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Senior Director, Major Gifts

  • 01/16/2024 9:07 AM
    Message # 13301657

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. Our translational research hospital serves our patients in ways that are unprecedented in medicine. By joining our team, you will be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision to Advance Human AbilityTM — to be the global source of science-driven breakthroughs in Human AbilityTM.  You’ll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions.

    Job Posting Highlights

    The Senior Director, Major Gifts is responsible for managing and overseeing a prospect portfolio of approximately 150-200 individuals with the goal of securing major gifts from those individuals. The Senior Director, Major Gifts will focus in large part on securing funds for any special campaigns, as well as annual fundraising requirements with increasing capacity year over year to support operations, research and special projects.

    The Senior Director, Major Gifts will also have a working knowledge of planned giving and incorporate gift planning strategies in helping donors/prospects optimize their philanthropy.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

    1. Bachelor’s Degree required with significant relevant work experience, particularly academic healthcare; Master’s Degree preferred.

    2. A minimum of 20 years of professional work experience including 12 years of fundraising experience required, with a demonstrated track record of leadership, strategic vision, and collaboration within a complex organizations

    3. Demonstrated knowledge of donor base and experience in major gift solicitation required.

    4. Hybrid in-office and remote schedule.

    Please read the full posting on the attached job description or at

    Thank you for your interest!

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