Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation, Executive Director
The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation
July 12, 2018
commensurate upon experience
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Oregon Health and Science University Foundation and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation exist to secure private philanthropic support to advance OHSU's vital missions. The foundations (generally referred to as the OHSU Foundation) are also responsible for investing and managing gifts and ensuring that donor wishes are honored. The OHSU Foundation is one of the largest public university foundations in the Northwest, and we strive to foster a workplace in which transparency, respect, diversity & inclusion and collaboration are rewarded.
The Executive Director (ED) of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation (DCHF) serves as senior managing fundraiser for all OHSU child-health programs and services including Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, and other child-health programs as designated by the OHSU President. The position partners with the OHSU Foundation President on behalf of the DCHF Board and Physician-in-Chief to advance fundraising efforts. The ED serves as DCHF’s strategic leader, principal fundraiser, chief spokesperson, and manager of a small team of fundraising, program and support staff.
FUNCTIONS / DUTIES
Partners with OHSUF President and DCHF Board to develop strategic direction for DCHF; implements and influences strategy to achieve goals.
Personally manages a significant portfolio of principal and major gift leads/relationships ($1-10M prospects).
Collaborates across fundraising units to build connectivity to DCHF programming and fundraising efforts, which could include campaigns, planned gifts, corporate giving and/or annual and special gifts.
Engages OHSU faculty in special events, fundraising activities and gift visits; serves as primary contact for DCH Physician-in-Chief to leverage development strength, credibility and story.
Serves as chief spokesperson on behalf of DCHF with donors, media and community members.
Supervises, coaches and mentor departmental staff; plans and establishes clear performance objectives, sharing strategic direction and motivating the team toward goals.
Provides executive-level leadership support to the chair of the board of trustees and executive committee members.
Provides DCHF board members the opportunity to engage in shaping the goals of the foundation, utilizing their varying areas of expertise, community relationships and commitment to DCH; fosters board learning and development, and manages a pipeline of qualified, diverse board candidates.
Conducts and/or manages special projects as required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required (unless preferred is noted):
Major fundraising experience in an Academic Medical Center (pediatric fundraising) preferred; ability to cultivate and close principal gifts of more than $1M.
Displays inspirational leadership and personal interest in commitment to the work of DCH and/or the advancement of pediatric medicine.
Compassionate and culturally-responsive; maintains an ability to work well with diverse internal and external individuals, families and groups.
Committed to the diversity of people, process and thought in the creation and cultivation of an inclusive work environment.
Networked with major philanthropic leaders and/or prospects in the Pacific Northwest preferred.
Possesses strong interpersonal, speaking and writing skills.
Functions effectively in a large, complex work environment with many competing demands.
Strong degree of accountability, decision-making and ownership of programs, projects, and outcomes.
Effectively supervises and coaches a team to high performance.
Education and/or Experience:
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.
Minimum of eight years’ experience in fund development for a nonprofit organization or transferrable environment, preferably in a health care setting.
Demonstrable track record of accomplishment in procuring large gifts for an organization.
Prior staff/team supervisory experience.
Attendance of evening and weekend events.
Local and regional travel required.
About The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has been providing hope and healing to children and their families for more than 90 years. It offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments, greatest number of children’s specialists, and the newest and most advanced treatments, and provides the only pediatric residency program in Oregon. It has the tradition of of taking on the impossible—and delivering. Doernbecher repeatedly has been named among the best children’s hospitals in the US, receiving recognition for its innovative work in specialities such as fetal therapy, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. World-class expertise combined with family-centered care makes OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital essential to the health of children in our region.Such momentum requires an experienced and passionate approach to fundraising—Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation (DCHF) seeks a strategic, relationship-focused, inspirational development leader to serve as its Executive Director. The Executive Director will lead fundraising activities aimed at strengthening alliances with current donors while laun...ching initiatives to identify and engage new donors who can make a major impact to support the hospital’s current and future priorities. The person who fills this position will work closely with Doernbecher’s highly-regarded Physician-In-Chief, the OHSU Foundation President, and the Doernbecher Children Hospital Board of Trustees, and will manage a small but mighty team of development, project and program professionals.