City of Hope’s mission is to “turn hope into reality.” Focused on eliminating cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope has established itself as a world-class leader in transforming the future of health. Raising the philanthropic resources to fuel its leading-edge research, its exquisite and compassionate clinical care, and its advancement of biomedical education and training, is a vital component of the City of Hope model of success. Each member of the Office of Philanthropy is a stakeholder in this work, with personal accountability for his/her role in building a successful future of delivering new cures, treatments and education.
The Office of Philanthropy’s vision is to support this life-saving work by being known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Recent recruitments of nationally and internationally renowned faculty offer advancement leaders new opportunity for partnership among philanthropy, research and patient care.
To this end, we invest in our staff through the Team Activation Program (TAP) initiative. This initiative increases the effectiveness of our team through focused transparency & accountability, building trust within teams; training & development; celebrating innovation & risk taking; enhancing team communications and removing roadblocks to maximize activation. The TAP initiative ensures that the Office of Philanthropy is poised to move quickly, effectively and efficiently to maximize opportunities on behalf of City of Hope.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Development, the Director will be responsible for proactively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding foundation donors and prospects. Under the guidance of the Senior Director, the Director will manage a portfolio of small- to mid-size foundations to secure funding for designated City of Hope clinical, research, capital, and endowment priorities. This will include developing strategic plans for approaching foundations that align institutional and donor priorities. Further, the Director will support the entire team in coordinating, implementing and enhancing donor stewardship activities, including reporting, donor visits, and scientific writing for foundation proposals. The Director will serve as a resource for City of Hope faculty and staff in sharing best practices in stewardship and fundraising.
The Director must have a strong grasp of foundation fundraising and the relevant administrative, legal, and financial regulations. The position requires strong organizational, analytical, writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work in a collaborative and consultative manner with donors, philanthropy colleagues, faculty, administrators, and staff. The Director is expected to demonstrate tact, considerable attention to detail, and independent judgment in the preparation and development of foundation proposals and reports.
Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
The following shared, organization-wide competencies describe the desired behaviors that will facilitate success at City of Hope:
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