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Senior Director of Development, Major Gifts (Hybrid - SF Bay Area)

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
California, United States
$225,000.00 - $250,000.00
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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

Job Details

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in the search for a Senior Director of Development, Major Gifts.

Reporting to the Vice President, Major Gifts, the Senior Director of Major Gifts will identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals, families, and family foundations with the philanthropic capacity to make gifts of $100,000 to $5M+ to the child and maternal health programs of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. The Senior Director will manage three or more experienced campaign fundraisers and partner with faculty and hospital leaders to identify fundraising opportunities in the areas of cancer, heart, and mothers and babies.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, in partnership with Stanford Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, unlocks philanthropy to transform health for children and families in Northern California—and around the world. 

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 Foundation embraces all individuals and celebrates the unique differences each individual brings to the team and community. Its approach to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is rooted in its cultural touchstones and inherent in its work to encourage every employee to bring their best, most authentic self to work and to provide each of them the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The Foundation envisions a world where race, gender, resources, and other factors do not serve as barriers to attaining optimal health. It recognizes that this vision requires the commitment and actions of everyone. 

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health seeks a Senior Director of Development, Major Gifts with a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience successfully closing major gifts with progressively responsible fundraising and leadership responsibilities as well as proven success with academic medicine and/or hospital fundraising and comfort with negotiating complex gifts. The Senior Director should have a demonstrated ability to guide, lead, and coach seasoned fundraisers to achieve and surpass goals and craft proposals in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders, and deep experience and sophistication working on gifts that resulted in the creation of new programs and business plans including the required collaboration with institutional partners to deliver results on philanthropic investment. 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 Foundation encourages applications from candidates that reflect the diversity of the community it serves. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

The salary range for this position is $225,000 to $250,000 annually.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health 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 Kim Farr at

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