Senior Director of Development | Kaiser Permanente (School of Medicine) Job at Kaiser Permanente (School of Medicine), Pasadena, CA

  • Kaiser Permanente (School of Medicine)
  • Pasadena, CA

Job Description


Job Summary:

The Senior Director of Development at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) will serve as a visionary leader in establishing and guiding the strategic direction of the schools philanthropic efforts. They will be responsible for building a high-performing development team, designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies, and cultivating philanthropic partnerships to propel the growth and impact of KPSOM.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Vision and Leadership:

    • In collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), develop and articulate a strategic vision and annual advancement plan for the Office of Development, aligning fundraising goals with KPSOMs priorities and initiatives.
    • Provide strong leadership to instill a culture of philanthropy and engagement across the school.
  • Major Gifts and Donor Cultivation:

    • Cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish a strong foundation for fundraising success.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with prospective donors and key constituents, including alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners.
  • People Management and Leadership:

    • Build a high-performing development team, recruiting and nurturing talent to create a collaborative and results-oriented work environment.
    • Set clear expectations, mentor staff, and foster a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Campaign Planning and Execution:

    • Lead the planning and execution of comprehensive fundraising campaigns, working closely with internal partners and collaborators to achieve ambitious financial targets for KPSOMs development priorities.
  • Collaboration and Communication:

    • Collaborate effectively with other offices and departments, faculty, board members, Kaiser Permanente representatives, and other key partners to ensure alignment of fundraising efforts with KPSOMs overall mission and objectives.
    • Clearly communicate the impact of philanthropic support to internal and external audiences through various channels.
  • Prospect Research and Pipeline Management:

    • Oversee the identification, qualification, and cultivation of potential major donors, ensuring a robust pipeline of prospects for future fundraising initiatives.
    • Utilize data analytics to inform strategic decision-making and optimize fundraising efforts.
    • Provide regular reports and updates to the CAO on fundraising progress, donor engagement, and campaign results.

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Flexible Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Director/Senior Director Department: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - Fundraising - 9201 Pay Range: $177400 - $229460 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel:  Yes, 5 % of the Time Flexible: Work location is on-site at a KP location, with the flexibility to work from home. Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in development, major gifts or related.


  • Bachelors Degree.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing a high-performing development team.
  • Proven track record of securing major gifts and successfully leading fundraising campaigns.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with a diverse range of partners and collaborators.
  • Knowledge of and experience in all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and development required.
  • Demonstrated computer competency in Microsoft Office suites, Zoom, databases and fundraising databases and systems.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to work an extended and varied schedule including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of supervisory experiencing leading a team.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in development or related field in higher education, preferably medical education, healthcare, or complex non-profit environment.

About Kaiser Permanente (School of Medicine)

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente as part of one of the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. You’ll find support from your colleagues, who exemplify our commitment to champion equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of our work. You’ll be a role model of professional excellence, integrity, and personal well-being for our medical students. Our school is located in sunny Pasadena, California.Our employees receive competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for professional development, growth and enrichment.

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Job Tags

Full time, Work from home, Flexible hours, Shift work, Afternoon shift,

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