Development Officer - Foundation

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Foundation and Development
  • Full-time - Day shift - 40 - Monday - Friday
  • Non Clinical Professional
  • Req #: 322423
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Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop and execute fundraising strategy for increasing leadership gift support from private sources
• Exceed established metrics for dollar and visit goals as determined on an annual basis
• Effectively collaborate with colleagues on Foundation team and other departments at Children’s
• Schedule and hold face-to-face meetings with assigned portfolio to achieve set fundraising goals
• Identify and cultivate potential donors or prospects individual as part of annual strategy and goals
• Create and execute compelling stewardship plans for major gift support for development team
• Manage annual giving and major giving team members

• Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of fundraising experience, healthcare setting preferred
• Excellent verbal communication skills and proven writing skills
• Experience in writing direct appeals, e-appeals, and articles as necessary
• Customer-service orientation with ability to initiate communication with donors and prospects
• Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as independently
• Experience with budgeting, planning and project administration
• Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and attend to follow-through

A minimum of 10 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in a healthcare or educational setting; and a proven and verifiable track record of growing individual and major gift support.

Licensures, Certifications, and/or Registries
CFRE Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to conceive, plan, coordinate, and implement programs which focus on results, not processes, and which are successful in attracting substantial private support.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing, as well as a well-developed sense of propriety in dealing with a wide variety of audiences.
Ability to work under pressure with respect to expected and fixed goals.
Knowledge of fundraising principles, and computer skills.

Children's of Alabama is...

- the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Alabama

- ranked in US News and World Report's Best Children's Hospital edition

- a top employee in Alabama, with more than 5000 employees

- A world-class cancer center, treating more than 90 percent of all cancer and blood disorders in Alabama

Additional Information

Main Campus Children's of Alabama

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