives.
- Contribute to strong working relationships in Individual Giving and across the entire Foundation by interface with the community fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, and additional teams to help ensure engagement of fundraising foundations and related groups.
Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
Required Experience: Three (3) years related job experience
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Experience: Three (3) years of development experience in a hospital or healthcare organization
Additional Technical Requirements
- Must possess initiative, leadership, creative energy, well-refined organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills.
- Superior attention to detail in an environment where accuracy and timely completion of tasks is critical to maintaining faculty and donor satisfaction.
- Highest sensitivity and judgement with regard to the needs of families of seriously ill children.
- Intellectual depth, maturity, judgement and professionalism to earn the trust and confidence of hospital partners and external stakeholders as well as the ability to build strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization.
- Ability to persuasively promote the Hospital’s mission in patient care, program development, education, and research.
- Effectively communicate complex medical information to both lay and professional audiences.
- Ability to work as an integral part of a fundraising team.
- Microsoft Office and database experience required.
- A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated.
- Poised and engaging, empathetic communications style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm.
- Fast-paced and results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements.
- Strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstration of good judgement, professionalism and the highest standards of ethical conduct.
- Travel, local and regional, required