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Company / Organization: Memorial Hermann Hospital System
Position Title: Senior Director, Major Gifts
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: Not Specified
Contact Information and
Application Instructions:

Kirsten Schachter

Associate Vice President, Major Gifts

929 Gessner, Suite 2650

Houston, TX 77024

713.242.4414 (office)

713.242.4400 (fax)

713.417.6235 (mobile) Careers

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Licenses/Certifications: None Required , CRFE a plus

Reports to: Associate Vice President, Major Gifts


Position Summary:
The Senior Director, Major Gifts represents the Memorial Hermann Foundation across the organization and in the community. The Senior Director, Major Gifts is responsible for creating, coordinating and executive major fundraising programs for Memorial Hermann Foundation. S/he provides leadership and direction, works collaborativey with Foundation and System staff and physicians to advance philanthrophic support for the Memorial Hermann Foundation. The Senior Director, Major Gifts manages a significant portfolio of major donors and prospects. This individual must have the ability to persuade and motivate others, manage multiple relationships and priorities and to interact with high-profile donors, senior management, Board members, physicians and volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Working with the CEO of the Foundation and AVP, Major Gifts, establishs measurable, achievable, and aspirational goals to deliver results in all assigned areas.
 Devises and implements strategies for specialized campaign plans including capital campaigns and directed fundraising. Develops and coordinates materials and functions as required.
 Qualifies and manages a major gifts portfolio of high-capacity, high-profile donors. Identifies, cultivates and solicits primarily gifts of $100,000 or greater from individuals, foundations and corporations.
 Particpates in and supports the fundraising initiaties of the Foundation, including special events, the employee campaign and donor engagement activities.
 Selects, mentors, trains, supervises, evaluates and counsels employees as appropriate.
 Colloborates 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 acknowledgement.
 Promotes indivduals 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.
Minimum Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Licenses/Certifications: None Required , CRFE a plus
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
 10+ years of professional experience with a minimum of five years of progressively responsibe experience in major gift fundraising, preferable in the health care and/or non-for-profit arena.
 Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skils to interact with senior management, board members and other high leel volunteers,donors, physicans 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 physicans.
 Proven ability to lead, motivate and develop staff.
 Goal oriented with strong planning, project management and problem-solving skills and the ability to execute on multiple projects.
 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.
Date Posted: 9/27/2019