Boston, MA

Senior Director of Philanthropy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Organization

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a world-class academic medical center affiliated with Harvard Medical School, seeks a seasoned philanthropy manager and front-line fundraiser to join an ambitious, rapidly growing philanthropy program. The Senior Director of Philanthropy will lead, guide and mentor a team of principal, major and leadership gift officers, while championing a niche donor portfolio in achieving strategic fundraising goals, including a $750 million comprehensive campaign consisting of $500 million for programmatic support and $250 million for its state-of the-art New Inpatient Building.

Located in the heart of Boston, BIDMC is a 673-bed, academic medical center of the newly formed Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), a new, integrated health system comprising academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees. Guided by the motto “Working together, we can do more than we ever could on our own,” the BILH Philanthropy Team is actively engaged in a true partnership between and among local and system leaders and staff members. Staff are committed to advancing donor engagement in a collective mission that ensures affordable healthcare, improved patient outcomes, investments in research and education, and a healthier community – ultimately, measuring success by the difference made in people’s lives.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy, the Senior Director directs fundraising for assigned institutional priorities, creating prospect engagement strategies that build the donor pipeline and advance major individual and planned gifts at the 100,000+ level. In addition to managing the leadership gifts team and major/principal gift officers, the Senior Director will nurture a small but significant donor portfolio, and oversee and/or manage volunteer leadership advisory councils, engaging lay leaders and new prospects in key programmatic areas.


The ideal candidate is a mission- and values-driven team player with authentic comfort in matrixed organizations, and a record of success raising significant and complex gifts (six- to seven-figure) while guiding a team of front-line fundraisers. An entrepreneurial, highly motivated and organized manager with the confidence and expertise to contribute to strategy and goal-setting, a strong operational focus and bias for action. A superb communicator and consummate relationship manager, this individual is adept at working with a wide range of individuals from administrative, clinical and lay leaders to sophisticated, affluent donors and grateful patients. Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years’ progressive fundraising experience (3+ years’ supervisory) required.

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