Log in

Director of Major and Planned Gifts -Society of Gynecologic Oncology

  • 08/05/2019 11:02 AM
    Message # 7812808
    Christine Teed (Administrator)

    Society of Gynecologic Oncology
    Position Description

    Position: Director of Major and Planned Gifts
    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
    FLSA Status: Exempt  
    Supervises:     None
    Last Reviewed: New position – May 2019 

    The Director, Major and Planned Gifts represents the Foundation for Women’s Cancer across the organization and in the community. The Director of Major and Planned Gifts is responsible for coordinating, executing, and at times, creating major and planned gift fundraising programs for FWC. S/he provides leaderships and works collaboratively with FWC/SGO leadership, staff and physicians to advance philanthropic support for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a dynamic portfolio of major and planned gifts.


    • Develop and execute strategic fundraising plan
    • Direct fundraising campaigns, grant fundraising, and major donor programs using proven fundraising methodology
    • Develop, cultivate and grow individual donor base
    • Work in collaboration with the CEO and the FWC Board of Directors
    • Support the Foundation Board Chairperson who serves as the primary face of fundraising and communications throughout the organization and in local communities
    • Revive and grow key external alliances
    • In collaboration with the Communications team, integrate communications and marketing strategies


    • Expand the individual major gift donor base.
    • Identify, cultivate and steward current and new corporate and foundation partners.
    • Oversee weekly, monthly and quarterly fundraising reports; and manage progress against established benchmarks and an organizational scorecard
    • Lead the creation of powerful and inspiring materials; letters, proposals and dynamic presentations customized for target audience
    • Manage all fundraising events; work with the development and program teams to oversee all development aspects of fundraising and cultivation events
    • Ensure ethical and appropriate financial administration of contributed income, including overseeing the donor and prospect records, gift processing and donor stewardship functions

    External & Community Relations

    • Maintain active membership and a strong presence in professional organizations, community groups and other spaces relevant to the work of FWC and its mission
    • Provide strategic leadership to FWC’s efforts to effectively communicate the mission, goal and accomplishments to donors, prospective donors, and the broader community
    • Create and implement a plan to identify and build strong relationships with key donors, community leaders and volunteers, and engage organizations with which FWC should partner
    • Nurture partnerships and relationships with current and prospective funders through donor recognition programs and stewardship


    • Bachelor’s Degree and CFRE preferred
    • 10 years related and progressive fundraising experience with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in development, preferably in major gifts and/or health care.
    • Successful track record of fundraising efforts and closing significant major gifts
    • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and experience in soliciting and securing planned gifts a must
    • The ability to evaluate, qualify, and move prospects through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition cycle.
    • Understanding of planned giving principles and vehicles, and ability to coordinate interactions with donors to facilitate a deferred gift.
    • Experience interacting with high-net worth individuals and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Highly relational. Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all levels
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong, confident and inspiring leader
    • Thrives in entrepreneurial, “roll-up-your-sleeves” environment
    • Driven by results
    • Creative self-starter able to work both individually and as a member of consensus-seeking teams.
    • Strong financial management.   Monitors performance against budget and assures course correction as needed.
    • Strong PC skills and expertise in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook).
    • Sound ethical character with unquestioned integrity, honesty, and transparency, and a commitment to SGO’s principles and ethics.
    • Some travel required.


    • Strong, confident and inspiring leader
    • Thrives in entrepreneurial, “roll-up-your-sleeves” environment
    • Driven by results
    • Creative self-starter able to work both individually and as a member of consensus-seeking teams
    • Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all levels

    Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.  Requires ability to communicate verbally and in writing in an exchange of information; collect, compile and prepare work documents; set-up and maintain work files.  Occasional day and overnight travel by air and/or automobile may be required. Travel is approximately 10-20 days per year. Use of the computer, with repetitive motion, is approximately 80%. 

    Majority of work is performed in a general office environment.   

    This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week) located at SGO’s headquarters in Chicago, IL. Salary is commensurate with experience. SGO offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package including PTO, health insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan to its full-time employees.  

    SGO is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  

    This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. 

Chicago Council on Planned Giving © 2017 |  Phone: 630-416-1166  | ccpg@ccpgonline.org

Terms / Privacy / CCPG logo courtesy of Bark Design