Development Officer | Foundation | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 22_525.1


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Business Administration

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RCH Foundation

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Job Summary

The Development Officer reports directly to the Foundation President and is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual and selected major gifts. As part of a fast-paced environment, this position maximizes major gift support from individual prospects to businesses and corporations for purposes of increasing awareness and achieving goals through philanthropic giving. This position plays a key role in the Foundation’s aspirational goals to increase philanthropic giving to Monument Health. This position does not supervise any staff members.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • The Development Officer builds strong relationships with major giving donors and prospects and actively develops a major giving pipeline of larger gifts and increased revenue.
  • Devotes at least 60 percent of an annual work year’s hours to direct and conduct face-to-face meetings with identified, qualified potential and existing major gift donors and provide documentation of such activities as part of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan. Schedule will require weekends, evening, and extended hours.
  • Develop a portfolio of qualified prospects. Cultivate and secure annual gifts. In consultation with the President of the Foundation, provide personalized stewardship to donors. Work with clinical staff and physicians to produce funding opportunities and the growth of philanthropy at Monument Health.
  • Develop/execute financial strategies to meet the organization’s philanthropic goals. Address the expectations in the Monument Health Foundation’s Strategic Plan that includes strategies, goals, targets and timelines for the MH Foundation philanthropic programs.
  • Prepare presentations and gift illustrations using specific gifting instruments.
  • Prepare reports and appropriate follow up materials, record activities and notes in donor tracking information systems.
  • Establish strategic working relationships with administration, Foundation staff, physicians, nurses and volunteers.
  • Represent Monument Health to various business and service organizations and at business, civic and social events.
  • Creates and implements annual development strategy to accomplish philanthropic goals in alignment with the Monument Health’s purpose, vision and values.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of major and planned gift vehicles and tax code in order to facilitate the most appropriate gift for the donor and Monument Health.
  • Maintain an awareness of institutional priorities for the Foundation Strategic Plan in order to coordinate gift solicitation with projects of specific interest to donor and Monument Health. Support all other development activities with a focus on upgrading all donors to a major gift status if possible.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Education - Bachelors degree required - equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered to satisfy this requirement

Experience - 1+ years of Relationship Development Experience; 3+ years of Fundraising Experience

Physical Requirements:
Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

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Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.