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Director of Development at Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • $108,644 – $162,966 USD / Year
  • Salary: $108,644 – $162,966

Seattle Children's Hospital

Another Source’s client, Seattle Children’s Hospital, is recruiting three Directors of Development who are inclined by the sciences to join their team in Seattle, WA. This is a hybrid opportunity with the expectation to be in the office 60% of the time. This is an opportunity to join one of Seattle’s most beloved institutions in their mission to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


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Salary: $108,644 – $162,966 annually, depending on experience (relocation assistance available)


Seattle Children’s Hospital puts their employees first. Enjoy these benefits & perks:

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

About Seattle Children’s Hospital:

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


About the Roles:

Seattle Children’s is excited to launch a national search for three Directors of Development. Successful candidates will contribute to Seattle Children’s commitment to health equity and anti-racism as a member of a comprehensive, integrated Development team focused on developing a major and transformational gifts program.


Director of Development, Science and Research

This position will accelerate Seattle Children’s ability to conduct breakthrough pediatric discoveries and provide innovative care. This position will work closely with researchers, faculty and clinicians to secure significant philanthropic support — including faculty and researchers at Seattle Children’s Therapeutics, as well as the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, one of the top-five pediatric research institutes in the United States.


Director of Development, Mental Health and Neurosciences

This position will enhance Seattle Children’s programs, services and research dedicated to the next generation of precision medicine neuroscience and behavioral health, including Generation REACH, Seattle Children’s bold new initiative to address the growing youth mental health.


Director of Development, Community Health and Health Equity

This position will play a pivotal role in supporting Seattle Children’s commitment to improving pediatric health outcomes. This position will work closely with clinicians, faculty and researchers to secure support for innovative programs and services that aim to address root causes of health inequity and social determinants of health across Seattle Children’s including those at the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.



Manage, cultivate, and sustain a portfolio of active and prospective major donors who are capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more.
Work directly with relationship managers, internal leaders, and leadership volunteers in helping to create complex solicitations and proposals in alignment with the organization’s priorities.
Cultivate, build, and sustain partnerships with individual donors and organizations to build principal gift support for a wide range of funding priorities, specializing in the needs of the Seattle Children’s.
Collaborate with administrators, faculty members, Foundation and Guild Association colleagues and trustees to develop and implement strategies that increase and enhance relationships and leadership funding opportunities.
Serves as an ambassador in representing Seattle Children’s in the broader community.
Develop and maintain a broad understanding of Seattle Children’s mission, case for support and priority programs to effectively articulate this information to prospective donors.
Attend educational symposiums and other lectureships in assigned areas as appropriate.
Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with key medical, clinical, research, and administrative staff in assigned specialty areas and provide fundraising and consultative services regarding strategic planning and positioning activities to optimize fundraising potential.
Actively participate in the strategy meetings of the major gifts team and the principal gifts team.
Required Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Minimum 5 years of major gifts/fundraising experience in non-profit and/or higher education environment required, including prospect solicitation and management.
Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite, CRM, and donor databases.

Knowledge of the Greater Seattle Area and WAMI philanthropic community is an asset.
Experience closing and/or working with six and seven figure gifts and/or grants.
Previous major gift fundraising experience in a healthcare or research focused organization.
Previous experience working with trustees and other community volunteers.
Prior experience with Raisers Edge donor data base systems.
Covid-19 Vaccination

Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis. We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.

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