Denver, CO

Major Gifts Officer, Denver Health Foundation

The Organization

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Position Overview

Denver Health Foundation has been accelerating the work of Denver Health & Hospital Authority for more than 20 years by securing philanthropic support and investments. Given the aspiring agenda of Denver Health, the Foundation is planning for the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the organization. The Major Gifts Team will be essential to the success of this exercise.
The Major Gifts Team will play a vital role in the success of the campaign by helping build and establish key relationships that will translate into significant financial commitments to the organization. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) works closely with the Director of Major Gifts and the Major Gifts Team to develop and implement strategies for the major gift program. The primary objective of the MGO is to invest prospective donors in the vision of Denver Health and to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor’s interests, passions and values and to secure financial investments as a result of these relationships. The MGO will be responsible for a portfolio of approximately 100 major gift donors and prospects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to meet financial goals for major gift giving.  Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.  Demonstrated ability to build relationships and compel others.  Ability to multi task, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.  Strong written, oral and presentation communication skills.  Experience with constituent relationship management systems. Attention to detail and strong project management skills.  Ability to work as part of a team.  Professional attitude and appearance.

Computers and Technology:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency in donor database management programs.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Three years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising; major gifts experience required.

How To Apply

Please apply directly to our Major Gifts Officer position via the following link:

Or go to our Denver Health Career Page and search for Job ID #674

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