Director of Development - Legacy & Gift Planning

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seattle, WA
  • Mar 30, 2024
Full time Manager/ Director

Job Description


The Director of Development secures philanthropic support from new and existing donors; serves as a faculty liaison to assigned fundraising priority areas; and plays a key role in sustaining and expanding a robust major and planned gifts program. Responsible for maximizing major gift revenue to Children's by executing a major gift fundraising strategy that supports both current-use and endowment fundraising objectives, while integrating planned giving and annual support strategies as required. Continually broadens the base of major and legacy gift support by identifying potential new donors and adding them to the prospect pool. Works closely with Seattle Children's Foundation leadership, board members, volunteer leadership and major gift prospects to build on the institution's historic success to achieve our philanthropic vision and mission. As a key individual contributor to Seattle Children's Development Team, fosters a comprehensive and fully integrated approach that seeks to optimize a shared purpose and outcomes.



Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of major gifts/fundraising experience in non-profit and/or higher education environment required, including prospect solicitation and management.
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite, CRM, and donor databases.

Required Credentials:

  • N/A.


  • Experience in gift planning or financial/estate planning.
  • Knowledge of the Greater Seattle Area and WAMI (Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) philanthropic.
  • Experience closing and/or working with six and seven figure gifts and/or grants.
  • Previous major gift fundraising experience in a healthcare or research focused organization.
  • Previous experience working with trustees and other community volunteers.

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$53.80 - $80.70 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$111,903.00 - $167,855.00 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.