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Senior Director, Planned Giving 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

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Annual and Planned Giving, the Senior Director, Planned Giving assumes the leadership role to design, articulate, and implement the strategy and management of the Gift Planning and Blended Gifts program of Children’s Hospital Foundation. S/He will manage fundraising and support staff, developing goals and responsibilities that support the implemented strategy. Working in close collaboration with members of the Annual and Major Gift teams, Foundation Leadership, Hospital staff, and volunteers, the Senior Director will have primary responsibility for training, fundraising, and marketing initiatives for the program with a focus on growing the newly established Blended Gifts program. As such, the Senior Director and his/her staff will work closely with gift officers to identify opportunities and create proposals to maximize gifts from their prospects.

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Past searches and placements for Children's National Health System

  • Senior Director of Development, Research & Innovation
  • 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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