Job Description

Major Gifts Officer


Munson Healthcare Foundations has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional to join our team as a Major Gifts Officer. The ideal candidate for this role is an engaging, articulate, and dynamic professional with demonstrated success in building relationships and providing high-level customer service to major gift donors and prospects, as well as executives and leaders within our organization. The Major Gifts Officer will manage a portfolio of 100 to 150 donors and be responsible for earning five and six-figure donations. In addition to salary, this role will have the opportunity to earn additional incentive compensation.

Located on the freshwater shoreline of Lake Michigan, Munson Healthcare, our nine-hospital health care system headquartered in Traverse City, MI, is in the midst of exciting development and is well-positioned for continued growth and success. Munson Medical Center, our 442-bed referral center with a Level II Trauma Center, is the largest of the nine hospitals in the Munson Healthcare system and a three-time Magnet designated facility. Our 7,000+ employees across northern Michigan are dedicated to providing exceptional health care. Traverse City is well-known as one of America's "must see" vacation destinations for fine arts, farm-to-table food, local craft beer and wine, outdoor adventures, and miles of pristine freshwater shoreline.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates will need to include a resume and cover letter with their application.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, business, or related area.

  • A minimum of two years' experience in fundraising, sales, direct marketing or related field, preferably health care related.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to make dynamic presentations to community groups.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, e-mail, excel and other software programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment with deadlines.

  • Comfortable working with donors and asking for gifts.

  • Ability to manage several priorities at one time.


This position reports to President of Munson Healthcare Foundations..


  • Supports the mission of Munson Healthcare Foundations to inspire charitable support to enhance health care for the people in northern Michigan. Supports the mission, vision and values of Munson Healthcare.

  • Embraces and supports the performance improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Successfully develops relationships with donors resulting in major gifts for Munson, resulting in highly satisfied donors.

  • Contacts and visits potential, new and ongoing donors to cultivate, secure, and steward major or planned gifts.

  • Schedules appointments with individuals and organizations interested in supporting the health care system.

  • Composes correspondence and proposals to potential donors.

  • Provides staff support to board/volunteer committees. Demonstrates success in working with board committees to develop and implement goals and work plans.

  • Makes presentations to community groups about the work of various Munson system organizations.

  • Quickly responds to requests made by various team or community members.

  • Tracks, monitors, and communicates progress toward goals by entering data into Raiser's Edge as outlined in written protocols. Prepares written reports as needed.

  • Provides support as needed to other MHC affiliated organizations.

  • Applies knowledge about Munson and its systems, the health care industry, and philanthropy to provide accurate information to donors.

  • Assists in refining and developing policies and procedures to maintain best practice level regarding securing and stewarding gifts.

  • Performs other projects as assigned.

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Munson Medical Center
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