This position reports to the President/CEO & Foundation Board of Directors
The Foundation Executive Director is the primary architect of the Hospital’s and Foundation’s comprehensive fundraising program which includes the planning, implementation and evaluation of all fundraising activities. The Foundation Executive Director will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major individual gifts, corporate gifts, planned gifts, and annual gifts. The Foundation Executive Director will be responsible for engaging and motivating board members and community volunteers in philanthropy. This position will hired by the Hospital and provided to the Foundation as a leased service.
The Executive Director will work closely with Hospital leadership and the Marketing Coordinator on internal communications to ensure development needs and current updates are well communicated amongst all clinical and program areas. Additionally, the two departments will collaborate on long-range and strategic planning as it relates to philanthropy and will coordinate and communicate these goals to organizational staff, Foundation Board members, and key volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assume primary responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects/donors.
* Develop policies, programs and activities which conform to the Hospital’s standards.
* Establish and cultivate relationships with board members, community leaders.
* Develop and oversee a formalized stewardship program for all major and high capacity donors..
* Conduct prospect research and implement a timely pledge collection and tracking system so that results can be evaluated, analyzed, and reported to key stakeholders.
* Organize, plan, budget for, conduct and evaluate fundraising activities of the Foundation.
* Oversee grant writing, the daily activity and operations of the annual, major and planned giving programs.
Three or more years of senior level experience in the field of fund development.
Proven success in special events, major gifts, capital campaigns and annual giving activities. Experience overseeing a multi-year capital campaign is preferred.
Excellent writing, communication and computer skills (experience in word processing and database management).
Excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to gain people’s respect and confidence.
Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Accreditation by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy or the Association of Fundraising Professionals is preferred.
About Community Memorial Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital primarily serves a population of 45,000 people in 27 communities throughout Madison County and the eastern sections of Onondaga County, as well as parts of Chenango and Oneida Counties. The hospital and health centers are directed by an 18-member Board of Directors comprised of influential business, education and civic leaders. The medical staff includes highly trained physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from a variety of specialty areas who appreciate the unique nature of rural practices.
Community Memorial Hospital employs nearly 400 people, and is a major economic force in Madison County. As a 25-bed critical-access hospital and a cornerstone of primary and specialty care in the region, Community Memorial Hospital is a safety net for the people of Central New York. Community Memorial Hospital is dedicated to treating all patients regardless of ability to pay.