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Le Bonheur Children's Development Foundation, Director Job

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Date: May 1, 2022

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


The Director is responsible for planning and implementing programs to affect identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, acknowledgement and recognition of individual, corporate and foundation prospects and donors for Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in The Methodist Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Bachelor ‘s degree in  Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations or other related field.

Three (3) years of experience in non-profit fund raising with emphasis in seeking major gifts preferred. Knowledge of fund raising and development principles, methods, and procedures.















  • Ability to communicate complex written materials to all levels of management and outside parties, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people toward the accomplishment of work and organizational goals.
  • Skill in arbitrating between, negotiating with and persuading individuals and groups of people both inside and outside MLH..
  • Ability to plan and schedule tasks and projects in order to maintain control of workflow.
  • Strong ability to listen and understand the special desires and philanthropic intentions of prospects and donors.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts prospects and donors, with special emphasis on individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Works to identify and qualify prospective and existing donors, nurture relationships and solicit financial gifts. 
  • Oversees planning and execution of strategies to strengthen these relationships, leading to major program, capital and endowment support. 
  • Responsible for the planning, organization, management, and execution of assigned major gift procurement activities for MLH.
  • Aids in establishing, implementing and evaluating annual and job major strategic plans.
  • Promotes the flow of information by establishing, utilizing, and maintaining effective communication systems within and outside the department. 

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.
  • Occasional travel to meet potential donors.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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