Annual & Special Gifts Officer

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 75789

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, York Health Foundation, plans, coordinates, executes and reports on annual or targeted giving campaigns, employee and physician fund raising, and selected annual, major and planned giving donors. Develops/implements effective solicitation, cultivation and stewardship strategies and programs. Works as one integrated philanthropy team to implement best practice philanthropic strategies, build a culture of philanthropy at WellSpan and build standard, efficient processes where appropriate.


Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Organizes annual/targeted giving campaigns and oversees the implementation of campaigns to meet objectives
  2. Works in coordination with the Executive Director to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and potential donors
  3. Builds relationships and works effectively with physicians, employees, patients, colleagues and the public at large
  4. Builds, maintains and solicits a personal portfolio of special gift and major gift donors, developing potential major and planned giving prospects
  5. Analyzes results of giving campaigns and effects action to meet campaign goals and timelines on a continual basis
  6. Analyses large amounts of donor data to effectively target and prioritize donors with the greatest affinity and capacity for giving
  7. Ability to articulate the mission of WellSpan generally and the campaign objectives specifically in a manner that encourages donors and prospective donors to participate in the campaign




  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 5 years


  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree


  • Skills:
    • Annual giving or major gifts fundraising experience; Proven track record of organizing and executing campaigns; Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers; Ability to think strategically; Excellent interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills. Ability to perform basic database functions, including donor information entry and running basic queries and reports; computer applications skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge); strong writing skills; ability to handle multiple tasks effectively

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)