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Associate Executive Director


The Associate Executive Director, in concert with the Director, Institutional Philanthropy and Data Serivces, assists the Foundation Executive Director in all aspects of fundraising, special events, communications, moves management and team supervision in support of the area's four AH medical centers.  Lead the identification of donor prospects, their cultivation, solicitation and the proper stewardship of their contributed funds. Additionally, the AED, in concert with the Executive Director, provides the boardsmanship of and support to the Board of Directors of AdventHealth Kansas City Foundation and AdventHealth Ottawa. Specifically, the AED is currently charged with direct responsibility for the following:

  • Cultivate, solicit and steward individuals for gifts to capital campaigns and initiatives
  • Supervise all the positions responsible for individual philanthropy, annual fund, planned giving, team member giving, grateful patient.
  • Work in concert with the Director, Institutional Philanthropy and Data Services to identify and garner grants from private foundations and government entities.
  • Develop a constituency of former patients and their family members for each member of the team.
  • Maintain a portfolio of 75 prospective and active donors, plus a pipeline of approximately 100 more
  • Work with the Special Events and Stewardship Manager to help lead the strategy for major donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Develop philanthropic funding plans in concert with the Foundation Executive Director, SMH administration and department leaders
  • Provide assistance to the Foundation team working on events such as the Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy, Golf Tournament, etc.
  • Serve as a member of the Foundation Leadership team and on the Directors Council of the Hospital
  • Serve as the day-to-day #2 of the Foundation structure, serving as department leader in the Executive Director’s absence
  • Provide staff support and guidance to the Finance, Membership and Development Committees of the Board, as well as the Senior Physician and Retired Nurses Auxiliary Organizations.
  • As requested, assist the ED in staffing duties for the Executive Committee and Board as a whole.
  • Lead the Individual Philanthropy team, provide mentorship as appropriate, and model an engaged, committed, visionary, goal centric and compassionate manager.
  • Model excellence in team leadership and collaboration
  • Work with select hospital department leaders to identify strategic and attainable projects or equipment for philanthropic support.
Annual, Major, Grateful Patient and Planned Gift Solicitation
  • Direct all aspects of the annual, major gift and planned giving philanthropy of individuals
  • Work in concert with the Director, Institutional Philanthropy and Data Services on event and institutional philanthropy efforts.
  • With the approval of the Executive Director, develop and direct the annual Individual Philanthropy strategy development
  • Manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects, identify and qualify new major gift prospects for the team, and cultivate and maintain relationships as appropriate
  • Set appropriate financial and activity goals for your team and monitor progress.
  • Direct the grateful patient program as it exists and, in concert with the ED, develop and implement strategic growth and expansion of the program (as staffing allows).
  • Lead the strategy around identifying and cultivating new planned giving donor prospects and cultivate and advance relationships with current planned giving donors
  • Direct the acquisition and dissemination of all annual, major gift and planned giving informational and promotional materials
  • Direct all aspects of the Foundation’s Legacy of Healing Society and Champions Circle annual giving club.
 Capital Campaign Planning
  • In concert with the Executive Director, develop capital campaign strategies, processes and implementation plans.
  • Participate in all capital campaign planning sessions
  • With the ED and Director, Institutional Philanthropy, strategize the application of sponsorship, planned giving, corporate and foundation grants, and major gift funding to capital campaign revenue
  • Direct the process of researching, drafting and submitting large ($500,000+) capital funding grants from individuals and personal foundations.
  • All types of fundraising (annual, major, planned, campaign, etc.)
  • Development of proposals and moves-management strategies
  • Team leadership and supervision experience
  • Grateful Patient
  • Funds Management and Distribution
  • Bachelor’s Degree             
  • 7 or more Years of Position-Related Experience
  • Master’s Degree
  • IUPUI Planned Giving Conference
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE)

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $100,000 and over