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Major Gift Officer for Women and Children's Services (Work From Home)

Job Title Major Gift Officer for Women and Children's Services (Work From Home) Location Work from Home Job Category Foundation Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Geisinger Health Foundation Division Date posted 01/30/2024 Job ID R-51400

Job Summary

The Senior Development Officer will be responsible for advancing our mission by fostering strong relationships with friends, donors, and will generate philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations by managing a portfolio of donors and prospects.

Job Duties

  • Develop specific individual strategy for cultivation of major donor solicitation and manage on-going relationships with major donors to close five, six and seven-figure gifts that reflect both the donor’s wishes and our needs.
  • Prepare and implement solicitation strategies for assigned prospects, working independently and in collaboration with Board members and other key volunteers, physicians and administration.
  • Track and manage information and strategies pertaining to the major gift portfolio, including timely and accurate documentation of conversations and contacts with donors, volunteers, Board members, physicians and leaders in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Support the engagement of physician partners by providing information, processes and strategies to help initiate and grow physician referrals of grateful patients and families.
  • Maintains regular strategic contact with staff on goals, initiatives, collaborative opportunities, stewardship, communications, and events.
  • Engage current and prospective supporters in meaningful ways that engender engagement and philanthropy including, but not limited to, the preparation of strategies utilizing multiple touch points such as personal meetings, email, telephone, invitations to events and to donor cultivation events and other stewardship activity.
  • Engage volunteers in prospect identification and evaluation process.
  • Partner with colleagues to align philanthropic opportunities with strategic priorities and confirm spending plans for philanthropic funds for stewardship purposes.
  • Ensures leadership is apprised of current issues and events in an ongoing, timely and appropriate manner.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Travel may be required. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Relevant experience may be a combination of related work experience and degree obtained (Associate’s Degree = 2 years; Bachelor’s Degree = 4 years).

Position Details

This role will focus on securing philanthropic support for Women's & Pediatric services including Janet Weis Children's Hospital.

Will require travel across Geisinger footprint as business needs require. 60-90 mile drivable commute preferred.

Employee Value Proposition: Freedom to innovate and build a portfolio of prospects by engaging community members and businesses around the important work of the Women & Children's Institute.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 9 years-Relevant experience* (Required)


Communication; Working Independently; Computer Literacy; Organizing; Interpersonal Communication

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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