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Director of Major Gifts
Facility: 601 Broadway  
Area of Interest: Non-Profit/Fundraising Shift Type: Day
Requisition ID: 54366 Language:
Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum: $83,862.359
Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years Mid-point: $100,634.219
Education Required: Bachelors Degree Maximum: $117,407.102
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required:


Denver Health Foundation has been accelerating the work of Denver Health & Hospital Authority for more than 20 years by securing philanthropic support and investments. Given the aspiring agenda of Denver Health, the Foundation is planning for the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the organization. The Major Gifts Team, led by the Director of Major Gifts, will be essential to the success of this exercise. The Major Gifts Team will play a vital role in the success of the campaign by helping build and establish key relationships that will translate into significant financial commitments to the organization.

The Major Gifts Director reports to the Executive Director and leads all aspects of the major gifts program for Denver Health Foundation. As a member of the Denver Health Foundation Leadership Team, the Director of Major Gifts will work with the Executive Director of the Foundation to set the vision and direction of the Major Gifts Program. The Director will manage a team of Major Gifts Officers (MGO) in addition to managing their own portfolio of prospects. The primary objective of this team is to invest prospective donors in the vision of Denver Health and to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of the donors’ interests, passions, and values and to secure financial investments as a result of these relationships.


1. Bachelor’s degree required. 2. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience 1. Nine years experience as a Major Gifts Officer required. 2. Three years in a supervisory or lead role required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule. 2. Excellent interpersonal skills. 3. Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple time sensitive projects. 4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 5. Proven record of successful fundraising. 6. Ability to work well under pressure.

Computers and Technology 1. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 2. Knowledge of database programs.

Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. None. Supervisory Responsibilities This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, hiring, terminating, performance management, coaching, supervision, fostering teamwork, training and development of one or more employees.

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”

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