Cambridge, MA

Philanthropy Director, Mount Auburn Hospital

The Organization

Mount Auburn Hospital, an award-winning regional teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, seeks a seasoned front-line fundraiser to champion gift strategies and programs in support of institutional priorities, including a $30 million comprehensive emergency department campaign. As a senior member of the philanthropy team, the Philanthropy Director will manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and donors through strategic moves management, while helping to develop and strengthen a grateful patient program.

Founded in 1886 a half mile from the historic Harvard Square, the 217-bed, full-service Mount Auburn Hospital cares for patients and families of Cambridge, Belmont and surrounding towns at its main campus and at 37 off-site locations. Dedicated to delivering health care services in a personable, convenient and compassionate manner, the hospital also is committed to educating the caregivers of tomorrow and advancing research in numerous clinical areas.

Mount Auburn Hospital is a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), a new, integrated health care 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, advancing 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 Overview

Reporting to the hospital’s Vice President of Philanthropy, the Director devises, implements and manages creative, effective and original strategies designed to interest, engage and secure a wide range of key prospects and donors; and develops plans for building a prospect pipeline through both traditional and non-traditional means. The Director manages a personal portfolio of major/principal gifts, prospects and donors ($100,000+), and establishes strong working relationships with department chairs, division chiefs, senior researchers, and others central to donor engagement in critical initiatives.


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. Entrepreneurial, highly motivated and organized, this individual must have the confidence and expertise to contribute to strategy and goal-setting, with a strong operational focus and bias for action. A superb communicator and consummate relationship manager, this person 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’ fundraising experience and success in major gift or related work.


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