Development Officer

New London Hospital (NLH) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H)


The Development Officer (DO) will develop long-term relationships that will lead to philanthropic support for New London Hospital (NLH) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) through major and planned gifts. The DO will support both the fundraising priorities of NLH by identifying prospects within its 15-town service area that may also have an interest and capacity to support D-H fundraising priorities.

Key Responsibilities for the Development Officer include:

  • Acts as a major gifts and planned giving officer for NLH as well as a key member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock major gift teams, actively managing a portfolio of prospects and donors, meeting regularly with donors and prospects to create and foster relationships.
  • The DO will be responsible for deepening existing donor relationships and identifying and cultivating new potential donors.
  • Explores and creates best practice strategies for fundraising with both a critical-access hospital and a tertiary care academic medical center with an emphasis on those donors and prospects with interest in supporting the mission of both.
  • Devises and implements donor-centric fundraising strategies to meet personal activity and revenue metrics through portfolio planning and moves management. Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of patients, families, and community members with the capacity to make commitments of $5,000 and higher and/or multi-year gift commitments between $10,000 and $500,000.
  • Prepares compelling and strategic major gift donor communications including tailored proposals, correspondence, presentations and briefing notes.
  • Creates a comprehensive cultivation and solicitation strategy for each donor/prospect in the portfolio based on the donor/prospect’s philanthropic goals interests, as well as NLH/D-H needs and goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in Development. Previous experience with identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts from individual donors.
  • Prior experience at the major gift level preferred.
  • Must possess initiative, leadership, creative energy, well-refined organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to take risks, resilience, negotiating skills and proven fundraising expertise.
  • Intellectual depth, judgement, and professionalism to earn the trust and confidence of hospital leadership and external stakeholders as well as the ability to build strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization.
  • The ability to deal with and thrive within a role that is new and thus requires adaptability and embraces the power of change.
  • Microsoft Office and database experience required.
  • Fast-paced and results oriented with the ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and competing requirements.
  • Strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstration of good judgement, professionalism and the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Travel, local and regional, required.


How can the lifestyle in New Hampshire compliment your career? You can have amazing 4-season living with and a career at one of the top academic systems in the country. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 5 member hospitals and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. In the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.


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Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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