Assistant Vice President, Foundation Strategy
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Purpose Statement/Position Summary
The Assistant Vice President, Foundation Strategy will be responsible for overseeing the execution of a high volume of foundation strategy tasks specifically related to a major fundraising campaign. This leader will play a vital role in supporting the top children’s hospital in California, western U.S. and top 5 in the nation.
Reporting to the Vice President, Foundation Strategy and as a leader within the CHLA Foundation’s strategic initiatives team, this individual will serve as a clearing house for all campaign information and execute campaign strategies, monitor activities and outcomes to ensure the campaign is on schedule and tracking successfully. This individual will create and manage the development of campaign plans, policies, budgets, pipeline reports, timetables, activity plans with front-line fundraisers, volunteer committees and all daily campaign-related tasks. This individual will assist the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer and the Vice President, Foundation Strategy in the identification, recruitment, solicitation and stewardship of campaign leadership in collaboration with Major Gift Officers, Development Communications and Donor Stewardship teams. The Assistant Vice President, Foundation Strategy will lead daily coordination with Major Gift Officers and Foundation Operations colleagues to manage the campaign tasks, pipeline activity, prospect research, pre-solicitation briefing and debriefings, call reports, formulation of next steps, follow-up documentation, thank-you letters, timely and accurate recording and formal acknowledgement of all gifts.
The Assistant Vice President, Foundation Strategy will organize and coordinate the activities of volunteer committees and campaign events, in partnership with the Special Events Team, to ensure successful cultivation and fundraising efforts. This individual will manage and develop, in partnership with the CHLA Marketing and Communications Department, the preparation of all volunteer materials, campaign progress reports, and campaign operative materials, including the case for support, video, newsletters, presentations, proposals, and more. Performing additional duties and responsibilities as assigned will be an important part of this person’s overall responsibility.
Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience
5-7 years of campaign management, preferably in a hospital setting, with a proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of major and principal gifts. donors. Ability to serve as a team player and leader.
Demonstrated working knowledge of all areas of fundraising, with a particular emphasis on major gift acquisition and volunteer management. Proven track record in planning and achieving short- and long-term goals and creating a plan outlining activity with phases of activity and trackable benchmarks. Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and successful working relationships with volunteers, staff, and donors at a high level. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively about engaging donors, and to develop plans of action and follow through. Meticulous attention to detail and production of lists, reports and driving activity.
Ability to inspire and motivate volunteers and staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Sound judgment and superior problem-solving ability. Integrity and fiscal accountability. Experience working with donor management and data management systems. Must be willing and available to work evenings and weekends per event-related scheduling.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Graduate degree preferred.