Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) was established to provide care to Boston’s sick, regardless of socioeconomic status. Today, Mass General is an academic medical center which annually admits 48,000 inpatients, handles 1.5 million outpatient visits and 100,000 emergency room visits, and performs more than 42,000 surgical operations. It also operates the largest hospital-based research program in the United States and is the top recipient of hospital research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Mass General is consistently ranked among the top five hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, currently recognized as #4 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals and the only hospital to be ranked in all 16 specialties considered in the rankings.
The Vice President of Development (VP) will be a gifted professional with an exceptional track record in principal and major gift fundraising, in staff leadership and management and in leadership within a comprehensive Campaign. Reporting to the Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer, the VP will be both chief of staff and chief operating officer. S/He will be a highly visible, hands-on partner with the Senior Vice President and development leadership, the Board of Trustees, key physicians and scientists, high-level volunteers and administrative colleagues, offering a fresh voice and new perspectives to motivate and strengthen the team.
The VP’s primary responsibilities will be to ensure the effectiveness of fundraising and development support programs; manage the senior management team; and, in concert with the Senior Vice President, oversee the planning and implementation of a Campaign that will include expansion of the Hospital’s fundraising base and engagement of a new class of donors of transformational gifts. 10-15 years of progressive experience in philanthropic development, with at least a portion in an academic medical center and/or hospital, is required.