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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Volunteer Boards & Leadership Giving Director in Burlington, Massachusetts

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Volunteer Boards & Leadership Giving Director

Department Description:The Volunteer Boards and Leadership Giving Director collaborates with colleagues to ensure the fundraising success of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC).

Job Location:Burlington, MA

Req ID:37166BR

Job Summary:The Volunteer Boards and Leadership Giving Director collaborates with colleagues to ensure the fundraising success of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC). The Director will manage LHMC's philanthropy volunteer boards, including the existing Presidents Council, Women's Leadership Council (WLC) and Campaign Steering Committee. In addition, the Director, in conjunction with the VP, will staff the Governance and Nominating Committee and Philanthropy Committee of the Board of Trustees, including supporting all aspects of the annual nomination of board candidates. The Director will also assist in preparing for Board of Trustees and committee meetings. In addition, the Director will maintain a portfolio of donors and prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts in order to meet articulated annual and multi-year fundraising goals. The Director must have a passion for supporting LHMC's mission.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the growth and management of the President's Council. Reframe strategic objectives to generate interest and engagement. Work across Philanthropy to develop strategic communication with members at and in between meetings.

  • Develop and execute a strategy for the Campaign Steering Committee (CSC). Develop agendas, recruit and prepare presenters for annual meetings. Encourage attendance, conduct follow-up and communicate between meetings. Collaborate with front-line fundraisers and senior leadership to recruit new members.

  • Support the management of the Women's Leadership Council (WLC). Assist with setting direction for the WLC, foster engagement and work with broader Philanthropy team to recruit new members.

  • Support the Governance and Nominating Committee of the LHMC Board of Trustees. Organize meetings, develop agendas, and actively manage all follow-up. Oversee the annual identification of new potential board members in order to develop a slate that increases the diversity of the LCCF Board. Coordinate activities new board member selection, onboarding, enlistment, and committee assignments.

  • Set strategy for and manage the ongoing work of the Philanthropy Committee. Coordinate fundraising assignments and outreach efforts by committee members. Foster engagement and work with broader Philanthropy team to recruit new members.

  • Responsible for focusing front-line colleagues on securing annual gifts from members of all of Philanthropy's committees and the Board. Ensure all committee and board members have a targeted annual ask and an effective longer-term fundraising strategy.

  • Help prepare monthly fundraising updates to BILH Philanthropy and LHMC leadership teams. Produce quarterly fundraising reports to the LHMC Board of Trustees.

  • Qualify donors and prospects through personal outreach including email, phone and personal visits. Cultivate, solicit, and close gifts from donors.

  • Identify leadership, physicians, Trustees, and Committee members to engage with prospects, design gift strategies and drive the fundraising process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 5-8 years related work experience required.

  • Minimum of six years of experience successfully soliciting gifts and meeting quantified individual and team goals within a development department of a hospital or related non-profit organization, or seven+ years of relevant, transferable professional experience.

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board relations and event management experience a plus.


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally