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Chief Development Officer - Oregon Network

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Springfield
State:  OR

PeaceHealth is seeking a Chief Development Officer - Oregon Network for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of Variable.

Req ID: 163420



The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as (CDO) for all Peace Health Foundations in the assigned network and has a close working relationship with the Presidents of the Foundations and Auxiliaries of Peace Health. The position provides consultative support to the Peace Health Office of Philanthropy and works collaboratively with other Networks, Foundations and Departments of Peace Health. Working with the System Vice President of Philanthropy, and other members of the Family of Foundations Executive and Development teams responsible for planning and managing all aspects of fundraising across the Peace Health Family of Foundations.



  1. Plans, organizes, manages, and executes all fundraising programs to address the funding priorities set forth by the Hospital(s) and/or the Philanthropy organization. Manages the implementation of the strategic and operational plans for the assigned network:
    • Campaign Management and Administration
    • Tracking and Reporting, Metrics and Measurement, Fiscal Management
    • Communications and Support Service Management.
  2. Creates a team-oriented approach to fundraising and the fundraising process by building strong relationships with key stakeholders including medical staff, hospital administrative leaders, volunteers and development staff. Working with the System VP Philanthropy, implement best practice:
    • Prospects identification, cultivation and relationship management strategies
    • Develops physician, caregiver and community campaign targets and tracking systems
    • Implements database and personal contact management systems.
  3. Identifies, cultivates and solicits, with the assistance of key volunteers, those individuals, corporations and foundations able to make major/planned gifts or grants both within and across regions and networks.
  4. Fosters and develops relationships with attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners and other professionals regarding gift opportunities for their clients.
  5. Maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise on all aspects of philanthropy, including technical details associated with planned gifts and associated tax laws and provide counsel on issues related to fundraising.
    • Represents PH through national forums, conferences, and publications
  6. Provides insights and in-service training to co-workers with regard to best practices in healthcare philanthropy including:
    • Recognition keys for identifying major and planned giving prospects
    • Campaign management and administration
    • Researches and prospects management.
  7. Works with physicians, retired physicians and hospital staff to help those individuals understand their role in the referral of prospective donors. Helps with identifying grateful patients and coordinate a fully integrated grateful patient program.
  8. Provides timely and accurate reports to Hospital Executive Team(s), Foundation staff(s), and Boards and Committees on the short and long-term progress of the development program.
    • Implements Annual Work Plans for each Foundation and Network
    • Creates Quarterly Dashboard and Visual Control reporting systems
    • Measures alignment of Philanthropy Business Plans with VISTA Strategic Plan
    • Installs and trains caregiver on productivity tools that link existing databases.
  9. Translates, packages, and articulates the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Peace and the PeaceHealth System.
  10. Develops, manages and maintains system-wide annual solicitations for caregivers, donor acquisition strategies, top donor/investor programs as well as in-hospital stewardship programs. 
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.



  • Certification as a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) required
  • AHP Membership required,
  • FAHP Preferred



  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience as a fundraising professional including successful experience in a leadership position.
  • Record of securing six and seven figure gifts.



  • A demonstrated track record of effective fundraising and broad-based knowledge of development programs
  • Particularly skilled in the steps necessary to enhance development staff production and professional approach to fundraising; provide leadership to each aspect of growing the philanthropic enterprise
  • Display solid understanding of capital campaign planning and implementation
  • Demonstrated Board relations and volunteer development skills and experiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm, coupled with a strong sense of self, without a strong ego
  • Skilled in verbal and written communications
  • Effective and efficient in managing resources to build and expand a fundraising program, a proactive self-starter who demonstrates initiative



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.    
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.        
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Springfield community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Springfield, Riverbend Annex (417)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


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.


Posting Notes: Springfield || Leadership || Executive Leadership || Full Time || FOUNDATION

Nearest Major Market: Eugene

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