Dignity Health Grant and Communication Specialist in OXNARD, California


Welcome to St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1912, we have been giving something forward to the people of Oxnard, California. St. John's Regional Medical Center is a 266-bed facility employing more than 1,200 caring professionals and a medical staff of more than 600 active physicians. We offer a 23-bed acute rehabilitation center, and provide a wide array of programs and services that include oncology, cardiovascular, maternity care, orthopedic, weight loss surgery, spinal disease treatment, community outreach and more.

Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world compels us to lead with our hearts as we serve the community of Oxnard. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, Oxnard is nestled between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and offers residents spectacular beaches, clean air and open spaces, as well as easy access to California wine country. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness, one person at time.


In keeping with the Dignity Health's health care philosophy, and in support of the fund raising objectives of the St. John's Healthcare Foundation, the Grant and Communication Specialist is responsible for the coordination of an ongoing grants program, which includes conducting prospect research and writing and preparing grant proposals to private foundations, corporations and various government (local, state and federal) agencies.

The specialist will maintain a robust portfolio of foundation funders by researching prospective funders that align with Foundation programmatic priorities, manage relationships and build effective proposals for existing funders in collaboration with VPP and department staff, and tracks and reports outcomes as necessary. Coordinates and engages in stewardship activities as necessary.

The Specialist develops and executes the Foundation's program of communications in support of all Foundation giving programs and services, including, but not limited to the annual Foundation report to community, electronic newsletters, program brochures, annual giving program, solicitation letters, event related communications, media releases, and cultivation event communication materials.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in fundraising to include grants and annual fund management

  • Candidate must demonstrate exceptional donor-centered relationship skills/abilities and a deep understanding of nonprofit business

  • Candidate must possess grant program management experience, advanced writing ability and a demonstrated track record in grantsmanship, including a pattern of creativity and innovation that would enable her/him to contribute and lead the Foundations effort to increase grants and funding from various sources for hospital programs and priorities

  • Able to work independently with excellent follow-up

  • Must be motivated and a self-starter

  • Good communications and people skills with a demonstrated ability to work with boards, donors, employees and community at large

  • Able to handle multiple projects concurrently that involves organizing and prioritizing work assignments

  • Candidate must have a strong attention to detail; outstanding writing ability; excellent interpersonal skills, including success collaborating closely with peers and leadership volunteers; flexibility and self-starting initiative; as well as philanthropic values and a commitment to service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Baccalaureate Degree in English, Communications, Political Science, or in a related field Master's Degree preferred

  • Specific experience in communications and grant writing for health care philanthropic organization; publication development, electronic messaging, annual giving program and event related communication support preferred

  • Certified Fundraising Executive Credential preferred

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Job ID 2018-57927

Employment Type Full Time

Department Foundation

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Johns Regional Medical Center

Shift Day

Location OXNARD

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8