VP, Foundation (LBMMC)

Long Beach Medical Center
Full Time
Day Job
Job Listing: 
Major Gifts, Fund Development, Fundraising

Position Summary 

The Foundation Vice President is responsible for creating and leading an integrated advancement program to maximize philanthropic support through the Memorial Medical Center Foundation (MMCF). The Vice President is the primary strategist for achieving exceptional results for the Foundation. He/She maintains primary responsibility for planning, communications, coordinating and implementing all major fundraising activity and campaigns.

Essential Functions


  • Supports andoperationalizesthemissionstatement,visionandvaluesoftheorganizationandMMCFandensuresthatalldirectreportsunderstandandincorporatetheseelementsintotheirrespectiveroles.
  • In collaboration with the President, develops a comprehensive strategic development plan clearly detailing the goals, objectives, schedules and budgets consistent with the vision and mission of MMCF.
  • Supports the MMCF leadership team and staff in the identification, research, cultivation and solicitation of prospective major donors.
  • Strengthens and promotes the public image, mission, philosophy and values of the organization with public and private agencies, individuals, corporations and foundations to define the role philanthropy plays in supporting research, and healthcare programs.Ensures the effective communication of organizational vision, mission and values to all constituents.


  • Maintains primary responsibility for providing leadership in planning, communicating, coordinating and implementing all fundraising activities for MMCF.
  • Supervises, mentors, coaches and evaluates all fund development personnel in accordance with effective human resource practices. Ensures that all members of staff are on track with their individual goals and objectives and monitors progress based upon the strategic development plan.
  • Provides leadership in the day-to-day business operations of MMCF.Develops an appropriate process for measuring and reporting the impact and effectiveness of MMCF.
  • Develops a caseload of active major gifts prospects and then sets and carries out strategies for solicitation of prospects.Responsible for a set-goal annually of revenue production as agree upon with the President and as support in the strategic funding plan.
  • Assesses the information system capabilities and staffing requirements to ensure uniformity in identifying, tracking, reporting and stewardship of donors.
  • In conjunction with the President, develops and manages the budget for MMCF.
  • Assists in the identification and/or cultivation of prospects and recommends various donor cultivation strategies to respective staff.
  • Provides support to the President to ensure effectiveness in his/her role as a key solicitor of top prospects.
  • Performs other duties, as requested and/or assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Professional credentials(s) or advanced degrees in philanthropic studies desired.


  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management and leadership positions in sophisticated and successful development operations, with a track record that demonstrates the ability to produce results.
  • Direct experience and proven success at working with complex, integrated organizations in a fashion that builds consensus and fosters collaboration.
  • Healthcare development experience strongly preferred.
  • Leadership and values-based competencies to include an immediate credibility as a leader with presence, reflecting professional expertise, poise and understated self-confidence.
  • History of successful capital campaign fundraising including the ability to manage, over a three to five year period, a top 300-500 portfolio of donor prospects.
  • Knowledge of acceptable gifts policies and ethical fund development practices, as well as California law governing fund development and professional and public charities.
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