To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Development Officer works with Vice President of Development & Community Relations and Director of Development to provide leadership within the Development Office by helping manage the raising of money for Lawrence+ Memorial Hospital and related organizations such as the Auxiliary of Lawrence+ Memorial Hospital, Lawrence And Memorial Benefactors Society (LAMBS) and William T. Christopher Fund for Children's Health. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Development and Community Relations and will work with the Vice President and Director of Development to take the department to its next phase of growth. Time will be focused not only on raising money for L+M organizations, but for planning, managing and executing special events including, but not limited to, the annual Spring Gala, Golf Classic, LAMBS parties, public forums, Development Committee meetings, Well Healed Woman, Major Donors/Lawrence Society reception and Development Summit. This role will also work with Public Relations and Marketing staff to more aggressively promote these events via internal and external communications.
\u2022 Works with the Vice President and Director of Development to create and execute a comprehensive development program. Works with Director of Development to identify and seek grant opportunities.
\u2022 Works with Director on Planned Giving to educate donor base of importance of estate planning and enlist new members to Lawrence Society.
\u2022 Assists with coordinating the Corporation program to achieve maximum benefit to the hospital. This includes developing and coordinating a robust vendor program. In addition, works with Corporations as well as the Grant Writer to insure coordinated effort from both of these individuals.
\u2022 Assists the Vice President in the Hospital planning process for Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Special Events, Development Operations and Patient Services.
\u2022 Maintains an active portfolio. Serves as primary Relationship Manager for these individuals. Responsible for Stewardship, Cultivation, and Solicitation of these donors.
\u2022 Assists with the planning and implementation of Development events targeted toward all constituencies and various stages of the development process, including prospect identification, relationship building and stewardship.
\u2022 In the case where donors are shared by both Westerly and L+M Hospitals, will work with appropriate Relationship Manager to insure smooth transition of the donor or organization/foundation.
\u2022 Works with other department leadership and staff to identify and promote attractive giving opportunities and ensure contributed resources are dispensed and invested appropriately by respective departments. This includes, but is not limited to, Oncology, Wo an's and Children's, Internal Medicine, Heart and Vascular, ED, Orthopedics, Urology, Neurosciences, and Behavioral Health.
\u2022 Creates and cultivates good relationships with volunteers, including Trustees, Development Committee Members, Auxiliary and LAMBS boards, Medical staff, consultants, professional advisors and other interested parties.
\u2022 Develops and solicits individual major gift prospects (other than those in current portfolio) for specific Hospital needs and projects, including capital campaigns, endowment, and other priorities. Also works to identify/enlist next generation of donors, working with volunteer leadership to increase giving among young (35 & under) donors.
Other information:SPECIAL SKILLS
Ability to work collaboratively, effectively, efficiently and -when appropriate - manage and motivate other staff and volunteers. Thorough understanding of the development process, including prospect identification, relationship building, solicitation, written communication skill, and stewardship. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people, including volunteers, prospects and their professional advisors. Intermediate to advanced skills in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) and Raiser's Edge. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records/information;gather data, compile information and prepare reports; analyze and solve complex problems; when requested, assist Vice President and Director with administrative and procedural decisions, supervise and train employees and volunteers, to include organizing, prioritizing, and schedulingworkassignments;andorganize/manage resources.
Must achieve goals established annually in funds raised (annual events), prospects Identified and enrolled, number of gifts, number of first time gifts, number of major gifts/sponsorships. In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing) and putting patients and families first, valuing all people and embracing all differences, being responsible and taking action, and being empathetic.
Must be a quick study and self-starter requiring minimal supervision while achieving/surpassing established goals.
Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree or matriculation in a Master's program required.
Experience: Minimum five (5) years or more preferred of related work experience and/or training related to professional work experiences required, with demonstrated fund raising, major gifts, capital campaign and events experience. Some
communications/marketing/promotional experience preferred.