Vice President, Research and Innovation Philanthropy

MedStar Health
Posted: January 10, 2017
Location: Maryland, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Health
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Capital campaigns, Corporate and foundation relations, Major gifts
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with MedStar Health in the search for a Vice President, Research and Innovation Philanthropy. MedStar Health is based in Columbia, Maryland with entities throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan areas. The Vice President, Research and Innovation Philanthropy may work from any of these entities as well as remotely within the Washington, DC and Baltimore area.

The Vice President, Research and Innovation Philanthropy will lead the philanthropy program for research and innovation across MedStar Health and do so in close coordination with the MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) and MedStar Innovation Institute (MI2). Because research and innovation occur across MedStar and at virtually all MedStar facilities, this individual will work closely in an integrated fashion with other philanthropy staff across MedStar to potentiate philanthropic efforts that include foundation and government grants, individual gifts, and corporate sponsorships. The Vice President will accurately and professionally represent MHRI and MI2 in person and in written communications; conveying the energy, creativity, and exciting initiatives at MedStar Health that are differentiating the system, demonstrating its national leadership, and inventing the future of healthcare. In addition, the Vice President will have responsibility for venture philanthropy opportunities that will support research and innovation.

Over 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians support MedStar’s patient-first philosophy of care, compassion, clinical excellence, and customer service. MedStar proudly cares for more than half a million patients each year across Maryland and the Washington, DC region in its hospitals, urgent care and ambulatory care facilities, and physician offices. Its extensive network of providers enables it to offer the highest quality, most advanced care. MedStar Health is committed to its not-for-profit mission and it remains dedicated to reinvesting in the health and wellness of all the communities it serves.

MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research, and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. Its areas of clinical excellence include cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, cancer, transplantation, rehabilitation, and emergency and trauma services. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, DC region, MedStar’s ten hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Medical Group, and its other programs and services are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. Its associates also provide primary care, urgent care, and home health care services in communities and homes across the region. For patients requiring non-acute care, MedStar operates subacute, assisted living, and long-term care services.

Throughout the region, the people of MedStar Health lead with knowledge and compassion. The growing philanthropic support received from grateful patients, families, and community members serves as a powerful validation of the value the organization brings to the good health and well-being of the region. The quality services provided by MedStar Health hospitals and its other healthcare businesses help more than half a million people overcome illness or injury, combat life-threatening diseases, and develop habits that contribute to good health. As the region's healthcare leader, MedStar touches the lives of more patients throughout the Baltimore/Washington area than any other healthcare system.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. An advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of fundraising, business development, investment, or venture capital acquisition experience with demonstrated success leading an eight-figure campaign and/or an eight-figure venture. Professional development/certification through AHP, AFP, or CASE is preferred.

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