Skagit Valley Hospital

Highline Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Position

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Highline Medical Center Foundation, a former client of The Collins Group, is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.  Applications are due June 22, 2010.  Feel free to share with anyone that might be interested.  Here’s the posting:

Highline Medical Center’s comprehensive system of care includes two health care campuses, a state-of-the-art cancer center and more than 19 clinics across SW King County.  Our acute care campus is in Burien, 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle and our Specialty Campus, the regional choice for behavioral, rehabilitative and outpatient services, is in nearby Tukwila.

We are Western Washington’s only Planetree affiliate.  Planetree’s philosophy is to personalize, humanize and demystify healthcare.  We are dedicated to keeping patients informed and involved in healthcare choices.  Highline embraces the Planetree philosophy and utilizes the Baldridge National Quality Award criteria to achieve excellence.

We have an immediate opening for an Executive Director for our Foundation. This position will have responsibility for overseeing all areas of the Foundation including:  establishing annual and capital FR goals; planning and implementing annual campaign; researching and writing private and public grants; conducting planned giving program; developing long range fundraising plans; overseeing well-established special events including a golf tournament, gala/auction, and Derby Day luncheon; coordinating dispersal of Foundation funds; and supervising a current staff of 5 and occasional contractors.  The Foundation is concluding a capital campaign that has raised $6 million and the new leader must continue the momentum of major gifts fundraising. The 2009 donor base was nearly 1000.  The position is responsible to a twenty+-member board of directors, and participates as a member of the hospital’s Administration Team.

Qualified candidates will have Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred, with 10 years of progressively responsible experience in fund raising and management.  Experience in a hospital or healthcare development preferred.  Must have the ability to effectively gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including board and staff members, donors, physicians, and foundation and civic leaders.  Must have demonstrated experience in managing people and budgets; strong leadership and organizational skills with effective public speaking and interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly articulate the organization’s mission, vision and values.

To apply by June 22, please send a letter of interest with salary history and a detailed resume to:

Highline Medical Center

Attn:  Miriam McDonald

16251 Sylvester Rd. S.W.

Burien, WA 98166

Ph 206-431-5218 Fax 206-901-8469

Email mmcdonald@highlinemedical.org

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Kristin Barsness CFRE

Vice President

With a researcher’s eye for the important details, Kristin understands the intricacies of building strong donor relationships to meet your fundraising goals.

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