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Senior Vice President, Development
White Plains Hopsital in White Plains, New York
Date Posted 09/17/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

White Plains Hospital is the premier community hospital serving the residents of Westchester County, New York, and the surrounding area. This 292-bed, full-service hospital, located approximately 25 miles north of New York City, provides exceptional care every day to the communities it serves. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, and is the hub of their network of advanced care in the Hudson Valley.

With a sharp focus on patient experience and quality of care, White Plains Hospital has generated year-over-year growth in market share, service volume, and programs and services, while sustaining quality excellence and improving financial performance. With more than 1,100 medical staff members, 3800 employees, and annual operating revenue of more than $800 million, the Hospital saw nearly 22,000 patient discharges in 2019.

Following a major capital transformation in recent years, White Plains Hospital now boasts a spacious and modern lobby and entranceway, five new state-of-the-art operating suites, a new patient tower featuring 24 private patient rooms, and many other additions and enhancements. In 2020, the Hospital will open a new Pediatric Center, the first of its kind in New York State co-locating Emergency and Inpatient Pediatric services. In 2021, it will open a 252,000 square foot 9-story ambulatory care center – the largest building project in the Hospital’s history. The new center will house additional operating rooms, procedure rooms and be home to specialty physician practices. These improvements have been part of a multi-year master facility plan to support our continued growth. Additional investments in our campus are necessary and planned in the coming years.

White Plains Hospital has earned an outstanding reputation for quality, earning another three-year accreditation by the Joint Commission in 2019. It has also been twice designation as a Magnet® Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, ranked the No. 1 hospital in Westchester County on the U.S. News and World Report list of Best Regional Hospitals, and is recognized as a Great Place to Work.

In 2015, WPH joined Montefiore Medical Center, a premier academic medical center in the Bronx, and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The focus of the partnership has been enabling WPH to continue to expand its clinical services serving as the Tertiary Hub of the Montefiore Health System in the Hudson Valley. Montefiore brings its academic and research expertise as the university hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine; clinical expertise including the notable centers of excellence in cancer care, cardiovascular services, transplantation and children’s services; and decades of experience in comprehensive care management to improve health and make care more affordable. Montefiore and WPH will offer Westchester residents a well-coordinated system of care. WPH is uniquely positioned to become the regional tertiary care hub for the Montefiore health system.

For more information about how WPH is transforming community healthcare in Westchester, please visit


The Senior Vice President of Development will join a dedicated, passionate and caring team of Westchester’s leading healthcare providers at a transformative time in its Hospital’s history. The individual in this position will be a strategic adviser to the CEO on matters relating to philanthropic support and a member of the leadership team.

The Senior Vice President of Development will work with the leadership team to create and implement a proactive, comprehensive development strategy that advances the level of philanthropic support at the Hospital by tapping into existing and new sources of funding. S/he will lead and oversee the full range of fundraising activities, from major individual and planned giving, to corporate and foundation giving, as well as annual giving including growing online philanthropy.

This is a highly visible role in the community and an opportunity to engage with senior leadership, the Foundation Board and members of the Board of Directors to increase and diversify revenue sources so that WPH may continue to provide innovative, high-quality, compassionate care to the community.



  • Work with the CEO, Board of Directors, Foundation Board, administrative and clinical leadership and other stakeholders to develop philanthropic priorities, goals and strategies to increase current levels of contributed support.
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership to take the development program to new levels of success.
  • Assess strengths of current development tactics and strategies; design and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase contributed income.
  • Develop and provide regular and/or special fundraising reports to keep the CEO, Board and other stakeholders informed of progress toward goals.
  • Work in close partnership with the marketing/communications team to create and deliver compelling messages to prospective donors.
  • Serve as an advocate for development institution-wide, helping engage and educate Board members and staff about fundraising priorities and opportunities.
  • Foster a collegial working relationship with the Montefiore development department to maximize opportunities for collaboration.
  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of an overarching strategic development plan that comprises the entire range of development activities.
  • Identify, manage, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of major gift prospects.
  • Identify opportunities to expand WPH’s traditional base of philanthropic support, employing both traditional and emerging tactics.
  • Employ strategic and innovative approaches to identify new prospective donors and create an engagement plan to cultivate and solicit their financial support.
  • Provide leadership for the growing grateful patient fundraising initiative. Work with physicians to support their participation in the identification and stewardship of prospective donors.
  • Partner with the CEO and Board on all major development initiatives. Engage Senior Administrative and Clinical Leaders and Physicians to maximize their engagement in major gift philanthropy.
  • Build, lead and motivate a team that collaboratively engages with various stakeholders in order to significantly increase the effectiveness of the development function.
  • Provide leadership for the implementation of best development practices.
  • Recruit, train, lead, mentor and motivate a committed and knowledgeable team of development professionals.
  • Create short-term and long-range plans to meet revenue goals; monitor and manage performance; communicate regularly on challenges and successes.
  • Ensure that software is comprehensive and appropriate for prospect tracking, research, acknowledgement and stewardship, and that staff is trained accordingly.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of acknowledgment and financial reconciliation
    The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated successful record of accomplishment in development leadership in a major not-for-profit organization, preferable healthcare-related.
  • Knowledge of the Greater New York philanthropic community (specific familiarity with Westchester and Southern Connecticut would be a plus).
  • Record of successful experience with the entire range of giving strategies.
  • A track record of success as a front-line major gift solicitor with a record of closing 7-figure gifts.
  • A strategic thinker—able to see the big picture, deliver on current goals and objectives, and plan for the future.
  • Experience working effectively with engaged, passionate board members.
  • Ability to cultivate strong and positive working relationships at every level.
  • Ability to promote a vision, communicate a strategy and see it through to practical execution.
  • A career that includes successfully hiring, training, managing, and mentoring a motivated group of staff members.
  • Experience leveraging innovative technology to enhance fundraising.
    Personal Qualities
  • Superior communication skills; the ability to articulate a compelling case for support.
  • Sound judgment and maturity.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial.
  • Diplomatic and politically savvy.
  • High energy, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic.
  • A team-oriented, collaborative style.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management and follow-up skills.
  • Willing and eager to be a visible member of the community and to participate in regular hospital and community events.
  • The polish and sophistication to serve as an effective ambassador for the hospital and its values.
  • A genuine interest in the WPH mission.
  • Master’s degree is require

Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and may be sent to: Diane Woolley, Chief Human Resource Officer at

Location: White Plains Hospital · Executive Staff
Schedule: Full Time, Day, Exempt

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