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Director - Major Giving
Leadership | MO-SSM Health Westview Building | Saint Louis, MO | Req #: R39459

SSM Health - a nationally recognized Catholic, not-for-profit integrated health system serving Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin - is seeking a Director of Major Giving for its office in St. Louis, MO.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy, the Director, Major Giving is a key member of the Foundation Leadership Team and is charged with building collaborative relationships across SSM Health as well as leading a fundraising team responsible for maximizing philanthropic support from individuals, organizations, and foundations in support of fundraising goals and objectives.

The Director will lead a fundraising team currently comprised of two Major and Planned Giving Officers, one Corporate Giving Officer and one Grants Officer and will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for managing prospects and solicitation of major/principal gifts. As a key member of the Foundation Leadership Team, the Director plays a significant role in the Foundation's short-term and long-range plan to build and strengthen core fundraising services and activities. Additionally, the Director will serve as a key leadership team member and help formulate, lead and execute the implementation of the overall Foundation strategy, mission and vision.

We are seeking candidates with the ability to maintain consistent and positive communication with the Foundation and internal partners. A self-starter, comfortable working independently while working well in a team-oriented environment, taking the initiative to be productive and efficient. All candidates must have a proven record of success in major gifts through individual, corporate, and grand support. Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree.

Fundraising doesn't just happen behind the desk! This role will travel throughout the St. Louis area, and will work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.



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Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!
Why SSM Health
Diversity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At SSM Health, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and values. We believe that workplace diversity is essential to our success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, providers, customers and communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Awards & Recognition

SSM Health continues to expand our heritage of healing. We strive to be system-driven by our Mission and a pursuit of continuous improvement. Through this commitment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading integrated health care system in the Midwest — recognized by prestigious regional and national accrediting bodies with awards for performance excellence, quality, technology, safety and patient experience.

Quality of Life

Missouri - Eastern

From the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri is one of the most livable states in the country. The metropolitan area features a large variety of neighborhoods and communities. With an affordable housing market, trendy neighborhoods, and the booming economic landscape this one of the most attractive areas for professionals. Smaller cities like Jefferson City, our capital, and Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, offer vibrant communities buzzing with activity, yet free of the hustle and bustle of larger metropolitan areas.

Missouri

“This past year has further demonstrated the important and influential role that health care systems can and should play in shaping local communities and society at large,” Joe Hodges, Regional President, SSM Health in Oklahoma. “SSM Health is proud to join this pledge and will continue taking bold steps to ensure better health for all – particularly those who are economically, physically and socially marginalized.”

Collectively, SSM Health and the other Catholic health organizations that have signed the pledge employ nearly a half million people across 46 states and the District of Columbia, and care for almost four million patients annually.

Recognizing that racism is an affront to the core values of Catholic social teaching, CHA members joined in solidarity to promote the common good and seek justice by being actively anti-racist and accountable in effecting positive change in the communities we serve.

Four focus areas

Act for COVID-19 equity: Members commit to ensuring that testing for COVID-19 is available and accessible in minority communities and that new treatments are distributed and used equitably as they become available. Members will also work for prioritization of vaccinations for those individuals and families at higher risk — elder populations and communities of color, including Native American communities.

Enact change across our own health systems: Members are examining how their organizations recruit, hire, promote and retain employees; how they conduct business operations, including visible diversity and inclusivity at the decision, leadership and governance levels; and how they incentivize and hold our leaders accountable.

Advocate for improved health outcomes for minority communities and populations: Members agree to promote and improve the delivery of culturally competent care and oppose policies that exacerbate or perpetuate economic and social inequities, including such issues as education, housing and criminal justice reform.

Strengthen trust with minority communities: Members will continue to foster, strengthen and sustain authentic relationships based on mutually agreed goals to better understand the unique needs of their communities.

Kaiser and other Catholic health care leaders who have signed the pledge recognize that collectively they are in a unique position to bring about overdue change to policies and practices that have allowed systemic racism and health disparities to continue in the United States.

To hold itself and its members accountable, CHA intends to provide updates on the commitment progress annually.