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Providence Major Gifts Officer in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Major Gifts Officer (Full time/Day shift) at Providence Valley Foundation at Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

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We are seeking a Major Gifts Officer who will personally manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, working to maximize their philanthropic commitments to the Foundation through effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate Providence Health & Services, Southern California’s core values of respect, justice, compassion, stewardship, and excellence to customers, employees, and visitors; and provide quality service in the performance of work assignments and duties

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and direct fundraising efforts that focus on gifts of $25,000 and more from individuals, businesses, and foundations

  • Communicate with portfolio prospects through face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings, as well as written strategies; ensure that each major donor and prospect has a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship utilizing a moves management protocol which includes tracking in the donor database

  • Create customized solicitation strategies based on strategic objectives of organization and interest of donors

  • Initiate, maintain and grow donor relationships to maximize their long-term value and benefit to the Foundation

  • Effectively coordinate the overall relationship management with donors

  • Develop and revise, as appropriate, “case statements” for the major gifts initiatives

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director/Vice President of Development establishes a personal annual fundraising goal

  • Conduct research on potential individual, business and foundation funders

  • Work with other staff within the Foundation on cultivating annual, major, and planned giving prospects and maintain appropriate personal relationships with current and potential donors in order to foster the purpose and the goals of the Foundation

  • Attend and participate in fundraising events

  • Provide 24 hour on call service for donors on a rotation basis

  • Staffs committees as assigned

  • Maintain professional growth and development

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, improving organization performance activities, and safety standards

  • Attend meetings as required


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5 years experience in development fundraising including high-level donor solicitations

  • A thorough and demonstrated knowledge of the prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation process with an emphasis on individual gifts at a level of $25,000 and more

  • Knowledge of deferred/planned giving approaches and techniques

  • Demonstrated experience working within time-intensive, results-oriented environment and proposal development for a large institution, preferably a hospital, academic or nonprofit research organization

  • The candidate must also possess leadership capabilities to develop staff and volunteers, possess outstanding analytical and evaluative skills, and exhibit excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, as well as, a working knowledge of fundraising software

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Certified as a Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 249-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 275616