Summa Health seeks a visionary, and strategically-minded leader to assume the role of President, Foundation/Chief Development Officer. This role will be located at the Summa Health Corporate Office in Akron, Ohio.
The President of Summa Foundation and Summa Health Chief Development Officer (CDO) is the lead fundraising executive for Summa Health. In this role, the President/CDO provides visionary, strategic and operational leadership for the Summa Health Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation serving the mission of Summa Health.
As a member of the senior executive team, the President/CDO creates, plans, coordinates as appropriate, and supports the execution of successful initiatives in principal gifts, planned giving, grants and annual giving. The President/CDO passionately leads collaborative fundraising initiatives, identifies and supports system-wide implementation of best practices, and provides centralized development services to fulfill the philanthropic potential of the organization.
The President/CDO also inspires trust and camaraderie while serving in partnership with hospital executive staff, physicians, and Board members of Summa Health and Summa Health Foundation. This motivational leader strives to foster a vibrant culture of gratitude and ensure that fund development is executed in keeping with the organization’s mission, vision and core values.
Formal Education Required:
Advanced degree preferred.
Experience & Training Required:
Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of comprehensive fundraising management and leadership experience, preferably in large healthcare system.
Experience in successfully soliciting and managing major and principal gifts.
Major campaign experience, including planning and successful implementation.
Experience in building, mentoring, and motivating a team in a complex organization with demonstrated skill in developing strong teams and collaborations.
Other Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:
Ability to cultivate relationships across the organization
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Ability to demonstrate an ability to enhance fundraising results
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
Ability and motivation interest to lead a professional team through the planning process and execution of successful fund raising efforts and campaigns
Ability to function independently and facilitate collaborative interaction
Ability to understand the role and use of information systems in development
Must possess in-depth marketing skills related to health care and its causes for philanthropic support
Demonstrated ability to identify current or future board members, orients current and new board members, and engages an independent board of directors to achieve the strategic and tactical goals of the Foundation.
Population Specific Competency: Ability to effectively interact with patients/customers with the understanding of their needs for self-respect and dignity
Key Essential Duties:
Strategic Planning– In conjunction with the President and CEO of Summa Health System and the Chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors, develops and updates strategic plan for the Foundation. The Foundation strategic plan will complement the system strategic plan. Objectives to achieve plan goals will be established annually and be reflected in the business/management plans and the annual budget.
Fundraising- Guides an energetic team that will develop plans to create proposal development strategies and implements them across individual, corporate, foundation and public sector resources. Prepares the Foundation for launch and successful execution of a comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Operations– Oversees all Foundation administrative functions at the highest level, developing and overseeing an operating budget, directing strategic communications and messaging efforts for the Foundation in alignment with System marketing and communications. Gains consensus on and creates compelling philanthropic cases for system-wide support aligned with institutional vision and goals.
Assists the Foundation Board in defining the role of the Foundation members.
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