The Mercy Health Foundation seeks an experienced and strategic fundraising leader to serve as the Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement (SVPIA) of the Mercy Health Services and Executive Director of the Mercy Health Foundation. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be a member of the Mercy Health Services senior management team and contribute to the annual Board of Trustees-approved corporate priorities. The SVPIA will work closely with the Executive Chair of the Board, Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Chief Administrative Officer of Stella Maris, Sister M. Karen McNally, RSM, and members of the Board of Trustees to lead the expansion of Mercy’s philanthropic revenue. The SVPIA will oversee a team of advancement and administrative professionals.
The ideal candidate will bring visionary fundraising leadership, marked by a solid track record of increasing philanthropic support. S/he will execute a long-range strategy for increasing private philanthropic support, with attention to meeting annual financial targets. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and securing philanthropic support in a complex environment where the prospective donor constituency is not immediately obvious.
The SVPIA will bring a comprehensive record of sustained high achievement in diverse and dynamically changing environments. The successful candidate will join a culture in which passion for the mission, excellence, transparent collaboration, respect, performance measurement and accountability are guiding principles. S/he will possess the professional maturity, stature and flexibility to effectively build relationships and alliances with philanthropic individuals, corporations, and foundations. Moreover, s/he will have the proven ability to creatively engage and motivate volunteers, donors, and prospects, and inspire confidence with internal and external constituencies.
The SVPIA will have excellent communication skills and the intellectual curiosity and capacity to elicit and quickly grasp medical and clinical concepts, and synthesize this information into articulate and compelling cases for support.
The ideal candidate will have passion for the mission of Mercy and possess a genuine interest and belief in the promise of providing excellent clinical and residential services within a community of compassionate care.
The Mercy Health Foundation has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at Mercy@glfreeman.com.
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