The Assistant VP of Donor Relations at Brigham and Women's Hospital will create, implement, manage, and track a comprehensive donor relations plan in accordance with the Development Office's strategic fundraising goals. The scope of work includes recognition and acknowledgements, fund and impact reporting, and related communications primarily for major and principal gift donors. The position reports to the Associate VP of Development Communications, Events and Donor Relations.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead a team of nine dedicated donor relations professionals in the development and implementation of an integrated donor relations plan to steward all donors with an emphasis on major and principal gifts. Optimize the plan to ensure that all donors are acknowledged and recognized providing an exceptional philanthropic experience that strengthens their engagement and support for BWH.
Work closely with Major Gift Officers (MGOs) to create standardized stewardship plans based on giving level, and develop customized stewardship experiences for our most generous donors. Responsibilities include managing the Luminary Society of $1M+ lifetime donors, awarding the Heritage Key as appropriate, and creating customized milestone birthday gifts.
Manage naming opportunity programs and develop tools for MGOs to secure major gifts for key capital projects. Maintain analysis of hospital naming opportunity pricing to ensure parity, consistency, and adherence to guidelines.
Oversee the development and creation of donor recognition including named space plaques and signage, lifetime and campaign donor recognition walls, and society plaques, supervise installations.
Collaborate with the Event staff for groundbreaking ceremonies, space dedications, HMS Professorship and BWH Distinguished Chair celebrations and the biennial Luminary Society event.
Oversee list-related content published in the annual Honor Roll as well as donor lists in other printed and online publications.
Ensure that gifts are acknowledged and that donors are thanked consistently, appropriately, and in a timely fashion. Oversee the production of custom acknowledgement letters for major gifts on behalf of the Senior Vice President of Development and Hospital President.
Serve as key liaison and collaborate with BWH Facilities and Architects on matters relating to capital projects, donor named space renovations and relocations, and signage.
Gift Reporting and Management
Oversee the creation of a comprehensive annual stewardship narrative and financial reporting program for endowed funds and current-use gifts of $50k+, providing fund values, utilization, and research/programmatic updates.
Supervise expansion of video stewardship report program that visually conveys impact of philanthropy to the Hospital’s top donors. Support a culture of innovation in new forms of stewardship reporting to better engage top donors.
Develop appropriate gift agreement templates and manage the gift agreement process. Liaise with the Office of General Council and Partners Finance on complex gifts to ensure compliance.
Manage and track all HMS Professorships, BWH Distinguished Chairs, and other donor named endowed positions.
In coordination with Information Systems, ensure that all stewardship related data is entered into the Raiser's Edge database.
Create and revise donor relations policies and procedures, ensuring that they are understood and adopted across the department.
Represent department on internal or external committees as required.
Bachelor’s degree required, with 8 -10 years of related experience.
Strong commitment to customer service and exceptional quality standards.
Ability to establish best practices and operational efficiency.
Proficiency in Raiser's Edge and MS Office product suite.
Familiarity with fundraising practices including IRS regulations related to gift acceptance, valuation, and 50lc3 operational requirements.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of academic medical centers (AMCS) helpful
Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities with competing deadlines, while maintaining a strategic vision for the team’s work.
Excellent attention to detail and follow-through skills.
Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated professionalism and integrity.
Ability to build many professional and collaborative relationships that move initiatives forward.
Tenacious work ethic and a "take charge" attitude.
Strong ability to lead and motivate staff in a highly service-oriented culture.
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Collaboration among our institutions and health care professionals is central to our efforts to advance our mission.
Founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare includes co...mmunity and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities.
Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and Partners is a national leader in biomedical research.