Swedish Medical Center Senior Director Planned Giving - Foundation in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center Foundation is looking for a Senior Director Planned Giving (1.0 FTE, Days) at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Senior Director for Planned Giving plays a key role in ensuring that the institution meets its comprehensive fundraising goals by leading a Planned Giving Program that commits grateful patients, community members and others to support Swedish through their estate planning and complex gifts.

In this position you will:

  • Lead a Planned Giving Program principally focused on bequest donations and charitable gift annuities, but also encompassing gifts of real estate and charitable remainder trusts, gifts utilizing other deferred gift vehicles, and complex outright gifts.

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicits grateful patients, friends, volunteers, board members, physicians and caregivers with potential to support the institution with planned gifts.

  • Manage a substantial portfolio, generating, and closing major and planned gifts.

  • Originate communication and marketing initiatives to promote Planned Giving, including e-communication and a planned giving website.

  • Serves as a development liaison to Swedish Health Services, with priority in planned gifts.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Proven track record managing a successful planned giving program.

  • Experience in a major, decentralized institution, preferably health care or higher education.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree or J.D. degree preferred.

  • Ten or more years of planned giving experience; experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

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: Director / Executive

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 188580