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About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota’s only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Department Overview


Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Foundation department is the fundraising arm of Children’s. Gifts to the Foundation support treatment programs, provide support for patients and families, fund medical research, and raise awareness of pediatric health issues throughout the community.


Position Summary

The Major Gift Officer is responsible for securing gifts and managing relationships through the donor cycle for donors and prospective donors. These gifts include blended gifts such as current use annual gifts as well as major, planned and principal gifts. She/he will have responsibility for meeting a specific individual revenue target by aligning the interests of donors with the needs of Children’s Minnesota. She/he will serve as a liaison to a higher volume core clinical area(s). She/he may also be assigned to project work and may serve as secondary relationship manager for key volunteers.

The Major Gift Officer will manage a portfolio of donors and have at least 12-15 meaningful donor meetings per month. They will secure at least $1M annually.



License/Certification/Registration required? No

*Bachelor’s degree or higher, with a focus in fundraising, marketing, sales or other applicable disciplines.

*A minimum of 3-5 years in fundraising or related experience. Non-profit background a plus with a minimum of one year of major gift fundraising; a proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts at the $100,000 plus level preferred.

*Build new and long-term relationships with prospects, donors, medical and other hospital staff, and volunteers
*Articulate the importance of pediatric healthcare to donors/prospects
*Think strategically and work independently
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and multi-task
*Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
*Creative, resourceful and intuitively driven
*Superior verbal and written communications skills
*Organized, detailed oriented, with strong follow through
*Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)

Physical Demands

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children’s Minnesota requires proof of COVID-19 vaccine, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases, prior to employment.

Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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