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Providence Senior Director Philanthropy in Seattle, Washington



Develops and drives strategies to achieve priority fundraising goals with a focus on major gifts ($50,000+) and an emphasis on principal gifts ($1,000,000+). Leads a team of highly motivated philanthropy officers, providing strategic leadership, mentorship and professional development efforts. Develops and builds meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to maximize alignment with institutional strategic goals and philanthropic support for those goals.


  • Lead, manage, develop, and retain a high performing team of fundraising professionals and support staff to meet and exceed fundraising goals, maintaining positive culture of collaboration and productivity.

  • Responsible for raising donations at the major and principal gift level for capital and operating needs to optimize fundraising success and help fulfill Swedish’s mission and strategic objectives.

  • Works closely with administrative and medical leadership to determine priority needs; provides fundraising and consultative services throughout Swedish regarding strategic planning and positioning activities to optimize fundraising potential.

  • Works closely with Foundation Board of Governors, Foundation President, and administration and physician leadership to develop and implement fundraising strategies consistent with Swedish’s goals.

  • Provides strong, creative, energetic, and strategic leadership to team of philanthropy officers to meet short- and long-term fundraising goals.

  • Develops strategies and implements activities to maximize relationships and donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations.

  • Maintains and manages a personal portfolio of major gift donors and prospects through identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; directs and participates in the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects. Leads efforts to develop positive, lifelong relationships between Swedish and donors and provides opportunities for meaningful donor involvement and engagement.

  • Collaborate closely with Foundation leadership to promote campaign priorities, goals, strategies and giving opportunities to fundraising team, internal stakeholders, physician leaders and donors to ensure campaign success.

  • Work collaboratively across Swedish departments and with campus and program leadership to help achieve fundraising success.

  • Assist Foundation President with Board related volunteer management and cultivation; identify, cultivate and recruit influential community leaders and philanthropists as fundraising volunteers.

  • Serve as an articulate, engaging, and persuasive spokesperson for Swedish, its mission and its programs.


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree (preferred)

  • 10 or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience

  • 8 years of leadership experience

  • 5 years of campaign experience (preferred)

  • Thorough knowledge in all areas of fundraising with particular emphasis on major gift acquisition, principal gift strategies and planned gift vehicles

  • Excellent understanding of capital campaigns

  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with the Foundation and SHS leadership, physicians, SHS staff, volunteers and all donors and prospects

  • Demonstrated ability in management, finance, communication and marketing.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish, named a LinkedIn Top Company to grow your career, employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 214163
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Fundraising
Job Function: Marketing/Public Relations/Community Affairs
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 3900 FOUND Major Gifts
Address: WA Seattle 1124 Columbia St
Work Location: Swedish First Hill 1124 Columbia-Seattle
Pay Range: $63.28 - $103.89
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.