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Chief Philanthropy Officer - Providence St. Mary Medical Center

Providence Health & Services
United States, California, Apple Valley
July 23, 2023


This position serves as the Chief Philanthropy Office for Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, CA with direct accountability for cultivating relationships and generating financial resources in support of key system initiatives, including clinical institutes and major priorities. The leader also provides oversight to affiliated fundraising foundations, supporting regional and local leadership in goal setting, optimization, expert-to-expert collaboration, communications strategies, financial reporting, and performance monitoring. The executive provides direct leadership to Apple Valley foundation. The position provides significant direction in building the Foundations' brand in the communities we serve, and beyond, as well as building the culture of philanthropy throughout the area. Additionally, the leader advances the hospital's strategic plan for philanthropy - engaging leaders, governance groups, caregivers, and donors at all levels.

As the leader of philanthropic activities, the leader will advance key strategies that impact the entire organization. This includes developing philanthropic support for clinical institutes, driving multi-market fundraising strategies, advancing corporate partnership programs, securing grant support for research and other programs, and cultivating lasting relationships with major donors/investors. The leader will also drive higher levels of training, expert-to-expert sharing, communication and marketing initiatives, financial reporting, and shared governance strategies.

The Chief Philanthropy Officer will actively engage senior leadership, board members, and other key stakeholders in the fundraising process. The leader is also responsible for designing and implementing policies and programs that will produce increasing levels of support for our regional and local programs and initiatives. Additionally, the executive will serve as a strategic partner to leaders around key initiatives, including research, clinical institutes, and major capital campaigns.

As health care evolves, Providence is responding with a vision and core strategy to transform and innovate at scale. Across five states, Providence and its affiliates continue to pioneer how care is delivered by sharing one strategic plan designed to improve the health of entire populations by supporting the well-being of each person the organization serves. The plan supports the vision, "Together, we answer the call of every person we serve: Know me, care for me, ease my way," which is Providence's promise to patients, customers, and communities.

The Chief Philanthropy Officer will be responsible for:

  • Providing overall leadership and coordination of philanthropy activities, galvanizing support from executives, board members, clinical leaders, caregivers, and community leaders.
  • Defining the strategic imperative and key tactics related to philanthropy that align with the core ministry and division strategy, addressing the needs of the poor and vulnerable in alignment with the Mission, and generating essential revenue to grow our Ministries. This position is sensitive to and supports the importance of regional and local foundations and their fundraising goals and priorities.
  • Developing and defining goals and objectives for fundraising at the system level.
  • Coordinating goals at regional and local levels in concert with ISFP planning. The leader implements campaigns, development techniques and department policies to achieve goals for the foundation.
  • Working with leaders across the ministry and division to develop and maintain standardized systems and processes for prospect development, data analytics, portfolio management, financial reporting, performance metrics, gift processing and more.
  • Providing direct support to all foundations including, contracting, CRM, technical support and training, digital platforms, grateful patient programs and vendor management.
  • Operationalizing an effective grants team to support clinical and social research and program development endeavors across the system.
  • Ensuring compliance and reporting requirements are met or exceeded, while providing responsive service levels.
  • Designing, advancing, and coordinating a robust corporate partnerships program, linking institutional and corporate partners with key initiatives, including clinical institutes, clinical programs, international health, and community investment.
  • Assuring that all fundraising activities achieve established organizational performance and outcome goals.
  • Providing leadership to Providence St. Mary foundation, ensuring effective board recruitment and participation, responsible investments, and fundraising goals are achieved without diminishing regional and local fundraising efforts.
  • Ensuring alignment between community investment and philanthropy practices.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications/experience for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience, much of it leading a diverse staff, including management in all aspects of principal, major, planned, annual, capital, endowment, and event fundraising programs, preferably in a complex hospital system, academic medical center hospital, or children's hospital setting.
  • Proven record of successfully increasing a fundraising organization's performance, including execution of successful capital campaigns. This includes personal success at cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of principal gift prospects and donors.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), require building trust, gain respect, and develop meaningful relationships with donors and prospects, board members, administrators, volunteers, physicians, other caregivers, and foundation staff.
  • Unique capability as a team leader to attract, develop, and retain a cohesive and exceptionally high-caliber team, which when coupled with the appropriate organizational structure and operating systems, maximizes the effectiveness of raising money across the Southern California region.
  • Analytical and organizational skills required to evaluate existing programs, conceive, and implement new programs/strategies, as well as resolve complex and/or sensitive operational and interpersonal issues.
  • Proven success at working within complex integrated organizations to achieve internal consensus about the importance of philanthropy, resulting in collaborative efforts at fundraising.
  • Project management experience or the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent organizational and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to compile and disseminate diverse information.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of "Know me, care for me, ease my way." Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we'll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 160186

Company: Providence Jobs

Job Category: Fundraising

Job Function: Marketing/Public Relations/Community Affairs

Job Schedule: Full time

Job Shift: Day

Career Track: Leadership


Address: CA Apple Valley 18300 Hwy 18

Pay Range: $89.84 - $162.34

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.