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Providence Health & Services Foundation Development Specialist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Foundation Development Specialist (1.0 FTE Days) at Providence St. Vincent Oregon.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities: We are seeking a Foundation Development Specialist

Advance the mission of the organization by increasing the level of involvement and philanthropic commitment of prospective donors in the surrounding service area. This position functions as a fundraising generalist with particular emphasis given to the cultivation and solicitation of annual gifts, the grateful patient program, donor acquisition and growth, and implementation of cultivation events and activities.

  1. Ability to navigate complex matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders, acting as both a consultant and implementer for varied but unified projects.

  2. Requires strong conceptual abilities, a high level of organization skill and energy and ability to carry out multiple concurrent tasks and priorities.

  3. Demonstrate ability to provide leadership and make critical decisions in fast paced, high pressure situations.

  4. Requires strong communication and clear articulation of goals.

In this position you will:

• Manage, plan and implement comprehensive annual giving program for assigned foundation including support materials, program promotion, publication management, stewardship and reporting.

• Manage a portfolio of individual annual, major and planned giving donors and prospects, conduct discovery visits, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors and work with colleagues across multiple foundations to develop and support appropriate opportunities and vehicles for engagement.

• Work with staff to identify prospects, develop written engagement and solicitation proposals for assigned prospects, participate in prospect review and strategy sessions, and document donor contact and activity.

• Work as part of a regional team to provide input and structure for all aspects of annual giving program impacting foundations throughout Oregon region.

• Develop and collaborate with regional teams a strategic planning process for implementation of best practices related to the annual giving program.

• Demonstrate positive interpersonal relationship with team members in order to steward donors across multiple foundations.

• Coordinate with internal staff the acknowledgment of gifts.

• Engage donors, employees, physicians and volunteers to assist in foundation support.

• Provide project management leadership for tours, foundation-hosted events, and individual presentations. Specifically in charge of employee giving, cultivation events, direct mail and renewal strategies.

• Facilitate participation of donors and prospects to maximize gift potential at receptions/tours/special events.

• Provide leadership in development and growth of donor clubs including appropriate recognition.

• Implement the regional stewardship model, working with team members across multiple foundations.

• Ability to provide writing and editing skills to collateral materials in coordination with marketing division.


Required qualifications this position include:

Bachelor's Degree or 3 years equivalent educ/experience

Experience in a comprehensive foundation program.


• CFRE preferred.

• Valid driver's license.


Demonstrated success in fundraising and marketing with a strong emphasis on annual giving and stewardship strategies.

Proven experience in fund development with knowledge of donor software management tools and marketing principles.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:


Experience in a system institution, with emphasis on best practices fund development within a regional area.

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Project & Program Management (Non-Clinical)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 315928