ALSAC/St. Jude

Sr Advisor - Philanthropic, Principal Gifts, NY

US-NY-New York
2 months ago(11/30/2017 11:06 AM)
Position ID
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time
Gift Planning


ALSAC exists to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our staff is dynamic and diverse. Our skills are different, our professions are varied; but our mission is the same: support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. It’s more than a job; it’s a place where you can do what you love, and love why you do it.

  • #1 Hospital Charity in the Nation
  • #1 Health Non-Profit Brand of the Year
  • 94% of Employees Agree ALSAC is a Great Place to Work
  • Ranked a Top 10 Non-Profit Organization by Revenue

Job Purpose

Responsible for activities related to prospect qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of complex gifts and major outright gifts to drive revenue for support of St. Jude’s mission. Prepare and manage cultivation and moves management plans for a highly select group of high wealth major/principal gift prospects that includes on-going strategies for engagement and to include a targeted dollar goal for their support and deadline for expected solicitation. Also works to engage and develop volunteer leadership at the national level. Ensures that strategies employed move the donor toward gift closure. Works closely with ALSAC Executive Leadership and develop solicitation plans for each donor that includes key personal visits to communicate the importance of their investment with the goal of ensuring their continued support for renewal and/or increase of their commitment.


  • Demonstrated skill in working within a complex environment at senior levels with strong capabilities in planning, organization, and management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers in the advancement area and with internal and external partners.
  • Extensive working knowledge of development practices and principles and a track record of success in managing and closing gift prospects.
  • Flexibility to travel on a national basis on weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal and telephone skills and desire to build successful relationships with supporters of St. Jude.
  • Ability to speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external relations.
  • Ability to understand complex verbal or written instructions and data processing applications, including the Microsoft Office Suite of products; extensive knowledge of planned giving/ major gifts required and the ability to recognize appropriate gift vehicles for donors to St. Jude.
  • Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred, with a minimum of 12 years professional development experience, including successful supervisory experience and ideally front-line experience in a major capital campaign.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

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