Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Magnet recognized by the American Nurse Credentialing Center, is seeking an experienced Gifts Officer/Individual Gifts Officer for their Somerset, NJ location.
The successful candidate will build and maintain relationships through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. It is a terrific opportunity for a development professional looking to expand their fundraising experience. As a key member of the development team, the Gifts Officer will seek to identify new prospects, screen them and help to expand the SHCF network.
Lead efforts on facilitating a Grateful Patient Program with medical staff.
Partner with key physicians and nursing units to create a culture of philanthropy.
Develop and maintain a portfolio of at least 20-30 individual gift donors giving $500-$5,000 annually and 50-60 potential prospects.
Personally solicit and steward donors through face-to-face visits, independently and with board volunteers and senior staff.
Integrate the major and individual giving program with other fundraising goals and strategic initiatives including planned giving and special events.
Cultivate targeted prospects through special events, tours and visits, and other exclusive opportunities; implement strategic follow-up working with Trustees and staff.
Prepare written materials, including relevant case statements, proposals, information bulletins, and correspondences with donors to inform them of the impact of their gift(s), and to keep them up-to-date about SHCF happenings and needs.
Work to identify and upgrade annual giving donors to major gift donors by establishing short and long term strategies.
Develop new and creative initiatives to engage donors and prospective donors
Coordinate special events/donor receptions to cultivate donors and/or meet new prospects.
Lead and manage annual Employee Giving Campaign; coordinating employee event gatherings, soliciting gifts, presenting the Campaign to Units across the hospital, etc.
Assist the Vice President and Director of Development as needed with other foundation initiatives and undertake special projects and assignments as directed.
Work with the Vice President to identify new sources of revenue and leadership giving opportunities. Attend fund raising events working with volunteers to identify key individual prospects.
Oversight and management of the Young Professionals Group – a diverse group of professionals networking to support SHCF.
Ensure all donor interactions are tracked accurately in Raiser’s Edge NXT.
Join community boards and attend meet & greets and networking events to grow the prospective donor universe and Gift Officer’s contacts.
Support the mission of the Foundation; perform duties of the position in a professional manner; work collegially with senior staff, fellow employees, volunteers and trustees; and grow professionally through seminars, workshops and/or conferences.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years relevant documented experience in soliciting and closing individual gifts up to $5,000.
Must be a professional who is pro-active, creative
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge NXT database is a plus but not required
Online fundraising experience is a plus.
Superior organizational skills and ability function independently and in teams.
Strong written and presentation skills
Documented experience in closing major gifts and the ability to manage several responsibilities concurrently
Four to six years of demonstrated success with a development team.
About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset:
RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. In addition, RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine.