Discover the lifestyle change and the career that you have been dreaming of in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We invite you to explore our unique opportunities which provide the added benefit of unparalleled quality of life. We are located just 1 1/2 hours West of Denver and nestled at the base of our world-class ski resort. If you crave adventure and a four seasons playground, you’ll find it in Vail, Colorado.
While Vail is recognized world-wide for its year-round recreational activities, Vail Health has over 900 employees and is known for being one of the region's largest employers and a cornerstone of our community.
This role works to secure major and principal gifts, current and estate, in support of Vail Health's strategic priorities by establishing a rapport that encourages, supports and sustains the benefactor’s desire to create a philanthropic relationship with Vail Health. This will include engaging benefactors, benefactors’ advisors, and individuals throughout Vail Health to identify funding objectives of Vail Health that match the benefactor interests; and helping benefactors achieve their highest aspirations for self, family, and Vail Health.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintains and manages a portfolio of approximately 200 assigned benefactors. Creates and presents a targeted number of gift proposals to new and/or current benefactors.
Develops and implements cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects and carries out strategies to make substantive contacts. Seeks out specific institutional philanthropic opportunities pertinent to successful solicitations.
Ensures that the benefactor is inspired, and has the same confidence in the Foundation as in his/her physician and Vail Health.
Assumes appropriate stewardship for contributions of each assigned benefactor. Personalizes gift acknowledgements with phone calls, correspondence, etc as appropriate.
Initiates and builds relationships with benefactors/prospects, and focuses on benefactors advancing within the giving continuum as appropriate.
Spends a minimum of 50% of time meeting with prospects/benefactors in their home/office/business locales.
Accurately describes Vail Health and its components to benefactors and prospective benefactors, and uses the “top down” development business model.
Conducts responsibilities ethically and with integrity, accepting the “Donor Bill of Rights” and all Vail Health and Foundation ethical standards.
Models the principles of a Just Culture.
Performs other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental and vision)
Five weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) in year one
5% retirement match.
Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
7 years of fundraising experience required, to include a combination of the following areas of expertise: cultivation and solicitation of major and principal gifts; management of staff and/or projects that include multi-tasking activities, goal setting, and/or strategic planning; proposal writing and plan development; Trust and Estate planning experience; annual fundraising planning.
Experience in a comprehensive development organization or related development experience that predicts success such as attorney/trust relations, or experience with annual, major gift fundraising organizations is preferred.
Experience with fundraising in a health care facility is preferred.
Must have demonstrated knowledge of the development process and understanding of all stages of the relationship with benefactors (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship).