At the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (LPFCH), we are a team of dedicated individuals with a shared commitment to helping kids and families live healthier lives.
We do this by: • Fundraising for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and the maternal and child health programs of Stanford University School of Medicine. • Raising awareness of children’s health issues. • Promoting a system of care that improves the lives of children with special health care needs and their families.
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health seeks an experienced leader to join our dynamic team dedicated to improving children’s health. The Chief of Staff will have the unique opportunity to work closely with the President and CEO, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Team and will play a leadership role in optimizing the effectiveness of the organization. The role will serve as an important thought partner to the Executive Team and a strategic advisor to the CEO. He/she will help shape strategies to achieve the Foundation’s goals. The Chief of Staff reports directly to the CEO and serves on the Executive Team.
Ensure the Foundation’s priorities are aligned with goals and quarterly objectives. Monitor progress on behalf of the President and CEO, providing support to leadership where needed.
Provide executive level support to the President and CEO. Work in close partnership with the CEO to make the best use of her time and maximize her effectiveness on a range of strategic issues and ensure progress on all major initiatives as delegated. Collaborate with the CEO’s Executive Assistant to strategically plan the CEO’s time.
Coordinate prep and follow-up for CEO meetings. Closely track, and often complete, action items from meetings with board members, faculty, foundation staff, and senior leadership of LPCH, SOM, and Stanford University. Make recommendations on next steps. Ensure that appropriate and timely follow-up occurs.
Draft correspondence from the CEO to key constituencies of the Foundation, including faculty, board members, donors, and prospects. Serve as a point of contact to resolve complex issues and make key decisions regarding strategic priorities. Develop talking points and briefings as needed in collaboration with other team members.
Assist the CEO in her work with donors and prospects. Ensure she is well briefed prior to meetings. Partner with assigned field officer in planning for the meeting and tracking and completing follow-up items.
Facilitate internal communication at the Foundation by serving as a conduit of information between the CEO and individual staff members. In addition, partner with the Communications Officer to develop staff meetings and other staff forums that facilitate staff engagement and promote the exchange of creative ideas.
Assess forward-looking work flow. Ensure appropriate preparations are occurring for upcoming meetings.
Monitor progress on Foundation goals. Regularly report to Executive Team on status and make recommendations for needed change.
Manage long range calendar for organizational excellence initiatives. Lead Executive Team strategy to operationalize initiatives including select and manage outside vendors.
Special Projects and Partnerships
Support the President on all major and critical initiatives to the Foundation. Complete special projects and initiatives as assigned, prepare data and present recommendations, and monitor progress.
Select and manage vendors to assist in the completion of special projects.
Manage relationships with external partners.
Serve as a resource to improve and streamline business processes across the Foundation.
Board of Directors
Serve as a liaison to the Board on key executive matters, as delegated by the President.
Support the CEO in her work with the Board of Directors. Lead content planning for board meetings and manage the development of agendas. Prep faculty and staff. Oversee board orientation process.
Staff the Nominating and Governance committee of the Foundation board. Track key action items, prepare meeting briefings, monitor succession planning, and monitor board recruitment. Make recommendations on committee assignments based on board member terms and committee make up. Collaborate with Executive Assistant and Assistant Board Secretary, Associate Vice President of Principal Gifts, and Director of Prospect Research in preparing for meetings.
Faculty and Senior Staff
Support the CEO in her work with faculty members. Prepare agendas, track faculty connections to donors and prospects, respond on behalf of CEO when possible and appropriate, and collaborate with gift officers to propose strategy to leverage faculty involvement.
Serve as point of contact for Hospital Executive office and Dean’s senior staff. Work closely with senior staff on organizational strategic priorities.
Develop training program for faculty to maximize their ability to partner with us in our work.
Bachelor’s degree and ten years of relevant experience.
A deep understanding of and extensive experience in fundraising.
Superior written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail.
Advanced project planning and management skills.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
Excellent judgment, strong organizational skills. Ability to lead and motivate others and earn the respect of team members across the Foundation.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, executives, and community leaders.
Possess high levels of energy, initiative, creativity, drive, and discretion, in addition to a sense of humor.
Proven ability to be resilient and adaptable in the face of changing priorities.
Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and comply with HIPAA regulations at all times.
Additional Salary Information: We know that building a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our success and enables us to do extraordinary work for kids and their families. When you become part of our team, you’ll be joining a group of passionate and dedicated individuals who truly care about and believe in the work they do.
We provide competitive compensation and a wide range of benefits designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We are strong supporters of work life balance. Learn more by visiting the careers page on our website.
About Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health is a public charity, founded in 1997. Its mission is to elevate the priority of children's health, and to increase the quality and accessibility of children's health care through leadership and direct investment. The Foundation works in alignment with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the child health programs of Stanford University. Through its Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs, the foundation supports development of a high-quality health care system that results in better health outcomes for children and enhanced quality of life for families.