The Senior Philanthropy Officer, Research Institute, works as part of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Team, and serves as a liaison to the Office of Research at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The SPO’s primary focus will be mapping Phoenix Children’s Hospital research strengths to external federal and foundation opportunities. This includes assisting the Senior Vice President of Research, PCH physicians, and clinical teams in the preparation and submission of complex grant proposals to federal and private foundation sponsors.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Advise Phoenix Children’s leadership, physicians, and Centers of Excellence in the identification and prioritization of funding and partnership opportunities; current of hospital wide priorities and interdisciplinary programs that may be pertinent to sponsors, maintain knowledge of sponsor directions, long-term strategies, new programs, public events, and program officers.
Provide consulting services on strategic proposal development, including high level conceptualization to match sponsor priorities, effective team organization, and credible administrative, management, education/outreach, and or data sharing plans to assist investigators in the complex process of developing competitive proposals.
In collaboration with the Senior Vice President of Research, bring together strategic teams of physician and research leadership that cross departmental and disciplinary lines to create and pursue opportunities where trans-institutional support is available.
Develop working knowledge of Phoenix Children’s relationships with existing sponsors in order to utilize, leverage, and expand those relationships, as well as identifying opportunities to establish relationships with new prospects.
Organize grant writing workshops/seminars for potential Principal Investigators
Establish and build relationships with early career physicians and scientists, and provide a schedule/calendar of funding opportunities to help them navigate time sensitive grants and awards
Plan and execute site visits, including the development of effective briefing materials for executive leadership, and preparation/coaching of faculty for their roles in meetings.
Work collaboratively with colleagues on the development of proposals, providing technical expertise, mentorship and informal leadership to those seeking support.
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s or PhD Strongly Preferred)
Five (5) years of relevant experience, or the equivalent is necessary
Four (4) years of experience working on a high functioning research or advancement/ philanthropy team is preferred
Higher education experience is preferred, or a similar position in a free-standing hospital
Exceptional writing and verbal communications are required, as is the ability to creatively articulate the needs, interests and accomplishments of Phoenix Children’s to a wide range of audiences
A proven track record of soliciting and closing research grants is preferred, as is prior experience in developing center-scale proposals working with cross-disciplinary physician groups
Working knowledge of internal processes related to research administration and proposal submission is preferred
Working knowledge of principles and current trends in federal and foundation funding is preferred
The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast- paced environment is required.
For the fifth time, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has earned national rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” in 10 out of 10 ranked specialties. The health system is the only children’s hospital in Arizona ever to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and one of only 24 children’s hospitals that received 10 out of 10 shields in the United States to rank in every surveyed specialty for 2021-2022.
Phoenix Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It is comprised of Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 12 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. Phoenix Children’s provides clinical services through its network of clinically integrated physicians in approximately 100 practice sites throughout Maricopa County, as well as specialty pediatric services in Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Avondale. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years.
Phoenix Children’s strategic growth initiatives include growing its network in the greater Phoenix area, particularly in the Northwest (new hospital and specialty medical office building) and Southwest (new freestanding emergency room).
Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 1,100 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. Network providers manage the healthcare for nearly 165,0000 pediatric lives under value-based contracting agreements.
For more information about the hospital, visit: http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.