Methodist Hospital Foundation seeks an innovative and hard-working professional to serve as its next Director of Planned Giving.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital of Southern California is one of the top hospitals in the nation offering a wide array of medical services with the latest in medical technology. It is a nonprofit, full-service, Medicare 5-Star rated hospital with 348 licensed beds, treating more than 50,000 patients in the Emergency Department each year. With facilities to handle virtually every medical situation, Methodist Hospital offers services ranging from obstetrics to complex neurosurgery, with several departments recognized as Centers of Excellence.

It is the mission of Methodist Hospital to provide high-quality healing services while caring for the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs and enabling them to achieve health for life. Methodists Hospital’s remarkable services would not be possible without the dedication, commitment and financial support of the Methodist Hospital Foundation.

Located in Arcadia at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Methodist Hospital and the Foundation are approximately 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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The Position

Reporting to the President of the Methodist Hospital Foundation, the Director of Planned Giving will work closely with the current Director of Planned Giving to build upon the existing Planned Giving Program which seeks estate gifts for priority funding needs from grateful patients and community residents.

This additional Director will be integral to achievement of the Foundation’s annual revenue goals and is expected to be an aggressive cultivator and solicitor of both outright and planned major gifts.

The Director will use proven methods to market and promote the value of making planned and outright major gifts.

The successful candidate will likely be a seasoned development professional with hands-on experience and demonstrated success in the personal solicitation of major and planned gifts, but candidates with a background as an attorney, CPA, or financial advisor would also be considered.

Sound knowledge of planned giving instruments including bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities, pooled income funds, life insurance, and gifts of real estate or personal property is required.

Healthcare experience or familiarity with large medical or educational institutions is preferred, as is competence with sophisticated software technology, databases, and financial reports and analysis.

Working knowledge of California and federal regulations and tax laws as they related to planned gifts is required, as is knowledge of laws governing nonprofit organizations.

A Bachelor’s degree is required and a graduate degree is preferred.

How to Apply

Methodist Hospital Foundation has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Director of Planned Giving search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: .