Senior Director of Development, Hardware/Homebuilding Industry

Requisition ID: 10019

Job Title:Senior Director of Development, Hardware/Homebuilding Industry

Position Summary:

City of Hope's mission is to turn hope into reality. Focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope has established itself as a world-class leader in transforming the future of health. Raising the philanthropic resources to fuel its leading-edge research, its exquisite and compassionate clinical care, and its advancement of biomedical education and training, is a vital component of the City of Hope model of success. Each member of the Office of Philanthropy is a stakeholder in this work, with personal accountability for his/her role in building a successful future of delivering new cures, treatments and education.

The Office of Philanthropy's vision is to support this life-saving work by being known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Recent recruitments of nationally and internationally renowned faculty offer advancement leaders new opportunity for partnership among philanthropy, research and patient care.

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President, Corporate National Philanthropy Programs (AVP), the Senior Director of Development (SDOD) will ensure the fundraising success of the philanthropic program by serving as a subject matter expert, a professional role model, and an identified team and program leader. The incumbent, having demonstrated leadership and success in the field, will execute strategies that support the shared vision of thePreparing Our Peopleinitiative. This effort includes preparing the Philanthropy team for the rigors of a campaign, to realize our goal of excelling as a highly collaborative, efficient, and creative team. The SDOD will help implement a cultural adherence to personal accountability, shared success, and a commitment to professional growth.

The SDOD will contribute by employing and modeling key processes and programs that support an office-wide focus on collaboration, efficiencies and metrics-based performance outcomes, in addition to primary role responsibilities.

Specifically, this position is responsible for developing, implementing, assessing and evolving strategies to grow the Hardware Homebuilding Industry programs for City of Hope, including existing local campaigns, programs and projects as well as targeted outreach to individual corporate partners. The SDOD-Hardware Homebuilding Industry leads and manages a team focused on executing strategy as well as collaborating with National Philanthropy team in developing and cultivating a pipeline of individual donors.

The SDOD-Hardware Homebuilding Industry acts as a part of an integrated fundraising team and will also serve as a leader on special projects related to strategic priorities of the institution. As a key member of the Corporate and National Philanthropy team, the SDOD will work collaboratively across the department, as well as the OOP, to develop programmatic strategies to grow and steward our overall national portfolio of donor and corporate partners and volunteer activities.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the Hardware Homebuilding Industry campaigns and activities in reaching its strategic development and fundraising goal. Includes:
  • Meet annual activity and financial performance metrics.
  • Analyze and implement program to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Develop, implement and assess strategic plans for increasing the financial success of industry campaigns and events, working strategically with staff and when appropriate, programs across offices of Philanthropy and Marketing/Communications
  • Develop and maintain productive, mission founded relationships with key donors, volunteers, committees and councils. Attend council meetings and events.
  • Managing the Hardware Homebuilding Industry efforts: Lead the team with a focus on accountability, best practices, and collaboration. The incumbent will demonstrate an ability to motivate staff toward adherence to key performance indicators and to maintain a productive culture. Includes:
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with City of Hope faculty and staff to support fundraising initiatives for COH priorities.
  • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems, overcome hurdles, and navigate sensitive issues with discretion, tact, and strong communication skills.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of the key fund-raising priorities for COH.
  • In collaboration with AVP of National Philanthropy and AVP of National Corporate Philanthropy, as well as key colleagues across OOP, work to design, develop and assign pipeline of individual donors. Maintain focused portfolio of 3-5 major gift prospects that may be managed in collaboration with National Philanthropy gift officers.
  • Serve as a role model for the Office of Philanthropy. Includes:
  • Participate in meetings, task forces, and other special projects.
  • Act as spokesperson for City of Hope activities as requested.
  • Maintains a positive image when dealing with executive staff, donors, prospects, fundraisers and other City of Hope employees.
  • Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Philanthropy or related field
  • Experience may substitute for subject area requirements
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in fundraising, development, or related field in non-profit or industry business environment.
  • .Demonstrated understanding of social media outlets such as Linked In, Twitter and Facebook required
  • Must have at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Candidate must easily be able to navigate a wide variety of business and social settings and enjoy taking the message of City of Hope to individuals and organizations that are not yet familiar with its work.

Preferred Education and Skills:

  • Advanced degree or subsequent experience.
  • Experience with high production value events.
  • Experience in a complex medical or academic development setting encouraged.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced.City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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