Development Officer - Planned Giving

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Planned Giving is seeking an innovative Development Officer. In collaboration with Associate Director, we will develop and implement a plan to secure gifts to MSK toward the goal of meeting fundraiser targets and to foster the long and short term growth of the Development program.


You are:

  • An organized self-starter, with strong multi-tasking, prioritizing and follow-through skills.
  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
  • Adept at tactfully navigating and maneuvering in large organizational hierarchy.
  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

You will:

  • Initiate and conduct personal meetings with prospects with the intention to establish a relationship that will result in a gift of at least $100K to $1M. Work in close collaboration with all teams to maximize gift potential.
  • Work closely with key faculty, clinicians, scientists and volunteers to identify gift opportunities, establish relationships with grateful patients and friends, and execute cultivation/solicitation strategies.
  • Coordinate activities when appropriate with donor stewardship, events, donor research, acknowledgment, and donor communications.
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Director or Director.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4-7 years of relevant experience
  • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, four years of job-related work experience can be accepted.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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