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Program Director - Major Giving | Fargo

Job ID: R056590

Primary Location: Fargo, North Dakota

Building Location
32nd Avenue Building
48530 EH Foundation

Job Description:
Manage a portfolio of community, employee, board member, and grateful patient giving prospects while designing and leading exciting fundraising programs that capitalize on current and emerging opportunities for support through major and legacy gifts for assigned Foundations supporting Essentia Health hospitals and clinics. Develops strategies for effective donor engagement and stewardship to support operational funding priorities and will work closely with key operational and administrative leaders. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospective donors for major and legacy gifts; tracks and monitors donor analytics; determines which prospects and donors to target to ensure mission-focused relationship building. Follows up, as appropriate with each prospect, or donor. Leverages relationships with colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors. Interacts with all clinical and administrative teams and leadership as needed to understand and promote fundraising priorities and opportunities. Works collaboratively with other foundation leaders throughout the system to create and identify best practices. Expands and manages a legacy giving portfolio and program, while staying updated on trends of legacy giving. Participates in and contributes to managing the EHF Legacy Society by planning special events aimed to steward existing and cultivate new Legacy Society members. Collaborates with EHF-East development team to prepares charitable gift annuity illustrations for prospects and donors. Supplies necessary information to donors' attorneys and financial advisors. Collaborates with EHF-East development team to create marketing material, e-newsletter and website and participates in all aspects of direct mail appeals, and events. Partners with Essentia Health Legal Counsel and Finance Offices regarding policy issues involving planned gifts. Analyzes program results and effectiveness of major and legacy giving program; develops reports and materials for presentation to boards, recommends annual goals and budget projections.

Education Qualifications:

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years in a related field, preferably healthcare

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive)

Licensure/Certification Qualifications:

Certification/Licensure Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license as verified through appropriate licensing agency
  • Must meet the driving requirements and criteria acceptable to Essentia Health 's insurer
  • Proof of current motor vehicle insurance, including minimum State limits and without business exclusion
Shift Rotation
Day Rotation (United States of America)
Pay Range
$69285 - $103938 / year

The approximate base compensation range is posted, but the actual offer will reflect our total compensation and benefits package. The offer will be determined by a number of factors including the selected candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, FTE, as well as internal equity among our team.

Effective December 1, 2019: Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer assessment, including a urine drug screen, immunization review, proof of required vaccinations, and background check. Essentia Health is committed to maintaining a work environment free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol.

Essentia Health EEO:
Essentia Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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