Northwestern Memorial Foundation Cardiology Director, Major Gifts **This position will be stationed in Downtown Chicago**
Northwestern Medicine is a growing, nationally recognized health system that provides world-class care across more than 100 locations and eight counties in Northern Illinois, and is strengthened by the contributions of more than 4,500 physicians and approximately 30,000 employees who work together to serve 10 hospitals and more than 600,000 patients annually. Our health system is anchored by the No. 1 hospital in Illinois — Northwestern Memorial Hospital — as ranked by U.S. News and World Report America's Best Hospitals, 2018-2019. Each Northwestern Medicine hospital has a unique story, but our entire health system shares the same patient-centered mission.
Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the fundraising arm of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, raises funds that support the patient-centered mission and strategic goals of Northwestern Medicine. Through our work, we help Northwestern Medicine to provide the highest-quality health care in our communities, regardless of a patient's ability to pay.
Northwestern Memorial Foundation is currently seeking a seasoned and passionate Major Gifts Director to lead a capital campaign, mentor an extraordinary staff, and manage a vital portfolio while stationed in the exciting downtown Chicago market. With the Philanthropy team diversifying and growing in sync with our ever-growing health system, now is truly an exciting time to join and become a leader for our philanthropy team.
Works with the President of the Foundation and VP of Philanthropy to establish measurable, achievable, and aspirational goals to deliver results in all assigned areas.
Devises and implements strategies for specialized campaign plans (e.g., capital campaigns) and directed fundraising projects.
Qualifies and manages a major gifts portfolio of high-capacity, high-profile donors; Identifies, cultivates and solicits primarily gifts of $50,000 or greater from individuals, foundations and corporations.
Communicates directly with donors, prospects, and their advisors.
Identifies, leads, supports and develops high-functioning team members through accessibility, accountability and communication.
Ensures understanding of NMHC and NMF strategic objectives as well as external market and impact of all on goal-setting and team strategies for success.
Develops goals and objectives for self and direct reports which are aligned with NMF strategic initiatives and/or organizational goals and institutes measures for goal attainment.
Engages in activities and processes necessary to support fundraising activities of NMF which include donor development, stewardship, solicitation and general relationship management of NMF donors.
Understands, develops and executes appropriate goal-oriented fundraising and donor cultivation strategies which may include annual giving, planned giving, principal and major giving, and/or events.
Qualifies funding priorities with clinical leaders, care providers and system functions to ensure need, clinical and system project engagement, and stewardship plan.
Develops and sustains relationships with NU and other campus partners to strengthen institutional knowledge and create opportunities for collaboration to philanthropically support patient and program needs at NM.
Provides clear guidance allowing team members to excel individually as well as together as a cohesive unit with shared goals.
Develops individual goals for each direct report and conducts regular progress meetings and formal performance evaluations; prepares and maintains documentation to support any progressive corrective action.
Prepares operating and capital budgets designed to meet individual, departmental and organizational strategies and goals.
Recommends and implements new initiatives and improvements to existing program.
Utilizes meaningful metrics to assess outcomes and achieve goals.
Monitors financial performance versus operating budget and ensures that payroll and accounts payable invoices are reviewed, approved, coded and processed on a timely basis.
Oversees donor restricted funds and serves as a liaison to fund managers, hospital administrators and donors.
Participates in professional development opportunities to continuously strengthen leadership capabilities.
Exemplifies the NM values of patients first, integrity, excellence and teamwork.
Maintains organization-wide and departmental policies and procedures relevant to areas of responsibility.
Ensures departmental compliance with regulations, statutes and other applicable laws regarding operations and record retention.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years in nonprofit fundraising or related field with a proven track record.
Prior staff, budget and operational management experience.
A high degree of professionalism, sensitivity, and integrity must be combined with an excellent attention to detail and organizational and communication skills (oral and written) to effectively communicate philanthropic opportunities.
The ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents and to network within a professional, corporate environment.
Must be able to multi-task, remain organized and demonstrate a high level of initiative and energy both individually and as a team member within a fast-paced and performance-based environment.
Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, strong initiative, the ability to prioritize in order to meet deadlines, the flexibility needed to accomplish multiple objectives and projects, and ability to exercise good judgment.
Must be comfortable developing personal relationships with donors and responsibility for keeping team involved at all times.
Demonstrated creativity and innovation in fundraising.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Major Gift fundraising experience.
Capital campaign experience.
Strong preference for prior healthcare fundraising experience.
Experience with Raiser's Edge database.
Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
offers the exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits, including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network. For information and to apply, please visit: