Development Director, Foundation

Tahoe Forest Hospital District
Posted: January 9, 2017
Location: California, United States
Position: Administrative, Fundraising, Program
Field: Community development, Community foundations, Health, Philanthropic advisors
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Annual fund, Community outreach, Corporate and foundation relations, Donor relations, Fundraising administration, Government relations and advocacy, Grant administration, Grant seeking, Major gifts, Other administrative, Other fundraising, Other programs, Planned giving, Program administration and management, Special events
Employment Level: Full-time

Working closely with the Foundation management and staff, the Development Director will create, lead, and implement a comprehensive fundraising program that includes Principal/major gifts, annual giving, and a grateful patient program which includes planned giving, corporate and foundation relations.

Participates in the development and execution of all funding programs at the Foundation ($2 million revenue goal).

Plays a lead role in all elements with the Foundation’s two major special events including identifying and securing event sponsorships at $50K levels and above. 


  • Works with the Foundation management to develop strategic plans and annual objectives to accomplish goals.  
  • Drafts annual work plans and develops monthly action plans to achieve goals.
  • Runs the day-to-day activities of the Foundation including campaigns, corporate and government grants, major donor’s acquisition, and donor stewardship events.
  • Identifies, cultivates and acquires appropriate donor prospects with an emphasis on major and legacy gifts.
  • Works with the Foundation staff team to implement the record keeping and stewardship system that support a successful donor relations program from a broad-based prospect pool.
  • Manage end-of-the year appeal/annual campaign for continued giving by existing base of donors. Works with the Director of Marketing for design and production of solicitation pieces and ongoing donor communication as needed.
  • Seeks out opportunities to be involved in the community; acts as an ambassador for philanthropy.
  • Identifies, researches, and develops potential sources of gift support including individuals, corporations, community organizations, grant sources and foundations including preparation of written proposals.
  • Communicates with Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation Director to assure collaboration with development activities between the two Foundations.
  • Works with IVCH Community Outreach Assistant to align outreach activities with foundation events.
  • Ensures funds are collected, invested and expended in the best possible manner and with full accountability to the donor and all regulatory agencies.
  • Ensures prompt acknowledgement of all gifts and sponsorships.
  • Assumes responsibility for department compliance with regulatory/accreditation guidelines.
  • Collaborates with Executive Director of Governance/Government Affairs to advance partnerships with key community leaders, government officials, and healthcare coalition building endeavors.
  • Creates community presentations on behalf of Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation and Health System and presents at regional and community meetings, briefings, and conferences as assigned.
  • Ensures that confidentiality of hospital and patient information policies and guidelines are observed.
  • Role models effective, honest and open communication principles.
  • Provides leadership and demonstrates professional growth.
  • Represents department to internal and external publics.
  • Provides oversight to the development of budget and capital equipment needs.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Required: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and a minimum 3-5 years as a Development Director or Fundraising Executive in a healthcare non-profit organization or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS: Required: Drivers License   Preferred: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)  

OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced knowledge of best practices in major gift solicitation, planned giving, donor stewardship, direct mail, Grateful Patient programs and event management. Proven communications skills in a business environment. Proven skills in securing Major Gifts/Sponsorships of $100K+.