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Director, Major Gifts (Hybrid - San Francisco Bay Area)

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
California, United States
$180,000.00 - $200,000.00
Closing date
Oct 25, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in the search for a Director, Major Gifts.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Major Gifts, the Director, Major Gifts will join a dynamic twelve-member major gifts team dedicated to growing the pipeline of donors with the capacity to make gifts of $100,000 to $5 million and above. The Director, Major Gifts will work directly with a portfolio of major gift donors and high potential prospects, while also hiring, supervising, coaching, and mentoring gift officers on the Major Gifts team.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is the sole fundraising entity for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. The Foundation is named for Lucile Salter Packard, who committed her life to the well-being of children. Lucile, along with her husband David (co-founder of Hewlett-Packard), were leaders in the development of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, which opened in 1991. In 1996 the Hospital merged with Stanford University Medical Center, and the Foundation was established as an independent public charity to ensure a source of dedicated funding and support for the health of children. Governed by a Board of Directors, all philanthropic dollars raised by the Foundation are directed to Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health works to elevate the priority of children’s health and increase the quality and accessibility of children’s health care through leadership and direct investment. The goal for the Foundation is for all children in the communities served to reach their maximum health potential.

The Foundation focuses on two program areas: fundraising for Packard Hospital and Stanford School of Medicine and improving systems of care for children with special health needs. Philanthropy aims to support clinical care, research, and education to improve the health of children and expectant mothers locally and worldwide. This means providing the best pediatric and obstetric care available and allows scientists to pursue exciting new cures for childhood illness.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least seven years of progressive responsibility in fundraising with a track record in major gifts along with a demonstrated experience managing people, preferably field fundraisers. Experience in higher education and/or healthcare is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is located in Palo Alto, California. Due to COVID-19, employees of the Foundation are currently working remotely. Once the Foundation office reopens—expected in the coming months—employees will transition to hybrid work. The Director, Major Gifts is eligible for hybrid work, meaning working in the office or in person when needed and on average of eight days a month. The Foundation will consider candidates who are located within a 100-mile commutable distance from Palo Alto, California.

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