Swedish Medical Center Assistant Philanthropy Officer - Foundation Major Gifts in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Shared Services is looking for an Assistant Philanthropy Officer (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in the Swedish Medical Center Foundation at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Assistant Philanthropy Officer is responsible for working with the Senior Director and with physician and administrative leaders to share with potential donors the fundraising priorities for the Institute or Enterprise with a goal to increase giving at the $50,000 level. The Assistant Philanthropy Officer will work both independently and, as appropriate, engage physicians and volunteers in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and prospective donors.

In this position you will:

  • Work closely with the Foundation Leadership, Foundation Board, Administrators, and physician groups to develop and implement effective fundraising strategies

  • Manage a portfolio of donors capable of making gifts of $50,000

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit new prospective donors

  • Represent the Foundation within the community by attending and actively participating in internal and external functions and events

  • Provide leadership, support, and motivation to physicians, staff, and volunteers who participate in fundraising activities


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum three years of major gift or sales experience

  • Proven track record managing a successful development or sales program

  • Experience in a major, decentralized institution, preferably in healthcare or higher education

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

  • Ability to interface with senior level administration, medical staff, and board members

About the Swedish Medical Center Foundation

The Foundation supports the Swedish Health System in its mission to improve the health of the communities we serve. In 2013, the Foundation completed its first comprehensive campaign, raising more than $130 million from more than 61,000 donors. The Swedish Health System is poised for growth over the next decade, and the 24 staff members of the Swedish Medical Center Foundation will be a key partners in that growth.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Foundation

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Heath Bldg (WA204) 801 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 197868