Shriners Children's

Development Officer I

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Donor Development
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Company Overview


Shriners Children’s is a family that respects, supports, and values each other. We are engaged in providing excellence in patient care, embracing multi-disciplinary education, and research with global impact. We foster a learning environment that values evidenced based practice, experience, innovation, and critical thinking. Our compassion, integrity, accountability, and resilience defines us as leaders in pediatric specialty care for our children and their families.

Job Overview

Title: Donor Development Officer I

Department: Donor Development

Location: Portland, OR

Hours: Full-Time Exempt


Job Summary

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland is seeking a full-time Donor Development Officer I to join our team! We are presently recruiting for an entry-level fundraising professional located in Portland, Oregon. This is a dynamic and meaningful position for an entry-level development professional interested in purposeful fundraising.


Stewardship of current donors and grateful patient (GP) alumni is a crucial piece of the success of the fundraising efforts at Shriners Hospitals for Children. This position responsible for the creation, implementation, oversight and management of the special programs and events related to donor and GP alumni relations/stewardship. This position also identifies and cultivates entry-level prospective donors in the hospital’s community from whom to solicit gifts. Nurtures donor relationships through regular contact, communication and recognition. For the purpose of, fund raising, develops and maintains relationships with hospital-affiliated Shrine Temples and the local community. Acts as a resource to staff and general public regarding assigned areas of responsibility. Position exercises professional and ethical judgment in the performance of duties. Responsible for fulfilling the objectives and goals identified by Director of Development and Hospital Administrator as consistent with those articulated by Shriners Hospitals for Children’s Joint Boards and the Chief Development Officer.


Positon Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for all activities, outreach, correspondence and interactions with SHC donors and Grateful Patient alumni to share impact of their gifts, thank them for their support and invite them to special programs and events related to stewardship.
  • Maintaining complex data, keep and update detailed records, prepare contact reports, develop and maintain systems and continually monitor and improve
  • Oversight and management for marketing and communications efforts and special events/programs to current donors and GP alumni
  • Identifies, cultivates and stewards prospect relationships through personal visits, and written and oral communication for the purpose of obtaining fundraising gifts to support Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC).
  • Assists in developing outreach activities aimed at increasing the number of donor prospects at all giving
  • Assists the Development Officer III in the management of specific solicitations and other programmatic elements.
  • Responsible for providing required reports in a timely manner to the Director of Development Officer for submission to various departments.
  • Ensures records of all donor-related activities and gifts are recorded accurately and timely in SHC’s central donor development database through personal visits, written and oral communication for meeting annual goals to support Shriners Hospitals.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Donor database experience preferred
  • Informed and committed to the work of Shriners Hospitals for Children and its importance for the future
  • Knowledgeable about a broad range of interests and having the ability to comfortably converse on many subjects
  • Detail oriented with respect to planning, file analysis and record keeping is essential
  • Communicate professionally, effectively and tactfully in both oral and written forms with persons from diverse cultural and professional
  • Skilled in prospect management and prospect research
  • Strong computer skills and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Manage time effectively
  • Work successfully with colleagues, donors, administrators, and volunteers using excellent interpersonal
  • Must be a facilitator with excellent management skills and be results-oriented
  • Work independently within a strong teamwork philosophy as well as collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals
  • Comfortable work in a dynamic environment; adaptable to change
  • Flexible in working hours, ability and willingness to travel as needed and willing to occasionally work evenings and weekends when
  • Confident, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated and ethical
  • A “people person” who is genuinely interested in others and an active listener
  • Analyze data, problem solve, and select an appropriate course of action from a given set of
  • Must have diplomacy, discretion and independent


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of progressive fundraising experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A demonstrable track record of fund-raising or similar accomplishments is essential
  • A working knowledge of all planned giving vehicles and prior experience with Charitable Gift Annuities Programs is helpful
  • Healthcare fundraising and supervisory experience
  • Professional development accreditation


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