Director of Development, The Oasis Institute

The Oasis Institute, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Louis with a mission to promote healthy aging nationwide, offers an exciting opportunity for a nonprofit professional to lead the philanthropy process in St. Louis and support the organization to meet its yearly revenue goals. The Development Director will work closely with the Senior Director of Development and the Senior Leadership Team to advance and execute development activities in St. Louis. The role includes management and stewardship of new and existing corporate and foundation giving through grants and sponsorships (existing portfolio of $1.4M), annual and major giving (existing portfolio of $250k), donor development, and prospect management.

This position is located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, and is mostly remote but does include some office work. Candidates would need to have the ability to come into the office occasionally for meetings when necessary. Oasis staff are employed through a leased employment agreement with Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), and Oasis is part of the Community Health Improvement team. Team members enjoy excellent benefits, including healthcare, a pension, and a generous PTO policy. To find out more about BJC’s benefits:


  • Create and implement a comprehensive development plan and fundraising strategy, including foundation, government and corporate grants management and major donor solicitation and management. As part of the development plan, regularly track and report on goals and benchmarks.
  • In partnership with Development Coordinator, write and submit grant proposals to corporations, foundations, and government entities in St. Louis. Manage timelines and reporting requirements for grants.
  • Develop and manage a personal portfolio of major gift donors and prospects; develop and implement strategies that increase individual and major gifts through new and existing donors to meet robust fundraising goals.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Senior Leadership Team to develop strategy and plans for large-scale funding proposals and projects.
  • Supervise Development Coordinator (responsible for supporting the general operations of the Development Team).
  • Write solicitations and collateral in support of fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop and strengthen core fundraising and donor relationships through stewardship, while enhancing organizational processes and infrastructure.
  • Create and implement strategies to grow Oasis’ current planned giving program.
  • Support the National Board Development Committee.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4-6 years related experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 project management skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in fast-paced environment


  • Master’s Degree
  • Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) or certificate from a university in fundraising and resource development or in nonprofit management

Salary Range:

– $70,000-$85,000

Application Information
As described above, Oasis staff are employed through a leased employment agreement with Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH). If interested in this position, please submit your resume and complete the online application through BJC’s online portal by click on the below link. The position will be titled as “Major Gifts Manager” in the BJH system (Job ID 2022-40066).

Major Gifts Manager in St. Louis, Missouri