OUR MISSION: Our mission is to provide high quality health services that improve the lives of all we serve.

MAJOR FUNCTION: Reporting directly to the President and CEO of Inspira Health the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for developing and fostering a culture of philanthropy within the network. The CDO will lead staff, board leadership and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization. The CDO is responsible for implementing a strategic vision with a focus on securing significant philanthropic support through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of principal gifts, major gifts, annual giving. This position is also responsible for developing and growing a comprehensive development program including the management of staff responsible for managing significant development/fundraising activities focused on donor acquisition and retention.

A. Education: Minimum of 7 years fundraising experience in a professional position. Master's degree in Business, Public Policy or related field required.

B. Experience: Comprehensive management skills and experience are required including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, oral and written communication skills, marketing and financial management, values clarification, organizational behavior and development, and governance. The position requires demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail, and, development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting. The individual is also expected to have demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with computer systems is necessary

C. Certification/Licensure: CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Professional) is preferred.