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Vice President of Philanthropy

Vice President of Philanthropy
Covenant Health Foundation


General Background

Covenant Health is the region’s largest health system serving approximately 750,000 people in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico (25 counties).  Just over half of Covenant Health patients are from outside Lubbock, Texas.  Its major facilities are Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Specialty Hospital, the Covenant Women's and Children's Hospital. The Health System also includes regional hospitals - Covenant Levelland and Covenant Plainview as well as the Joe Arrington Cancer Center, Hospice of Lubbock and the Covenant Medical Group.

Covenant Health was founded in 1998 through the merger of two of Lubbock's health care facilities, St. Mary of the Plains Hospital and the Lubbock Methodist Hospital System.

Covenant Health System is part of the St. Joseph/Providence Health System. The Covenant Health Foundation was founded in 1998 as a part of the merger.

The Foundation exists solely to secure philanthropic support for Covenant Health System.  The Foundation raises funds for many efforts at Covenant Health, including programs and equipment.  Currently, the Foundation is in the midst of a $25 million capital campaign to assist the Health System with a major $450 million capital improvements project.  This project is “Keeping the Covenant - Faith and Healing for the Next 100 Years.”  It is the most significant financial investment since the merger in 1998 of Methodist and St. Mary of the Plains Hospitals.

The Vice President of Philanthropy is responsible for providing overall leadership to achieve philanthropic fundraising goals and objectives in support of Covenant Health’s mission and ministry.  S/he oversees twelve staff (currently there are two open positions, including planned giving.) This position reports directly to the Covenant Health CEO and President.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Covenant Foundation Board to achieve philanthropic goals.
  • Work closely with the Covenant Hospital CEO and other hospital administration.
  • Lead process that obtains input from management, senior leadership and the board to identify and recommend priorities for potential philanthropic projects that will yield the highest impact for Covenant Health.
  • Work with the Foundation Board and Hospital Administration to finish the current capital campaign.  Plan and lead future capital campaigns.
  • Implement the major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.  
  • Direct all targeted giving campaigns including employee and physician giving.
  • Direct the planned giving program with a focus on building long-term relationships with major donors.
  • Direct corporate, foundation and grant programs including developing proposals, tracking and compliance, report writing and acknowledgement.
  • Complete the current Foundation Strategic Plan and lead the Board through future strategic planning.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for philanthropic matters related to Covenant Hospital within the community.
  • Serve as the philanthropic advisory/resource for regional Covenant Health entities.
  • Oversee Foundation Staff.
  • Coordinate Foundation Board and committee meetings.
  • Prepare and monitor an operational budget for the Foundation.
  • Oversee prospect research.
  • Oversee the Foundation database and tracking systems; maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Oversee Foundation publications and work closely with the marketing and public relations departments to allow for systematic coordination of communications efforts.
  • Engage in community organizations that will benefit the community profile of the Covenant Hospital Foundation. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Professional Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree, minimum.
  • 7 plus years of development experience with demonstrated fundraising accomplishments.
  • Be goal driven to initiate external prospect and benefactor fundraising calls.
  • Demonstrated ability to garner support for major gift fundraising.
  • Have successful capital campaign experience. 
  • Leadership skills to partner with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
  • Skilled at working with all levels of healthcare board members and professionals to include administrators, physicians, nurses and other healthcare personnel.

Personal Attributes

  • Must embrace the Hospital’s ministry of healing the sick, saving lives and advancing healthcare.
  • A work style that promotes teamwork, innovation, motivation, and builds consensus.
  • Be goal driven and possess a high degree of motivation, maturity and energy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, professional appearance, and the attitude and personality to effectively deal with diverse board members, prospective major donors, physicians, volunteers, and community members.
  • Strong capabilities in planning, organizing, and managing. 
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.


Excellent salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications.  Excellent benefits package includes health and PTO.

Application Process

Submit resume and cover letter to Bill Moran, The Moran Company.


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