Job Title: Senior Director, Planned Giving
Organization Name: Swedish Medical Center Foundation
Organization Type: Healthcare System

Job Description: Reporting to the Vice President of the Swedish Medical Center Foundation, the Senior Director for Planned Giving plays a key role in ensuring that the institution meets its comprehensive capital campaign goals by leading a Planned Giving Program that commits grateful patients, community members, and others to support Swedish through their estate planning. The Senior Director will also encourage benefactors to consider expanding the institution’s endowment fund through philanthropy.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Senior Director shall:

  • Lead a Planned Giving Program principally focused on bequest donations and charitable gift annuities, but also encompassing gifts of real estate and charitable remainder trusts, gifts utilizing other deferred gift vehicles, and complex outright gifts
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicits grateful patients, friends, trustees, parents, and staff with potential to support the institution with planned gifts
  • Manage a substantial portfolio, generating, and closing major and planned gifts
  • Steward planned gift donors to ensure their gifts come to fruition
  • Assist President and Foundation advancement officers with planned gift proposals related to their individual portfolios
  • Administer the Swedish Legacy Partners recognition society and annual Legacy Partners event.
  • Organize and coordinate a Planned Giving Advisory Council
  • Originate communication and marketing initiatives to promote Planned Giving, including advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and a Web page
  • Maintain a Planned Giving Registry of all irrevocable, revocable, and realized gifts to Swedish
  • Supervise the Associate Director of Planned Giving Serve as a development liaison to Swedish Health Services, with priority in endowment development and planned gifts
  • Perform all other appropriate duties and responsibilities related to position

Qualifications: The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and abilities needed to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree or J.D. degree preferred
  • Ten (10) or more years of planned giving experience; experience in a healthcare setting preferred
  • Proven track record managing a successful planned giving program
  • Comprehensive understanding of planned giving techniques and vehicles
  • Experience in a major, decentralized institution, preferably health care or higher education
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of constituents
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to interface with senior level administration, medical staff, and board members
  • Self-starter with great collaborative team skills.

How to Apply: Please visit and search keyword "Foundation".