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Memorial Hermann Health System

Director, Major Gifts

Houston, Texas


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Title Director, Major Gifts Location 929 Gessner Road, Houston, TX 77024 Category Fund Development (Foundation) Type Full time Requisition 100112587 Date posted 09/15/2021

At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

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Education:  Bachelor’s degree

Licenses/Certifications: None Required, CRFE a plus

  • 5+ years of professional experience with a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in major gift fundraising, preferable in the health care and/or non-for-profit arena or  8+ years of related work experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills to interact with senior management, board members and other high level volunteers,donors, physicians and prospects.
  • Demonstrated ability in thinking strategically to acquire, engage, upgrade, and steward donors.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in building and sustaining relationships with donors, staff, partners and physicians.
  • Goal oriented, problem solver with excellent organizational skills to execute multiple priorities.
  • Ability to persuade and motivate others.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of stakeholders and to adapt to meet varying needs and conditions.
  • High degree of professionalism, collegiality, maturity and diplomacy required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for annual fundraising goals as specified in performance standards.
  • Communicates directly with donors, prospects and their advisers. Represents the Foundation in the professional and philanthropic community.
  • Implements strategies for specialized campaign plans (e.g. capital campaigns) and directed fundraising projects and initiatives.  Coordinates materials and functions as required.
  • Qualifies and manages a major gifts portfolio of high-capacity donors.  Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards primarily gifts of $50,000 or greater from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Working with supervision, establishes measurable, achievable, and aspirational goals to deliver results in all assigned areas.
  • Participates in and supports the fundraising initiatives of the Foundation, including special events, the
  • Collaborates across the Foundation team on cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and gift officer portfolios.  Works closely with the advancement services team on necessary data, gift processing and
  • employee campaign and donor engagement activities.acknowledgement.
  • Promotes individuals professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education.
  • Supports foundation-based goals that contribute to the success of the Foundation and Memorial Hermann.
  • Manages other duties as assigned.
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