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Providence Health & Services Director of Finance - Philanthropy in Renton, Washington



The Director of Finance, Philanthropy is responsible for the financial leadership and oversight of Providence St. Joseph Health's system office of philanthropy. This includes strategic business planning and goal setting, system-wide oversight and development of best practices for gift accounting and reporting, setting system philanthropic budgets, monitoring financial performance, variance reporting, grantor reporting, supporting the achievement of productivity targets, and participating in philanthropy leadership meetings. The Executive Director, Finance will be a key liaison to system finance and accounting counterparts as well as finance professionals within the foundations. This leader and his/her team will provide system support to the Regional Foundation Chief Philanthropy Officers and Executive Directors, as well as the Regional Chief Executives and Chief Executives throughout the regions and ministries, to further philanthropic efforts and results. Primary areas of responsibility will also include development and management of dashboards, fund account management, investment management, compliance, auditing, financial reporting and budgeting.

The Director of Finance, Philanthropy will:

  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes the mission, values and vision of Providence St. Joseph Health.

  • Monitor financial performance of the philanthropic operations system-wide to ensure achievement of financial targets.

  • Lead the production of accurate financial statements and reports.

  • Collaborate with system finance and accounting teams in the budgeting and strategic financial planning process for philanthropy.

  • Administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.

  • Work with philanthropy finance team members, chief philanthropy officers and system philanthropy leaders to develop best practices systems for PSJH's philanthropic endeavors.

  • Lead the Philanthropy Leadership Council's monthly financial/production review process.

  • Support productivity management through measurement processes including target setting, in consideration of benchmarking data. Assist leaders throughout accountable ministries with implementation of staffing matrices. Lead special projects as assigned by the GVP/Chief Philanthropy Officer and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Collaborate and engage with other finance team members across the system to share best practices and accomplish system-wide initiatives.

  • Ensure consistent standards and financial management processes are applied to ensure regulatory guidelines are met. Oversee the Foundations' regulatory and charitable compliance filings

  • Provide leadership to ensure the overall finance role is understood in the organization and broader community.

  • Communicate clearly, regularly and effectively with all levels and functions of the organization to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, openness and encouragement.

  • Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, expenditures, and timely and accurate reporting

  • Engage with Board Finance Committees regarding key issues and trends related to their fiduciary responsibilities

  • Lead the creation of system-wide policies, procedures, and establish system-level governance for gift accounting, gift acceptance, fund management, distributions, investment management, and fundraising financial performance reporting.

  • Collaborate with system finance leaders to align philanthropic financial activities and reporting with overall system needs.

  • Provide final review and approval on complex gift arrangements, financial policy issues, and other complex financial arrangements.



Required qualifications and experience for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Related Field.

  • At least 8 years in a leadership role or capacity.

  • More than 10 years of closely related experience, in a non-profit setting.

  • At least 5 years of experience in fundraising through grants, foundations and/or corporations.

  • Ability to use mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of financial principles and practices and the ability to apply them effectively.

Preferred qualifications and experience for this position include:

  • Certified Public Accountant certification.

  • Other certifications such as HFMA or FACHE.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 241317