Careers

The Gold Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a wide and influential reach in the healthcare industry. Over our 30+ years, we have expanded from our roots in medical education to work with doctors and nurses, hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, community health centers, nursing and other healthcare schools, associations, fellow nonprofits and foundations, and global healthcare corporations. We believe that it takes a great and collective effort to create change and ensure humanism in healthcare for all.

Our programs include the Gold Humanism Honor Society, with 180+ chapters and 45,000+ members; the iconic White Coat Ceremony and Nursing Oath Ceremony, which emphasizes the importance of humanism from the start of training; and many prestigious awards that reinforce humanism, such as the National Humanism in Medicine Medal and the joint Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare. We also create resources to support humanism, such as the Tell Me More® communications tool, Gold Human InSight Webinars, and our Gold conferences.

Our Mission: The Gold Foundation champions humanism in healthcare, which we define as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. This Gold standard of care embraces all and targets barriers to such care. We empower experts, learners, and leaders to together create systems and cultures that support humanistic care for all.

The Gold Foundation has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and anti-racism, values rooted in our mission of humanism in healthcare for all. We are building a diverse team, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment opportunities

Director, Gold Corporate Council

Background and description:
We are currently seeking a person to fill the new and pivotal role of Director, Gold Corporate Council. The successful candidate will ideally have both corporate and not-for-profit healthcare experience to evolve our relationships through the Gold Corporate Council. The directorship is full-time, based in Gold Foundation corporate New-Jersey, and is hybrid in-person/virtual.

The Gold Corporate Council was formed in 2017 to elevate humanism in healthcare and help advance the Gold Foundation’s mission. It represents some of the world’s foremost healthcare companies and a diversity of businesses within that industry.
Gold Corporate Council (GCC) members are exemplars in the healthcare space who have demonstrated a commitment to the values of humanism, and in joining the GCC, further commit to adopting humanistic policies and procedures within their own organizations and to partnering with the Gold Foundation to impact change across the broader community. Council members will also facilitate the expansion of humanism in healthcare deeper within their own organizations. We are looking to strategically expand the GCC to include additional partners, and to craft a uniform GCC presence – with GCC members connected on initiatives, beyond their individual company work.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the growth and development of best practice strategies that encourage humanistic healthcare practice with corporate partners.
  • Lead Outreach, Engagement, Communications, and Coordination with prospective and member corporations
    • Liaise with corporate leaders
    • Identify shared strategies and initiatives
    • Expand Gold’s footprint with new corporate partners via outreach to new organizations
    • Develop personal rapport with potential and actual partners to better understand needs and opportunities
    • Support quality of outreach and implementation success by developing and understanding corporate healthcare sector philosophies and standards of care
    • Collaborate with other Gold professional staff who work with corporate partners to outreach and engage with prospective GCC members
  • Develop, implement, and analyze surveys and other feedback mechanisms to track progress and obtain feedback
  • Develop materials and content to support Council meetings and deliverables, as well as outreach
  • Responsible for identifying, escalating and problem solving the day-to-day operational needs of the Council and its members
  • Support development and delivery of education to GCC members
  • Facilitate partner meetings and coordination of deliverables
  • Coordinate meetings & manage logistics
  • Act as liaison between Gold Foundation leadership and Council members and partner stakeholders
  • Other duties as identified and assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Business related degree preferred, advanced healthcare degree will be considered;
  • At least 7-10 years’ experience, healthcare sector preferred;
  • Strong balance of both strategy and marketing capabilities;
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Self-starter who works proactively
  • Ability to work in both a team-based environment and autonomously;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Competent with Microsoft Suite;
  • Some travel required

Salary: Anticipated annual salary range for this new position is $80K-$100K commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

  • Health benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance after 3-month introductory period
  • Generous 403b employer match plan after 3-month introductory period
  • Excellent holiday and vacation schedule

How to Apply: Only qualified candidates who send a cover letter and resume to HR@Gold-Foundation.org will be considered. No phone calls please.

Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer

The Gold Foundation is a nonprofit organization that champions humanism in healthcare through a wide and influential reach in health professions education and the healthcare industry. Over our 30+ years, we have expanded from our roots in medical education to collaborate with doctors and nurses, hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, community health centers, nursing and other health professional schools, associations, like-minded nonprofits and foundations, and global healthcare corporations. We believe that it takes a great and collective effort to create change and ensure humanism in healthcare for all.

Our programs include the Gold Humanism Honor Society, with 180+ chapters and 45,000+ members; the iconic White Coat Ceremony and Nursing Oath Ceremony, which emphasizes the importance of humanism from the start of training; and many prestigious awards that reinforce humanism, such as the National Humanism in Medicine Medal and the joint Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare awarded to highly impactful immigrants. We also create resources to support humanism, such as the Tell Me More® communications tool, Gold Human InSight Webinars, and our Gold conferences. Learn more at our website, www.Gold-Foundation.org.

Our Mission: The Gold Foundation champions humanism in healthcare, which we define as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. This Gold standard of care embraces all and targets barriers to such care. We empower experts, learners, and leaders to together create systems and cultures that support humanistic care for all.

The Gold Foundation has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and anti-racism, values rooted in our mission of humanism in healthcare for all. We are building a diverse team, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Background and description:

We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to fill the new and pivotal role of Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer to help expand our development capacity and propel our fundraising significantly forward in 2023 and beyond. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a sophisticated development operation with expertise to grow our capacity in major gifts and gift planning. The Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer is full-time, based in the Gold Foundation’s national headquarters in New-Jersey, and is hybrid in-person/virtual.

The right candidate will be a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader who will be successful as an individual contributor in a robust fundraising operation through solicitations and closing major and planned gifts at the five and six-figure and above level. The Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer will develop, engage, solicit and steward a portfolio of prospective donors capable of gifts of at least $50,000, while helping to grow the Foundation’s presence and brand throughout the United States and Canada. An important component of this work includes identifying, stewarding, and successfully soliciting corporate sponsors for our annual gala.

He/She will have the expertise to help build a comprehensive gift planning campaign with an understanding of the various gift planning strategies and vehicles.

Responsibilities include developing and managing a portfolio of donors for the purpose of supporting the various priorities of the Gold Foundation. The Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer will work independently to arrange in-person meetings including follow up, working collaboratively and creatively with the Chief Development Officer, Director of Development, President/CEO and Board of Trustees to plan and implement thoughtful engagement, solicitation, and stewardship strategies. The selected candidate will contribute in a comprehensive manner to the Foundation’s strategic plan, priorities, programs, and key financial measures to best represent our interests.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer will focus primarily on securing operating, restricted and endowment support from individual, corporate and foundation donors and prospects. This includes developing and broadening the major gifts pool, soliciting leadership gifts, preparing LOIs and proposals and strengthening donor stewardship. Exceptional candidates must have the creativity and grit required to connect with current donors and new prospects through a variety of mediums including letters of inquiry, cold calls/emails, identification of a warm introduction through a common connection, leveraging the networks of our Trustees, etc.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 50+/- major gifts prospects including individuals, corporations and foundations in the first two years.
  • Develop strategies and approaches to generate higher levels of giving; conduct approximately 12-15 substantiative donor contacts/visits with prospects and donors per month.
  • Make at least 15 major gift solicitations per year once fully onboarded.
  • Identify and research/qualify new prospects by working independently and with colleagues to develop a robust philanthropic pipeline.
  • Work in partnership with President/CEO and/or CDO on identifying a customized cultivation and solicitation strategy for those prospects with gift capacity at $100K and above.
  • Lead specialized donor cultivation and recognition activities for high-capacity donors including parlor meetings, events, etc.
  • Support the success of the Foundation’s Annual Gala with an emphasis on securing new Gala sponsors particularly from the corporate sector.
  • Expand and manage our Legacy Society to recognize and encourage planned gifts.
  • Track all prospect outreach and information in Raiser’s Edge and input contact reports in a timely fashion.
  • Will support the many efforts of the Foundation’s development/external affairs department as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters or other advanced degree, or additional certifications (e.g., CFRE) preferred.
  • At least 7-10 years’ development experience (healthcare/higher-education sector preferred) with at least 5+ years of proven experience in major gifts cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship and/or campaigns with a proven record of success engaging high-net worth prospects and donors.
  • The candidate must be visionary and possess strategic planning abilities to be applied toward developing the infrastructure of an innovative fundraising program and the leadership necessary to ensure its successful implementation.
  • Must have strong executive presence and can connect effectively with a wide range of constituents. Must be able to clearly describe the Foundation’s mission and impact.
  • Strong level of comfort and confidence making the case for philanthropic support.
  • Strong balance of both strategy and marketing capabilities.
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter who works well independently and proactively.
  • Ability to work in both a team-based environment and autonomously.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills to express the mission, vision, and impact of the Foundation with clarity, passion, and persuasion.
  • Candidates must be committed to implementing best practices, demonstrate an adherence to the highest standards of ethical fundraising practices.
  • Must have a strong appreciation for the mission of the Gold Foundation
  • Computer Skills Required:
    • Experience and proficiency with Raiser’s Edge (NXT) or another CRM tool.
    • Working knowledge of Moves Management as a fundraising strategy.
    • Working knowledge with wealth screen tools and resources such as LexisNexis, Foundation Center Directory, etc.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Some travel required.

Salary:  Anticipated annual salary range for this new, full-time position is $110,000-125,000,  commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

  • Health benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance after 3-month introductory period
  • Generous 403b employer match plan after 3-month introductory period
  • Excellent holiday and vacation schedule

How to Apply: Only qualified candidates who send a cover letter and resume to HR@Gold-Foundation.org will be considered.  No phone calls please

 

Volunteer openings

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation has revitalized our volunteer program with the aim of introducing a new generation of young people to the world of healthcare. This program provides our volunteers with an opportunity to learn about the nonprofit sector in healthcare across all the different departments of administration, programs, business development, communications and fundraising.  This is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in healthcare beginning at the high school level through post graduate school.

Volunteering at the Gold Foundation is multi-faceted. Tasks could include assisting with programmatic activities, supporting our communications and marketing efforts through social media and blog posts, interacting with our Board members and constituencies, and working alongside our finance department, as well as coordinating activities with our donors on our special events and appeals.

Specific tasks and assignments are based on each volunteer’s interests and skills. Our volunteer opportunities are available for both in-person and remote.

If you are interested, please email your resume and a cover letter sharing why you are interested in the Gold Foundation and its mission to Diane Asciutto at dasciutto@gold-foundation.org.