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Philanthropy Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Rate of Pay:  $20.56 - $29.61 USD / Year
  • Salary: Rate of Pay:  $20.56 - $29.61

Craig Hospital

Philanthropy Specialist


The Philanthropy Specialist is responsible for supporting the major gifts team with correspondence, scheduling appointments and other tasks related to securing and renewing gifts from donors and prospects. This position also serves as the first line of communication with donors, prospects and others through management of phone calls and visitors to the office. The position manages a number of initiatives that support the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process promoting positive attitudes toward giving among current and prospective major and planned gift donors.

This individual will support the gift officers in monitoring and tracking prospect schedules, importing and extracting information from the donor database to support all areas of the foundation, administer the functions and promotion of the Foundation’s Planned Giving program, manage the tracking and submissions of qualifying gifts for the Enterprise Zone program, and support the Prospect Research Manager by researching and identifying new prospects.


Licensure/Certification/Registrations: None
Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent, required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience: Minimum of one year working in a support role for a nonprofit organization or comparable experience preferred and experience maintaining information in databases and/or spreadsheets. Prior experience working in a fund-raising office preferred.
Skills & Abilities: Ability to work collaboratively and successfully as a member of a team as well as independently. Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines, while effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to successfully and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of personnel. Possess good analytical and problem-solving skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, must be detail oriented with excellent follow-through. The ability to relate to persons of all ages and diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities. Ability to deal with diverse and confidential information with discretion and good judgment. Creative and able to be an “out of the box” thinker. Ability to present self in a personable, professional and energetic manner. Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising preferred. Must have high level of accuracy, proofreading skills. Raiser’s Edge/NXT knowledge preferred. Strong computer skills including Internet research/ navigation, advanced spreadsheet skills and Microsoft Office. Ability to display a passion for the mission of Craig Hospital.


Inspire major gift donors and prospects to become lifelong donors to Craig by providing the tools to communicate continually and consistently.
Coordinate all aspects of the major gift stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with Major donors.
Implement and execute a strategic system that prompts major gift staff in maintaining personal contact with major donors and prospects.
Produce and update advanced database reports for Major Gift officers’ prospect meetings and strategy discussions bi-weekly or as needed.
Provide a high level of customer relations both internally and externally.
Create and distribute reports in a timely manner to provide guidance on next steps to be taken with donors and prospects, to include: Action/tickler reports, donor pledge reports and pledge reminder letters, keeping track of former donors (LYBUNTS & SYBUNTS) and renewal dates, coordination of solicitation and stewardship mailings, organizing select cultivation events, and keeping track and reporting on President Circle and Frank Craig Society members.
Manage all aspects of the Welcome Bag project for patients and families.
Support the Enterprise Zone initiative – collect needed information from donors and/or solicitors. Prepare forms for signatures from Executive Director and County administrator. Assist donors who call with Enterprise Zone information and questions.

** This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.


This position involves general guidance and direction by the Senior Director of Principal and Planned Gifts with general oversight by the Executive Director of the Foundation. Employees in this position will be expected to perform most job duties and responsibilities independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

This position is not responsible for the supervision of any other positions.

Craig Hospital Benefits:
Benefit Eligible Positions:

At Craig Hospital we offer a wide range of outstanding benefits that allow our employees to tailor a benefits package that meets their individual needs. Planning a family or looking forward to retirement we have options.   Our medical insurance is a self-funded plan administered by Allegiance Benefit Plans with a CIGNA network of providers offering two different comprehensive plans. We offer dental insurance through Delta Dental, and vision insurance through EyeMed. Craig offers Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts. Craig also provides and pays for both Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance plans for every benefit-eligible employee. We offer generous time-off benefits to allow you to enjoy your time away from work too! Additionally, we have a 403b Retirement Plan with a generous matching contribution through Empower Retirement that you are eligible for upon hire.  Want to go back to school?  We have Tuition Assistance. Unexpected emergency?  We have Employee Assistance Programs and an Employee Emergency Assistance Fund.

At Craig we believe in offering best-in-class benefits and prioritize benefits to support you.

Rate of Pay:  $20.56 – $29.61

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