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Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Special Gifts Officer will work collaboratively with the Special Services and Alumni Relations teams to create customized strategies for cultivating and soliciting five-figure gifts from Montefiore and Einstein grateful patients, alumni, parents and friends. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter capable of building sustainable, long-term philanthropic relationships while meeting annual fundraising goals.


Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify and engage alumni and grateful patient prospects with a goal of building the broader Montefiore and Einstein donor pipeline.
  • Build a personal portfolio of assigned prospect and donor relationships to advance the organization’s mission through the direct cultivation and solicitation of gifts in the range of $1,000-$50,000.
  • Partner with departmental and organization leaders to assist with the implementation of a clinician engagement/grateful patient fundraising program.
  • Represent Montefiore and Einstein in all interactions with volunteers, executive leaders, campus leaders, physicians, scientists, and staff, and encourage culture of philanthropy.
  • 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 frontline fundraising experience, preferably within a research, academic or healthcare organization.  Candidates should have computer skills and competency 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:


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong interest in getting to know the full Montefiore and Einstein community, including physicians, scientists, students, and alumni.
  • Ability to quickly establish creditability and confidence with stakeholders across complex systems.
  • Willingness to and experience with qualifying prospects and guiding them through the moves management process. 
  • High degree of integrity, initiative, and resilience. Interest in growing responsibilities.




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: 102825 


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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