• Major Gift Officer

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/7/2019 4:31 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Development
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    Are you passionate about forming relationships? Do you want to be apart of a team that makes a difference? Memorial Sloan Kettering's Major Gifts (MG) team is a consistent source of revenue raising critical support for both disease-specific and institutional priorities, the team of 15 includes one Director, one Associate Director, seven Major Gifts Officers, and five Development Officers. We build deep personal relationships with donors and physician-researchers, brokering creative and effective partnerships; maintains, grows, and cultivates staff to maintain this high-touch approach.


    The Office of Development at MSK has raised more than $4 billion over the last ten years and is growing our Major Gifts team. We are looking for top fundraisers with a real passion for asking for gifts, working collaboratively with medical leadership and a dream to join a premier organization. Our Development staff is seen as a key contributor to the success of MSK and is highly respected by our Medical, Research and Senior leadership.


    We are currently recruiting for a Major Gifts Officer to join our growing team.

    As the Major Gift Officer, you will:

    • Collaborate in the development and implementation of a strategic plan to develop the department's long and short-term growth.
    • Initiate and conduct personal meetings with major prospects with the intention of establishing a relationship that will result in a major gift to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
    • Serve as a Development liaison with clinical areas and research departments
    • Work in collaboration with Principal Gifts to solicit Major and Planned Gifts with a special emphasis on those in the $1 million to $5 million range. 
    • Plan and execute cultivation strategies (approximately 50/yr) for assigned prospects aimed at securing gifts for MSK of at least $250,000.
    • On the direction of the Director of Major Gifts, assume responsibility for seeking gifts from one or more clinical/research areas, and assigned geographical areas.
    • Work closely with key faculty, clinicians, scientist and volunteers to identify gift opportunities, establish relationships with appreciative patients and friends and execute cultivation/solicitation strategies.
    • Oversee activities when appropriate with the collateral areas of donor stewardship, events, donor research, acknowledgment, and donor communications.
    • Complete all reports on donor visits and enter them into the Development prospect management system.

    You have:

    • Bachelor's Degree with 7+ years of experience in soliciting major gifts in a Development Department. #LI-POST 


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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