Major Gifts Officer - Tenders Global

Major Gifts Officer

Whittier Street Health Center

The Whittier Street Health Center (WSHC) seeks a full-time development professional

with a proven track record in working with a visionary CEO and key staff to strategize,

develop and implement a dynamic major gift program. The Major Gift Officer will lead

the effort to establish a sustainable annual major gift initiative while cultivating donors

for special campaigns. They will identify, steward and solicit prospects with annual

capacity to give $10,000-50,000 (with capacity of six and seven figures for periodic

special initiatives.)

WSHC has a solid base on which to build a major gift program. A dynamic new five-year

strategic plan, “Boston Health Equity Program”, is compelling, data driven with strong

outcomes-based measures and goals. As well, Whittier Street has been a leading

source of providing care to Boston’s most vulnerable communities and has received

recognition in local and national press for its exemplary mission-driven work.

A major portion of the Plan includes Philanthropy and Fund Development and

emphasizes individual donations while also seeking increases from the corporate and

foundation community. This is backed by a commitment from the CEO and Advisory

Committee President to significantly increase resources for development operations.

WSHC also enjoys a strong financial position to build upon. The Center currently raises

$1.3 million from private donations and estimates approximately $1 million from its

annual gala event this spring. (The event provides leading community prospects for

development each year and a resource for the major gift officer. It is professionally

managed by an outside contractor.)


  • Work closely with the CEO and Advisory Committee to prepare them for cultivating and soliciting leadership gifts. As well, to work independently on developing one’s own portfolio of 75-100 major gift prospects.
  • In tandem with the Advisory Committee, build a pipeline for prospective corporate and foundation major gifts.
  • Help identify and qualify donors for leadership giving ($100,000-1,000,000) for special programs and campaigns.
  • Build and oversee donor-screening activities with key staff and the Advisory Committee.
  • Provide relevant data-driven donor analysis and progress reports to the CEO.
  • Devise, execute and manage stewardship activities and appropriate recognition communications.

Required Experience/Abilities/Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to mission-driven organizations
  • Several years of fund development and major donor cultivation with proven success in closing solicitations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while also “managing up”.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail in all writing and reporting.
  • Ability to research independently including a fluency with data systems and experience in quickly adapting to new systems.
  • Strong communication skills to integrate mission and vision while communicating organizational goals and priorities.
  • Ability to provide service to a variety of stakeholders.
  • A commitment to Equity with a strong understanding of, and appreciation for, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and its role within organizations.
  • Ability to engender trust among colleagues, prospective donors, teammates and CEO.
  • Commitment to WSHC and the task at hand in order to bring the major gift program to maturity

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33.00 – $36.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Major Gifts: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Community-based organization, specifically health center: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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