Senior Director of Communications, Transformative Philanthropy and Campaign Communications - Remote

City of Hope

Irwindale, CA

Job posting number: #7256317 (Ref:10026596)

Posted: June 19, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $56.31 - $94.04 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

The Office of Philanthropy’s vision is to support this life-saving work by being known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Recent recruitments of nationally and internationally renowned faculty offer advancement leaders new opportunity for partnership among philanthropy, research and patient care.

The Senior Director, Transformative Philanthropy and Campaign Communications, will report to the Associate Vice President, Transformative Philanthropy and Campaign Communications, and will play a key role in developing proposals, cases for support and other communications to engage individuals with the potential to make major, principal and transformative gifts.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished writer and editor, and a proven strategic thinker. This individual should be a responsive, positive and amiable collaborator, who is comfortable interviewing System leaders, physicians and scientists and strategizing with senior-level gift officers. The Senior Director should be experienced creating a variety of donor-centric communications materials and familiar with brand/identity development, integrated communication programs, digital communications and effective graphic design. Experience in health care, higher education or other large, complex organizations is required, as is a high comfort level writing about medical and scientific subjects.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • In consultation with fundraisers and senior leaders, write proposals and other solicitation materials to support major, principal and transformative gift conversations and solicitations.
  • Write letters, impact reports, presentations materials, leave-behinds and other materials to help cultivate and steward our highest-level prospects and donors.
  • Collaborate with senior philanthropy staff and enterprise leaders to develop white papers about key programs/projects in need of significant philanthropic support.
  • Conduct thoughtful interviews with enterprise leaders, scientists, clinicians, program directors, graduate students, donors and administrators to support content development.
  • Serve as a trusted resource for gift officers, assisting with their development of effective communications strategies.
  • Collaborate with team members, including graphic designers and project manager, to ensure creative and administrative follow through on all assignments.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 3 years of relevant experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • 5+ years in philanthropy communications, institutional communications, nonprofit communications, donor relations and/or philanthropy.
  • Experience working in philanthropy communications in a complex medical or academic development setting is preferred.
  • Strong portfolio of writing and editing samples that demonstrate facility with fundraising projects. Excellent command of language, grammar, spelling, with a good eye for detail.
  • Team-building skills and the ability to relate comfortably to leadership, faculty members, administrators, and staff.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, please CLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $56.31 - $94.04 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7256317 (Ref:10026596)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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