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President/VP of Development

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's
Iowa, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jul 7, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors, Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
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Full Time
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 The  President/VP of Development  is responsible for the overall management of fundraising activities for The St. Luke’s Health Foundation and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s including capital campaigns, pursuit of grants and planned gifts and yearly fund raising events.  This individual provides strategic leadership for the development function by motivating staff, Foundation Board members and volunteers.  The President/VP of Development must be an active member of the community and be able to articulate the mission, vision and goals of UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s and St. Luke’s Health Foundation.  In addition, the applicant shall have strong ability to recruit and develop Board members in education and participation.


Main Function

·         Develops and recommends goals and objectives for fund raising.

·         Sources, identifies, and develops relationships and solicitation of major donors.

·         Conducts research and maintains records regarding the gift potential of corporations/organizations and individuals.

·         Develops and effectively utilizes vehicles to obtain funds including the techniques of direct mail solicitation, personal solicitation, benefit events and the involvement of business/organizations.  Implements and coordinates a comprehensive planned gifts/major gifts program including wills/bequests, life income agreements, life insurance, gift annuities and charitable trusts.

·         Prepare records and timely reports regarding all aspects of the overall development activity at regularly scheduled meetings of the Foundation Board.

·         Attends all Foundation Board meetings.  Provide the agendas and supporting documentation for these meetings.

·         Assists in the identification, recruitment, and education of Foundation Board members and other key volunteers.

·         Recruits, hires, directs and evaluates Foundation staff.

·         Develops in conjunction with the finance department a Foundation budget and manages to achieve the budget.

·         Serves as a liaison to representatives of community groups.  Coordinates and facilitates participation in cultural activities and events in the community.

·         Develops rapport with existing and potential donors.

·         Works with peers throughout UnityPoint Health to benchmark results and seek new opportunities for fund raising.

·         Develops Board, including being responsible for board education and development of a strategic plan for the board and Foundation.

·         Responsible to Foundation board, President/CEO and College Chancellor for development activities for St. Luke’s College.

·         Develops and is responsible for major capital campaigns.

·         Is a leader on the Senior Management Team and Leadership Group of UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s.

·         Coordinates and attends fundraising benefits for the Foundation and hospital.

·         Must maintain active involvement in at least one community organization that helps establish linkages to benefit the overall mission of UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Foundation.



Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Marketing/Communications.

Master's Degree in Relevant Field Preferred.



Minimum of 10 years’ experience in philanthropy.

Minimum of 5 years' focus on major gifts and/or capital campaigns.



Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.



Must maintain active involvement in at least one community organization that helps establish linkages to benefit the overall mission of UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Foundation.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are required. 

Must be able to relate well to people and be able to demonstrate success in maintaining a high-level of community visibility.


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