Marietta, GA

Vice President and WellStar Foundation President, WellStar Health System

The Organization

WellStar Health System (WHS), the largest health system in Georgia, seeks an energetic, creative, and visionary leader for the position of Vice President and WellStar Foundation President. The Vice President will provide vision and leadership to achieve philanthropic goals to create a comprehensive and cohesive development operation for the WellStar Health System. The Vice President will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing all fundraising programs, including planned giving, annual giving, capital and major campaigns.

WHS is a nationally recognized leader in comprehensive care, their specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with 21,000 team members throughout the System’s 11 hospitals, 240 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, nursing centers, and other entities, including hospice, homecare, and a pediatric center. WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety by working through a patient-centered model of care.

WHS delivers world-class individualized cancer care and cutting-edge integrated oncology treatment in a nurturing, collaborative and supportive environment. The multi-disciplinary cancer team addresses care at every step, from prevention and screening through genetic testing, clinical trials and follow-up care. As the focus of the combined resources of WHS’s world-class hospitals, the WellStar Medical Group, their Imaging Centers and dedicated medical staff, patients receive the most up-to-date treatment.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate for Vice President will possess a record of leadership and accomplishment in the field of development and will have a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning and major gift solicitations. This individual must be an affable, tenacious, fiscally prudent, forward thinking, results oriented development expert.

The new Vice President will have an exemplary background of demonstrated success in building relationships as well as leading a modern, complex development effort. Other essential qualities include exemplary interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, personal integrity, personal accountability, and excellent communication skills. It will be important that this leader be a strategic thinker who can develop and execute the plan, as well as the ability to build positive rapport and work effectively with a diverse and wide range of constituencies. The successful candidate should have a proven track record in fundraising and comprehensive knowledge of all major advancement functions, including the ability to solicit and close major gifts.

How To Apply

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Mercedes C. Vance or Margaret Base at 630/575-6948.

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