Reporting to the President of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, the Vice President of Community Relations will be responsible for the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's community engagement strategy to promote the brand, build the base of donors and grow revenue by leading and executing a broad array of programs to generate excitement for the charitable mission of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. As VP, you will provide strategic leadership and oversight for activating the Foundation's brand strategy and annual fundraising activities that include cause-marketing, direct response marketing, community fundraisers, and special events that account for more than $10 million in revenue from nearly 35,000 donors. Additionally, you will work collaboratively to develop programs that activate and engage volunteers and hospital staff; synchronize with other foundation campaigns and core marketing/fundraising initiatives; and grow the pipeline of prospects for major giving.
Assuring the development of vehicles and tools for capturing, evaluating, and reporting data, feedback, and other relevant information related to the department's activities, plans and effectiveness.
Communicating and presenting information/recommendations to management, the Board, other internal staff, and stakeholders.
Ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Continually review emerging technologies, platforms, innovations and trends; advocates for and implement the adoption of new tactics, tools and channels that add to social and digital fundraising efforts
Create and implement strategic integrated marketing plans that build brand awareness, including digital marketing and engagement.
Design, delegate, and drive a community engagement strategy with key KPIs aimed at increasing revenue, increasing number of donors and building a pipeline of potential major gift donors
Manage budget decisions for the program with full accountability.
Play an active, externally facing role in seeking, identifying, and marketing to current and potential donors, constituents and other stakeholders.
Resolving complex problems for the program and implementing solutions that entail organizational cross-functional coordination.
Bachelors Degree in a related field required; advanced degree in related field strongly preferred.
Minimum of twelve years of progressive experience in marketing or related field.
Experience in a nonprofit environment highly desirable.
Minimum of five years of management experience required.
Extensive knowledge of options and opportunities to advertise/market the organization's mission, programs, and reputation to the public and constituents.
Superior leadership skills with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of staff management practices and processes and the ability to establish accountabilities and expectations and manage performance to achieve results.
Knowledge of business operations, including budget development and management processes, as well as the ability to translate strategic thinking into action plans and related outcomes.
Demonstrated fundraising experience and successes, as well as the ability to meet with and represent Children's with existing and potential supporters.
Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the ability to handle complex situations and demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving.
Strong business acumen, negotiation and mediation skills, as well as a demonstrated attention to detail and a focus on achieving quality outcomes.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Act 31 Clearance
Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Internal Number: 778535
About UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is the sole fundraising arm of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The foundation exists to provide financial support for the hospital’s mission of improving the health and well-being of children, teenagers, and young adults through excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy.
The foundation is a public charity under 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.