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Providence Donor Engagement Program Manager (Writer) in Santa Monica, California


Saint John's Health Center Foundation (SJHCF) has been providing philanthropic support to Providence Saint John's Health Center for nearly 50 years. Since its inception, SJHCF has generated more than a $1 billion in revenues to support innovative and compassionate patient care at Saint John's.

SJHCF is at an exciting moment in its history. In 2021, the organization completed the $213 million Power of Partnership – the most successful fundraising campaign in the Foundation's history. Looking forward, the board of SJHCF seeks to continue its momentum by diversifying philanthropic income sources and expanding revenue. To affect these improvements, a new Foundation President and CEO was hired earlier this year and has since begun expanding the team to provide the manpower needed to lead the Foundation into a new era of increased and diversified levels of philanthropic support.

The Foundation seeks an experienced communications professional to help develop strategic and compelling content to support the fundraising and communications priorities of its health center. This newly created position offers exciting opportunities to make a significant impact on the future of Saint John's Health Center Foundation.

The Donor Engagement Manager is a pivotal member of our team, bringing solid writing experience to inform, inspire and engage supporters, and will provide both development of, and editorial assistance for, a wide variety of communications that focus on donor engagement, solicitation, and stewardship for different donor audiences. The incumbent should be familiar with best practices in philanthropic messaging and digital/printed communications. Reporting to the Executive Director, Marketing, this position assumes a key role in our fundraising and communications efforts.

As an experienced writer, you will collaborate closely with our fundraising and stewardship teams to create a diverse range of compelling communications, including collaborative major gift proposal development, impact report creation, and other strategic communications that convey how philanthropic gifts support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve.

In this role, you will also help to establish a comprehensive content strategy and editorial style. Your responsibilities include research, writing, editing, reviewing, and the production of various fundraising communication materials in a timely, effective and professional manner. Your expertise will be pivotal in managing collaboration and communication with Foundation staff, caregivers, and subject matter experts to deliver clear, concise, consistent, and inspiring messages with the highest standards of integrity and accuracy.

This job requires working and communicating with all levels of the organization, so it is important that candidates can demonstrate professional decorum as well as an ability to communicate and build relationships across broad audiences. A good sense of humor is appreciated (where appropriate) and a strong, dedicated work ethic is a must.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Saint Johns Health Center and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or Marketing Or equivalent educ/experience

  • Similar combination of skills and related experience required.

  • 5-8 years of professional writing experience.

  • 4 years Demonstrated skills in storytelling, writing impact pieces, cases for support, appeals, remarks, fact checking, and synthesizing a coherent, related and emotive story around a common theme or message.

  • 4 years Persuasive writing experience developing philanthropic grants or proposals, business pitches, impact statements, marketing campaigns, direct mai appeals, newsletters, etc.

  • Proficient in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working in nonprofit fundraising communications in a hospital, academia, medical or research setting.

  • Experience with Adobe Suite, including Acrobat, Illustrator and InDesign

  • Experience working in nonprofit fundraising communications in a hospital, academia, medical, or research setting.

  • Working knowledge of fundraising software.

Note: Please attach a copy of your resume and cover letter in your application profile. Writing samples will also be requested for screening.

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

The Sisters of Providence and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have deep roots in California, bringing health care and education to communities from the redwood forests to the beach shores of Orange county - and everywhere in between. In Southern California, Providence provides care throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, High Desert and beyond.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care, and even our own Providence High School.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 269451
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Fundraising
Job Function: Marketing/Public Relations/Community Affairs
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Business Professional
Department: 7006 PSJHC FOUNDATION
Address: CA Santa Monica 1919 Santa Monica Blvd
Work Location: Saint John's Health Ctr Foundation-Santa Monica
Pay Range: $43.48 - $68.83
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.