Major and Planned Gift Officer – MD Anderson

Location US-NJ-Camden
Job ID
Full Time
Department Name
The Cooper Foundation 101 Haddon Ave

About Us

At Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to its employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development.


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Short Description

The Major & Planned Gift Officer for MD Anderson Cancer Center @Cooper is responsible for raising private philanthropic gifts to support the patients, programs and research of the expanding cancer program at Cooper University Health Care. The Major & Planned Gift Officer will work collaboratively with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper leadership to advance the Center’s vision and goals and will serve as the lead point of contact for fundraising for the Center.

  • Drive strategies to identify, cultivate, upgrade and/or solicit retained and new donors, with an eye towards building a strong pipeline of major donors and prospects. 
  • Help shape and expand philanthropy in this specific division, working closely with physicians, clinicians and administrative staff to identify and engage donors who may have an interest in supporting MD Anderson Cancer Center @ Cooper patients, programs and services. Serve as the primary relationship manager for major gift prospects and communicate with major donors through email, social media, phone, video conference, and face-to-face cultivation meetings. Develop and execute documented and trackable strategies ensuring that each major donor or prospect has a clear plan for cultivation and solicitation leading to upgraded giving over time, and that all interactions are appropriately captured.
  • Work closely with the Senior Vice President and the MD Anderson @ Cooper leadership dyad to create and execute a strategic plan for major gifts fundraising that aligns with CUCH’s strategic goals. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the research, teaching, and patient care components of assigned departments and divisions to effectively articulate the case for support for funding priorities. Collaborate with marketing and others to develop materials for the fundraising, presentations and proposals. Collaborate with colleagues across the Foundation, academic and clinical leadership, and other key stakeholders to align fundraising efforts with institutional priorities 

Experience Required

  • Five-to-seven years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising in an academic medical, healthcare environment or comparable complex organization.
  • Proven ability to close gifts of $25,000+ and experience in cultivating relationships with physicians and clinicians, administrative leadership, patients and their families. 
  • Experience with initiating, organizing, and managing projects while interfacing successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.
  • Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with key constituencies; customer-service orientation.
  • Excellent presentation, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills.
  • Solid working knowledge of fundraising databases, preferably Raisers’ Edge

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required.


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