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Development Officer

Grady Health Foundation
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Jun 24, 2023

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Focus Areas
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Job Details

Grady Health Foundation is seeking a Development Officer to manage a select portfolio of mid-level and major gift donors, helping to meet significant annual goals for the Grady Health Foundation. The focus of this position is to build relationships with individual donors and implement tailored strategies to close and retain gifts of $5,000 and above. This role will also participate in corporate engagement initiatives, including securing sponsorships and philanthropic gifts. The Development Officer will report to the Executive Director of Development and will collaborate with other members of the Foundation team to drive annual fundraising strategies that support the priorities of Grady Health System.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward qualified prospects and current donors, managing a portfolio of 150 – 175 select individual and corporate donor relationships.
• Meet or exceed annual individual giving revenue goals.
• Develop and execute tailored moves management strategies for assigned donors.
• Engage with donors through phone calls, video meetings, presentations and in person visits.
• Conduct and help coordinate donor activities, including tours, stewardship events and educational/outreach meetings.
• Promptly record all interactions and related donor activity into the Raiser’s Edge database and share relevant updates with team members.
• Develop compelling proposals, presentations and correspondence for prospective donors.
• Work with health system executives and clinical leaders to understand funding priorities and acquire information about projects and programs for which contributions will be sought.
• Conduct timely stewardship activities, including personalized thank you calls, letters and emails.
• Participate in regular goal development and strategy meetings with other team members to review donor activity, track fundraising metrics and assess progress toward annual goals.
• Engage board members, health system executives and clinical leaders as needed in donor cultivation and solicitation activities.
• Effectively communicate Grady’s role in the health of the community and the critical impact of philanthropic support.
• Work with the development operations team to create and update reports that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance.
• Collaborate with other team members on the Foundation’s annual fundraising events, helping to engage and steward event participants.
• Other related duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s Degree required
• At least five years of front-line experience in fundraising with a focus on individual giving, corporate partnerships and portfolio management
• Proven record of cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects
• Experience using CRM/Database Management platform; Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge Preferred
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to engage and build meaningful relationships with a diverse array of individuals
• Ability to work independently to achieve individual goals, while being able to strategize and collaborate with team members to accomplish organizational goals
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Understanding of health care and health equity issues preferred

Grady Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

To apply:


The Grady Health Foundation works with philanthropists, corporate leaders and civic activists to raise critical dollars and secure in-kind (product) donations to benefit the Grady Health System. The Grady Health Foundation is a 501(c)3, and all donations directly support metro-Atlanta and Georgia’s largest safety net hospital – Grady Memorial Hospital – strengthening our community with the best medical care possible.

Every day, the Foundation also works hard to increase public awareness about Grady’s unique role in the health of our city and state. Over the years, the Grady Health System has maintained its legacy and commitment to the underserved of Fulton and DeKalb counties, while also providing care for residents of the entire metro Atlanta region and Georgia.

Grady’s leadership remains focused on transforming an essential Atlanta institution into becoming the leading public academic health center in the U.S., on every dimension of care, quality and stewardship, and have patients and their families rave about their experience.

We are very grateful for the community’s investment in Grady’s health and future and will need the community’s continued support and generosity to carry the momentum forward.

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Grady Health System achieve its vision of becoming the leading public academic healthcare system in the U.S. by funding and accelerating capital renovation, advanced medical technology and equipment, and clinical programs.

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(404) 489-1550
191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 820

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