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Senior Principal Gifts Officer for Cancer and Precision Medicine

Company: Weill Cornell Medicine
Date Posted: July 7, 2017

Senior Principal Gifts Officer for Cancer and Precision Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 

Weill Cornell Medicine is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. As Cornell University's medical school located in New York City, Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in research, teaching, patient care and the advancement of the art and science of medicine, locally, nationally and globally. Physicians and scientists of Weill Cornell are engaged in cutting-edge research from bench to bedside, aimed at unlocking mysteries of the human body in health and sickness and toward developing new treatments and prevention strategies. Since 1913 Weill Cornell Medicine has been affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where its faculty provides comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.

Building upon its remarkable fundraising achievements, the Office of External Affairs seeks to recruit a dynamic, highly accomplished fundraiser to serve as the Senior Principal Gifts Officer for the Meyer Cancer Center and the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine to help capitalize on the successful efforts of its recent campaigns, and to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects for a new strategic plan, to be launched in 2018.  The Senior PGO will be integral in the continued long-term expansion of Weill Cornell Medicine’s philanthropic support and, as such, will be responsible for broadening and deepening support from top-level individual donors. 

The Senior PGO will play an important role in expanding Weill Cornell’s capacity to take full advantage of its leadership and philanthropic opportunities. He or she will serve as a visible frontline fundraiser and maintain a portfolio of high-level prospects and donors of paramount importance to Weill Cornell.  He or she will also lead a team of junior and mid-level fundraisers.  This position's primary focus is identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding principal gifts ($5 million+). The PGO will work closely with esteemed faculty, high-level volunteers (e.g., board members), and staff to develop principal gift opportunities.

This is an opportunity to be a vital part of an accomplished fundraising operation in one of the world’s most prominent clinical and medical research institutions. The ideal candidate for the Senior PGO role will have an extensive record of closing principal-level gifts, ideally within a multi-unit, fast-paced academic medical, scientific and/or research-intensive environment.  The Senior PGO will possess the poise to work with philanthropic leaders, as well as the stature and intellectual agility to work with Weill Cornell Medicine’s high-level administrative, volunteer, and faculty and scientific leadership.  In addition to focused energy and flexibility, the successful candidate will bring superior communication abilities and the professional maturity to build strategic alliances with external and internal constituencies. Please visit for the complete position profile, including key responsibilities and requirements.

Weill Cornell Medicine has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to assist on this executive recruitment. Please send all confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations directly to FPS at: Applications must include (1) an up-to-date resume and (2) a letter of interest (addressed to FPS) that specifically cites the experiences that best prepare the applicant for this role and why this particular opportunity is the logical and desired next step in his/her career. Additional materials and information will be requested during the search and interview process. Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  EOE/M/F/D/V