Executive Director - Hospice of the Northwest Foundation
Skagit Regional Health - Mount Vernon, WA

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The Foundation Executive Director is responsible for the general administration of the Hospice of the Northwest Foundation and its fundraising activities. Is accountable to the Executive Committee of the Hospice of the Northwest Foundation Board of Trustees for achieving all financial and operational objectives as set and established by the Hospice of the Northwest Foundation Board of Trustees. Fundamental responsibilities include, securing funding through grants, conducting mail campaigns, planning special events, coordinating capital campaigns (if required) and organizing and implementing all planned Foundation fund raising opportunities and events. Manages donor database and assures accurate record keeping and donor recognition.

Experience with project management and organization, special event planning. Understanding of general accounting and finance principals required. Ability to access and understand tax laws as those laws relate to charitable giving organizations. Able to produce reports needed from available data. Able to multi-task effectively. Self-motivated self-directed, with excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills. Able to meet deadlines. Open to exploring new opportunities, such as, but not limited to, website development, on-line auctions and social networking in order to optimize new ways to increase donor giving. Must stay current on legislative issues – state and federal, that impact Hospice and Hospice funding.

Must have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Hospice care and a minimum of five years prior experience in a leadership role for a comparable non-profit organization. Proven history of working with a strong, engaged and diverse Board of Trustees. Experience in directing a capital campaign and developing a planned giving program highly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of principles of fundraising, fiscal matters governing non-profits and financial reporting, experience in volunteer development, and grant writing, strong and effective community outreach skills and a broad base administrative and computer skills. Must also demonstrate excellent public speaking, public engagement and written communication skills.

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration preferred (may substitute with equivalent experience); Masters Degree a plus.