Stewardship Officer
Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA

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Passion. It’s what drives everyone at Lehigh Valley Health Network to create one of America’s best hospitals and one of the nation’s top places to work. It’s been the heart of our story for more than 100 years. Our employees have a passion to continually go the extra mile to create a healthier community. Lehigh Valley Health Network is consistently recognized among America's best health networks and has been recognized three times as a Magnet hospital for national nursing excellence. Our people make Lehigh Valley Health Network a great place to work. Join us in applying for our Stewardship Officer position.

Job Description: The Stewardship Office reports to the VP, Development . S/he will play an integral role in helping Lehigh Valley Health Network by overseeing a comprehensive program aimed at stewarding all, but in particular, LVHN’s largest and most significant donors. S/he will create and implement strategies and direct a variety of activities to acknowledge, thank, report to, and engage major, planned, and annual gift donors. The s/he has a significant effect on Lehigh Valley Health Network’s ability to recognize and retain current donors and identifies future donors—which, in turn, increase philanthropic giving and enable the Network to continue providing the best care possible to its community. S/he has a broad range of responsibilities, including: Formally acknowledge all philanthropic gifts in a consistent, appropriate and timely manner; develop and implement strategic and creative stewardship plans (in conjunction with the Director of Annual Giving, Director of Special Events and Directors of Major Gifts) aimed at maximizing the involvement and long-term investment of donors in LVHN’s future; implement and manage a system to produce timely, quality reports to major individual donors, foundation and corporate donors, senior management, network leadership and clinical staff as is appropriate; serve as the lead point person and contact for all fund management, including the establishment of new funds, writing and updating fund protocols, interfacing with the Chief Operating Officer, VP, Development, Finance, and senior administrative personnel to ensure that donors’ gifts are allocated in accordance with their wishes, and oversee transfers of gifts from one fund to another. Maintain a comprehensive list of all funds and balances to be shared with the development team; produce high-level communications, including major gift donor correspondence, acknowledgment letters, speaking points, etc. for VP, Development, executive leadership, senior managers, and key volunteers; plan and execute donor centered events, with VP, Development, senior development office staff and key LVHN personnel; track and report on endowed funds and chairs on an annual basis to inform donors of the use of their donations and the value and growth of their endowments; provide editorial oversight, production, scheduling for development office staff, Marketing and constituents on a broad range of donor communications and in particular the Annual Report to Donors, Generosity, monthly newsletters, website content and other written materials; apply superior writing abilities, mature judgment and strategic thinking to execute these activities.

Effective December 9, 2013 LVHN will begin testing all newly hired employees for nicotine and nicotine metabolites at the time of the pre-placement physical assessment to verify their response to the nicotine use question in the pre-placement medical form. The use of nicotine is not an automatic disqualifier of employment with LVHN.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum of one to two years of experience in fundraising. Bachelor’s degree required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong team player with ability to work independently. Ability to work effectively with internal executive leadership and community executives and volunteers. Ability to work with diverse populations including people of diverse ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences. Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Ability to maintain collaborative and supportive relationships with both internal and external constituency groups. Ability to manage multiple project details. Ability to navigate large complex healthcare hierarchies and operate in a fast paced dynamic environment. Ability to provide creative and donor centered stewardship events, recognition and printed materials. Familiarity with fundraising in the nonprofit healthcare sector. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Thorough knowledge and aptitude in using Raisers Edge (or equivalent fundraising database). Aptitude to learn new technology for fund development and tracking. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality .

Influenza vaccination will be required for all personnel working within LVHN, who have patient contact, unless medically contraindicated or due to a bonafide religious belief or practice.

Preferred Qualifications: CFRE a plus, Masters preferred.

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LVHN is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state, or local law.

Consistent with our mission to improve the health of our community, and in response to increasing evidence of health and safety risks associated with tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke, smoking and all tobacco use is prohibited in all hospitals buildings owned, leased or rented by LVHN.

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