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Director of Fund Development

Chinese Hospital

845 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

About this role

Department: Fund Development
Report to: CEO
Type: Full-time
Requisition #12352

Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced and results-driven Director of Development with background in campaigns (capital, programming, and endowment) to lead our organization’s fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully executing campaigns, strong leadership skills, and the ability to develop and execute fundraising strategies to support the organization’s mission. The Director of Fund Development will report to the Chief Executive Officer and maintain responsibility for all fundraising activities for Chinese Hospital.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the fundraising effort in planning and executing campaigns, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors, foundations, and corporations.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the development team, setting goals and objectives, and monitoring performance to ensure the team’s success.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive development plan for the organization, including plans for annual giving, grateful patient program, foundation and corporate support, and individual major gifts.
  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, working closely with the executive team and board members to build relationships and secure major gifts.
  • Oversee and manage the special events activities, including gala and donor cultivation events.
  • Work closely with the executive team to integrate fundraising strategies into the overall organizational strategy and ensure alignment with the organization’s mission and values.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Department to ensure appropriate gift processing procedures are implemented.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Department to produce reports, brochures, newsletters and other outreach materials, including social media.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in fundraising, with a focus on leading campaigns.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience leading/managing high-performing teams.  Strong track record of successful fundraising, including major gift fundraising.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.
  • Strong relationship-building skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, volunteers, and community leaders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, board members, and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices, including donor stewardship and recognition, and experience implementing these practices.
  • Knowledge of philanthropy trends and best practices.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and donor management software.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, staff is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and/or listen. He/she uses his/her hands to do computer work, write reports, do equipment set-up/cleaning/storage, clerical support, etc. He/she will be using the phone frequently. Good vision is needed to be able to read schedules, enter accurate data, etc. He/she must have good general health and demonstrate emotional stability so as to carry out the above-enumerated duties.

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment
  • Standing, walking and moving 50% of the day

Compliance Requirements

Complies with Chinese Hospital Compliance Handbook including Code of Ethics and all statutes, regulations, guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Responsibilities include, following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.

Base Pay Scale: Starting at $120,000 – $180,000 per year
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.


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