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System Vice President, Chief Philanthropy Officer
Leadership | SSM Health System Office - Westview | St. Louis, MO | Req #: 19004490


System Vice President / Chief Philanthropy Officer Position Available @SSMHealth

(St. Louis, Missouri - September 6, 2019) SSM Health, a nationally recognized Catholic, not-for-profit health system, is seeking a charismatic, strategic, and innovative philanthropy leader who possesses demonstrated success in developing strong and collaborative partnerships as well as enhancing donor investments.

While working directly with our health system Chief Marketing Officer (John Nguyen) and President/CEO (Laura Kaiser), this servant leadership position will play a critical role - both internally and externally to the communities we serve - to significantly grow philanthropic development in support of SSM Health's overall strategic transformation at a system level.

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization's nearly 40,000 employees and 11,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God's healing presence to everyone they serve.

With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 23 hospitals, more than 290 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization.


  • Master's Degree in business or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of philanthropy experience in a director level or higher position
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of development, philanthropy, foundation board relations and fundraising
  • Possess strong financial acumen and effective decision-making skills to optimize the use of available resources
  • Additional professional fundraising accreditation (e.g. Fellow for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy "FAHP" or Certified Fundraising Executive "CFRE") - (Preferred)
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Hope Valvero
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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!

Diversity, Inclusion
and Equality

AAt SSM Health, diversity, inclusion and equality 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.

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.