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Development Director (1.0 FTE)

1200 Essentia Health Foundation
Duluth, MN 55802
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Building Location:

3rd Street Building - Duluth


48530 EH Foundation

Job Description:

Essentia Health Foundation (EHF)- East seeks an exceptional development professional to expand its major and planned gifts capacity, including but not limited to the implementation of an employee giving program.
The mission of EHF is to grow philanthropic support to make a healthy difference in peoples lives.
The successful candidate will oversee, manage and build philanthropy for the Essentia Health (EH) Hospitals and Clinics in Duluth, MN, Virginia, MN and Superior, WI.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the DoD will manage a portfolio of EH employees, community members, and grateful patient giving prospects.
The DoD will design and lead a new employee fund-raising program that capitalizes on current and emerging opportunities for support through major and legacy gifts.
The DoD will develop strategies for effective donor engagement and stewardship to support operational funding priorities and will work closely with key operational and administrative leaders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages a portfolio of EH employees and community members for raising funds which strategically align with EH operational needs.
Identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospective donors for major and legacy gifts; tracks and monitors donor analytics; determines which prospects and donors to target to ensure mission-focused relationship building. Follows up, as appropriate with each prospect, or donor.
Leverages relationships to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors.
Interacts with all clinical and administrative teams and leadership as needed to understand and promote fundraising priorities and opportunities. Leads and guides efforts to build greater links with EHF and EH employees.
Works collaboratively with other EHF DODs throughout the system to create and identify best practices.
Expands and manages a legacy giving portfolio and program, while staying updated on trends of legacy giving.
Provides support to the Planned Giving Director in managing the EHF Legacy Society by planning special events aimed to steward existing and cultivate new Legacy Society members.
Collaborates with EHF-East development team to prepares charitable gift illustrations for prospects and donors. Supplies necessary information to donors' attorneys and financial advisors.
Collaborates with EHF-East development team to create marketing material, update the website, and participates in all aspects of direct mail appeals, and events.
Partners with Essentia Health Legal Counsel and Finance Offices regarding policy issues involving donations.
Analyzes program results and effectiveness of major and giving program; develops reports and materials for presentation to boards, recommends annual goals and budget projections.
Cultivate, steward, and solicit any additional targeted prospects identified and assigned by the Executive Director.

Work Experience:

Minimum five years in a related field, preferably healthcare.

Education Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required.


Certified Fund Raising Executive (C FRE) preferred or ability to obtain within two years of hire date.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license as verified through appropriate licensing agency.

Must meet the driving requirements and criteria acceptable to Essentia Health 's insurer.

Proof of current motor vehicle insurance, including minimum State limits and without business exclusion.



Shift Rotation:

Day Rotation (United States of America)

Shift Start Time:

8:30 a.m.

Shift End Time:

4:30 p.m.





Call Obligation:



Union Posting Deadline:

Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-29
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