Development Officer


Shriners Children’s Salt Lake City

Job Title: Development Officer
Donor Development
Job Type: 
Full-time employment
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience  


This position identifies, cultivates and solicits prospective donors in the Shriners Children’s Salt Lake City outpatient facility’s Intermountain West region. Nurtures donor relationships throughout the community through regular communication, contact and recognition. For the purpose of fundraising, writes and submits grants to foundations, develops and maintains strong relationships with donors, hospital-affiliated Shrine Centers, corporations and the local community. Acts as an external representative in the community on behalf of Shriners Children’s and our amazing mission to care for children. Position exercises professional and ethical judgement in the performance of duties and supports the Development team’s efforts to meet and exceed annual goals. Responsible for fulfilling the objectives and goals identified by the Director of Development, Administrator and Development Committee as consistent with those articulated by Shriners Children’s national boards and the Chief Development Officer.

Under the direction of the Director of Development, manages a professional portfolio of grants, coordinates all operations and programs related to the hospital’s annual giving program, including the implementation of an annual plan which includes solicitation and stewardship strategies that enhance and expand the hospital’s various donor constituencies; the development of promotional and solicitation materials; and the overall stewardship of grants and annual giving donors.

  • Develops, builds and maintains a comprehensive, Shriners Children's Salt Lake City (SLC) clinic-based donor development program through focus on individual, foundation and business annual giving.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing long and short-range operational plans to identify and grow the number of prospective donors for grants, sponsorships, major gifts and as needed, planned giving programs.
  • Identifies, cultivates and stewards prospective donor relationships through personal visits, and written and oral communication for the purpose of obtaining financial gifts to support SLC.
  • Plans and implements “moves management” strategies for identification, cultivation, timely solicitation and stewardship of donor prospects at annual giving and major giving levels to increase their level of support.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge and ability for building relationships with and obtaining gifts from corporations and foundations.
  • Develop solicitation priorities and donor/prospect visitation schedules as appropriate for top level SLC staff and volunteer board members.
  • Demonstrates a solid performance record for closing charitable gifts.
  • Possesses and utilizes a basic knowledge of ways to make planned gifts, including Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA’s), charitable trusts, bequests, real property, etc.
  • Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with Shriners Children's SLC-affiliated Shrine Centers (fraternal organization), local SLC Donor Development Committee, and within the local community for the purpose of raising philanthropic moneys.
  • Recruits members and provides staff support for volunteer committees and councils (such as Donor Development Committee, Community Advisory Council, Capital Campaign Committee, etc.) designed to provide assistance and support for SLC fundraising.
  • Provides staff support as assigned for hospital fund raising committees.
  • Develops outreach activities aimed at increasing the number of donor prospects at all giving levels.
  • Ability to work remote from home and on the road.

Additional Experience Information:

  • 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 helpful.
  • Professional development accreditation preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience preferred.
  • Experience writing grants, newsletters and fundraising proposals is preferred.

• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Employee discount
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Referral program
• Retirement plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance


  • Daily 8 hour shift 
  • Ability to commute/relocate to Salt Lake City, UT 84103

WORK LOCATION: On-site and remote

  • Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

• Bachelor's (Preferred)

• Fundraising: 3 years (Required)
• Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)


Specific details

Organization Shriners Children's Salt Lake City
Contact Person Nathan Clark
Phone 8015363567
Closing Date 2022-06-14
Salary Range $65,000-$80,000