Children's National Health System

Associate VP of Major Gifts (44338698)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 2/17/2018

Associate VP of Major Gifts

Position Summary
Reporting to the President of the Childrenís Hospital Foundation (CHF) and serving as an integral member of the senior management team for the CHF, the Associate Vice President of Major Gifts (AVP) will lead, direct, and manage, all major and planned giving activities. The AVP develops annual and multi-year, long term plans with clearly defined objectives along with systems to measure and track activities. The AVPís primary responsibility is to lead and expand a vibrant and comprehensive individual giving program, raising major and planned gifts, and to work closely with other departments in the design and implementation of any and all campaigns and special initiatives. The AVP is responsible for strategic direction, oversight and implementation of integrated individual gift programs, and is expected to work collaboratively with Foundation leadership and colleagues across Children's National to increase and diversify philanthropic support from individuals.
Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements And Preferences
Bachelor's Degree; Masterís Degree preferred

Minimum Work Experience
12 Year(s)

Specific Requirements And Preferences
A minimum of 12 years of experience in major and planned giving fundraising. Responsible for building, managing and expanding fundraising programs preferably within an academic medical center or not-for-profit setting. Experience securing and managing a planned giving program is preferred and desirable. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful staff management and fundraising, as well as a history of closing major/principal gifts and growing fundraising programs.

Required Skills/Knowledge
A dynamic, mission-driven, visionary, leader/fundraiser with high energy, enthusiasm, and experience to expand a program. A proven track record in securing principal level gifts is essential. An excellent fundraising strategist and meticulous executor, he or she will have a proven ability to creatively build and expand fundraising programs and a track record of securing philanthropic support. Demonstrated success in building, managing and moving a pipeline of donors and prospects. Proven ability to engage leaders, volunteers, and colleagues in a manner that generates excitement, shared purpose, and meaningful action. Genuine interest in childrenís medicine. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), combined with the ability elicit and translate various priorities into compelling cases for support. Understanding of financial and budget administration. Unquestioned integrity, as well as demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and best practices. Flexible, patient and a healthy sense of perspective. Credibility and professional acumen to garner confidence of the Foundation and CNMC leadership, board members, volunteers, staff, donors, prospects, and colleagues.


Functional Accountabilities
Develop strategies and execute tactics required to manage and grow a comprehensive individual gift program including annual, major and planned gift fundraising.
Develop and implement strategies to expand the individual gift program. Oversee the individual gift program (major and planned giving), and evolve as necessary to deliver the best in class fundraising and ensure a high level of donor satisfaction.
Ensure a coordinated and collaborative approach with colleagues in respect to fundraising. Develop and maintain best fundraising and operational practices, utilizing clearly defined goals, objectives and transparent methods with which to measure success.
Positively contribute to an organizational environment where teamwork, collaboration and dedication are expected and required. Contribute broadly to all aspects of the fulfillment of the Foundation's mission and philanthropic goals
Oversee all major and planned giving strategies, initiatives and activities; ensure reporting and tracking results.
Work closely with Foundation leadership on resolving strategic issues.
Oversee the Directors of Planned Giving and major gift center directors to ensure their programs are optimally performing and growing.
Work collaboratively with staff to increase dollars raised for all programs in these functional areas.
Work with the staff to build high functioning volunteer leadership.
Develop quarterly metrics for each fundraiser; coach and ensure achievement of metrics.
Model and coach a creative manner of approaching issues and devising sound solutions based on good judgment and collaboration.
Lead role to increase fundraising in major and planned giving programs.
Develop volunteer leadership and engage volunteer leaders in the major and planned giving fundraising process.
Strategically and effectively support leadership and volunteers in fundraising, as appropriate; this includes participating and/or leading the solicitation of gifts with volunteer leadership and/or senior management and Foundation leadership.
Maintain and grow a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects.
Develop and manage a volunteer leadership group and staff this group's fundraising efforts.

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Management
Organization: Childrens Hospital Foundation
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Management

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