Community Memorial Health System

*Director of Development

Job Location US-CA-Ventura
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/29/2018 3:03 PM)
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Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide quality patient care in an environment that promotes clinical excellence and innovative leadership.    


We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along with great career choices, training, and leadership development.  At our facility, our employees share their enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others.  As you balance your work life with your other passions, we're there for you every step of the way.


CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great benefits.


If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality care and compassion to create an environment of excellence, please take a moment to discover more about what it's like to work at Community Memorial Health System.




“CMHS is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled Employer”


Community Memorial Health System (CMHS) seeks a dynamic leader with the vision and ability to transition CMHS philanthropy from its very successful $25M Capital Campaign, which attracted unprecedented levels and number of gifts, to successful philanthropy centered on the Health System’s programs and services.  In partnership with the Vice President of Marketing and Development, the Director of Development will be a key player in developing and executing the System’s vision for philanthropy to make CMHS the charity of choice in the community, utilizing a comprehensive array of fundraising vehicles for the short- and long term needs of the Health System.


Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Development, the Director of Development will lead an experienced, motivated and best practices-oriented team with expertise in data management (Raiser’s Edge), Annual Fund, Major Gifts and Events, and oversee the development of expertise in Planned Giving and Foundation and Corporate Relations.  This position will be responsible for leveraging the advances made during the Capital Campaign in physician, employee, patient and community giving, sustaining current donors, and broadening the organization’s work with all constituents, including  those interested in planned giving and the next generation of donors.


The Director of Development will be located in Ventura and lead a staff of four.  In addition, the position will provide leadership as senior staff to the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation for its committees, meetings and events; and provide counsel to the System’s other foundation, the Ojai Valley Community Foundation, for its fundraising strategies and operational implementation.


Required:  Experienced development professional with a minimum of five years of prior Development experience that includes management of diverse professionals.  Proven track record of personally raising major gifts of six and seven-figures.  Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.  Ability to interact effectively with CMHS leaders, physicians, staff colleagues, donors and volunteer leadership.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be a superb listener.  A working director, the successful candidate must have the ability to think strategically, implement operationally, and work independently, while managing and prioritizing multiple assignments.  Must demonstrate a high level of maturity, integrity, initiative, creativity, accuracy, quality, ethical behavior, confidentiality and discretion. 

An undergraduate degree.
Preferred:   CFRE, prior Development experience in a healthcare setting and knowledge and experience within the Ventura County community.


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