Director of Foundation

Opelousas General Health System Opelousas, Louisiana
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November 23, 2022
Opelousas General Health System
Opelousas, Louisiana
The Director of Foundation is responsible for overseeing and directing the operations of the Foundation efforts for the facility and for overseeing all policies, objectives, and initiatives regarding Foundation activities. The Director of the Foundation is responsible for preserving the mission, vision and values of the Foundation.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Builds strong relationships in the community and among employees of OGHS.
  • Develops policies designed to maximize Foundation funding and develops goals and strategies for all fundraising campaigns.
  • Plans fund raising events for the OGHS Foundation.
  • Coordinates meetings of the Foundation Board of Directors and advises the Board of Directors of organizational activities and streamlining daily operations.
  • Coordinates all fundraising committees and subsequent events.
  • Oversees and manages staff
  • Develop budget and oversee financial management of donor funds
  • Provides technical assistance to grantees and other organizations
  • Maintains a visible profile for the Foundation in the community by participating in events, seminars and conferences
  • Plans and implements strategies and processes to maximize efficiency and meet objectives
  • Responsible for relationship building throughout and collaborates with OGHS CEO and community to drive Healthy St. Landry commitments in the OGHS service area.
  • Sets annual goals, with board approval, for the department and monitors progress of goal achievement through the LEM
  • Organizes the functions of the department and allocates use of available resources
  • Recruits, hires, trains and develops staff
  • Monitors staff performance including goal setting and performance reviews
  • Formulates and enforces department policies and practices
  • Coordinates financial and budget activities for maximum operational efficiency
  • Engages in and implements the Journey to Excellence tactics for the department


Education: Bachelor's degree preferred


Experience: 4 years in non-profit management and/or fundraising experience required.


Additional experience preferred:


  • Fund raising experience
  • Knowledge of public health issues
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks, usage of CRM and other basic computer applications
  • Maintain compliance with internal policies
  • Strategic planning experience
  • grant writing experience


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