Renton, WA

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Providence

The Organization

Swedish Health Services is part of Providence and comprises an integrated healthcare delivery network with extensive ambulatory care and inpatient services serving the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Swedish has integrated with Providence and the organization as a whole has been transitioning to a higher level of standardization, heightened use of benchmarks and metrics, and an overall higher level of accountability to corporate standards and protocols.

Swedish is a nearly $3 billion enterprise serving the Puget Sound area with five hospital campuses consisting of over 1,500 beds and 13,000 employees. The organization enjoys a stellar reputation in the region for top-tier quality care and is noted as the hospital of choice for much of the Puget Sound region.

Position Overview

The CPO sets the overarching strategy and vision for advancing philanthropy and provides strategic leadership to developing and advancing a comprehensive philanthropy program across Swedish as well as Providence North Division. This leader will have oversight for all fundraising activity across Providence North Division and its various foundations including identifying prospects, principal and major gifts, grateful patient giving, planned giving and donor advancement activities, implementing best practices for philanthropic systems and processes to optimize fundraising. The new CPO will serve as the principal gift officer for Swedish with some of the most committed donors and promising prospects.

The CPO’s overarching responsibility is to promote philanthropic investment to fulfill and advance the mission of Swedish and the Providence North Division. This encompasses working with the Swedish Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Board members, executives, physicians and internal allies (providers program/administrative leaders and individual team members) to foster a culture that understands, appreciates, supports and advances gratitude, giving, stewardship and engagement beyond transactional fundraising to building lasting, deep relationships with donors.

Swedish and Providence are seeking a candidate that has a track record of accomplishments in creating an organizational culture of philanthropy, aligning philanthropy with organizational strategy, and donor base growth.

The successful candidate will be a values-driven, sophisticated development professional who is knowledgeable about philanthropic and stewardship strategies with demonstrated successful execution in these areas. This individual must be an innovative leader, as well as a skilled manager focused on the development and mentorship of their team. The CPO will possess exceptional relationship and team building skills, and will have a transparent communication and leadership style with a dedicated commitment to equity and inclusion.

This is an opportunity to join a high quality organization with an exceptional reputation, ideally positioned in a time of innovation and transformation within a highly sophisticated, competitive healthcare market.

How To Apply

Please direct all inquiries, nominations and applications to Mark Andrew, Donna Padilla and Ashlee Winters Musser through the For additional information, please contact Ashlee Winters Musser via email at or 678.302.1571.

This role is still being evaluated to determine the full compensation range but compensation range will be in the $360,000 – $500,000   range including a combination of base salary and additional compensation in the form of bonus and deferred compensation opportunities.


Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence recruits a diverse, high performing workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex (except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability or medical condition as defined by applicable equal opportunity laws.

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