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Director of Community Fundrising

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Community Outreach
Community Development, Community Foundations, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health unlocks philanthropy to transform health for children and families—in our community and around the world.  We are a powerful team, on a shared mission.  We focus on:


  • Fundraising for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the maternal and child health programs of Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • Advancing equity and access to care for children with special health care needs.
  • Raising awareness and support for children's health issues.



Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Children’s Fund at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the Director of Community Fundraising will oversee and implement a cohesive and high-impact strategy for the Foundation’s volunteer initiatives. This role will manage a team of program managers and develop approaches to increasing fundraising participation and revenue and generating a pipeline of major gift donors through these programs. In addition to creating an overarching and iterative strategy, this team will manage outreach, platforms, and events in partnership with these constituencies.


Due to Covid-19, employees of LPFCH (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children s Health) are currently working remotely, with the expectation of returning to the office within the next few months (subject to extensions as circumstances warrant). Once the office reopens, employees will transition to a hybrid work model. Please note that LPFCH has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and that all new employees must submit proof of their Covid-19 vaccination and booster vaccines at the time their employment commences. Alternatively, prior to commencing employment, new employees may request approval for accommodation for an exemption to the policy as permitted by law.



Operational Responsibilities:

  • Designs a consistent, omnichannel strategy for volunteer programs, including templates, tools, systems, outreach, and programs
  • Establishes KPIs, metrics, and regular internal and external reporting to demonstrate value of volunteer programs (revenue, participation, and pipeline) and drive prioritization and innovation
  • Develops relationships with key volunteer leaders to understand goals and motivations and deepen their engagement with the Foundation
  • Maintains budget for volunteer programs


Leadership Responsibilities:  

  • Leads, coaches, mentors, and develops direct reports to ensure continuous learning and growth opportunities.
  • Establishes individual staff goals and objectives in alignment with and support of departmental and Foundation goals
  • Ensures direct reports are trained in their assigned job functions and as back-ups to other positions as appropriate
  • Provides regular, ongoing, honest, and constructive feedback to staff including timely and objective performance appraisals
  • Promotes a work environment where staff feel engaged, valued, and can do their best work
  • Embraces diversity in all its forms to ensure departmental and Foundation staff are treated with respect, dignity, and empathy always and in all situations
  • Recognizes staff accomplishments and achievements at the individual and team level and regularly seeks opportunities to express gratitude and appreciation

Other Responsibilities:

  • Understands, supports, and always models the Foundation’s Core Values
  • Takes responsibility for own career development and seeks opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge of the department and the Foundation
  • Shows initiative to take on additional tasks, duties, and assignments to ensure the department fulfills its responsibilities
  • Recommends new approaches, procedures, and processes to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required


NOTE:  We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Therefore, the responsibilities associated with this position will evolve and grow in accordance with LPFCH's business needs and growth plans. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities based on the future growth plans for the Foundation.




  • Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
    • 7-8 years’ experience with management, volunteer, and donor engagement
    • Strong familiarity with fundraising principles
    • Excellent strategic, analytic, and organizational skills
    • Systems thinker
    • Strong written and verbal communications,
    • Experience managing complex projects and events


  • Preferred:
    • Experience working in healthcare



Competencies the Director of Community Fundraising must possess:


  • A self-starting and resourceful manager of projects who is successful with minimal supervision in a high-stakes environment
    • Ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and seamlessly manage numerous time-sensitive projects
    • Ability to independently anticipate roadblocks, create viable solutions to problems, and manage up and around to decision makers to efficiently decide on the appropriate path forward
    • Ability and excitement to complete necessary administrative tasks (e.g. capturing notes, disseminating and tracking next steps, forecasting and tracking budget)
  • A collaborative leader who seeks input from others as a key factor in arriving at the best decisions
    • Ability to anticipate and deliver on the needs of partner teams (internal to LPFCH) while differentiating approach to meet people where they are and bring out their best ideas and contributions
    • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate tactfully, directly, and effectively with others
    • Willingness to accept and incorporate feedback from multiple stakeholders
  • An organized leader who brings teams together for precise and effective execution and implementation
    • Ability to operate diplomatically while balancing and meeting multiple organizational and client needs; successfully navigate conflicting needs as they arise
    • Ability to build authentic relationships for an engaged, connected, and inclusive team culture where every member feels and is driven by the value they bring to the organization and to the mission
  • An innovative manager with a growth mindset who brings and cultivates leading-edge thought leadership
    • Represent the Foundation with exceptional presence among donors, community fundraisers, executive leadership, internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to think “out-of-the-box” and drive innovative and creative thinking and problem solving
  • A skilled planner who utilizes best-in-class project management tools
    • Possesses a high attention to detail and produces high quality work consistently
    • Ability to plan and manage multiple complex projects at once, including managing the execution and experience of multiple stakeholders



We know that building a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our success and enables us to do extraordinary work for kids and their families. When you become part of our team, you’ll be joining a group of passionate and dedicated individuals who truly care about and believe in the work they do.

We provide competitive compensation and a wide range of benefits designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We are strong supporters of work life balance.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is an equal opportunity employer.


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