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Major Gifts Officer

Overlake Medical Center

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Major Gifts Officer

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Compassionate Care for Every Life We Touch

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for a portfolio of major gifts prospects and donors, as assigned by the Director of Major and Planned Giving. The person in this role implements a coordinated moves management matrix of communication, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation focused on closing major gifts to support Overlake Hospital’s funding priorities.

  • Work with Director of Major and Planned Giving to implement and realize annual goals and objectives for the major and planned giving programs. Advance an active portfolio of donors for major and planned giving.
  • Aggressively identify, cultivate, steward, and solicit major donor prospects. Work closely with board members, key donors, physicians, and volunteers to connect current and potential donors to Overlake.
  • Conduct visits, other high-level interactions, and personal solicitations with prospects, documenting actions as appropriate. Prepare correspondence and proposals.
  • Plan and participate in major and planned giving fundraising events, cultivation events, or other events as required. Identify, recruit, and support hosts and prospects for cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Work with Donor Systems Coordinator to integrate prospect identification, research and tracking systems into Raiser’s Edge and ensure up-to-date tracking of major gift prospects and gift proposals.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Professional development
  • Up to $10,000 per year in tuition reimbursement
  • Free parking
  • Free public transportation pass (ORCA)
  • Generous PTO
  • Extended illness banked hours
  • Medical, dental, vision plans with premiums as low as $0
  • 403(b) matching starting at 5% and increasing to 7% after 5 years (Immediate vesting in matching funds)
  • Life and long term disability coverage
  • Flex spending
  • Employee Assistance program


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum five years of development experience required with 2 years major gifts experience preferred. Experience in health care fundraising preferred. Experience with high net-worth individuals preferred.
  • Proven skills with moves management techniques in a not-for-profit setting preferred
  • Proven track record of structuring, soliciting and closing major gifts
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of initiative with excellent, independent follow through
  • Knowledge of techniques and sources for prospect research
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a professional manner with a wide array of people at all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated, organized and goal-oriented team player, capable of managing several projects at once. Meets deadlines consistently
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office software and fund raising database systems, The Raiser’s Edge preferred

Overlake is committed to providing ready access to a highly trained and compassionate medical team, who are consistent and comprehensive in coordination of care for all patients. Our group practice champions superior quality-of-care, superior outcomes, a superior patient experience, and work-life balance. We believe exceptional patient care comes naturally when our employees feel respected, valued and cared for too. These high standards and high expectations will give us the ability to recruit and retain the best healthcare teams in the region.

Overlake is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.

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