Open Positions

Administrative Coordinator, Principal Gifts

As the Administrative Coordinator for the Principal Gifts team, you have the opportunity to be part of an historical process. This is a very exciting time to be part of our team.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Principal Gifts, the focus of your duties will be on scheduling and preparing for appointments, meetings, events and programs. This includes, but is not limited to: taking and distributing meeting notes; interfacing with OHSU and OHSUF leaders, board members, volunteers and other key stakeholders; utilizing systems and tools, preparing and proofing correspondence, agendas, documents, forms, spreadsheets, reports and presentations; assisting with budget preparation, expense monitoring; and general office support for a team of five.

We are a highly collaborative organization, and partnering with staff and colleagues is key to our success.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required (unless preferred is noted):

  • Working knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to compose and edit business documents and materials; ability to prepare formal minutes, meeting notes, presentations, professional letters, and general correspondence for executive signature
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to interact professionally, diplomatically, and productively with colleagues and contacts at all levels
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; advanced skills preferred
  • Ability to develop, organize, implement, and maintain office procedures and systems
  • Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar database preferred
  • Ability to deal with confidential information
  • Knowledge of OHSU, higher education, or non-profit environment preferred
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to identify creative solutions that work and fall within constraints (time, budget, quality)
  • Ability to coordinate and manage various projects and tasks while regularly consulting with appropriate sources to ascertain status of projects in progress and troubleshooting, making adjustments, and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic & interdependent team environment
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum two years of college courses or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience in a high-level administrative support or coordinator position preferred
  • Non-profit, foundation, or university experience preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional hours outside of normal work hours for meetings or programs

For immediate consideration, please apply online.

Senior Director of Gift Planning

Oregon Health & Science University is a powerful institution with a singular purpose – to improve human health. Employing over 15,000 individuals, OHSU is an acknowledged leader in a number of areas of healthcare research and care.

OHSU Foundation raises funds for the state's only academic medical center. We are now in a campaign that is literally a race to find a cure for cancer, the Knight Challenge, an all or nothing $500,000,000 matching gift to be raised in a two year period. The Challenge is being conducted as we continue to grow and develop all aspects of our medical research and funding.

As the Senior Director of Gift Planning, leading a seasoned team of six, you will have the opportunity to make fundraising history. This is an exciting time to be part of our team.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Advancement, the Senior Director of Gift Planning will assume responsibility for overseeing the gift planning program. He/she will leverage prospect management by qualifying, cultivating and stewarding philanthropic partners for deferred, major, and principal gifts. In addition to leading the team, the Senior Director will personally manage a deferred and major/principal gift portfolio.

We are a highly collaborative organization, and partnering with staff and colleagues is key to our success.


  • Proven knowledge of and experience in full spectrum of deferred gift techniques, vehicles and funding assets.
  • In depth understanding of charitable gifting and estate planning regulations and procedures.
  • Understanding of probate and trust administration.
  • Familiarity with procedures and documentation related to the gifting of real property and unusual assets.
  • Ability to understand and effectively manage complex issues related to medical education in a multi-tiered institution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with many different constituencies, especially physicians, academic community, trustees, business leaders and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including effective public speaking skills.
  • Ability to present seminars and training sessions on gift and estate planning topics to various constituencies.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize time effectively, establish priorities and manage a large number of tasks simultaneously.
  • Possess sound judgment, strong work ethic, deep to commitment to excellence, as well as high professional standards and ethics.
  • Commitment to collaborative engagement with OHSUF staff and OHSU faculty.
  • Ability to supervise, lead and inspire an experienced staff.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in liberal arts or business and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years fund development experience, preferably in medical education and/or academic higher education.
  • Experience in deferred or major gift programs.
  • Proven success in managing, mentoring, retaining and recruiting a professional and diverse staff.

For immediate consideration, please apply online.

Executive Director, Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) provides world-class care for both the most complex and the most commonplace health needs to more than 250,000 patients each year through its two teaching hospitals — OHSU Hospital and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital — and through multidisciplinary patient clinics across the region.

Doernbecher Children's Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center and Oregon's only academic children's medical center, has been providing hope and healing to children and their families for more than 80 years. The 151-bed hospital has the largest pediatric ICU in Oregon – and the only one with PICU whose staff includes a pediatric cardiac intensivist. The hospital and its outpatient practices provide the widest range of children's programs in Oregon and southwest Washington. In addition to its facilities on the main campus of OHSU, Doernbecher offers primary care and specialty services in locations throughout the Portland metro area and outreach clinics throughout the state of Oregon.The children's cancer program is the only pediatric cancer program in Oregon to be ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "Best Children's Hospitals" with a nationwide ranking of 19th out of 179.In that same report, Doernbecher is nationally ranked in 8 pediatric sub-specialties.

OHSU's two nonprofit foundations, the OHSU Foundation and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation, exist to secure private philanthropic support to advance OHSU's vital missions.Each year thousands of donors contribute millions of dollars in financial support through these organizations.The foundations raise funds from individuals, companies, foundations, corporations, and invest and manage gifts in accordance with donors' wishes.The Doernbecher Foundation is governed by a board of directors made up of business, civic and philanthropic leaders. The board is responsible for formulating long-range goals while a full-time staff manages day-to-day operations and a fund development program.

We are seeking an accomplished development professional to fill the top leadership position for the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation. The Executive Director reports to the president of OHSU Foundation and Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation (DCHF) Board and will serve as the chief development officer for child-health programs and services at OHSU, including Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, and other child-health programs as designated by the president of OHSU.

The ED, in partnership with the DCHF board, is responsible for the financial oversight of DCHF and will work closely with the leadership of Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, OHSU Foundation, and OHSU to implement policies and set funding priorities for DCHF.The ED oversees the operations of the DCHF and a fund development program which entails principal gifts, major gifts, planned and annual gifts, and special events fund-raising programs involving individuals, businesses and foundations and serves as the foundation's chief spokesperson.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Minimum of eight years progressive and increasing responsibility in fund development for a nonprofit organization, preferably in a health care setting, or transferable experience.
  • Demonstrable track record of accomplishment in helping procure large gifts for a nonprofit organization, preferably for an academic health center and/or pediatric hospital.
  • Strong interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills.
  • Evidence of success in managing, motivating, and developing a group of fund development staff.
  • Highly motivated, with an ability to work well with diverse internal and external audiences.
  • Significant commitment to the mission and goals of a children's health care enterprise.
  • Function effectively in a large, complex academic health care environment with many competing demands on one's time and attention.
  • Knowledge of the Pacific Northwest a bonus.
  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent; an advanced academic degree is helpful; or combined equivalent of education and experience.

For immediate consideration, please apply online.

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