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Chief Development Officer

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION The Chief Development Officer directs the operational, personnel and financial activities of the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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The Chief Development Officer directs the operational, personnel and financial activities of the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation and oversees BVHS volunteer services. Works with the Foundation Board of Trustees to further articulate the Foundation’s strategic direction for grant making, programs and partnership; assist in Board Meeting facilitation; continue to build the leadership team; and launch the Foundation’s next campaign focusing on the needs of the Blanchard Valley Health System.

The CDO reports directly to the President and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health System and to the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. The CDO is responsible for leading and strengthening a comprehensive fundraising program in support of the Foundation’s mission and goals. The CDO is an ex-officio member of the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation Board of Trustees.


Duty 1: Develops annual measurable objectives in the areas of annual giving, capital projects and campaign donations, planned giving and grant awards.

Duty 2: Establishes and oversees policies and procedures related to the implementation and management of an effective and professional fundraising program.

Duty 3: Serves as the principal architect of the Foundation’s fundraising programs and activities and provides its primary leadership to effectively and efficiently manage staff overseeing specific programs.

Duty 4: Ensures fundraising is conducted with the highest ethical standards and is compliant with all laws and regulations that affect charitable giving.

Duty 5: Maintains an active portfolio of major donor prospects and is responsible for a program of personal visits, relationship development, solicitation and stewardship activities.

Duty 6: Serves as the Foundation’s primary advocate and spokesperson in the local and regional community and, therefore, increases awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Foundation, the Hospital, the nursing homes, the Primary Care Centers and all aspects of Blanchard Valley Health System.

Duty 7: Works to build partnerships with: BVHS administration, medial staff, board members, associates, volunteers, and community leaders in order to effectively solicit individual and corporate gifts.

Duty 8: Ensures that donor directives and wishes are upheld.

Duty 9: Prepares and manages an annual operating and capital budget.

Duty 10: Participates in community activities, Health System and Foundation committees, and other endeavors to become integrated into the community and Health System.

Duty 11: Oversees the Volunteer Services Coordinator for Blanchard Valley Health System. Provides direction for all volunteer relations.

Duty 12: Performs other duties deemed appropriate for this position.

Job Requirements


* Bachelor’s Degree
* Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible fundraising experience, preferably in a healthcare setting with evidence of continued growth through education and participation in professional fundraising organizations.
* Demonstrates a record of:

* Continuing involvement in professional activities;
* Collegial behavior;
* Working independently and as an effective team member; and setting and meeting deadlines and goals
* Excellent analytical, organizational, management and communication skills, both oral and written.
* Computer skills required to manage fundraising and donor databases.
* Demonstrated ability to build effective and collaborative relationships with a wide set of constituencies.
* Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
* Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in all phases of Foundation work.
* Demonstrated track record of solid accomplishment in fundraising

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