Chief Development Officer

Hope for Henry Foundation - Washington, DC
Hope for Henry Foundation seeks a Chief Development Officer to guide the vision and strategy for Hope for Henry’s continued growth from 40 to over 100 hospitals and foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization that supports this critical work. The Chief Development Officer will bring an energetic passion for Hope for Henry’s mission and a track record of fundraising success to their role. The Chief Development Officer will provide strategic input on key organizational decisions, and partner with leaders from across the organization to ensure a continued path for evolution, growth, and impact. The Chief Development Officer will provide leadership, strategy, and management of all components of Hope for Henry’s fundraising efforts. In the short-term, the Chief Development Officer will develop and execute a strategy for doubling the current annual revenue of $2 million over the next three years, including overseeing a campaign to raise $5 million specifically to finance Hope for Henry's expansion to 100 hospitals nationwide. In addition to a high-touch stewardship and donor recognition program, the Chief Development Officer will provide leadership on institutional, corporate, and legacy giving strategies while personally managing a small major gifts portfolio. The Chief Development Officer will be Hope for Henry’s chief fundraising ambassador—partnering with the Chief Executive Officer—to inspire and train staff and leadership to further a culture of philanthropy. This is a highly entrepreneurial opportunity which will allow the Chief Development Officer to build and nurture a program that will significantly increase support for Hope for Henry.

Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for children and their families. Using innovative, scientifically tested programs, Hope for Henry helps children confront the challenges of serious illness, adhere to their medical plans, and thrive. Hope for Henry incentivizes children to take all the steps necessary to successfully complete demanding, life-saving procedures that are often frightening for younger patients. Supported by an exceptional staff and led by a committed Board of Directors, Hope for Henry uses insights from passionate parents, patients, and hospital staff to improve medical experiences for pediatric patients.

"Now entering its third decade, Hope for Henry is a positive disrupting force at more than 40 leading children’s hospitals across the nation where it is helping reinvent the way these institutions care for kids. The organization—called a “game changer” by the former chairman of the Children’s Hospital Association—is on the cusp of a period of rapid growth to at least 100 hospitals within the next three years. Hope for Henry’s high-performing team of mission-driven professionals is expanding to manage this growth smartly. The Chief Development Officer will play a critical role in helping Hope for Henry scale to meet the growing nationwide demand for its program." — Laurie Strongin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.