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Major Gifts Officer - West Orange, NJ

RWJBarnabas Health
vision insurance, paid time off, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, New Jersey, West Orange
May 08, 2024
Major Gifts Officer - West Orange, NJ
Req #: 0000089837

Category: Leadership

Status: Full-Time

Shift: Day

Facility: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Department: Foundation

West Orange, West Orange, NJ 07052

Job Overview:

Under the direction of the Principal Gifts Officer, the position will be responsible for helping to plan, coordinate and implement the individual Major Donor Program to help meet the organization s major gifts fundraising goals and build the individual donor base.



  • Bachelor s Degree required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Team player and willingness to assist colleagues when needed.


  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of major gifts fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization, strongly preferred.
  • Experience of having achieved annual fundraising goals from five and six figure donors, strongly preferred.
  • Events experience is a plus.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages and tracks a portfolio of 65 donors and prospective donors. Implements and executes a plan to engage these donors and potential donors and to renew and increase their support.
  • Staffs physician leaders on the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors and prospects on a service line-based approach to fundraising.
  • Assists with the planning and execution of cultivation events (venue, catering, invitation, speaker, and remarks).
  • Qualifies prospective donors for cultivation and solicitation by Trustees, the Vice President of Development, and C-Suite executives at the Medical Center.
  • Provides direct support staffing for major donor related responsibilities (scheduling meetings, tours, and donor communications).
  • Assists with preparing case statements, gift tables, briefings, proposals, and lists of giving and naming opportunities and other collateral materials for priority initiatives at the Medical Center.
  • Partners with three additional Major Gift Officers, the Principal Gifts Officer, and Vice President of Development on a successful major gift program.
  • Works succinctly and efficiently as part of a 12-person fundraising office.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Additional Information:

At RWJBarnabas Health, our market-competitive Total Rewards package provides comprehensive benefits and resources to support our employees physical, emotional, social, and financial health.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life & Accidental Death Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Programs
  • Voluntary Benefits (e.g., Pet Insurance)
  • Discounts Through our Partners such as NJ Devils, NJ PAC, Verizon, and more!

Choosing RWJBarnabas Health!

RWJBarnabas Health is the premier health care destination providing patient-centered,

high-quality academic medicine in a compassionate and equitable manner, while delivering

a best-in-class work experience to every member of the team. We honor and appreciate the privilege of creating and sustaining healthier communities, one person and one community at a time. As the leading academic health system in New Jersey, we advance innovative strategies in high-quality patient care, education, and research to address both the clinical and social determinants of health.

RWJBarnabas Health aims to truly make a unique impact in local communities throughout New Jersey. From vastly improving the health of local residents to creating educational and career opportunities, this combination greatly benefits the state. We understand the growing and evolving needs of residents in New Jersey whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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