BJC Careers

Foundation Director

Saint Louis, MO
Support Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1172553
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Your Career. Made Better.

Christian Hospital is a 485-bed acute-care medical center located on 28 acres in unincorporated north St. Louis County. Located 6 miles west of Christian Hospital is Northwest HealthCare, which offers the community 24-hour emergency care and a variety of outpatient services in a convenient setting to complement hospital services.

Christian Hospital is noted as a leader among hospitals in the St. Louis region as it provides the community with the absolute latest in medical technology and clinical advancements. In particular, Christian Hospital in highly regarded for its excellence in heart services and lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, spine surgery, cancer treatment and radiation oncology, psychiatric services and substance abuse programs, radiology, urology and pulmonary care. 

Christian Hospital, a non-profit organization and a founding member of BJC HealthCare, has more than 500 physicians on staff and a diverse workforce of more than 2,200 health-care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances.

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Role Purpose

Responsible for strategy, planning and implementation of all fund development and major gift programs. Works with the Foundation Board and the Hospital Administration to identify and prioritize needs for funding in developing plans. The position develops and cultivates positive relationships with internal and external constituencies to foster philanthropic support of the Hospital Foundation.


  • Supervises the development and integration of planned gift, major gift, special gift and annual fund solicitation strategies.
  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Plans, directs, evaluates, and implements the Foundation's direct response marketing programs for grateful patients and annual donors in coordination with the Director of Development.
  • Oversees management of Foundation funds to ensure compliance with donor intent and fulfillment of hospital needs.
  • Ensures proper recording of all contacts with prospects and the appropriate gift acknowledgement and stewardship of assigned donors.
  • Assesses the fundraising potential of the Foundation through giving history, hospital departments and programs, and guilds to make solicitation assignments; and institutes metrics for measuring progress toward goals and for ensuring accountability.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.

  • Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience

  • 5-10 years

  • Preferred Requirements


  • Master's Degree

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer