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Trinity Health Executive Director - Mercy Health Foundation in Dubuque, Iowa

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Scope of Service/Customer:Plans, implements, and administers all short and long range fund development efforts and initiatives in support of the overall goals and healing mission of MercyOne Dubuque & Dyersville. These efforts include, but are not limited to: an annual drive, direct mail, fundraising events, recognition proceedings, capital campaigns and the cultivation and procurement of planned, commemorative and bequest gifts. Provides centralized gift processing and donor relations services in order to monitor, receipt, record and acknowledge gifts and grants. Serves as a resource to Foundation leaders across the eastern Iowa region and is an active and engaged member of the regional leadership team.

The Executive Director will provide leadership to the Foundation Board, process and acknowledge gifts, enlist, manage and motivate staff and volunteers, coordinate development of newsletters and annual reports and development relationships with community stakeholders.

Essential Functions:1. Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.2. Be a self-motivated and self-directed individual who can initiate and follow through with a variety of tasks.3. Develop, secure approval of, and administer short and long range development plans designed to assist the Foundation and Hospital in fulfilling its mission through increased philanthropic contributions – such plans may include capital campaigns, direct mail requests, employee and community annual giving program and promotion of deferred gifts and bequests.4. Plan, organize and oversee special events.5. Manage a capital campaign and the volunteer leaders to be successful.6. Design and implement strategies to obtain contributions from a variety of funding sources.7. Lead team development and fund raising for select external organizations consistent with ministry goals.8. Develop and keep updated, an eighteen-month activity-planning calendar of hospital and foundation events.9. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.10. Jointly, with the chair and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.11. Collaborate with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing a long-range strategy toward providing an ever-increasing income stream for the hospital.12. Effectively relate and work in a wide range of environments.13. Facilitate external sponsorship requests, communication, participation and management activities under the direction of the president.14. Identify and establish strong relationships with individual community leaders and stakeholders, corporations, foundation executives, professional associations and cultivate them into donors.15. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.16. Maintain professional contact with other institutions, associations, and organizations, which affect Hospital development programs.17. Confer with appropriate Hospital executives and physicians to develop informative, accurate, and imaginative presentations for potential donors including Hospital’s history, mission, accomplishments, objectives and impact upon community.18. Develop printed materials appropriate for general distribution seeking donations from patients and families.19. In collaboration with the MarComm team, direct preparation of brochures, pamphlets, letters, proposals and the like designed to elicit contributions from current and potential donors, as well as, inform donors or targeted groups of Hospital activities.20. Develop, monitor and manage the budget and maintain sound financial practices.21. Monitor investments and offer advice and counsel to the Investment Committee as needed.22. Serve as a grant writer in support of funding opportunities to advance organizational programming/goals.23. Manage, develop and evaluate staff in a participative and supportive manner.24. Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, develops and motivates a diverse and top-quality staff, including volunteers.

Skills and Abilities Required:1. Highly effective communication skills with the ability to relate directly, openly, and effectively with both internal and external constituencies; strong negotiation skills; a superb listener.2. Professional and personal demeanor will include the following: a relationship builder and sustainer, open and trusting, striving for excellence, consistent and clear, comfortable with ambiguity, an enabler and facilitator, service-oriented.3. Must be able to develop and manage numerous relationships i.e. individuals, corporations, foundations, trustees, medical staff, politicians, volunteers.4. Must have ability to manage and motivate staff and volunteers.5. Understand the principles of sound fundraising practices.6. Work requires the analytical ability necessary to design highly complex systems and programs, resolve issues requiring a comprehensive and state-of-the-art awareness of the technology and literature in a professional, technical or scientific field, or develop financial and operating plans for a department.7. Ability to work within a diverse workplace and community.8. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Education, Licensure, Certification, and Experience Required: 1. Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree – a Master’s degree in related field desired.2. Certification in recognized fundraising organization preferred.3. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.4. Minimum five years progressive experience in fund development.5. Campaign experience desirable but not required.

Amount of Direct Budgetary Responsibilities:1. Responsible to meet budget as determined in cooperation with the President & CEO.2. Responsible to develop and meet event and program budgets.3. Make reports to Executive Team as requested.4. Work with Treasurer of Foundation Board to make appropriate financial reports.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:1. Must be able to work an eight-hour day – sitting, standing and walking.2. Able to function in a normal office environment.3. Able to make physical visits to community leaders within the hospital’s service area.4. Must be able to speak and hear speech.5. Must be able to see at a near visual acuity level.Reasonable accommodations will be reviewed in applicable circumstances.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.