ChristianaCare is seeking a Philanthropy Communications Director to collaborate with the Vice President and Philanthropy Team to secure philanthropic support for the mission of ChristianaCare by writing communications (grant proposals, applications, letters, etc.) and developing and leading all aspects of the donor relations program for ChristianaCare's Office of Philanthropy. The successful candidate is a systems problem solver and excellent writer with experience in fundraising (or marketing and sales) and donor relations/stewardship. The Director will ensure donors experience high-quality interactions with ChristianaCare that will nurture long-term engagement and investment. This position has the opportunity to combine proven methods with creative new ideas to develop best practices in grant writing and donor relations/stewardship.
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Lead the philanthropic grants process (identification, application, reporting, stewardship) for the Office of Philanthropy focusing on service lines, community and health equity, and the system's strategic priorities and other opportunities as the system deems appropriate.
Collaborate with key partners/subject matter authorities to draft/submit compelling grant proposals and capture supporting documents based upon the funding opportunity.
Collaborate with key partners/subject matter authorities to develop a comprehensive and creative plan for recognition/stewardship including, but not limited to: elements such as templates, acknowledgement letters, progress reports, case statements, etc.
Develop standard methodologies that consider both current and forward-looking approaches.
Lead donor recognition opportunities (plaque installations, events, etc.) to ensure recognition is accurate and consistent with guidelines and installed in a timely manner (with the assistance of philanthropy operations team).
Meet and collaborate with and gain buy-in from stakeholders from across the organization to assess activity, needs, best practices, and emerging opportunities.
Education and experience requirements:
Bachelor's Degree; Master's preferred
Seven to ten years' experience in communications, fundraising, grant writing, preferably in an academic teaching hospital setting.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.