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Florida Hospital Tampa
Director, Major Gifts

Job summary: The job summary of a Major Gifts Officer is to plan and carry out cultivation activities, so as to maintain and develop the donation of funds and gifts for Florida Hospital Tampa programs. This will be in accordance with specified annual fundraising goals set forth by the Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation. The major Gifts Director must actively participate in outstanding customer service and accept responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Experience: Must have experience in professional fundraising. Must have the ability and desire to extend the mission of our hospital system throughout the community, which is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Must be able to communicate and motivate via excellent written and verbal skills. Must understand the principles of donor marketing and fundraising cost-effectiveness, including donor targeting, donor giving opportunity development, organizational need and solutions based selling, and expense to profit ratio. Must appreciate the need for consistency within Florida Hospital Tampa’s branding and marketing mix. Must currently have, or are willing to build an established network of community and business relationships.
Computer Skills:
Must be adept in use of MS Office products, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, and ideally familiar with fundraising and donor prospect software, such as Raiser’s Edge.
Other Skills:
Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality major gift solicitation. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with senior managers, company executives, board members and grateful patients. Reliable, tolerant, and determined. Empathetic communicator, able to see things from the other person’s point of view. Well presented and businesslike. Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel within the Central Florida area. Open to new experience, responsibility and accountability. Able to get along well with others and be a team-player.

Education: Candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree; although a Master’s Degree is preferred.

Skills: Five or more years experience as a Major Gifts Director in a regional or national organization with an active major gifts program that is part of an overall development effort, or five years of successful experience in sales with a proven track record. While our focus and target donor base will be grateful patients, an in-depth knowledge of the Central Florida region, corporate and civic community, or a proven successful territory development in a major market will be of value. A self-starter with the initiative to manage up to 200 major gift prospects and donors, and coordinate with other Foundation managers to ensure total coverage of the donor/prospect base. Experience in major gift with a track record of raising greater than $3,000,000 in a twelve month period. Experience in capital or “special campaigns” with a track record of raising $3,000,000 in a twelve month period. In addition to being required to raise over $3,000,000 in a twelve month period, The Development Officer must contribute to the team effort beneficiary annual gift expectation.

Salary: $3,130.70 - 4696.04 Bi-Weekly

Contact name: Lisa Couch
Contact mailing address:

    3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa FL 33613 ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES

Contact phone: 813-615-7116
Contact fax: 813-615-7856
Contact email:

Date created: December 20, 2012

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