Englewood, CO

Executive Director, Foundation, Craig Hospital

The Organization

Craig Hospital (”Craig”), based in Englewood, Colorado, is conducting a national search for a Foundation Executive Director. Specializing in neuro-rehabilitation and patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), Craig is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital. Each year hundreds of people come from nearly every state in the United States and many other countries to gain care and rehabilitation services from Craig, which has been ranked in the top ten rehabilitation hospitals in the nation for 29 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

The Foundation plays a critical role helping patients and their families find independence, inspiration, self-confidence and self-sufficiency and builds lifelong relationships with donors to further advance the needs of the Craig family. The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy recognized the Craig Hospital Foundation as a “High Performing” organization for showing high efficiency and effectiveness when it comes to bottom-line returns – one of only 51 organizations receiving this recognition. And philanthropic support for Craig, through the Foundation, is on a great trajectory. The many successes of the Foundation are the result of strong collaboration with all Craig team members, the powerful testimonies of Craig graduates, a strong and well-connected board, and the generosity of Craig’s donor community. The Foundation plays an especially vital role in providing funding for some of the services to patients that are not covered by insurance. Many of these services are critical to Craig’s success and the long term outcomes that patients achieve. The Foundation raises over $8 million annually and its biggest fundraiser of the year, the PUSH Gala, raised more than $2 million in 2019 to support many of these programs and research.

Craig is interested in entertaining a broad range of philanthropy executive profiles. The successful candidate will have a track record of accomplishments in creating an organizational culture of philanthropy, aligning philanthropy with organizational strategy and donor base growth. Craig has a culture steeped in family-like values, with a rich history of selfless support of each other. To continue the success of the Foundation a candidate must have an authentic passion for the mission and vision of Craig.

With an outstanding brand and culture, Craig is uniquely positioned for continued success. To learn more about the power of Craig, the Foundation’s impact, and see videos of patient/family testimonies visit www.craighospital.org.

Thank you for your interest in this very important search. All discussions about this search will be handled in strict confidence. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, CVs or résumés to CraigHospitalFoundationED@wittkieffer.com 

The Craig Hospital values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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