Altru Health System

Director of Philanthropy

Grand Forks, ND
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Sep 14, 2020
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Job Summary

The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for oversight of the development team, applying evidence-based leadership best practices in all aspects of operations and service. The position oversees the development and implementation of the annual strategic fundraising plan to include private and organizational gifts and others as aligned to the strategic needs of the organization. Position focuses on donors at the major gift level - cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors. The Director of Philanthropy oversees the development of a culture of philanthropy throughout the system and community by educating and engaging employees and stakeholders on the central role of philanthropy in carrying out Altru's mission.

The position manages, develops, and oversees daily operations including achieving operating and capital budgets, coding for maximum reimbursement, appropriate billing practices and service delivery to stakeholders. Position oversees all human resource functions to include hiring, training, performance reviews and recognition and reward. Develops and champions department performance and behavioral standards and works to continually improve quality of services. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements and holds leaders and staff accountable for meeting goals. Utilizes and applies quality process improvement principles in achieving administrative responsibilities.

Job Dimension & Assigned Areas

Leader will have direct accountability for managing resources through proper budgeting, planning, utilization, evaluation and corrective action in accordance with established policies, procedures and practices for the following assigned departments and/or other primary areas of responsibility: Foundation, Sunshine Hospitality Home
Essential Job Functions
Builds engagement with Altru's story and cultivates involvement of all employees.

Builds relationships and seeks and secures contributions of time, dollars and/or expertise from major donors. Coordinates the major gift program and communicates with potential prospects.

Develops and implements long-range goals that enhance services and support strong relational management with key stakeholders. Develops collaborative relationships with leadership, physicians, clinical, professional and support staff. Sets standards for operational performance for the division/department(s) and fiscal accountability. Develops and achieves annual financial targets and holds managers and employees accountable to budget targets.

Seeks out operational efficiency and involves employees and physicians in workforce redesign, as appropriate to better serve the patient, as well as create a workplace that all employees can function at their highest competency and productivity. Leads and participates in acquisition of new technologies to ensure the highest standard of care.

Recruits, develops, retains and leads a talented team of leadership and staff committed to accomplishing the goals of Altru Health System. Builds an environment of shared commitment to organizational goals and fosters an environment conducive to maximizing individual and collective productivity, emphasizing performance and collaboration. Conducts performance reviews, actively recognizes and rewards employees and takes appropriate actions when performance is not meeting expectations. Acts as a mentor and promotes professional growth of employees. Takes responsibility for personal growth and development and meets all system educational requirements.

Maintains competency in all organizational, department and outside agency standards relevant to services provided and ensures compliance. Manages processes to ensure all regulatory standards are met as well as works to prevent potential legal risk to Altru Health System as appropriate. Accesses internal resources to assist in adhering to standards as well as ensures staff understands expectations.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's in Related Field - Required

Master's in Related Field - Preferred

5 Years of Related Experience - Required
Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format - Required

Experience with application of lean/lean six sigma - Preferred

Experience in goal development and implementation, and directing daily staff functions - Preferred

Demonstrates excellent customer service skills - Required

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