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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
  • Organization Type: Education

The Oasis Institute

Oasis offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced nonprofit professional to lead the philanthropy process in St. Louis, including annual and major giving, donor development and prospect management, planned giving and development of new corporate and foundation giving. The Oasis Institute, a national nonprofit organization, is headquartered in St. Louis, with a mission to promote healthy aging through programs in lifelong learning, health promotion and volunteer engagement in 9 Oasis centers and 250 communities across the country.


·         Create, implement and adhere to a development plan designed to pursue the best corporate and foundation grant opportunities, major donor and planned giving opportunities to meet fiscal year goals.

·         Develop and manage a personal portfolio of principal and major gift donors and prospects in all areas (individual, corporate and foundation), develop and implement strategies that increase principal and major gifts through new and existing donors to meet robust fundraising goals.

·         Create and implement a planned giving program, including creating promotional materials and maintaining a portfolio of prospects and donors.

·         Write and submit grant proposals to corporations, foundations, and government entities in St. Louis. Manage timelines on grant applications and manage reporting requirements for corporate, foundation, and government grants.

·         Execute a stewardship plan that includes donors at all levels.

·         Support the National Board Development Committee.

·         Write direct mail appeal letter for St. Louis and other fundraising collateral as appropriate.

·         Develop and strengthen core fundraising and donor relationships while enhancing organizational processes and infrastructure.


·         Bachelor’s degree

·         4 – 6 years related experience

·         Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)

·         Strong, successful fundraising background with proven track record in major gifts and corporate and foundation giving

·         Solid understanding of effective foundation, corporate and individual cultivation

·         Strong understanding of importance of ethical fundraising


·         Master’s Degree

·         Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) or certificate from a university in fundraising and resource development or in nonprofit management

Application Information

Oasis staff are employed through a leased employment agreement with Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH).  In order to apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at   The position will be titled as “Major Gifts Officer” in the BJH system (Job ID 1189417).