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Seattle Children's Hospital Senior Director, Donor Experience in Seattle, Washington

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

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 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals -- for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 27th 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, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, 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 manner, 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. The future starts here.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation

Seattle Children’s was initially founded and run by a group of philanthropic women more than 100 years ago. Their generous spirit can be seen today in the support of thousands of donors and guild members, and it’s their support that ultimately makes it possible for our care and research teams to come together – raising funds to ultimately create better futures for our patients.

In addition to an expert and caring staff, our extraordinarily generous community is one of our greatest strengths. Ever since Anna Clise formed the first hospital guild in 1907, people have been a major force in improving the health and well-being of all kids. Each year, we receive about 100,000 gifts — from lemonade stand proceeds to estate bequests.

We are searching for a Senior Director of Donor Experience. Reporting to the Vice President, Annual Giving & Administrative Operations, the Senior Director of Donor Experience is responsible for providing leadership and a strategic vision for meaningful donor experiences and to build enduring philanthropic relationships through a comprehensive program including donor engagement, stewardship, recognition and communications. In this role, you’ll be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Foundation’s comprehensive donor experience program, including acknowledgment, stewardship, recognition, engagement activities and donor communications. Reporting to the vice president, the senior director provides leadership, administrative oversight and strategic direction to the Donor Experience team. You are expected to uphold and exemplify the values, mission and leadership qualities of Seattle Children’s.

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Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Not for Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations or in a related field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum seven (7) years experience in a fundraising environment or non-profit organization.

  • Minimum seven (7) years management experience, including staff supervision and budget preparation/monitoring.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Not for Profit Management, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations or in a related field.

  • At least seven (7) years of development experience in higher education or health care environment.

  • At least seven (7) years experience in an advertising agency, public relations agency, major non-profit organization or corporate marketing communications department.

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

External Job Title: Senior Director, Donor Experience

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2021-38739

FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: Major Gifts

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 818 Stewart Street

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