Director of Development, Foundation Giving
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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 2020, 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.
As the Director of Development, Foundation Giving, you will:
- Direct and oversee the foundation giving program and team, and increase the level of philanthropic revenue by securing major gifts and grants. Develop, implement and assess strategies and plans to maximize philanthropic grant revenue.
- Collaborate across teams with colleagues to cultivate, secure and steward awards from philanthropic institutional donors and funders and ensure that the team functions as a shared service across the enterprise.
- Partner with other portfolio holders and fundraising teams by identifying grant making prospects for specific funding needs of Seattle Children’s and providing technical expertise and support (e.g. reviewing guidelines; writing and developing proposals, project budgets and timelines with project leads; drafting and reviewing reports) for the timely submission of proposals and reports.
- Oversee the pre- and post-grant award process, systems and staffing. Establish, evaluate and monitor annual grant revenue goals.
- Be responsible for holding a portfolio of major gift/grant prospects and donors and monitoring grant activity across all fundraising teams.
-Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Journalism, English, Communications, or comparable field.
– Minimum five years experience in grant writing for a non-profit organization of similar size and scope and/or a health, research or policy organization.
– Minimum five years experience in securing major gifts and grants from philanthropic sources for a non-profit organization of similar size and scope and/or a health, research or policy organization.
– Demonstrated track record of leading and managing a grant or foundation/corporate giving program that experienced growth in revenue.
– Minimum three year’s experience in managing fundraising staff.
– Commitment to Seattle Children’s values of collaboration, compassion, equity, excellence, innovation and integrity and able to embrace different perspectives and the uniqueness of others.
– Experience in complex grant submissions about scientific research.
– Experience in translating technical information to language that funders will find compelling.
– Familiarity with local, regional and national grant makers.
– Experience in grant proposal preparation for non-federal applications and major gift proposals for individuals and organizations.
– Experience with prospect research or other comparable research skills.
– Prior experience with Raisers Edge donor data base systems.