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


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Philanthropy Officer (1.0 FTE, Days) in Foundation Major Gifts at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA

The Philanthropy Officer is an active participant in a multi-year effort to substantially grow Swedish Health Services' annual philanthropic support.

In this position you will:

  • Work with the Senior Director of Development, other Foundation leadership and Swedish physicians and caregiver partners to develop new and more diverse sources of philanthropic support for Swedish's institutional priories by identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more

  • Have knowledge of and experience with the process of philanthropy, including annual, major, capital and planning giving fundraising activities and best practices.

  • Understand the process and skills required in successfully identifying, qualifying, and developing relationships with high-potential donors and prospects.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Baccalaureate degree

  • Minimum five (5) years of development experience

  • Proven track record managing a successful annual or major giving program

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

  • Interest enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising and building relationships

  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to enthusiastically convey the needs of the Swedish Health System to individuals, foundations and corporations

  • Ability to relate to and work effectively with people at all levels, both within the institution and beyond

  • Sense of humor, confidence and willingness to "roll up one's sleeves"

  • A high degree of initiative, flexibility, teamwork, attention to detail and a positive "can do" attitude

About the SwedishMedical 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: Marketing / PR / Communications

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 188826