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AdventHealth Careers for Veterans Executive Director Foundation - Polk County
Lake Wales, FL


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Days

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Polk County

The role you’ll contribute:

The Polk, Executive Director will lead fundraising for AdventHealth Heart of Florida and AdventHealth Lake Wales in the West Florida Division and manage their own major gift portfolio generating $500K or more per year in philanthropic gifts. The Polk Executive Director will recruit physicians, community leaders, philanthropists, business leaders to serve on the AdventHealth Polk Foundation Board, and/or other volunteer activities to raise funds and awareness in the community for AdventHealth programs and services. The Polk Executive Director will actively manage a major gift portfolio to raise philanthropic dollars in addition to managing the Foundation Boards. The Polk Executive Director must actively participate in outstanding customer service and accept responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. The Polk Executive Director must focus on major gifts, board engagement and development, physician and employee engagement.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

· Successfully manages a portfolio of major philanthropic donors using the Moves Management Process to generate $500K+ per year to support AdventHealth Heart of Florida and AdventHealth Lake Wales.

· Maintain long-term relationships with local and national potential major gift donors including philanthropic Foundation leaders, corporate executives, community leaders and AdventHealth Hospital Executives.

· Builds and maintains a strong volunteer Foundation Board to raise awareness and funds to support Ocala and ensures 100% giving for all Board Members.

· Boards should include physicians, community leaders and philanthropists. Provide mentorship and training to the development professionals by modeling the way and utilizing national best practices in fundraising.

· Develops former patient constituencies through engagement of physician and clinician partners and through direct partnerships with patients and their family members.

· Utilize prospect research, analytics and other business intelligence to focus or optimize engagement.

· Develop philanthropic funding plans in concert with the Regional VP and market-based health care organization leadership.

· Assist the Foundation West Florida team in operationalizing a comprehensive development program consistent with current industry best practices and performance benchmarks.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :

· Bachelor's degree

· Five or more years' experience as an Executive Director in a regional or national organization with an active major gifts program that is part of an overall development effort, or five years of successful experience in sales with a proven track record. While our focus and target donor base will be grateful patients, an in-depth knowledge of the West Florida region, corporate and civic community, or a proven successful territory development in a major market will be of value.

· Knowledge of fundraising best practices, writing and organizing a case for support and campaign planning and execution.

· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Able to effectively express ideas and views through public speaking, presentations, reports, and professional correspondence with specialization in pledge agreements and solicitation follow up letters. Exceptional people management, leadership skills, and the capacity to relate to people in a manner that wins confidence, builds trust and establishes support.

· Strategic vision and thinking. Ability to position the organization for the future, looking beyond the present situation to conceptualize key trends and identify viable fundraising opportunities. Strong business acumen, emotional intelligence, and capacity; able to think strategically and implement tactically.

· CFRE preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Foundation

Organization: AdventHealth Tampa

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 23039501

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $53.197 - $79.796

  • Location: Lake Wales, FL

  • Job ID: 23039501

  • Job Family: Foundation

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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