Philanthropy Manager

Job Location US-NC-Winston-Salem
Job Opening ID
Forsyth Medical Center
FMC Fdn Admin
Work Schedule
Job Status


The Philanthropy Manager (The Manager) is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of the comprehensive fundraising plan for Novant Health Foundation. This includes supporting any major gift initiatives, including, but not limited to campaigns and planned giving. This position is primarily responsible for building the major gift pipeline through active management and development of annual and major donors for Novant Health Foundation in the market of responsibility. The Manager will focus on cultivating donors and prospects with an annual capacity greater than $25,000, soliciting gifts of $25,000 or greater for assigned programs, and qualifying prospective donors for the pipeline to achieve and sustain major philanthropic support of the Foundation. Responsibilities include establishing and executing individual strategies for a portfolio of a minimum of 75 prospects and donors. Additionally, responsibilities may include management of specific Foundation programs and projects and serving as a Foundation liaison to a specific medical center within the market.


At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree, required. 
  • Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience in health care fundraising is preferred; five years of major gift and/or planned giving experience is required.
  • Licensure/certification/registration: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is preferred.
  • Additional skills required: Demonstrated experience in soliciting and closing major gifts of $25,000 or more; planned giving expertise is highly desirable. Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and as a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Novant Health. Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and Novant Health Foundation. Ability to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time. Proven ability to work collaboratively within an organization; exceptional interpersonal skills that create credibility and trust; ability to build and maintain relations with donors and team members. A development professional that is donor-centric and excels in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; Strongly developed written and verbal communications skills; a persuasive, credible and polished communicator. Willingness to learn. Accepts and respects diversity without judgment. Self-starter who is results-oriented; Excellent time management skills. Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook. Experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar development database programs. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to respect confidential information. A commitment to providing services in accordance to the mission and goals of the organization.



It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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