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Executive Director, Gift Planning

Description - External

Title: Executive Director, Gift Planning

Location: Long Beach, CA

Department: Foundation

Status: Full-time

Shift: Days

Pay Range*: $142k - $180k/annually

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation, and teamwork.

Position Summary

 The Executive Director of Gift Planning provides leadership for planned giving for MMCF, and raises major gifts from assigned prospects. The position works collaboratively with Directors of Development, and other foundation and hospital staff to increase funding support from individuals and families primarily, but also from foundations and corporations to advance the mission of our hospitals and the philanthropic goals and strategic plans of the MMCF.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Supports and operationalizes the mission statement, vision and values of the organization and MMCF and ensures that these elements are incorporated into his/her respective role.
  • Actively strengthens and promotes the mission, values, and reputation of the organization.
  • Develops, in conjunction with the Foundation President and others as appropriate, a donor solicitation strategy for prospects and donors in portfolio, and raises major gifts through bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other complex gift arrangements, as well as cash gifts.
  • Oversees and manages all aspects of high-level donor relationships for assigned donor prospects, including research, qualification, case statements, cultivation, and stewardship to foster sustained relationships with MMCF and its programmatic initiatives.
  • Maintains and regularly updated the data base on activity with assigned donors and prospects.  Works to ensure the integrity of the donor and prospect files and database.


About MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach:

MemorialCare’s Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach are members of MemorialCare, a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery System. Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s are designated with the prestigious Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing. Long Beach Medical Center, with a century of compassionate care across a spectrum of medical and surgical specialties, utilizing cutting-edge technology. Miller Children’s & Women’s provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults — as well as maternity care for expectant mothers — under one roof. Their shared campus ensures seamless care for patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults. Visit and for more information.

*Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Qualifications - External

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Five Minimum 3 years’ successful experience responsible for multiple cost centers and programs.
  • Minimum 5 years' care management leadership experience.
  • 5-years of successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising preferably in the non-profit healthcare arena with emphasis on major donor cultivation and solicitation. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of planned giving practices and programs.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the Foundation.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas. 
  • Successful experience in prospecting and identifying new donors as well as developing, cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.


Professional credentials or advanced degrees are desirable

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