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Senior Philanthropy Officer

Job Description

Job ID: 1214961
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

For more than 130 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Role Purpose

The Senior Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for organizing and executing the activities of the Relationship Management Team by engaging donors and community organizations in raising funds and awareness for the Hospital. The coordinator will have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. This individual will have a strong customer service orientation and will assist team members in meeting the needs and expectations of donors and board members. The coordinator will demonstrate a positive attitude, be a problem solver, and foster the overall growth of the Foundation.


  • (Operational Excellence) In order to turn information into insights, this role is charged with standardizing data input and output for gift officers. This individual will implement the quarterly moves management, proposal output, and portfolio management process.
  • (Information Management) Develops deep knowledge of donor database input and outputs. Coordinates download needs for gift officers. Coordinate prospect research needs between gift officers and prospect researcher. Uploads and tracks proposals, and actions for Director of Philanthropy.
  • (Solicitation) As a front-line fundraiser, the coordinator will respond to community requests for support in their 3rd party fundraising efforts. This may include personal visits with grateful patient families, attending check presentations, and providing event-related assistance to interested donors.
  • (Relationship Management) Directly manages an individual portfolio of current and prospect donors to the Foundation as well as provides appropriate donor stewardship.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

  • 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, 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