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Mohawk Valley Health System (Vice President of Philanthropy)

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The Vice President of Philanthropy will report to Scott Perra, the CEO of MVHS who has been with the hospital since 1985 and in the CEO role since 2009.

The Vice President of Philanthropy will serve as the lead architect overseeing the development of a comprehensive capital campaign that will support the construction and continuation of the new hospital. Working extensively with the hospital and MVHS and MVHS Foundation boards, the Vice President will develop and implement the strategy for a campaign that is expected to raise between $25-30M through philanthropy.

As a member of the MVHS senior management team, s/he will work towards building a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. Given the importance of the new hospital to the region for generations to come, the Vice President will actively promote an organizational culture where all internal stakeholders including board, staff, volunteers, physicians and vendors, understand and commit to playing significant personal roles in the campaign’s success.

The Vice President must be focused, strategic, and possess exceptional planning and management skills. S/he will direct and manage the Foundation team, which presently comprises 7 staff members. S/he must be a skillful staff leader, effective in recruiting, supervising, and mentoring a talented group of professionals.

This will be a very externally facing role with significant community visibility. The Vice President is charged with maintaining strong external relationships with community and business leaders, including major donors to the institution, as well as others who may influence giving going forward. S/he will also work alongside the MVHS CEO and MVHS Senior Team with elected and government leaders as it pertains to public resources to support the campaign.

In addition to developing overall development strategies, the Vice President will also manage his or her own significant portfolio of principal gift donors. S/he will create and execute strategies that effectively cultivate, solicit, and close gifts, either through the CEO’s engagement or independently.