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Assistant Director of Advancement

George Mark Children's House
California, United States
$120,000.00 - $130,000.00
Closing date
Dec 21, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Health, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with George Mark Children's House in the search for an Assistant Director of Advancement.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Assistant Director of Advancement will serve as an essential member of the George Mark Children's House Advancement Team, working with individual donors committed to supporting its mission to provide an important addition to the continuum of care for children with life-limiting illnesses. The Assistant Director of Advancement will work in collaboration with the Director of Advancement and Chief Executive Officer to develop compelling fundraising and solicitation strategies that result in increasing levels of support. The Assistant Director of Advancement will serve as an articulate, enthusiastic, and visible spokesperson for the organization.

George Mark Children’s House focuses on quality of life and continuity of care for children with illnesses that modern healthcare cannot yet cure, or for those who have chronic medical conditions. George Mark Children’s House was the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center in the United States. Since 2004, it has been a leader and model for the pediatric palliative care movement. It continues to help other homes across the United States get started, with the hope that centers like George Mark Children’s House will become a standard of care for every child facing a chronic or terminal medical condition. The George Mark model of pediatric palliative care strives to achieve greater well-being and quality of life for children and their families. It makes a substantial difference in the lives of the children and families that GMCH serves, at significantly less cost than that of an acute care hospital facility.

George Mark Children’s House has supportive services for many unique needs that families of children who have terminal illnesses may go through. These services include transitional care—palliative care for children who are no longer benefiting from an acute hospital environment yet are not able to be cared for at home. End-of-life care allows a patient’s family to stay in its own family suite and surround their child with love and support along with the support of the George Mark Children’s House end-of-life care team. Respite care provides high quality medical care and appropriate activities while offering parents and families a short break from the nonstop care at home. George Mark Children’s House also provides bereavement care for ongoing support of families following the death of their child. George Mark Children’s House develops an individualized care plan for each child, coordinating services among the George Mark care team—pediatricians, nurses and nursing assistants, social workers, child life specialists, palliative aquatics specialists, psychologists, support staff, and volunteers.

George Mark Children’s House is committed to helping its staff do its best work. Its promise is to champion diversity, build an inclusive culture, and do its part to create a more equitable working environment.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred for this position as is at least three years of experience in fundraising, including a history of successfully closing gifts. George Mark Children's House will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to GMCH, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of George Mark Children's House as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $130,000 annually.

George Mark Children's House is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Jeanette Rivera-Watts at

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