East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH) is embarking on a
search for a transformational Vice President, Institutional
Advancement (VPIA). The VPIA will function as chief development and
marketing officer for the organization and lead the development,
marketing, and volunteer services teams at Children’s Hospital. The
VPIA will report directly to the President and Chief Executive
Officer of East Tennessee Children's. This new leader will lead the
planning, coordination, and implementation of strategies to
cultivate donors and contributions to support East Tennessee
Children's Hospital. They will assure development and maintenance
of appropriate systems to fund development, including, but not
limited to, volunteer and donor management, research and
cultivation, and gift processing and recognition.
ETCH is seeking an experienced executive with a broad range of
philanthropy success and strategic development planning to build
upon these successes, ultimately propelling annual fundraising to
$10 million. The successful candidate will have a track record
of accomplishments in creating an organizational culture of
philanthropy, aligning philanthropy with organizational strategy,
and donor base growth. ETCH is open to individuals with broad
philanthropic experiences within the traditional fundraising
professions and in leaders that have significant experience raising
capital, building strong relational skills and significant access
to networks and communities that might have an interest in
supporting a pre-eminent children's hospital.
The Vice President will maintain accountability, compliance
standards for donors and funding sources and assures the
organization's corporate culture, systems and procedures support
philanthropy. The Vice President has responsibility over the
departments of Development, Marketing, and Volunteer Services, by
providing leadership, guidance, and support to ensure the success
of each area. The Vice President will oversee two direct reports:
the Director of Marketing with a team of eight and the Director of
Development with a team of 10.
Candidates should have the ability to toggle between strategic
work and rolling up sleeves. Alongside the CEO, the VPIA will be
involved in working with the engaged and supportive Board of
Directors. The expectation is that the VPIA will conduct a thorough
evaluation of each of the major components of the positions
responsibility, which will result in actionable recommendations.
The VPIA will have the opportunity to work deeply with the
community, Executive team, and Board of Directors to maximize
success of the enterprise.
Since 1937, East Tennessee Children's Hospital has been
committed to providing exceptional pediatric care and services to
families in Knoxville, Tennessee and beyond. For development and
marketing professionals that seek to recognize the great history of
this organization while enhancing the approach to institutional
advancement via contemporary and innovative practices, this is the
ideal opportunity. East Tennessee Children's has a culture of
respect and high integrity, with a rich history of selfless support
of each other. To continue the success this leader must have an
authentic passion for the mission and vision.
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership
profile found at
www.wittkieffer.com. WittKieffer is assisting East Tennessee
Children's Hospital in this search, which will remain open until an
appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted
candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be
directed to Mercedes Chacon Vance and Ashlee Winters at ETCHVPIA@wittkieffer.com.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital values diversity and is
committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age,
color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any
other status protected by law.