Associate Director, Major Gifts

Palo Alto, California
May 02, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Focus Areas
Healthcare, Human Services
Position Type
Full Time

Associate Director, Major Gifts​

Are you looking for a position that gives you the opportunity to have a positive, profound, and long-lasting impact on the health of children?

At the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, we are a team of dedicated individuals with a shared commitment to helping kids and families live healthier lives.

We do this by:

  • Fundraising for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and the maternal and child health programs of Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • Raising awareness of children’s health issues.
  • Promoting a system of care that improves the lives of children with special health care needs and their families.

The role of the Associate Director, Major Gifts offers a great opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join a strong and cohesive major gifts team within a Foundation that is currently raising $100 million annually to advance maternal and child health. We are seeking an individual who is excited about raising new six and seven figure major gift commitments in support of the patient care, research, and training programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford University School of Medicine.  The right individual for this position will have a demonstrated track record of success and will embody our Foundation’s shared core values of a commitment to children’s health, gratitude, integrity, and excellence.


Fundraising and Collaboration

  • Develop and execute strategies to secure six and seven-figure outright and blended major gifts.
  • Utilize the Foundation’s strong events program and excellent writing and communication teams to provide the best experience for donors. A hallmark of the Foundation’s success has been our focus on developing and maintaining long-term donor relationships.
  • Establish strong collaborations and credibility with key stakeholders within the Foundation and across Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine. This is imperative for success in this role. This position will have a specific focus on supporting the fundraising initiatives lead by physicians and researchers in the Brain and Behavior Center of Excellence at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
  • Work collaboratively and develop fundraising strategies in partnership with the Foundation’s other field fundraising programs to help maximize philanthropy for the hospital and School of Medicine.


Required Skills:

  • 5-7+ years’ experience in non-profit fundraising with demonstrated success soliciting and securing donations of $100,000+
  • Strong interpersonal skills at initiating and establishing positive relationships that convert prospects into new donors.
  • Ability to always put the donor's interests first and take the long-term approach to developing relationships on the Foundation's behalf.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.


  • 7+ years’ experience in non-profit fundraising with demonstrated success soliciting and securing donations of $100,000+.
  • Previous experience fundraising within an academic medical center or healthcare focused non-profit.


We know that building a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our success and enables us to do extraordinary work for kids and their families.  When you become part of our team, you’ll be joining a group of passionate and dedicated individuals who truly care about and believe in the work they do.

We provide competitive compensation and a wide range of benefits designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We are strong supporters of work life balance. In addition to the standard medical, dental and vision insurance, the following benefits are currently offered to eligible employees:

  • Generous paid time-off policies including Paid Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan with matching and contributions up to 10%
  • An annual Cal Train pass
  • Work at Home Options
  • Medical and Childcare FSA’s
  • Paid Professional Development
  • Paid Sabbatical

Apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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