Virtua Health, a $1.2 billion community health system located in Southern New Jersey is seeking a dynamic advancement leader to serve as its next Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Foundation. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a well-regarded, highly successful community health system that is well-positioned strategically, clinically and financially. Reporting to the President and CEO, this position will plan, structure and operationalize efforts to continue to raise external resources.
The SVP of the Foundation is responsible for all of Virtua Health’s fundraising operations and results. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high profile within the organization and outside in the community. This leader must have passion for the cause with the ability to articulate the vision of Virtua and to shape a philanthropy program that supports that vision. Additionally, the new leader will manage a portfolio of high-level prospects and donors with responsibility for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts. The SVP of the Foundation is a key member of the CEO’s senior leadership team and as such participates in strategic planning and works collaboratively with leadership across Virtua to ensure alignment with and creative approaches to support key priorities, initiatives and opportunities. The SVP of the Foundation will have an opportunity to contribute to the success of one of New Jersey’s finest healthcare institutions and to make a personal impact on the future of this vitally important community health system.
Virtua Health seeks a strategic, collaborative, innovative and goal-orientated advancement leader with demonstrated success in leading a productive team of development professionals and a strong track record of fundraising and organizational success. This individual will be a values driven and results oriented leader with demonstrated success in utilizing predictive analytics to drive philanthropy. He or she will have experience partnering with executive and clinical leadership to create sophisticated gift strategies and close principal gifts. He or she will have superior communication skills with a proven ability to develop strong relationships accompanied by the credibility and knowledge base to foster collaboration across the System. The successful candidate will also be a transparent and collegial leader comfortable spearheading and supporting change in a complex environment. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree is preferred. In addition, candidates must have an outstanding record of achievement with at least eight (8) years experience in fundraising. Prior experience in a complex integrated healthcare delivery system or physicians’ centric organization is strongly desired.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Virtua Health consultants Rachel Polhemus and Veena Abraham, J.D. at VirtuaSVPFoundation@wittkieffer.com.
Virtua Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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