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Health Care & Medicine
Associate Director - Planned Giving
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Children's National Health System | Silver Spring, MD
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
6 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Minimum work experience is at least 5 years of experience in fund development with at least three years of experience in planned gift development. Advanced degree or training will be given consideration.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Outstanding verbal and writing skills to effectively communicate with donors, volunteers, institutional leaders, faculty and staff. Poise, initiative, energy and professional confidence is necessary. A high level of professionalism, compassion, creativity and integrity coupled with an ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents.  Proficiency with donor database software, preferably Raiser's Edge, and planned gift modeling software desired.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

  1. Manage a portfolio of individual planned giving prospects and participate personally in their solicitation.
  2. Conduct at least 100 personal visits and/or significant contacts with planned giving prospects and donors.
  3. Training of Major and Annual Gift officers in methods of identifying planned giving prospects.
  4. Work directly with Foundation gift officers in Annual and Major Gifts to maximize gifts from their portfolios through use of planned giving options in solicitations.
  5. Provide a high level of service to internal and external constituent groups including propects, donors, professional advisors, board members, volunteers and Children's National leadership.
  6. Work with the Annual Giving team to uncover potential prospects for planned giving donors from the direct response program.
Program Administration
  1. Executive the program, set by the Director, for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of existing and prospective individual planned giving donors.
  2. This may include working directly with the Stewardship Team of the Foundation to develop and execute cultivation and stewardship events to further Planned Giving pipleline development.
  3. Adhere to Foundation expectations for the reporting and documentation of fundraising metrics.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.