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The Office of Development seeks a dynamic, highly-accomplished Major Gift Officer (MGO) to fund the advancement of clinical, research and community efforts at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).  As the only hospital in the Bronx exclusively dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of children, CHAM’s primary goal is to provide children with the best opportunity to lead active, healthy lives and realize their full potential.  Each year, we care for over 9,000 hospitalized infants, children and adolescents with complex medical and surgical conditions, including 1,100 in our state-of-the-art pediatric critical care unit, and approximately 900 critically ill newborns in our neonatal intensive care units.


Reporting directly to the Director of Major Gifts, the MGO will work to create customized strategies for cultivation and solicitation of five-and six-figure gifts from individual pediatric donors and prospects. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in and familiarity with pediatric healthcare, academic medicine and social justice with experience in building sustainable, long-term philanthropic relationships.


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and develop a portfolio of 125-150 major gift prospects, including strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and the closing of gifts.
  • Proactively stay abreast of clinical, research, community initiatives and needs within pediatrics at Montefiore and Einstein, and identify prospective donors for those needs.
  • Write proposals and work with faculty and physician scientists and other Einstein and Montefiore 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.

Qualified candidates will have earned a bachelor’s degree and have 3-5 years of proven success in major gifts fundraising, preferably within a research, academic or healthcare organization.  Candidates must have strong computer skills, including competencies with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and The Raiser’s Edge database or a comparable fundraising database.

 Expected experience and personal qualities include:


  • Passion for medicine and community health, 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.
  • Possessing optimism, tenacity, excellent judgement and an outstanding work ethic.
  • 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: 155644 


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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