Atlantic Health System

Development Officer

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Summit
Position Type
02875401-Development Office
Overlook Medical Center


The Overlook Foundation is an independent, public charity that develops, manages and distributes resources and funding to advance the delivery of high-quality health care by Overlook Medical Center. The organization, has received GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) High Performer distinction, has raised over $250 million since its inception to support state of the art equipment, new facilities, medical leadership, and innovative programs to ensure Overlook Medical Center remains a leading provider of healthcare. The foundation raises an average of $11 million annually and manages assets in excess of $130 million.


Overlook Medical Center, recognized by Healthgrades as one of the top 50 hospitals in the United States for its medical outcomes, boasts centers of excellence in neuroscience and stroke care, oncology services, women’s and children’s care, cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, rheumatology, and orthopedics.  Overlook is a part of Atlantic Health System, a member of Forbes Top 100 Best Companies to Work for 13 years in row. Innovation, inclusion, collaboration, excellence, professionalism and respect are key values of our organization.


Overlook Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, proactive, articulate and thoughtful professional to join its major gifts team as the foundation enters the public phase of its $175 million Overlook Ahead comprehensive campaign.  As a mid-level associate, you will help with all aspects of the donor engagement process including research, qualification, engagement strategy, cultivation, and solicitation to successfully raise $11 million annually in coordination with the major gifts team. You will work closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Donor Engagement and the Director of Strategic Development to manage a dedicated campaign cabinet, physician’s council and a community council. In addition, you will be the primary resource for creating research briefs, proposals, appeal letters, stewardship letters, call reports and associated campaign materials.             


What You Will Do:

The development officer for Overlook Foundation will:

- Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors and prospective donors and create strategies for successfully soliciting donors for major gifts of $5,000 and higher,

- Manage a major donor pipeline for the campaign,

- Utilize research software and tools to qualify prospective major donors,

- Create proposals, research briefs, correspondence, appeal letters, stewardship letters and call reports,

- Plan and execute small campaign events,

- Provide administrative oversight for the suite of campaign councils in coordination with the Directors of Donor Engagement and Strategic Development,

- Support donors as needed and provide shift coverage of a dedicated on-call hotline for high level donors.



What You Bring

  • You have excellent communication and writing skills, strong project management skills and business acumen.
  • You are an innovator and a self-starter with a strong eye for detail.
  • You are curious and perseverant.
  • You have demonstrated ability to pivot from working independently to working collaboratively.
  • You understand how to leverage data and information to create meaningful and engaging donor strategies.
  • You have three or more years’ experience working with major donors and/or high net worth individuals.
  • You have experience with a customer relationship management tool or database such as Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or Oracle.
  • You have demonstrated success working with the MS Office suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • You have previous non-profit experience, preferably in the health-care sector.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree.
  • You are able to work a few, select nights and/or weekends as needed to support fundraising efforts.
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally as needed.

About Us

Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.

EEO Statement

Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and therefore abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, or veteran status.


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