Known worldwide for its excellent care, Boston Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. The hospital has been ranked #1 in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospital” lists for the past three years. In addition to caring for children through 25,000 inpatient admissions annually, the facility also houses the largest research enterprise based at any pediatric hospital, with more than 1,100 scientists.
The Boston Children’s Hospital Trust was founded in 1997 as a philanthropic resource for the hospital. The goal is to support efforts to advance patient care, research, medical training and community health. The Trust publicly launched last year its “Dream, Dare, Deliver” campaign – the largest campaign of any children’s hospital with a goal of $1.3 billion.
The Director of Foundation Relations will partner with the Senior Director and Assistant VP to secure and grow Foundation support from local, national, and international sources. Working with board members, senior administration, department chiefs, scientists, and other faculty as appropriate, the Director will design and implement creative strategies and solutions that will substantially increase foundation support. The Director will maintain a portfolio of six- and seven-figure prospects, and secure, cultivate, and steward large gifts. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in advancement with a significant track record in foundation and/or corporate fundraising at 7+figure levels is required; experience in academic medicine or scientific research settings is preferred.