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Director of Development for the Smidt Heart Institute

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 25, 2022

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Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Cedars-Sinai in the search for the Director of Development for the Smidt Heart Institute.

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Cedars-Sinai in the search for the Director of Development for the Smidt Heart Institute.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Major Gifts, the Director of Development will establish goals and create strategies and objectives for the Smidt Heart Institute programs to drive philanthropy and activities that reflect the priorities of Cedars-Sinai. The Director will propel change by securing major gifts in support of Smidt Heart Institute programs and Cedars-Sinai and achieve short-term and long-term goals for various programs and activities in support of the priorities of Smidt Heart Institute programs and Cedars-Sinai. The Director will create, coach, and drive strategies for successes, opportunities, and challenges, and report on and make recommendations in accordance with the overall portfolio of oversight. The Director will design and implement strategic development plans that represent the organization's priorities, and will use available data to identify prospective donors, cultivate individuals in the prospect pool, maintain a well-designed and documented prospect portfolio, and participate in gift solicitations. The Director will oversee program management for programs in scope and will also provide leadership, guidance, and supervision to a team of professionals and support staff toward the accomplishment of campaign fundraising goals.

Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond. With pioneering medical research achievements, education programs defining the future of healthcare, and wide-ranging community benefit activities, Cedars-Sinai is setting new standards for quality and innovation in patient care. Cedars-Sinai serves more than 1 million people each year in over 40 locations, with more than 4,500 physicians and nurses, and 2,000 research projects in motion. Cedars-Sinai is committed to improving the health status of the communities it serves through leadership and excellence in delivering quality healthcare services. The measure of Cedars-Sinai's success is reflected in patient satisfaction scores, increasing clinical performance initiatives, excellent medical outcomes, ongoing research and academic programs, and national designations and awards. Cedars-Sinai is ranked nationally in 11 specialties and, once again, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. cited Cedars-Sinai for its strong commitment in promoting equity and inclusion in the health system's operations, programs, services, and staffing. The honor recognizes Cedars-Sinai's ongoing commitment to build and sustain excellence in its diverse academic and medical community.

Cedar-Sinai seeks a Director of Development, Smidt Heart Institute with the ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats; influence and/or negotiate; cultivate, solicit, and steward at major gift levels; apply working knowledge of deferred vehicles and community/philanthropic resources; motivate, monitor, measure, recognize, and improve performance and morale; handle multiple demands and/or manage complex and competing priorities; use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality or anonymity ; initiate, plan, design, execute, and monitor projects; apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret information and/or data; promote and foster participation/collaboration among individuals and groups; apply knowledge of business, revenue, and profitability models; and analyze, project, and adjust staffing to meet workforce planning needs. A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is ten years of fundraising or relevant experience in a large complex organization and/or medical healthcare facility, with five years in department management with a team of direct reports. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Cedars-Sinai as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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To nominate a candidate, please contact Steven Wallace, or Ashley Buderus,

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