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Program Manager-Philanthropy Woman's Board of NMH

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 99503 Job Function Management-Business Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

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  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


The Program Manager, Philanthropy reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC), adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Program Manager, Philanthropy, in partnership with the Philanthropy team supports planning and implementation activities for Northwestern Memorial Foundation (NMF). The Program Manager, Philanthropy utilizes their program and process expertise to implement department objectives and organizational goals. They support the development and reporting of performance metrics, monitoring of workplans/products, and the coordination of resources. The Program Manager, Philanthropy effectively communicates, manages resources and works collaboratively across all teams and levels.

NMF raises funds to support the health system’s strategic goals to deliver exceptional care and experience, advance and extend medical science and knowledge and enhance people, culture and resources through: (1) raising planned, principal and major gifts, (2) cultivating and stewarding donors, and (3) fostering a culture of philanthropy at NMHC.


  • Serve as senior liaison and philanthropy lead between The Woman’s Board (WB) members and Northwestern Medicine. Collaborate with and support WB members in their capacity as volunteer partners and donors. Attend to all details of managing the board to ensure their success in serving the hospital and its patients, both financially and through community outreach.  
  • Provide overarching support for all aspects of WB functions including: events execution, annual appeal process, grants process, financial operations and other key duties that support WB activities, to ensure continuous operational support.  
  • Serve as lead for the Passavant Cotillion, spring fundraising event, and other fundraising events that arise with overall event oversight and coordination. 
  • Serve as lead for the Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Awards ceremony.
  • Serve as lead for the Annual Appeal initiative, including brochure development/ production, assembly of member solicitation packets, tracking/reporting progress.
  • Manage overall financial operations, compliance requirements, and annual audit.
  • Oversee database maintenance, procedures, and security. Develop online donation links. Track member financial obligations. Generate acknowledgement letters/tax receipts.
  • Manage marketing and public relations initiatives.
  • Create and update board manuals, office policy manuals, mail lists and other necessary documentation to ensure ongoing operational support.
  • Liaise and staff WB committees as needed.
  • Achieve the highest level of confidence between board members, donors, colleagues, vendors and the community. Manage confidential information. Respond in a timely manner to WB and philanthropic partner inquiries.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, sensitivity and integrity



  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in fundraising, community outreach, healthcare or development position with a proven track record, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents and to network within a professional, corporate environment
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral, communication and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of professionalism, sensitivity, and integrity
  • Strong intellectual curiosity, initiative and highly effective listen/communication skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, communicate effectively and track details
  • Demonstrated high levels of leadership and flexibility in a team environment
  • Comfortable leading projects, setting priorities for a team, thinking creatively and working as both a collaborative team member and leader
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Healthcare fundraising experience
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and/or Results Plus databases
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Occasional travel to Chicago Suburbs

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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