Healthcare & Science

Director, Principal and Major Gifts Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, Boston, Massachusetts

Known worldwide for its excellent care, Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States – it is “where the world comes for answers.” The Hospital has been ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospital” lists for six years running. In addition to caring for children through 25,000 inpatient admissions annually, the facility also houses the world’s largest research enterprise based at any pediatric hospital, with more than 1,500 scientists.

The Boston Children’s Hospital Trust was founded in 1997 as a philanthropic resource for the hospital. Having successfully completed its $1.53B dollar Dream Dare Deliver campaign in September 2019, the Trust is embarking on a five-year plan laying the groundwork for the next campaign. The Foundation has prioritized expanding its philanthropic footprint and enhancing national networks to attract new donors and engage more deeply its current donors.

The Opportunity

Based in Boston, the Director, Principal and Major Gifts will creatively and persistently build and cultivate a major and principal gift portfolio of West Coast-based and national prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more. S/He will collaborate effectively with department and program staff across the Hospital to develop a prospect pipeline, growing contributed revenue from $2 million to $5 million annually over the next 3-5 years. If you are passionate about advancing healthcare for children and pioneering bench-to-bedside medical research, then consider this opportunity to contribute your advancement skills and talents to Boston Children’s Principal and Major Gifts team.

Current or recent West Coast major gifts fundraising experience is required, and candidates must be able to travel several times a year to the West Coast.

Past searches and placements for Boston Children’s Hospital Trust

  • Director, Principal and Major Gifts
  • Senior Foundation Relations Officer
  • Director of Development and Campaign Communications
  • Director of Stewardship
  • Director of Foundation Relations
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