Vice President, Donor Experience and Philanthropy Communications

City of Hope

Duarte, California

A world leader in the treatment and research of cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope’s scientists partner with doctors to turn laboratory breakthroughs into remedies that save lives. The organization is consistently named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and has received the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. From cutting-edge research to exquisite and compassionate clinical care to the Advancement of biomedical education and training, the City of Hope team is committed to treating the whole person, not just the disease. 

Philanthropy is in the City of Hope DNA. Since its founding in 1913, donors from across the country have supported and influenced the City of Hope vision to give people dignity and help them live longer, better lives. Today, its Office of Philanthropy is building a national reputation as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. With a unique focus on engagement and innovation, the Office of Philanthropy is now recruiting dynamic and dedicated professionals to support the City of Hope commitment to “the miracle of science with soul.” This is a tremendous chance to join a premier fundraising team that helps turn hope into reality and changes medicine for people around the world. 

OFFICE OF PHILANTHROPY VISION STATEMENT: We will be known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Success will be achieved by building exceptional, long-term donor partnerships and demonstrating that all levels of philanthropic support are leveraged to realize maximum impact for City of Hope’s mission. Holding to the highest standards of professional performance and conduct, our committed staff will function as a highly collaborative, efficient and creative team.

The Opportunity

City of Hope is seeking a highly-experienced, detail-oriented Vice President, Donor Experience and Philanthropy Communications to be an integral part of the Chief Philanthropy Officer’s Senior Steering Leadership Team. This strategic and practical-thinking fundraising communications leader will design, guide and execute strategies that will help transform the organization into a “destination for philanthropy.” The Vice President will be a senior-level liaison to the Marketing/Communications Department and will seek to enhance donor experiences through effective stewardship/recognition programs, cultivation and engagement activities. The position will be a critical player in the design and execution of campaign-related collateral materials and messaging consistent with the philanthropic case for support and in alignment with larger communications platforms developed by MarComm. 

City of Hope is seeking a candidate with at least 15 years of experience working in a complex non-profit environment.

Terri  Rutter

To apply or nominate qualified candidates, contact Terri Rutter, Senior Consultant or complete and submit the form below.

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