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Swedish Health Services Sr. Director, Philanthropy - Foundation Major Gifts in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Shared Services is looking for a Senior Director, Philanthropy (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Foundation Major Gifts at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA.

Develops and drives strategies to achieve priority fundraising goals with a focus on major gifts ($100,000 ) and an emphasis on principal gifts ($1,000,000 ). Leads a team of highly motivated philanthropy officers, providing strategic leadership, mentorship and professional development efforts. Develops and builds meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to maximize alignment with institutional strategic goals and philanthropic support for those goals

In this position you will:

  • Lead, manage, develop, and retain a high performing team of fundraising professionals and support staff to meet and exceed fundraising goals, maintaining positive culture of collaboration and productivity.

  • Responsible for raising donations at the major and prinicpal gift level for capital and operating needs to optimize fundraising success and help fulfill Swedish’s mission and strategic objectives.

  • Work closely with administrative and medical leadership to determine priority needs; provides fundraising and consultative services throughout Swedish regarding strategic planning and positioning activities to optimize fundraising potential.

  • Work closely with Foundation Board of Governors, Foundation President, and administration and physician leadership to develop and implement fundraising strategies consistent with Swedish’s goals.

  • Provide strong, creative, energetic, and strategic leadership to team of philanthropy officers to meet short- and long-term fundraising goals.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Ability to lead/manage others

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills

  • Ten (10) or more years progressively responsible fundraising experience

  • Eight (8) years leadership experience

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Master's Degree, advanced degree is highly desirable.

  • 5 years campaign experience

  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion

About Swedish Shared Services:

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 315299