Full Job Description
At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.
Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.
Job Summary The Associate Vice President, Major Gifts (AVP), represents the Memorial Hermann Foundation in the community and within the organization. The AVP provides leadership and direction to the Major Gifts fundraising staff and manages a limited portfolio of high capacity, high profile donors from all sources. The AVP coaches the Major Gifts staff in their efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts; and an essential part of the job will be effectively communicating the mission of Memorial Hermann to all audiences. The AVP works collaboratively with other fundraising team members to support the strategic plan to increase support for Memorial Hermann. This position reports to the EVP/CEO of the Memorial Hermann Foundation. Job Description
Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, liberal arts, or related field.
Licenses/Certifications: None required. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CRFE) a plus.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
10+ years of fundraising experience with a proven record of accomplishment of successful major gift fund development.
Demonstrated success in fundraising from a variety of sources, including individuals, foundations, and corporations. Experience in planned giving a plus.
Ability to manage a portfolio of major gift prospects successfully.
Ability to coach, supervise and develop staff.
Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well with a variety of stakeholders and to adapt to meet the varying needs.
Experience in relationship management with volunteers and donors.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage projects effectively and think ahead.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.
High degree of professionalism, collegiality, maturity, and diplomacy required.
Knowledge of Houston’s philanthropic community a strong plus.
Innovative and inspiring leadership style.
Ability to persuade, motivate, and interact effectively with senior management, board members, physicians, medical researchers, and high-level donors and volunteers.
Team player with a collaborative and engaging work style.
Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
Works with the CEO to establish measurable annual goals to increase fundraising results that are both aspirational and achievable.
Mentors, trains, supervises, and evaluates Major Gifts staff.
Qualifies and manages a limited portfolio of high capacity, high-profile donors from all sources.
Develops and executes cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies to annual, campaign, and planned gifts of $100,000+ from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Collaborates on the development of strategies for campaigns and other fundraising initiatives.
Provides guidance and helps establish the direction of the stewardship program to ensure that donors are recognized and perpetually cultivated in effective and meaningful ways.
Participates in and supports the fundraising initiatives of the Foundation, including special events and donor engagement activities.
Keeps abreast of current best practices in the development profession, continuously evaluating new and emerging ideas for potential implementation at the Memorial Hermann Foundation.
Remains informed about developments in the competitive marketplace, especially in the Texas Medical Center and Houston nonprofit sub-sectors.
Promotions individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency.
Supports foundation-based goals that contribute to the success of the Foundation and Memorial Hermann.
Ensures safe care to patients, staff, and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity, and quality of service.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals, which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff.
Other duties as assigned.