St. Joseph Health Director of Development (SJO Foundation) - Full time, exempt in Orange, California

At St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, providing compassionate care to patients and their families is a sacred responsibility. That is why we seek those who share our passion for treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Position Summary

As a member of the Leadership Team for St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Director of Development provides leadership to Special Events, Annual Giving/Communications and Donor and Corporate Relations programs. All of these activities are aimed at securing, renewing and recognizing philanthropic support for identified priorities of St. Joseph Hospital. The director is responsible for providing leadership and motivation to their teams and for coordinating fundraising activities with all Foundation Directors in order to provide an active pipeline for Major Gifts. The DOD also serves as a member of the Relationship Development Manager Team and is responsible for developing and cultivating their own active portfolio for securing philanthropic support for the hospital.

Specific responsibilities include:

Provides overall leadership and strategy to development programs and their staff, including events, annual giving, communications, donor relations and corporate relations. Ensures accomplishment of goals and objectives in these areas with attention to cost to raise a dollar benchmarks and ROI. Provide leadership to the Foundation communications program with key message points for Foundation leaders in communication vehicles and individual donor proposals.Responsible for the development of major and planned gift prospects for the hospital and for maintaining and building relationships with existing donors to the hospital with an active donor portfolio. This includes regular face-to-face donor meetings and proposal presentations. Serves as a member of the Relationship Development Team.Proactively evaluates based on wealth screening and donor database analysis recommended opportunities for increasing gift revenue and the major gift pipeline for Relationship Development Managers. Evaluates metrics and determines key strategies for results. Provides leadership to effectively coordinate programs to build major gifts pipelines including evaluations of annual giving donors and event attendees.As part of the Foundation Leadership team, ensure that strategic planning goals are met and aligned with hospital priorities and that overall fundraising and performance goals are met. Along with the Foundation Vice President, participate in recommendations for volunteer leadership, including committees and the Foundation Board.Supervises key development managers for special events, annual giving/communications and donor relations.Represent St. Joseph Hospital in the community and support related fundraising opportunities for St. Joseph via outside organizations such as community groups and service clubs.Maintains open communication with other foundation leadership and staff within Providence St. Joseph Health, ensuring the exchange of ideas and information that would help promote success in all foundations.



Bachelors Degree in related field. Master’s degree preferred.


Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible management of fundraising programs and staff. Hospital or healthcare experience highly preferred.Participation in fundraising training courses.Experience with Raiser's Edge Donor Management System.


Certification by professional fund development associations (e.g. CFRE) preferred.


Knowledge of and work experience in the field of fund development, including major gifts, special events, annual giving, donor relations, operations, communications and data base analysis.Advanced interpersonal skills necessary in order to deal effectively and persuasively with a variety of influential internal and external contacts when eliciting cooperation and support for the hospital. Strong leadership and organizational skills required to lead volunteers, and staff of the Foundation.Advanced analytical skills necessary in order to determine effective fund development strategies, identify potential sources of contributions and develop short and long term development goals and objectives of the hospital.Good communications skills, both verbal and written are essential.Teamwork and delegation skills.Computer literacy with Raiser's Edge knowledge preferred.


In addition to being Magnet Recognized and awarded Top Work Places, St. Joseph of Orange offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and theireligible dependents.

Health: Medical – Blue Shield HMO and POS plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, and Employee Assistance Program.

Wellness: Retirement – 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, and optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan.

Professional Advancement:Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, and motivating managers.#ind123

Dignity. Service. Excellence. Justice.These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.The most important result: employee engagementWe are proud of our dedicated employees practicing our core values. Because of them, the St. Joseph Health System was awarded the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award for three consecutive years. Only 12 organizations in the world received this distinguished accolade, which recognizes fully engaged workplaces.Clinical ExcellenceWhen you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.A haven that feels like home.St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.