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Major Gifts Officer, Clinical Development

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 09/18/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 11/17/2017
Working Title Major Gifts Officer, Clinical Development
Job Classification Development III
Department Name 01097-Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0131994
Hiring Range $40,092.00 - $65,676.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Medical and Health Sciences Foundation seeks a qualified applicant to develop and implement comprehensive fund-raising strategies for direct identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual major gifts prospects. The Major Gifts Officer, Clinical Development may work with a particular hospital, department or program within the Medical Center on development projects or assignments.

The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) was officially created as the fundraising entity responsible for the joint philanthropic ventures of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The MHSF acts as the central source for patients, alumni, and friends to contribute to any clinical or research endeavor at either or both UPMC and Pitt. The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation is seeking a Major Gifts Officer.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

At least five years’ direct fundraising/development experience preferred with specific track record in major gift solicitation, planned giving, and volunteer management. Other applicable work experience (especially positions in direct contact with customers) will be considered.

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred; combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list the main reasons you are interested in the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe any applicable skills/traits you could bring to this job.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you had experience in a non-profit or fundraising setting? Y or N If so, please describe the nature of this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Why do you think you're a strong candidate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Is there any additional information we should know while reviewing your application?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  8. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents