Director of Development (SMHF)

Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation
Washington, DC

The Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation seeks a Director of Development to expand individual giving to a major D.C. community healthcare institution that recently affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Sibley Memorial Hospital has a distinguished history of serving the D.C. community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit and full-service community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopaedic and skilled nursing inpatient services, as well as a 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus is also home to Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence; a medical building with physician offices and ambulatory surgery and imaging centers; and a new patient tower with 200 spacious, private rooms.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff are dedicated to Sibley’s historical mission and appreciative of the new opportunities that accompany its recent affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Foundation’s staff work with senior hospital staff, physicians, and key community members to generate the hospital’s primary philanthropic revenue stream, generating over $10 million last year. By maximizing financial contributions and serving as exemplary stewards of the public’s trust, the Foundation is committed to meeting the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and to ensuring Sibley’s future.

Today the Foundation seeks a Director of Development who can work closely with the Vice President, Foundation Board members, two additional Director of Development colleagues, senior hospital staff, physicians, and key community members to secure philanthropic revenue to support a community medical institution. The Director of Development’s primary focus is to increase the Foundation’s long-term annual revenue, with a focus on identifying, cultivating, solicitating, and stewarding individual major and planned gifts. The Director of Development will have signature service lines to drive grateful patient fundraising and will work collaboratively with colleagues from Johns Hopkins Medicine to maximize philanthropic gifts.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • 5 to 7 years of development experience at the gift officer level.
  • Track record of securing 5- and 6-figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals, preferably including both major and planned gifts.
  • Proven ability to develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that expand a donor base and increase revenue.
  • Background in a hospital or healthcare-related institution preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.