The Director of Major Gifts develops and maintains long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests/passions and values, as well as writes proposals, oversees fundraising projects, and coordinates board and committee support.


Job Description:

The Director of Major Gifts develops and maintains long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor interests/passions and values, as well as writes proposals, oversees fundraising projects, and coordinates board and committee support.

Along with offering a chance to work in a stable, strong, mission-based environment, this role provides the opportunity to experience Colorado’s diverse culture and incredible landscape. You’ll be able to explore abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, hiking, and fishing, as well as stunning national parks and forests, all within hours of where you’ll call home. Becoming a part of the Intermountain team means gaining a family and finding a place to plant your roots. 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind, and spiritual well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling, and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning. 

This is an exempt, full-time position located in the Front Range of Colorado (Denver Metro area). To show our commitment to you and assist with your transition into our organization, we may offer a sign-on and relocation bonus when applicable. 

With this position, you are eligible to participate in an annual pay-for-performance opportunity (“AP4P”). This plan enables Intermountain Health to provide leaders with an additional performance compensation opportunity. The AP4P opportunities are calculated as a percentage of your base salary. Awards are paid out based on attainment of selected Intermountain Health Board-approved goals.

As a Director of Major Gifts you need to know how to: 

  • Develop, implement and manage strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a major and planned gift donor portfolio. 

  • Develop strategic major ($10,000+) funding requests based on short, intermediate, and long-term funding goals of the Foundation and of the Hospital for donors within portfolio.  

  • Develop and write proposals for major and planned gift requests. 

  • Cultivate and expand current giving and planned giving donors and integrate planned gift objectives into major individual donor requests in collaboration with the Executive Director and Intermountain Vice President of Philanthropy. 

  • Partner with Annual Giving program in pipeline development and identification/screening, with focus on leadership annual giving donors ($1,000-$10,000). 

  • Develop major gift materials including briefing memos, proposals and stewardship materials, often in conjunction with Foundation team members. 

  • Support needs for project-specific communication for associates, physicians and the community at large. 

  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve major and planned gift commitment goals. 

  • Track and report relationship management activity using constituent relationship management system (Raiser’s Edge). 

  • Maintain an awareness of the organization’s priorities for fundraising as set by the Hospital Leadership, Foundation Board of Directors, and the Foundation’s Executive Director in order to coordinate major and planned gift solicitations for projects of specific interest to donors. 


Bachelor’s degree; Advanced degree preferred. CFRE preferred. 

  • 5-7 years of experience in a fundraising position.  Major gift fundraising preferred.  Healthcare experience preferred. Campaign experience preferred. 

  • Superior writing, editing, verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Grant writing experience preferred. 

  • Demonstrated ability to: manage numerous complex tasks simultaneously; anticipate and meet deadlines; use time effectively; problem-solve independently in a small staff atmosphere; and function in an often stressful and quick turn-around environment.  

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as situations warrant, including donor meetings, events, etc.    

  • Demonstrated proficiency with widely used business management software programs (e.g. Microsoft and Google platforms) as well as donor database programs); Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.   

Physical Requirements:

Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.- and -Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.- and -See and read computer monitors and documents.- and -Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.- and -May require lifting and transporting objects and office supplies, bending, kneeling and reaching.

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Good Samaritan Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. 

$45.32 – $83.10

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers, and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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