Chief Development Officer
PeaceHealth - Springfield, OR

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The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as (CDO) for all PeaceHealth Network Foundations and has a close working relationship with the Presidents of the Foundation and Auxiliaries of the Network. The position provides consultative support to the PeaceHealth Office of Philanthropy and works collaboratively with other Networks, Foundations and Departments of PeaceHealth. Working with the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, and other members of the Family of Foundations.

  • Plans, organizes, manages, and executes all fundraising programs to address the funding priorities set forth by the Hospital(s) and/or the Strategy Innovation and Development (SID) organization and Center for Health Care Innovation. Manages the implementation of the strategic and operational plans for the Network:

    • Campaign Management and Administration.
    • Tracking and Reporting, Metrics and Measurement, Fiscal Management Communications and Support Service Management.

  • Creates a team-oriented approach to fundraising and the fundraising process by building strong relationships with key stakeholders including medical staff, hospital administrative leaders, volunteers and development staff. Working with the SVP Philanthropy, implement best practice:

    • Prospect identification, cultivation and relationship management strategies.
    • Develop physician, caregiver and community campaign targets and tracking systems.
    • Implement data base and personal contact management systems.

  • Identifies, cultivates and solicits-with the assistance of key volunteers-those individuals, corporations and foundations able to make major/planned gifts or grants both within and across regions and networks.
  • Fosters and develops relationships with attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners and other professionals regarding gift opportunities for their clients.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise on all aspects of philanthropy, including technical details associated with planned gifts and associated tax laws and provide counsel on issues related to fundraising.

    • Represents PH through national forums, conferences, and publications.

  • Provides insights and in-service training to co-workers with regard to best practices in healthcare philanthropy including:

    • Recognition keys for identifying major and planned giving prospects.
    • Campaign management and administration.
    • Research and prospect management.

  • Works with physicians, retired physicians and hospital staff to help those individuals understand their role in the referral of prospective donors. Help identifying grateful patients and coordinate a fully integrated grateful patient program.
  • Provides timely and accurate reports to Hospital Executive Team(s), Foundation staff(s), and Boards and Committees on the short and long-term progress of the development program.

    • Implements Annual Work Plans for each Foundation and Network.
    • Creates Quarterly Dashboard and Visual Control reporting systems.
    • Measures alignment of Philanthropy Business Plans with VISTA Strategic Plan.
    • Install and train caregiver on productivity tools that link existing databases.

  • Translates, packages, and articulates the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Peace and the PeaceHealth System.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Bachelors Degree; or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training and experience.
    • Master's Degree preferred.

    • Certification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is required.
    • AHP Membership is required.
    • FAHP preferred.

    • Fifteen (15) years experience as a fundraising professional including successful experience in a leadership position.
    • Record of securing six and seven figure gifts.

    • A demonstrated track record of effective fundraising and broad-based knowledge of development programs.
    • Particularly skilled in the steps necessary to enhance development staff production and professional approach to fundraising; provide leadership to each aspect of growing the philanthropic enterprise.
    • Display solid understanding of capital campaign planning and implementation.
    • Demonstrated Board relations and volunteer development skills and experiences.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • A tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm, coupled with a strong sense of self, without a strong ego.
    • Skilled in verbal and written communications.
    • Effective and efficient in managing resources to build and expand a fundraising program, a proactive self-starter who demonstrates initiative.


  • Oregon West Network: Personally develops, manages, and maintains between eight to ten top donor relationships on behalf of the network.

  • At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. Caregivers of PeaceHealth embrace the spirit of these words and share our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, and are willing to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

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