You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Development Manager.  

You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team with the right leader is invincible.


Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.



Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. And instead of placing blame we’ll learn and grow together.


Your day

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager is an integral member of the Foundation team and will work collaboratively to further the fundraising goals of the Foundation. This position is primarily responsible for the coordination of care-site fundraising programs and acts as a liaison to fundraising programs or services provided by the system-level Philanthropy office. The successful candidate will solicit gifts, provide stewardship, produce development proposals, plan and oversee events and coordinate annual giving efforts.

As the Development Manager, you know that every day is different, which is why you need to know how to:

  • Execute strategies around Annual Giving, Grateful Patient and Associate Giving resulting in increased revenue through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Plan and oversee all Foundation events
  • Coordinate Foundation stewardship initiatives, including, but not limited to, donor acknowledgements and naming opportunities
  • Build a comprehensive community annual giving program for both individuals and businesses, expanding the program each year as measured by dollars raised and levels of donor participation
  • Play a key role by identifying, qualifying, cultivating, personally soliciting and stewarding donors and friends with capacity to make annual gifts
  • Provide input on the design, production and mailing of each Annual Giving acquisition, retention and stewardship piece
  • Achieve annual fundraising and activity goals
  • Collaborate with Major and Planned Giving teams to ensure a coordinated approach to special gift prospects
  • Identify prospects through direct mail, events, prospect research data, referrals from associations and physicians, board members, volunteers, and other staff who may qualify as annual giving prospects
  • Manage the care-site’s grateful patient donor acquisition program to encourage hospital patients to make gifts in recognition of caregivers who have made a positive impression on them
  • Work with the system-level Philanthropy office to manage the annual associate giving campaign at the care-site. Coordinate care-site stewardship initiatives, including, but not limited to, donor acknowledgements and naming opportunities
  • Work with the system-level Director of Annual Giving on the care-site’s annual stewardship gift mailing

Your experience

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required
  • 2-3 years of successful experience in fundraising or comparable activity, along with 2-3 years of successful experience in fundraising event planning and execution, required
  • Prior healthcare experience, preferred
  • Donor databases – Raiser’s Edge experience, preferred 
  • Availability to occasionally work outside of office hours to assist with Foundation events
  • Microsoft office software experience

Your next move

Now that you know more about our team, we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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