Foundation for Morristown Medical Center | Atlantic Health System
Chief Development Officer
Morristown, New Jersey
Foundation for Morristown Medical Center
Established in 1995, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center is a nonprofit, public foundation whose mission is to inspire community philanthropy to advance exceptional health care for patients at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital. The Foundation’s objective is to use philanthropy to preserve and expand programs and services in patient care, clinical research, medical and public health education, and preventive medicine.
Morristown Medical Center
Morristown Medical Center, the largest hospital of Atlantic Health System, has been building healthier communities since it was founded more than 125 years ago. For the fourth consecutive year, Morristown Medical Center was named one of 'America's Best 50 Hospitals' by Healthgrades, a consumer-rankings group. The distinction places Morristown in the top one percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance. It was recognized as one of the top programs in the nation for both Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Gastroenterology & G.l. Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and a Level II by the state, Morristown is a five-time Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service, earned by less than one percent of hospitals nationwide.
The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, home to the largest cardiac surgery program in the state, offers patients a complete spectrum of heart and vascular care. The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is the only program in the state to receive the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Morristown, which performs the most joint replacements in New Jersey, received the second highest reimbursement in the country for its year one performance in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, based on quality and safety. It recently opened an orthopedic oncology program.
Goryeb Children's Hospital
Located on the campus of Morristown Medical Center and part of Atlantic Health System Children's Health, Goryeb Children's Hospital is a state-designated “children's hospital” – an earned recognition from New Jersey and the national Children's Hospital Association. It has more than 250 community pediatricians on staff and more than 100 board-certified pediatric specialists caring for patients in a child-centered environment. Sam's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Level Ill Regional Perinatal Center, provides specialized care to sick or premature infants. The Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit treats older children with acute life-threatening illness and trauma. The Farris Family Center for Advanced Medicine in Pediatrics focuses on patients with complex or chronic illnesses. A Child Development and Autism Center helps children reach their full potential, and the Gagnon Children's Emergency Center handles more than 20,000 patients each year.
The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center seeks candidates for the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO is the senior administrator responsible for strategically leading and overseeing the Foundation’s operations and staff and achieving philanthropic goals to advance exceptional healthcare at Morristown Medical Center, inclusive of the Goryeb Children's Hospital located on the same campus. S/he will report directly to the President of Morristown Medical Center, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees. The CDO will supervise a full and part-time staff of 28, with the following direct reports: Director of Principal Gifts and Campaigns, Director of Annual Giving, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Gift Planning, Director of Finance and Database Management, Manager of Communications, Manager of Donor Relations, and Office Manager and Executive Assistant. S/he will be empowered to optimize the organizational structure and staff roles in alignment with the future focus of the Foundation and in consultation with the President of Morristown Medical Center. The CDO serves on the President’s Operations Council for Morristown Medical Center.
Required qualifications and experience:
- Commitment to the missions of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.
- Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree and certification as a fundraising executive preferred.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas of development (individual, institutional, and planned giving; stewardship; board/volunteer relations; development operations). Experience working in a complex health care environment with grateful patient fundraising experience preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, including creating and managing a budget.
- Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives.
- Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history of securing six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors.
- Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals.
- Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.
- The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy and process. A working knowledge of modern data management practices and techniques, including database information systems, data modeling, and analysis.
Atlantic Health System has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:
Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174