Director of Development, Healthcare

Northwest Kidney Centers
Posted: September 11, 2017
Location: Washington, United States
Position: Executive, Fundraising, Program
Field: Community development, Health, Research
Salary: Competitive
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Annual fund, Capital campaigns, Community outreach, Corporate and foundation relations, Donor relations, Executive, Fundraising administration, Grant administration, Grant making, Grant seeking, Major gifts, Managing volunteers, Other fundraising, Other programs, Planned giving, Program administration and management, Prospect research, Special events
Employment Level: Full-time

Northwest Kidney Centers of Seattle has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Development.


Founded in Seattle in 1962, Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) is the world’s first dialysis organization. We provide more than 250,000 dialysis treatments annually for patients primarily in 15 clinics, patients’ homes and in area hospitals. What we do, we do for patients. Our Centers continue to grow as does our commitment to support excellence in supportive, wraparound services for our patients, their families and the community. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization we raise donations via private donations, corporate relationships, special events, grants and programs. Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance help meet the cost of dialysis treatments. But our fund raising team still holds a vital role in further supporting patient care at Northwest Kidney Centers.


The Director of Development works closely with the Vice President/Foundation Executive Director, the Foundation Board, Trustees and our senior leadership. The Director’s scope of duties include strategies, department oversight, special events and corporate relationship oversight, grant management , donor stewardship and annual giving efforts. With the Development team members, the Director collaborates on major and planned gifts fund raising efforts along with our President/CEO.


The successful Development Director candidate has five years of related work experience in fund raising for healthcare, education or other nonprofit organization; Has a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, public relations, or similar field; Is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)  preferred not required; Has demonstrated ability to successfully cultivate, solicit and close gifts; Evidence of strong organizational skills and has an ability to work independently and  professionally when representing our organization to the public at large; experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar software.


Please apply with a cover letter and resume (combined into one document) at:



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