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Mohawk Valley Health System (Vice President of Philanthropy)

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• The Vice President will play an active role in planning and implementing a comprehensive fund raising program to identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit prospects with the potential to contribute significant gifts.

• Propose, fine-tune and implement current and new development initiatives, campaigns, events, and outreach programs that engage and excite the community, entice community members to support MVHS, and encourage current donors into higher levels of support.

• In collaboration with the hospital and MVHS and Foundation Boards, develop short- and long-term fundraising strategies to support the campaign as well as ongoing programs.

• Serve as a dynamic leader in building and maintaining a focused culture of philanthropy with MVHS senior team leaders, board members, and stakeholders.

• Serves as primary liaison to management team, MVHS boards, corporate executives and other community volunteer leaders in generating financial support for service, research and education programs. Serves as the primary resource to all sectors of the community with respect to fundraising for the Foundation.

• Educates, encourages and supports boards, administrators, and members of the medical staff in the promotion and collective pursuit of major gifts.

• Manage his/her own major gift portfolio, to identify and successfully cultivate individual six-figure leadership gifts.

• Oversee all fundraising events and recognition programs to recognize donors, volunteers and other members of the MVHS community for their efforts.

• Represents MVHS Foundation at public and private events. Serve as an articulate spokesperson to the donor community and a variety of key constituencies to enhance recognition and support of MVHS.

• Communicate the MVHS goals and funding priorities to individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations on a local and regional basis.

• Direct the planning and solicitation of Major Giving, Annual Appeals, and Planned Giving programs. Ensure the coordination of fund raising activities with the requirements and long-range plans as approved by MVHS Board.

• Participate in and oversee the design and implementation of a systematic education and communication program with major gift donors and prospects to facilitate and optimize their on-going interest and support.

• Provide direction and oversight in the counseling of donors and their advisors regarding the formulation of gift plans and methods of participation in activities that benefit MVHS.

• Hire, train, supervise and evaluate performance of Foundation staff.

• Provide appropriate oversight of development systems and procedures; control expenses associated with MVHS fundraising and accurately report the results in compliance with standards set by the CEO.