St. Luke’s Health Foundation is embarking on an organizational transformation as significant as the one that integrated an array of regional health centers and hospitals into one system nearly two decades ago. Dedicated to maintaining the individuality and community spirit that defines the character of Idahoans as well as the health care centers that serve them, St. Luke’s Health Foundation will unite, with this Vice President of Philanthropy, the fundraising programs throughout the St. Luke’s Health System.
Joining together will create opportunities for transformational giving that benefit the entire St. Luke’s Health System and enable donors to support large-scale visionary projects that improve health care throughout Idaho. With a united development organization, the Foundation will strengthen its operations and infrastructure to integrate best practices throughout each of its distinct communities. The VP of Philanthropy will work in collaboration with St. Luke’s leadership and board members throughout the system to create bold initiatives to motivate and inspire giving while also developing cultivation and stewardship strategies and opportunities that keep donors excited and engaged.
With direct accountability to the President and Chief Executive Officer and operational reporting relationship to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Vice President of Philanthropy is responsible for planning, implementation, creation, and evaluation of all aspects of St. Luke’s Health System’s philanthropic programs. The Vice President will lead the overall strategy of a comprehensive fundraising program in support of philanthropic initiatives, including the management and oversight of the existing community foundations and their respective executive director.
This Vice President of Philanthropy must be intrepid, have exceptional executive skills and lead with a collaborative style. The ideal candidate will be a coach, builder, creator, innovator, and accelerator. They will be able to hold onto a vision and have the roll-up-their-sleeves attitude to accomplish it.
This is an incredibly exciting time to join St. Luke’s Health Foundation and to play a critical role in creating its future. If you’re looking for a way to join your love for the great outdoors offered by Idaho’s mountains and rivers with a career that will challenge as well as excite and reward you, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
- Cultivates long-term strategic relationships with individuals and institutional funders to secure philanthropic gifts that benefit St. Luke’s Health System.
Responsible for the administration of the developmental, promotional and stewardship needs of health system in partnership with the community.
Leads and supports the successful design and implementation of strategies to build donor pipelines including stewardship, public relations/communications, annual giving and corporate alliances.
Implements, grows, and manages all aspects of St. Luke’s Health Foundation Program. This includes identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and institutional prospects at local and national levels.
Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems to fund development, including but not limited to donor management, research, gift processing and donor recognition.
Plans, coordinates, and assures implementation of strategies to generate and develop donor contributions to support the organization.
Evaluates and analyzes the effect of economic and market climate on the organization in regard to fund development. Implements short-and long-range plans and programs that support the organization’s mission, vision, core values and strategic goals.
Maintains accountability and compliance for donors and funding sources. Ensures design and maintenance of donor, volunteer/prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports.
Develops measurable performance metrics, monitors results, and regularly briefs leadership on the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development strategies.
Displays leadership through departmental management and the development cohesive and collaborative relationships with others.
Responsible for full employment life cycle for staff to include hiring, termination, performance management, coaching, training, and mentoring to staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree or six years of experience in lieu of degree.
12 years of experience with a proven track record of fundraising experience gained in relevant positions of increasing responsibility and scope.
At least five years of direct people leadership with both direct and indirect reports.
Why St. Luke's:
Founded as a six-bed frontier hospital in 1902, St. Luke’s Health System (SLHS) has evolved to become a regional leader in health care innovation. Today St. Luke’s is Idaho’s only locally governed nonprofit health system, with a network of eight full-service medical centers, the state’s only Children’s Hospital, and more than 300 outpatient centers and clinics serving people throughout southern Idaho, eastern Oregon, and northern Nevada. St. Luke’s is home to the state’s first Magnet Hospitals, recognized for nursing excellence, and is the region’s leader in heart, cancer, women’s, and children’s services. For the past nine years, St. Luke’s has been designated one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the U.S. by Merative.
Driven by the values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence, St. Luke’s’ more than 16,000 employees are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need, regardless of their ability to pay.
About the Area
Idaho may be best known for its potatoes, but it’s so much more. St. Luke’s is proud to call Idaho home. It’s a great place to raise a family, enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and work where you truly make a difference. St. Luke’s main locations are in southern Idaho’s high desert and central Idaho’s mountains. The climate is relatively moderate, with four beautiful seasons and plenty of snowfall to benefit our ski resorts in winter and our lakes and reservoirs in summer.
Idaho is the 13th largest state with over 82,000 square miles of mountains, rivers, deserts, and forests. For many Idahoans, recreation and enjoying the open spaces are among the many reasons they love living here. Idaho benefits economically from a variety of industries — agriculture, forestry products, renewable energy, and manufacturing, as well as recreation and tourism, high-tech, and healthcare services. As the state’s largest private employer, St. Luke’s is a key contributor to the vibrant economy, which includes great jobs and growing businesses.
Idaho’s population is growing rapidly, yet still has the lowest crime rates in the West. Families will find safe neighborhoods, along with high-quality schools and universities. From the cities to the rural areas to the mountain towns, Idaho offers exciting nightlife, college and semi-pro sports, music and theatre, and lots of family-friendly fun.
St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.