Major Gift Officer

Website Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Introduction to Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (“Planned Parenthood”) is to protect, promote, and provide empowered health care for people throughout Ohio. Planned Parenthood works to create a world where sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights, where access to health care does not depend upon who you are, and where every person has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.

A part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio was formed in 2012 following the successful consolidation of Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio. Now, Planned Parenthood works for healthy bodies and healthy communities by maintaining 17 health center locations in communities throughout North, East, and Central Ohio.

In 2021, Planned Parenthood reached 47,799 patients through more than 77,676 visits.

Planned Parenthood provides essential reproductive health care services to generations of Ohioans. The organization’s caring and knowledgeable staff provide a wide range of services, including testing, treatment, counseling, and referrals. Services include birth control, abortion services, wellness exams, adoption services, cancer screenings, gender-affirming care, HIV testing and counseling, men’s health, and more.

Planned Parenthood’s model of care involves patient-focused information and education. Patients leave with the information and knowledge they need to maintain and protect their health. Planned Parenthood provides a non-judgmental and confidential rapport with patients that makes it easier to address a number of sensitive issues such as behaviors that involve risk and safer alternatives.

The Opportunity
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio seeks a dynamic, experienced fund-development team member to serve as Major Gift Officer in Central Ohio. The individual is charged to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors in an assigned regional portfolio. The Major Gift Officer also establishes and provides strategic direction in community engagement and the creation of Affinity Groups. The Major Gift Officer has an opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of Ohioans who rely on Planned Parenthood for affordable, affirming health care.

Timing constitutes a tremendous opportunity for the in-coming Major Gift Officer as access to reproductive and gender-affirming care is under attack. Planned Parenthood donors have generously supported the organization in recent years as anti-choice attacks have eroded access to care at a local, state, and national level. The Major Gift Officer will work at a regional level to steward and retain donors at the $10,000 level and above while working with the development operations team to identify, cultivate, and engage new supporters. They will maintain an individual, regional portfolio of donors and work with development leadership to establish and manage affinity groups to deepen the understanding, commitment, and support of donors in their target region.

The Major Gift Officer will report to the Senior Director of Philanthropy and work as a peer and partner to a dynamic, well-supported team that includes the Senior Giving Officer (mid-level and individual), Planned Giving Officer, Donor Engagement Manager, and Individual Giving Manager. Every member of the Planned Parenthood team fully embraces—and is driven by—the organization’s worthy mission. The Major Gift Officer joining this team will find passion in their colleagues and purpose in the work.

About the Position
Key Job Functions

Major Gift Strategy Engagement

  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Donor Engagement and Relationships
  • Team Collaboration
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prospect Strategy

Community and Affinity Group Engagement

  • Strategy
  • Management
  • External Relations and Networks



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public affairs, nonprofit management or related field, or equivalent knowledge/experience.
  • Five years or more progressively responsible fundraising experience with responsibility for donor development, cultivation, and solicitation. Experience working cross-collaboratively to increase funding.


  • Major gift planning and solicitation, planned giving experience
  • Experience working with affinity groups
  • CFRE or related fundraising professional training
  • Experience in health and/or health care


Salary range: $80,000-90,000, commensurate with experience


Work can be performed in an office environment or remotely, at the discretion of the Chief External Affairs Officer. Candidate must reside within the Ohio region relevant to the position for which they are applying (Central or Northeast Ohio) and have the ability to conduct frequent in-person visits with donors and prospects within the region.


Application Process
Benefactor Group is pleased to be assisting Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio with this search. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications are considered highly confidential. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Benefactor Group Recruitment Team

[email protected]

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