Englewood, Colorado

President, Craig Foundation, Craig Hospital

The Organization

Craig Hospital (”Craig”), based in Englewood, Colorado, is a world-renowned, premier center for specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal injury and brain injury. It is a 93-bed inpatient/outpatient, nonprofit hospital that offers acute, short and long-term care. Craig has a remarkable atmosphere and culture that is casual but professional, active and upbeat. Craig seeks an experienced and dynamic leader and fundraiser for the position President of the Craig Foundation.

Craig Hospital is a patient and family centered hospital that cares for those affected by spinal cord and brain injuries throughout their lifetimes, striving with them for optimal health, independence and life quality. Specializing in neuro-rehabilitation and patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and brain injury (BI), 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 30 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

Position Overview

Craig 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. And philanthropic support for Craig, through Craig Foundation, is on a great trajectory. The many successes of Craig 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. Craig Foundation plays an especially vital role in providing funding for some of the services to patients that are not covered by insurance. These services are critical to Craig’s success and the long term outcomes that patients achieve. Craig Foundation raised over $9 million in 2020 and its biggest fundraiser of the year, the PUSH Gala, has raised more than $2 million in the past two consecutive years to support many of these programs and research.

In this role, the President of the Foundation serves as an integral member of the hospital’s leadership team, working closely and collaboratively with the President and CEO of Craig Hospital, Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, the Foundation Board, Hospital Board of Directors, staff, Craig graduates, and patients to ensure the fundraising strategy is aligned with the Hospital’s mission, goals and priorities. Craig is seeking an experienced development executive with a broad range of philanthropy success and strategic development planning. 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 is open to individuals with broad philanthropic experiences within the traditional fundraising professions and in leaders that have significant experience raising capital, building strong relational skills and significant access to networks that might have an interest in supporting a pre-eminent Neuro rehabilitation hospital.

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and John Fazekas at CraigFoundationPresident@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.

The compensation range for the position will be $167,700 – 241,400.00. A discretionary Bonus for this position is determined every year by the board and this position would be eligible for up to 20% of their annual wage – prorated for the first year of hire based on when they are hired. SERP 457f – This is paid before December 31 of each year. The vesting date is determined at time of payment not to exceed 5 years. In the past that amount has been 40,000.00 but that is determined by the board every year.

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