Healthcare & Science

Senior Executive Director of Development, Foundation Relations City of Hope, Duarte, California

A world leader in the treatment and research of cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope’s scientists partner with doctors to turn laboratory breakthroughs into remedies that save lives. The organization is consistently named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and has received the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. From cutting-edge research to exquisite and compassionate clinical care to the Advancement of biomedical education and training, the City of Hope team is committed to treating the whole person, not just the disease.

Philanthropy is in the City of Hope DNA. Since its founding in 1913, donors from across the country have supported and influenced the City of Hope vision to give people dignity and help them live longer, better lives. Today, its Office of Philanthropy is building a national reputation as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. With a unique focus on engagement and innovation, the Office of Philanthropy is now recruiting dynamic and dedicated professionals to support the City of Hope commitment to “the miracle of science with soul.” This is a tremendous chance to join a premier fundraising team that helps turn hope into reality and changes medicine for people around the world.


We will be known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Success will be achieved by building exceptional, long-term donor partnerships and demonstrating that all levels of philanthropic support are leveraged to realize maximum impact for City of Hope’s mission. Holding to the highest standards of professional performance and conduct, our committed staff will function as a highly collaborative, efficient and creative team.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Foundation Relations, the Senior Executive Director of Development, Foundation Relations will foster long-term partnerships and strengthen new and existing relationships with the foundation sector to provide sustainable philanthropic support for City of Hope and the world of cancer care and research. A highly visionary and knowledgeable leader and manager, the Senior Executive Director of Development will work closely with members of the Transformative Philanthropy team and actively partner with colleagues across the Office of Philanthropy to optimize collaborative philanthropic results. The ideal candidate will bring a proven ability to partner with Office of Philanthropy colleagues and leadership throughout City of Hope in support of the research and clinical enterprise.

Past searches and placements for City of Hope

  • Associate Vice President, Transformative Philanthropy
  • Senior Executive Director of Development, Foundation Relations
  • Senior Executive Director for Event Analytics and National Strategy
  • Manager, Donor Engagement & Qualification
  • Vice President, Donor Experience and Philanthropy Communications
  • Senior Executive Director of Development, Affinity and Legacy Groups, 3rd Party and Workplace Giving
  • Senior Director, Planned Giving Administration
  • Senior Director, Planned Giving
  • Senior Director, Foundation Relations
  • Associate Vice President, Affinity Groups, Third Party and National Events
  • Vice President, Corporate and National Philanthropy Programs
  • Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts
  • Associate Vice President, Planned Giving
  • Associate Vice President, Philanthropy, Foundation Relations
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