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Vice President of Institutional Advancement

East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jun 24, 2022

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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 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 using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacon Vance and Ashlee Winters at

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.


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