System Vice President CommonSpirit Health Foundation

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Philanthropy / Foundation
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Facility / Process Level : Name
CommonSpirit Health


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


*This is a remote role*


This position serves as the subject matter expert and provides day-to-day oversight for the new CommonSpirit Health Foundation. The foundation vice president will serve as the spokesperson and advocate to external stakeholders including grantors, major donors and community partners. The vice president will also serve as the liaison to internal health equity program and clinical champions to ensure accurate representation of all health equity initiatives. The vice president will collaborate with fundraising, engagement and operations department within philanthropy to ensure the daily work of the Foundation is implemented.


•Establish and implement strategies to ensure the success of the national CommonSpirit Health Foundation.
•Develop and organize efforts to resource the launch and expansion of health equity initiatives to increase services and programs for patients and vulnerable populations in the communities we serve.
•Serve as a primary partner with CommonSpirit’s health equity clinical and program leaders to articulate resource needs and develop a persuasive support case.
•Serve as the primary point of contact and CommonSpirit Health Foundation spokesperson and subject matter expert with external stakeholders within our communities.
•Plan and launch public events and forums that help to drive a conversation around health equity, increase visibility, and lead to additional funding opportunities.
•Builds and maintains strong, collaborative relationships with chief philanthropy officers, foundation staff, and colleagues across the organization to facilitate awareness of and support for CommonSpirit Health Foundation.
•Work collaboratively with philanthropy grant writer to identify grant opportunities, analyze and assess prospects, provide programmatic content that promotes evidence-based and best practices.
•Enhance pre and post-award stewardship for all CommonSpirit Health Foundation grants and other funding.
•Track performance and communicate results to key stakeholders internally and externally.
•Serve as a key advisor and critical asset to the philanthropy senior leadership team on all issues related to health equity.




Education: Master's degree in business or social program or related field is required or a combination of education and/or additional job-related experience may be substituted in lieu of the degree.

Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of total experience in philanthropy and/or social programs for vulnerable populations; minimum five (5) years of total experience in a senior management role; experience in successfully dealing with major strategy, fundraising and operational issues; experience facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.


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