Norwelll, MA

Major Gift Officer, NVNA and Hospice

The Organization

NVNA and Hospice, the only independent non-profit home health agency serving Boston’s South Shore, seeks an experienced front-line fundraiser to join a growing philanthropy team poised to leverage momentum gained from its successful multi-million-dollar 100th Anniversary Campaign. Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement and working closely with a 30+-member board dedicated to fundraising, the Major Gift Officer (MGO) develops and maintains a robust portfolio of $25K+ donors and prospects with an eye toward increasing six-figure giving. This key contributor fosters a culture of philanthropy and mission advancement across the organization and its volunteers, donors and communities at large.

Founded in 1920 as Norwell VNA, NVNA and Hospice (NVNA) provides high-quality care across the continuum of home health, palliative and hospice care to patients and families from 27 communities. With the mantra of “neighbors helping neighbors” NVNA gives this heartfelt care 24/7 wherever patients call home, whether in private homes, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, or at its Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham. On average, NVNA serves 750 patients daily.

Position Overview

The MGO implements and manages creative and effective strategies designed to interest, engage and secure a wide range of key prospects and donors, using donor data and research in a metrics-mindful environment. The MGO develops and strengthens the prospect pipeline and manages a personal portfolio, establishing strong working relationships with administrative and volunteer leaders and staff who are central to donor engagement in key initiatives. Additionally, this individual contributes to the identification and cultivation of grant sources and funders.


The ideal candidate is a mission-driven team player with authentic comfort working in a community and/or healthcare setting. Entrepreneurial, highly motivated and organized, this individual must have knowledge and understanding of prospect “moves” and portfolio management, and proven success closing gifts at the $25K level and above; and be an effective communicator (interpersonal and written) and relationship manager adept at working with a wide range of individuals from administrative, clinical and lay leaders to sophisticated, affluent donors, and grateful patients and families. BA/BS degree and 5+ years’ front-line fundraising experience.


How To Apply

This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.
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