Sr. Advisor, Philanthropy / Central Ohio

Website Ohio_Health OhioHealth

National healthcare system delivering world-class patient care

We are more than a health system. We are a belief system. We believe wellness and sickness are both part of a lifelong partnership, and that everyone could use an expert guide. We work hard, care deeply and reach further to help people uncover their own power to be healthy. We inspire hope. We learn, grow, and achieve more – in our careers and in our communities.


This role is responsible for developing and implementing the fundraising strategy for the Central Ohio market, with specific focus on Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Pickerington Methodist Hospital, and affiliated medical centers in central Ohio.


This position reports to the Vice President for Philanthropy. This position will work in collaboration with foundation colleagues, hospital leaders and volunteers and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and implementation of fundraising programs for the market region.

Organizational impact of position (fiscal and/or service):  Fundraising dollars, annual goal. Approximately $1-2 million with expectations to maximize fundraising opportunities and build authentic relationships with internal and external partners.



Mission and Cardinal Value:  Models organizational mission and values through daily actions, decision making and priority setting; treats others in a manner which honors their dignity and worth.

Leadership:  Sincerely strives to serve the needs of those with whom he/she/they work(s); builds relationships based on integrity; acknowledges mistakes and accepts accountability for work and actions; strives for continuous improvement both personally and professionally; recognizes achievements of others.

Stewardship:  Demonstrates keen commitment to cost effectiveness and sound business practices.

Service and Quality:  Serves others with compassion and respect; honors others’ choices, whenever possible; strives to deliver services that set community standards.

Decision Making:  Makes decisions based on best information at the time; explains decisions to others and honors them; acts in a timely fashion; demonstrates flexibility and creativity in finding solutions; takes appropriate risks.

Communication:  Relates to others in an honest, straightforward fashion; listens with a sincere attempt to understand and values divergent points of view; open to new ideas and embraces change.

Diversity:  Demonstrates commitment to valuing individual needs and abilities both in the people we serve and in the workplace.


Managing for Performance:  Directs the activities of others in department or unit to achieve highest levels of performance; communicates expectations, provides feedback and holds others accountable for their contributions; completes staff reviews within expected time frames.

Critical Thinking:  Effectively analyzes problems and develops well-reasoned solutions; recognizes and validates assumptions, collects information and draws meaningful inferences.

Systems Thinking:  Understands and effectively works within OhioHealth and its partner agencies; works effectively within the constraints of the system’s formal and informal structures; does not create cost savings in his/her/their area of responsibility to the detriment of the system as a whole or other OhioHealth entities or departments.

Developing Others:  Contributes to the personal and professional growth of others through feedback, coaching and support.



Fundraising– Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects for the respective area. Implements effective process to move prospects through cycle of philanthropy. Coordinates and collaborates with system-wide philanthropy team to assist in implementation of fundraising programs, including: Annual fundraising; Corporate and foundation fundraising; Grateful patient programs; Planned giving; and events. Manages capital campaigns and/or collaborates on related system wide Foundation campaigns.


Development Board Relations – Serves as a Foundation liaison with the assigned volunteer development boards; provides a link between care site or service line plans and initiatives with overall system fundraising strategy. Identifies potential board members and engages current boards.


Care site Strategy – Serves on executive team related to area of service. Develops a fundraising strategy and plan for assigned area that supports the Foundation’s overall fundraising strategy and objectives. Provides input and support to system-wide fundraising strategy and planning.


External Relationship Management – Develops relationships with the philanthropic and business communities associated with the area of service. Manages and cultivates relationships to achieve the full fundraising potential of the community. Supports the Foundation and system leadership in relationship building. Participates in community events to represent the organization and to build relationships.


Leadership – Coordinates and collaborates with Foundation and other system-wide teams e.g., marketing, finance to develop and implement fundraising programs and practices. Recruits, trains, and manages volunteer teams. Leads others to solve complex problems. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional team or projects.



BA/BS in business management, human behavior sciences, philanthropy or related field


Deep knowledge of fundraising practices and technical skills, recognized as an expert within their field and requires in depth and/or breadth of expertise in own job discipline and board knowledge of other job disciplines within the organization function (e.g., philanthropic models and practices, major gift practices, annual fundraising practices, direct mail programs, social media fundraising techniques, capital campaign practices, planned giving programs and practices, legal implications of fundraising).

Excellent interpersonal communication skills including the ability to represent the Foundation to influential business and philanthropic community leaders; writing, presentation, and negotiation skills.

Ability to think strategically and creatively and to develop appropriate plans to achieve results (both organizational and financial). Contributes to the development of organization functional strategy.

Problem solving, time management, prioritization, planning and organizational skills. Solves unique problems that have a broad impact on the business.


Five to eight years of successful development and fundraising experience with proven abilities to develop and implement fundraising plans and programs that achieve successful financial targets.



Graduate level degree in philanthropic studies, psychology, sociology, business administration, healthcare administration, or a related discipline

CFRE Certification or other designation (FAHP, CAP, AFAHP, etc.)


Healthcare philanthropy experience, management experience


Experience as a philanthropy officer or philanthropy executive

Experience with a large healthcare organization


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.






OhioHealth Foundation

Join us!
… if your passion is to work in a caring environment
… if you believe that learning is a life-long process
… if you strive for excellence and want to be among the best in the healthcare industry

Equal Employment Opportunity

OhioHealth is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. OhioHealth does not discriminate against associates or applicants because of race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, military status, pregnancy, disability, marital status, familial status, or other characteristics protected by law. Equal employment is extended to all person in all aspects of the associate-employer relationship including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, discipline, reduction in staff, termination, assignment of benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

To apply for this job please visit