Healthcare & Science

Senior Director of Development, Research & Innovation Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C.

Children’s National Health System is dedicated to caring for children and its community. As the leading kids’ health system in the Washington, DC area and the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia and Atlanta, Children’s National Health System is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #5 among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation and #1 for newborn intensive care.

Children’s Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Children’s National, has seen much success in supporting the needs of an ambitious institution. In 2011, the Foundation surpassed its most recent campaign goal, the Transforming Children’s Health campaign, raising over $500 million. It secured a $150 million gift — the single largest gift ever made to a pediatric medical institution. Success is also reflected in a rise in staffing, having grown from 53 to approximately 100 employees since 2011. For the current fiscal year that began on July 1st, the overall goal for the Foundation is $84 million, which is on track to be met.

The Opportunity

The Senior Director of Development, Research & Innovation will lead all philanthropic activities of the Children’s Research & Innovation Campus and the research enterprise, with a focus on corporate and foundation giving. The Senior Director, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Corporate and Community Giving, will create and lead a comprehensive multi-year fundraising strategy for Children’s National Health System’s new Research & Innovation Campus and the Children’s Research Institute. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with excellent verbal and communication skills and an energetic new business development professional with a proven track record of success.

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Past searches and placements for Children's National Health System

  • Senior Director of Development, Heart Institute and Telemedicine
  • Director of Development, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Associate Vice President for Principal Gifts

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