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The Office of Development seeks a dynamic, highly-accomplished Major Gift Officer to fund initiatives that build a better future for our patients and community. Reporting directly to the Director of Individual Giving, the Major Gift Officer will work to create customized strategies for cultivation and solicitation of five-and six-figure gifts from individual donors and prospects. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter capable of building sustainable, long-term philanthropic relationships while meeting annual fundraising goals.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and develop a portfolio of 125-150 major gift prospects, including strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and the closing of gifts.
  • Grow individual donor base and increase overall donations to Montefiore and Einstein for clinical care, community programs, basic research and capital needs.
  • Proactively stay abreast of clinical, research, and administrative initiatives and needs within areas of responsibility, and identify prospective donors for those needs.
  • Write proposals and work with physicians and other Montefiore and Einstein colleagues on proposal development and presentations.
  • Staff volunteers and volunteer councils and committees as assigned.
  • Meet and/or exceed metrics for monthly qualification attempts, meetings and dollars raised.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5 – 7 years of proven success in major gifts fundraising, preferably within a research, academic or healthcare organization. 
  • Candidates should have computer skills and competency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Competency with Raiser’s Edge database or a comparable fundraising database.

 Expected experience and personal qualities include:


  • Passion for science and medicine, professional stature, and personal integrity necessary to effectively support and steward partnerships with scientists, Deans, faculty, philanthropists, volunteers, donors, and prospects.
  • Ability to function independently yet work in a centralized development structure.
  • Experience engaging internal and external stakeholders, ideally for an academic medical or research-intensive institution leading into a period of substantial growth.
  • Experience with and willingness to augment portfolio through prospecting and reinvigorating lapsed relationships.
  • Optimistic and tenacious while being comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Superb communication skills, including written, oral and active listening.
  • Ability to travel both locally and nationally and work occasional evenings and weekends.




Department: Development Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: MOSES  Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 3325 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 102808 


Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



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