May 11, 2022

Vice President of Philanthropy

$125,000 - $135,000 yearly
  • Hospice Giving Foundation
  • Monterey, CA, USA (Hybrid)
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED) Fundraising/Development Marketing/Communications

Job Description

Vice President of Philanthropy
Status:  Full time, exempt
Reports to: President/CEO

Overview: Career choices in 2022 are driven by equity, meaning, purpose, and autonomy. If this captures your expectations, and the ideals of dignity, respect, and compassion at end of life resonate with your values, Hospice Giving Foundation may be the organization to fulfill your professional goals.  The Vice President of Philanthropy is a senior-level professional who is a trusted thought partner with the CEO.  This position is an exceptional opportunity for someone with leadership aspirations who wants to impact lives, build community and partnerships, while strengthening the care for serious illness and end of life.

The VP of Philanthropy takes pride in and understands the art and science of fundraising. The VP of Philanthropy’s support and leadership, deepens Hospice Giving Foundation’s existing culture of philanthropy with its strong base of long-term, loyal donors, through relationship building, prioritizing stewardship, and creating personalized campaigns. The VP of Philanthropy works closely with the CEO on long-range strategy, visioning, policy, board development, and deployment of donor funds for the greatest impact. The VP of Philanthropy is gracious with a wide spectrum of donors and with superior stewardship skills earns the trust of supporters and stakeholders.

Hospice Giving Foundation seeks an experienced senior-level team member with a record of attaining fundraising goals, managing a portfolio of supporters, and balancing concurrent projects, who possesses a strategic, focused, and energetic can-do attitude. Successful candidates have the skills, experience, and abilities to work with the Board of Directors and staff, inspiring them for maximal philanthropic outcomes.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and manage the master plan and calendar for all facets of fund development including major gifts, legacy and bequests, annual fund, and new donor acquisition.
  • Expand and diversify financial support for HG Foundation, in partnership with the Board of Directors and Philanthropy Committee, by maintaining a portfolio of qualified prospects, conducting personal visits and solicitations; personally, or in conjunction with CEO and volunteer leaders, and identifying new prospects and increasing support from existing donors.
  • Lead signature fundraising and donor stewardship events from pre-event planning through to post-event analysis.
  • Work with the CEO on high-level impact strategies for mission-focused initiatives
  • In partnership with the board and CEO, as well as funded agencies, ensure philanthropy programs are aligned to create the greatest impact for community recipients of a broad spectrum of care for those with serious illness or at end of life.
  • Provide leadership for relationship building across all levels of donors and supporters
  • Supervise team members; encourage professional growth and development
  • Ensure consistency in messaging across all communication platforms in coordination with the Marketing/Communications team
  • Manage fundraising database and provide financial analysis of all development programs



Hiring Organization

Hospice Giving Foundation



  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree or higher; CFRE is desirable
  • Minimally five years’ experience in fund development with accelerated levels of managerial/supervisorial responsibilities
  • Success in a ‘small shop’ organization
  • Health Care / Social Services experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Progressive, successful experience in fundraising with comprehensive knowledge of annual fund principles and fund development strategies
  • Able to analyze data and conduct prospect research to implement effective moves management strategies for major donors
  • Knowledge of planned/deferred giving tools/vehicles
  • Proficient at financial analysis and grant/campaign/event reporting
  • Employs a gracious and authentic manner with donors, board of directors, and supporters
  • Must be an eloquent ambassador for Hospice Giving Foundation in written, face-to-face communications, and at public events and speaking engagements throughout the region
  • Be results and people-oriented, excellent at follow-through with a strong work ethic and superb attention to detail

All staff must demonstrate proficiency with office equipment/technology necessary for success in their respective position. All staff must be fully accountable for projects, goals, and tasks, and adhere strictly to fundraising industry confidentiality and ethical standards.

Physical Requirements:

  • Evening and weekend hours may be required for donors engagement and community events
  • Out-of-area travel rare but travel within the county routine
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, use a telephone, and stand/walk.
  • Occasionally light/fine grasping, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class driver's license.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Foundation/Grantmaking, Healthcare/Public Health




Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and FSA/HRA plans, 403 (b) Plan with employer contributions, vacation/holidays, and rich opportunities for professional development. Partial remote work optional.

Application Instructions

Hospice Giving Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Submit cover letter and resume by email to Anna Patterson:

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