Director-Development - Philanthropy

Ephrata, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 52255

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General Summary:
Under the general direction of the Vice President-Philanthropy/Chief Development Officer, plans, executes and reports on all philanthropy efforts including fund raising events, corporate giving, community fundraising initiatives and selected annual giving and special gift projects and programs. Implements donor solicitation, cultivation and stewardship events, employee giving and grateful patient and estate giving activities in accordance with System plans. Provides leadership to Hospital Foundation committees related to events and annual giving. Builds strong community relationships and enhances visibility in the community and the Hospital for philanthropy. Works as one integrated philanthropy team to develop best practice philanthropic strategies, build a culture of philanthropy at WellSpan and build standard, efficient processes where appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Responsible for meeting the annual giving objectives as established by the foundation board.
2 Develops and implements plans to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at all giving levels.
3 Implements a plan to cultivate planned giving prospects and is responsible to grow the estate gift inventory.
4 Plans and implements priority special events, including logistics, budget creation, cultivation of donors, marketing and recruitment and coordination of volunteers.
5 Ensures financial effectiveness of all events and interfaces with event beneficiaries. Evaluates ROI of events and recommends changes or adjustments.
6 Recruits and educates an active and engaged foundation board in partnership with the Hospital president according to established by-laws.
7 Provides input to the System solicitation, cultivation and stewardship plan and ensures adherence to same.
8 Provides input to the System budget.
9 Ensures that accurate financial and donor record keeping processes are adhered to.
10 Follows established funding policies for approval of foundation priorities.
11 Encourages the integration of the foundation within the System and within the community through communication and active involvement.
12 Works collaboratively with the System development team to develop a common approach to fundraising and to provide System-wide services which strengthen the capacity and efficiency of development while keeping donor contact locally oriented.
13 Responsible to follow System development policies and to educate the board and volunteers to same.


Required Skills

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree



Required Experience


5 years of successful development implementation and volunteer leadership experience

Must have extensive experience with fund raising. 

Ideal candidates have experience cultivating and developing and implementing plans to solicit and steward donors.


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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