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Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted 04/08/2018
Philanthropy-Foundation Relations
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled



Responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of national, state, regional, and local foundations and corporate entities. Plans, coordinates, and implements appropriate foundation and corporate system-wide fundraising activities.


Administratively reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy.




*1. Plans, implements, and supervises identification, cultivation, solicitation, and acknowledgement of prospective foundations and corporate entities.


*2. Plans, implements, and coordinates a gift program with foundations and corporations. Works with staff and other GHS departments and programs to identify gift prospects. Cultivates prospective donors through a variety of informational methods, including face-to-face visits, phone, and letter correspondence, interactions at stewardship events, etc. Coordinates and supervises the presentation of foundation and corporate gift proposals. Recommends appropriate recognition and stewardship.


*3. Organizes, implements, and supervises, as needed, occasional special fundraising events designed to meet capital and program needs.


*4. The Director is responsible for the engagement, cultivation and solicitation of potential donors to support the mission of GHS.

*5. Develop and execute major gift fundraising strategies in alignment with the priorities of GHS to maximize philanthropic results. Identify, engage, cultivate and solicit prospective donors to GHS. Appropriately steward assigned donors in alignment with IR&D stewardship policies & protocols.


*6. Meet or exceed annual visitation, solicitation and attainment goals as defined in collaboration with CAO & Director of Competitive Grants. Engage Administrative Leadership, Physician Staff and Volunteer Leaders (Board) in support of the mission and vision of GHS. Actively participate in development activities. Lead special projects as assigned and approved by CAO & Competitive Grants. Serve as a mentor and provide strategic guidance to Development Officers and other team members as appropriate.

*7. Researches and refers potential funding sources to appropriate health system departments and/or research investigators.


*8. Develops and completes ongoing benchmarks for the Development Department foundation and corporate gifts program.


*9. Provides editorial reviews for clinical grants, as requested.


*10. Assists Development Department staff by providing consistent and up-to-date budget and program information for use with major gift donors, as appropriate.


11. Performs other duties as assigned, including serving on committees and assuming interim management responsibility for other areas of the Development program, as needed.


*Denotes essential job functions.




Demonstrates mature and highly motivated behavior with the ability to work independently.


Demonstrates advanced interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both verbally and in writing.


Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize, with effective time management skills.


Demonstrates working knowledge of the various aspects, goals, and processes of a broad-based fundraising program.





Bachelor's degree in Healthcare, Business, or other related field required. Master's degree preferred.


Minimum seven years fundraising experience, including proven managerial experience, preferred.




Work is typically performed in an office environment. Occasional local and regional travel in personal vehicle or office vehicle required in meeting and cultivating donor prospects.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.



About Geisinger


Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.         


** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver.  We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.         

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