Development Officer I

Phoenix Children's Hospital | Phoenix, Arizona

Job Summary

The Development Officer I identifies, develops, broadens, and maximizes philanthropic support from individual and business prospects to increase awareness and support of hospital programs, initiatives and goals through philanthropic giving

Reports To

Director of Development


Position Duties

  1. Discovers/cultivates/solicits stewardship activities to develop a portfolio of prospects and donors to ensure achievement of fundraising goals and purposes. Develops strategies for identifying potential prospects and introducing new and additional individuals and businesses to philanthropy at PCH. Regularly reports activities and results against targets to achieve/exceed performance metrics. Works collaboratively and positively with colleagues to maximize giving potential of donors.
  2. Collaborates with Foundation colleagues to develop and implement prospect cultivation and recognition collateral, promotional materials and proposals to engage and increase interest in philanthropy and sponsorship from individuals and businesses.
  3. Develops expertise in Hospital Centers of Excellence and all clinical care areas, research and programs funded through philanthropy. Build relationships and ongoing interaction with physicians, researchers, program directors and administrators with personnel, programmatic and capital funding needs.
  4. Represents Phoenix Children’s appropriately at community functions, networking events and by nurturing new and existing relationships.
  5. Maintains professional competency by pursuing industry knowledge, keeping apprised of current and national trends and building awareness of latest technologies and best practices to promote performance.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.


Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field. Required 


  • 2 or more years of fundraising or sales experience. Required       
  • Demonstrated success in prospect identification and relationship development and/or new business development. Required       
  • Hospital or healthcare experience. Preferred      
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge/Salesforce or similar industry based customer relationship management tools. Preferred 


  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Preferred 

Special Skills

  • Proven networking and connector skills. Enthusiastic, good humored, and energetic with a positive attitude and passion for building relationships. Required 
  • Goal oriented and resourceful with a high level of maturity and personal integrity. Required 
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening skills alongside the ability to multi-task with keen attention to detail. Required    
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office software and CRM database. Required       
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate occasional night and weekend activities. Required 


Commensurate with experience




Organization: Nonprofit Organizations