Major Gifts Officer

Job title: Major Gifts Officer
Organization: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Lexington, has a special opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to help lead the local/regional major gift fundraising activities. Starting salary is $102,000-$82,000.

The responsibilities include:

  • Develop, build and maintain a comprehensive, hospital-based donor development major gift program.
  • Demonstrate a solid performance record for closing major gifts at levels at $10,000 and higher.
  • Demonstrate a strong performance record for building relationships with and obtaining major gifts from individuals.
  • Develop solicitation priorities and donor/prospect visitation schedules.
  • Carry a donor portfolio of 125-150 donors and potential donors.
  • Raise $1+ million annually.
  • Implement a moves management process with prospects and donors.

Job requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience required.¬†Graduate degree or post baccalaureate education preferred.
  • Professional development accreditation preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with at least three (3) years’ experience working in major giving programs.
  • A demonstrable track record of fund-raising accomplishments is essential, including experience in identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors giving $10,000+.
  • Must have experience closing major gifts from individuals.
  • A working knowledge of all planned giving vehicles.
  • Healthcare fundraising experience is helpful.


Send resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Shriners Medical Center
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington, KY 40508