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Executive Director Foundations

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Ketchikan
State:  AK

PeaceHealth is seeking a Executive Director Foundations for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 185376



Responsible for raising funds for the priorities established by PeaceHealth.  Works closely with foundation board members to maximize their potential in giving of their time, talent and financial resources to PeaceHealth.  Partners with the hospital’s administrators, medical physicians and caregivers to identify, cultivate and steward donors.  Manages direct line staff and carries a major gift portfolio.



  1. Leads the development of programs and strategies to meet annual financial goals.
  2. Identifies, cultivates and stewards personal contact with prospects to develop their interest in major gift programs and provide guidance on any gift related opportunity.
  3. Builds, educates and stewards the board structure that will successfully implement the organizational strategic plan.
  4. Develops and maintains relationships with physicians, hospital administrators, caregivers and grateful patients to advance PeaceHealth’s mission, vision and strategic plan and Foundation’s goals.
  5. Supports a portfolio of 60 to 75 major gift prospects and donors. 
  6. Designs and delivers written and verbal presentations to donors and prospects.
  7. Manages day-to-day operations of foundation, supervising staff and directing activities and projects.
  8. Assists in developing a long-range strategic plan and develops an annual business plan to meet the goals established in the strategic plan.
  9. Provides 24-hour coverage for members of the Benefactors program on a rotating basis.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.



  • Certification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) or progress toward attainment of certification


  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience on a professional/managerial level preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience.
  • Record of securing six and seven figure gifts


Other Skills:

  • Ability to travel required.
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of fundraising practices required.
  • Ability to secure leadership gifts ($1 million +).
  • Ability to recruit and manage key volunteers
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with staff, hospital management, community leaders, hospital contributors and potential contributors in both professional and social settings
  • Ability to work efficiently and responsibly in an environment with multiple work demands, short time frames and minimum supervision
  • Leadership in building a team and an organization that will assume responsibility and accountability for achieving both the mission and financial/operational objectives of the Foundation


For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!


To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Ketchikan, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Required Certifications/Licensure: NA


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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