Foundation Executive Director

Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital - El Dorado, KS3.0


Foundation Executive Director Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees all activities of the SBAMH Foundation and is the direct report of the Marketing Manager and activities within the Marketing Department.
  • Has direct oversight of all media communications.
  • Works to protect and promote the Hospital's public image, in the most positive manner.
  • Works directly with Hospital Foundation Board, Board of Trustees, and Administration to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward contributors to the Foundation.
  • Takes the lead on developing policies and procedures aimed at maintaining and growing an on-going development and fund-raising program in support of the Hospital.
  • In coordination with Administration, establishes goals and priorities for the development program, based on the Hospital’s short and long-range plans.
  • Takes the lead on planning and implementing comprehensive fund-raising programs* for the Hospital. (*programs for outright and deferred gifts defined as annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts.)
  • Enlists, trains, provides assistance to and increases the effectiveness of participants engaged in development activities for the Hospital.
  • Maintains database to effectively pursue identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.
  • Provides development management reports, to monitor and track the work of the development office to Hospital Foundation Board, Board of Trustees, and Administration.
  • Assists in fostering a culture of philanthropy throughout the Hospital organization and the community.
  • Prepares and/or assists with writing grant proposals.
  • Serves as an ambassador of good will between the Hospital and donors, as well as the community at large.
  • Maintains accountability to donors and funding sources.
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and laws and maintains a high level of awareness of regulatory, legislative, financial and social developments, which impact Foundation efforts.
  • Conveys a professional and positive image and attitudes regarding the Hospital.
  • Ensures sound fiscal operations of development activities, including generating income and expense budgets.
  • Maintains a good working and effective relationship with the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hospital.
  • Participates with the Hospital Board of Trustees and Administration in strategic planning.
  • Identifies and maintains appropriate recognition of donors.

Foundation Executive DirectorKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of fund-raising and development principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a wide variety of software programs and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new software.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and public relations skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capable of motivating individuals and groups.

Foundation Executive Director Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Foundation Executive Director Experience

  • Two (2) or more years of development experience and demonstrated success in a full suite of fundraising required.
  • Prior experience managing and working closely with a board required.
  • CFRE designation is an asset.

Foundation Executive Director Benefits



Hospital Paid Life Insurance

401(k) – up to a 4% match

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Extended Illness Bank (EIB)

Job Type: Full-time


  • Time Management: 2 years (Required)
  • Public Relations: 2 years (Required)
  • Fundraising: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)