DRG Executive Search Consultants

Mohawk Valley Health System (Vice President of Philanthropy)

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• Prior experience leading all phases of a bricks-and-mortar capital campaign.

• At least fifteen years fundraising experience with a minimum of five years directing a large comprehensive fundraising programs in a similarly sized and complex institution.

• A proven track record of success and progressive accomplishments in fundraising with experience in all or most areas, such as annual, capital and endowment campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, and institutional giving.

• Demonstrated success as a development executive with the ability to effectively create a fundraising strategic plan and operation.

• Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts and in building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors, foundations, and corporations.

• A team manager who equally understands the realities of building consensus in decision-making and of effecting follow-through.

• Demonstrated success and acumen in managing, mentoring, and motivating staff.

• Ability to work effectively with volunteers, other development professionals, physicians, researchers, and other team leaders.


• Political savvy, integrity, and discretion; mature judgment in managing working relationships with donors, staff, and department leaders.

• Presence and high comfort level in interacting effectively with volunteer leadership and other important constituencies.

• An excellent communicator who speaks and writes with clarity and purpose to internal and external constituencies.

• Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities.

• Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.