Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.
In 2018, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 26th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.
As a Magnet designated institution, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring way, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community.
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Who we are: The Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation supports Seattle Children's mission to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. The Foundation is in the public phase of a comprehensive campaign called It Starts with Yes, The Campaign for Seattle Children's, with a $1 billion goal.
The Foundation's team is 60+ dedicated professionals who collaboratively work to build enduring philanthropic relationships for Seattle Children's through a nationally recognized, robust fundraising program. The comprehensive program includes major and annual gifts, corporate donations, private grants, legacy gifts, and the nation's largest Guild Association, made up of passionate volunteers who support our mission through fundraising projects and events.
We have a vision to be the charity of choice in the Pacific Northwest and a global leader in pediatric healthcare philanthropy. Thanks to our donors, in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2017, the Foundation raised $115 million in private support for child health. Annually the Foundation receives in excess of 100,000 gifts, including nearly 30 leadership gifts of $1 million+.
What you will do: Responsible for the oversight of a comprehensive donor relations program on behalf of Seattle Children’s. Formulate, implement and monitor strategies that will advance positive donor relations as well as ongoing and long-term donor support of Seattle Children’s through the direction of events, tours and communications directly related to donor stewardship, cultivation and recognition. Collaborates with staff across the organization to ensure that all stewardship efforts are consistent with donor relations objectives and serve to cultivate future giving for Seattle Children's. Develop a schedule of broad and effective stewardship and recognition activities, events and tours to meet the needs of specific and varied donor audiences.
- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum 3 years experience in a fundraising environment or non-profit organization.
- Minimum 3 years management experience, including staff supervision and budget preparation/monitoring.
- At least 3 years of development experience in higher education or health care environment
About Seattle Children's Hospital
Our culture is built around our six values – compassion, excellence, integrity, collaboration, equity and innovation – and the ways in which we live them:We show compassion by being kind and caring.We show excellence by being the best at what we do.We show integrity by being known for doing what’s right.We show collaboration by being uniters.We show equity by being open and embracing the uniqueness of others.We show innovation by being relentlessly curious.When you choose a career at Seattle Children’s, you become part of a culture where these values are exemplified every day. You are also choosing an organization that provides benefits that focus on equity across our employees; where patient safety is our top priority; and where we strive to hire a workforce that’s as diverse as the patients and families we serve.All of this makes Seattle Children’s a top employer in our community, which we’ve had the privilege of serving for more than 100 years. Our workforce is proud to be here and if you join our team, we trust you will find Seattle Children’s a meaningful and fun place to work, too.