UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a unit of PAE seeks a candidate who can develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies for direct identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major gifts prospects. Candidate will work within the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Care Center), reporting to the Executive Director of Development, and will directly impact the mission of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center by increasing private philanthropic support for the Center through the successful implementation of fundraising best practices based on an understanding of UPMC Hillman’s fundraising priorities.
• The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for managing a pool of 100+ donors and potential donors, all with the capacity of making gifts starting at $100,000 and some with seven-figure capacity. The MGO will have an annual goal starting at $1M with expectations that this fundraising total will increase as the MGO builds the donor pool
• The MGO will interact regularly with the director of UPMC Hillman, the chair of UPMC Hillman, Pitt’s SVC for philanthropic & alumni engagement/UPMC chief development office, as well as faculty, researchers and clinicians.
• The MGO will engage lead volunteers, including members of the UPMC Hillman Council and its Philanthropic Leadership Board in cultivation and solicitation strategies. The ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and work independently is critical. Attention to detail and the maturity to analyze problems and exercise sound judgement in alignment with the department’s priorities are required, as well as a strong commitment to the vision of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
At least five years’ direct fundraising/development experience preferred with specific track record in successful major gift solicitation, planned giving, and volunteer management. Other applicable work experience (especially positions in direct contact with customers) will be considered. Bachelor’s degree required, combination of education and transferrable experience may be substituted.