Development Officer
Puget Sound Health Alliance - Seattle, WA

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Puget Sound Health Alliance is a multi-stakeholder nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality and value of health care in our region. We are currently seeking a part-time Development Officer to join our staff. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and mission-driven, and provide strategic and tactical leadership to the development efforts of the Alliance, including expansion of both philanthropic support and membership. Experience in a non-profit development position required; experience in health care preferred.

Overview: The Development Officer will provide strategic and tactical leadership to the development efforts of the Puget Sound Health Alliance, including expansion of both philanthropic support and membership.

Reports to: Director of Communication and Development

FTE Level: 0.6 (24 hours/week)

Reporting to the Director of Communication and Development, the Development Manager will serve as a key participant in making and driving strategic and tactical decisions affecting the Puget Sound Health Alliance. A new position in the organization, the Manager will have the opportunity to significantly expand the Alliance's development function. It is expected that the Development Manager will systematically and effectively strengthen the organization's overall fundraising capacity and ability to attract and retain member organizations, resulting in diversified philanthropic support and growth in membership.

Specific Duties

Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic approach to achieve the Alliance's development goals, especially as they relate to foundation and corporate grants

  • Research funding sources and trends, particularly among peer organizations, to help position the Alliance ahead of major funding changes, trends and/or opportunities
  • Identify specific, potential funding sources for existing Alliance activities and for new projects that are aligned with the Alliance's current stated goals
  • Expand and diversify the Alliance's philanthropic pipeline
  • Assume primary responsibility for coordinating the development and execution of all proposals
  • Work with appropriate staff to oversee writing and submission of all proposals, meeting all deadlines in a timely and thorough fashion
  • Forge and cultivate new relationships to increase the visibility of the Alliance and its work among potential funders. Serve as primary contact for philanthropic organizations.

Support the Executive Director and Director of Communication and Development in identifying and securing new members of the Puget Sound Health Alliance

  • Develop and coordinate a systematic approach to identifying, cultivating, tracking, and closing on new member prospects.
  • Evaluate and revise as needed communications strategies and support materials about the benefits of Alliance membership.
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and build long-term relationships
  • Ability to positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others
  • High energy and passion for the Alliance's mission is essential
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time


  • 10-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
  • At least two years prior experience with a health care organization, preferably in a care delivery or health plan setting.
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Puget Sound Health Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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The Puget Sound Health Alliance is a nonprofit organization where the people who get, provide and pay for health care come together to...