The Development Officer (DO) helps Renown Health offer a higher standard of healthcare for the northern Nevada and northeastern California service area. The DO will serve as an active fundraiser and be responsible for managing a portfolio of key individual, corporate and foundation major gift prospects and donors. In addition, the DO will manage prospect research and grant writing services, as well as maintain a ready list of Renown Health system’s philanthropic needs. This type of resource can help extend healthcare services and programming when patient revenue is healthy, and help maintain a current level of service when patient revenue is not as robust.
Without an active Foundation, Renown Health would miss out on a significant source of funding.
Nature and Scope:
Primary responsibility includes developing and executing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for individuals, corporations and foundations with the capacity to make a major gift. As a development officer, work closely and engage high-level volunteers in development related activities. Prepare and coordinate the preparation of grants and donor proposals. Conduct prospect research. Work with Foundation Board and leadership in preparing strategic and operational development plans. Maintain a current list of medical center needs and project priorities.
* Use sound fundraising principles to maintain timely and consistent contact with current and prospective donors to establish and sustain positive relationships resulting in major gifts.
* Develop fundraising action plans for assigned prospects/donors, and strategically involve Renown senior leaders, physicians, staff and volunteers to engage, cultivate, solicit and steward top prospects/donors.
* Assure proper stewardship of gifts and appropriate recognition of gifts is consistent with donors’ wishes.
* Serve as Foundation’s principal author/designer of grant and major gift proposals. Direct/coordinate other staff in producing other related proposal workflow, including research, creative design and outcomes reporting to funders.
* Research, find, develop and prepare gifts awarded from grant giving agencies. This includes government, foundation and corporate sources of funding. Meet deadlines and benchmarks, demonstrate flexibility with plan changes and resolve to accommodate the shifts.
* Conduct prospect research to determine individual donors’ giving interests and capacity. Engage in collaborative research activities to ensure focus is on strongest major gifts prospects.
* Assist in the identification, recruitment and support of high-level volunteers who will participate in related development activities.
* Work with appropriate health system leadership to determine funding priorities and maintain a current list of needs.
* Lend support to special events and other fundraising projects as needed.
* Represent the foundation in the community by participating in appropriate civic organizations and maintain active membership in professional philanthropy associations.
This position is highly visible to Renown Health’s employees, senior management, physicians and the general public and is subject to constant interruptions from walk-in traffic and telephone calls. High standards of courtesy, performance and respect for confidentiality are essential. Independent judgment is required for appropriate decision making, problem solving and priority setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Strong writer with skills in public relations, marketing, communications and strategic planning are required along with excellent written and oral communications.
Ability to foster relationships with internal and external constituencies to seek, acknowledge and steward donations for the satisfaction of all parties involved.
Ability to conduct research, data gathering for grant reports.
Maintain a high standard of professional practice and ethical conduct.
Knowledge of the community.
This position does not provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.
Minimum five years experience in direct fundraising experience with responsibility in development, public relations and/or grant writing preferred
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.