Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Chief Development Officer (CDO) for Catalina Island Medical Center (CIMC).
MISSION: To provide quality healthcare to each individual and improve the overall health of our community. CIMC’s vision is to be the destination for excellence in patient centered care and health enrichment.
Catalina Island Medical Center is the result of more than a century of evolving medical care on Santa Catalina Island. Although it is one of the smallest hospitals in the state, due to its unique island location it historically has provided many of the health services typically found only at larger facilities. It serves its patients through a truly integrated healthcare delivery system consisting of physician offices, an acute care hospital and skilled nursing services along with its extensive outpatient programs. In 2010, Catalina Island Medical Center began the transformation to electronic medical records, creating a state-of-the-art comprehensive healthcare information system. CIMC is serving a population of over 4,500 residents and 1 million visitors every year – more than four times the number it was built to serve almost 60 years ago.
Also, the impressing issue of the State of California mandating that all hospitals meet earthquake safety standards by the year 2030 has demanded a focus on their current building and its operation. In 2016 CIMC conducted a market needs assessment that identified a strategic imperative to improve services on the island and designated that the 1950s building as inadequate to provide the full range of services needed for a growing visitor population. In 2017 CIMC hired a fundraising campaign consulting company to conduct a feasibility study and recommended a campaign of $20 million to create a new medical center.
The new center has a dynamic design and will play not only an imperative role in the islands’ healthcare but also as a major hub for the community. It will have private rooms, an operating room, infusion therapy, a fitness facility, digital mammography, and more – significantly enhancing care for the residents and visitors served.
With that, one of CIMC’s key priorities is to hire a Chief Development Officer who will collaborate with, and report directly to, the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation (CIMCF) and the Chief Executive Officer. CIMCF has a contract with CIMC to provide CDO services to the organization. Both organizations work closely together to raise fund for CIMC. The CDO will focus on strengthening CIMCF’s resources by establishing a broader and more diversified fund development program with an emphasis on leading a successful campaign as well as building a sustainable long-term philanthropy program.
Ideally the CDO will live on the island. However, as it is anticipated that the donors span the coastal region of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the position can also be based in either county, with the CDO spending at least 2 days a week on the island. A stipend will be provided for reasonable accommodations should the employee live on Catalina Island.
This CDO role is a phenomenal opportunity to partner with a successful healthcare CEO and collaborate with the Board to build a successful fundraising program and complete a capital campaign for such a beloved and necessary island treasure.
The Chief Development Officer will be responsible for increasing Catalina Island Medical Center’s development capacity through a strengthened culture of philanthropy. The Chief Development Officer needs to possess intellectual horsepower, and have the natural ability to be persuasive, fair, accountable and self-driven. He/she will lead based upon a sense of core ethics of collaboration, self- improvement and the drive of excellence.
We are seeking candidates offering the following qualifications:
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CIMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer