Major Gifts Officer

August 26, 2022


Company: TPIRC

Location: Long Beach, CA

Hours: Full Time Exempt; M-F 8AM-5PM

Salary: $65,000 – $75,000


Who We Are:

The Translational Pulmonary & Immunology Research Center (TPIRC) is a cutting-edge research and clinical care center that is revolutionizing treatment for rare and orphan diseases. Through the use of comprehensive diagnostic tools and patient-driven research, we seek to improve the quality of life for children and young adults each and every day.


TPIRC is home to many innovative thinkers, problem solvers, and passionate leaders. The work we do is truly life-changing for our patients and their families; each member of our team will experience how their role supports our mission! TPIRC provides a challenging and rewarding environment where employees’ talents are leveraged, ideas are encouraged and growth is always inspired.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking an individual who has experience in building and developing Philanthropy initiatives and relationships for an organization.



Health Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
PTO Days
Paid Holidays
401K Plan (matched)
Professional Development
Paid Training
Company Sponsored Events
Competitive Rates
Paid Family Leave
Growth Opportunities

Essential Functions: Donor Administration

Cultivation of Major Donors under direction and in partnership with Senior Manager, Philanthropy.
Maintain and develop professional relationships with major donors, and any affiliated family foundations and associated personnel.
Network for the development of prospects/new major donors.
Maintain regular communication with major donors (and other stakeholders) ensuring that current news, activities, and photographs are shared with major donors on a regular basis (per individual donor preferences, one-on-one by email, phone, or in person).
Develop communication pieces for Philanthropy, such as fliers, brochures, etc. in partnership with the Donor Relations Specialist and Philanthropy team.
Oversee production of quarterly philanthropic newsletter for Ambassador Families and Major Donors with support from the Philanthropy team and Marketing.
Attend events and activities involving major donors, as needed, and assist major donors during attendance at events/activities.
Coordinate and attend meetings (including coffee/breakfast, lunch, and dinner meetings) between TPIRC leadership and major donors and prospects.
Working closely with patient liaison to provide support and assistance for Ambassador Families/Donor Circle donors currently participating in treatment services (such as TIP) with appointment accommodations, directing families/patients to the correct Clinical point of contact, and continuation of stewardship efforts (follow-up/communications).
Work in partnership with Philanthropy team to solicit Major Donors, restaurants, companies, etc. for in-kind donations, sponsorships, and auction items.
Maintain a working knowledge of Blackbaud, with occasional data management and reporting tasks.
Utilizing Third Party Fundraising Platforms.
Oversee projects using third party fundraising platforms, such as Just Giving, with execution support from Donor Relations Specialist.


Support Philanthropy team as needed, inclusive of special projects as assigned by Senior Manager, Philanthropy.


Bachelor’s Degree required
Preferred of 2-3 years of Development or Philanthropy experience
Must be comfortable in a medical setting – interacting with healthcare professionals and patients.
Concierge stewardship experience in a medical setting a plus.
Experience with donor databases, Blackbaud, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Must be organized and detail-oriented.
Timeline oriented and sensitive to deadlines.
Comfortable with multi-tasking, flexible, and able to adapt to a fast-paced work environment.
Must be willing to assist with activities that take place at night or on weekends.
Offsite travel is required, including to meetings, events, etc.
Must be sensitive and committed to donor and patient confidentiality.
Must be a self-starter and work in a dynamic fundraising setting.
Confidence and skill handling clients in person and on the phone.
Excellent proficiency with Google G Suite, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Docs.
Strong written and oral communication skills.

TPIRC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. TPIRC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified applicants, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please note that TPIRC has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. We believe this approach to be most effective in ensuring the continued safety of our team and our patients, and congruent with the local and national guidance provided to workers within the healthcare industry. Should you choose to join the organization, you will be required to submit appropriate documentation within the first 45 days of employment. TPIRC will make reasonable accommodations due to disability or religious reasons, as required by law. Temporary deferrals may also be requested (i.e. pregnancy or recent COVID-19 illness).

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