Job Description

Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: Days



South Peninsula Hospital (the Hospital) is a 22-bed Acute Care Hospital with a co-located 28-bed Long-term Care facility.  The Hospital, founded in 1956 as a 3-bed facility, has grown to provide acute, emergency, home health, and primary care for a service area of nearly 15,000 residents on the Southern Kenai Peninsula.  The Hospital is a 501(c)3 organization and is recognized as critical access hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.   South Peninsula Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) is a 501(c)3 supporting organization, whose mission is to support the Hospital and the health of the residents of the Southern Kenai Peninsula.


This position manages the affairs of the Foundation and provides support to a variety of hospital fundraising initiatives, including donor development, campaign management, grant seeking, grant writing and promotion of community support for other funding means. This position works directly with the South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Board of directors and South Peninsula Hospital (SPH) Administration to identify hospital needs.  The Foundation Director will be responsible for designing and directing fundraising campaigns and events to accomplish the agency fundraising and donor contribution goals. This position requires exercise of discretion and independent judgment for coordination, management, and supervision of all donor requests and development of new and existing funding sources. The Director is also responsible for creating community awareness, promoting support and other initiatives for South Peninsula Hospital Foundation and South Peninsula Hospital in the community.  He/she will ensure that funds are raised in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and donor’s wishes.


The Director is the primary representative of the Foundation to promote philanthropy, and builds relationships with individuals and businesses to create advocates willing to serve the Foundation and the Hospital with time, money, or other approved tangible items.  The Director creates community awareness about current fundraising initiatives and ways the community can further the Foundation’s and the Hospital’s mission.  The Director also maintains a high profile in the community through active involvement in community and social organizations to promote support for the Foundation. Because of this high profile, the Director must ensure that their personal, professional, and social media presence are reflective of their alignment with the Foundation’s and the Hospital’s mission, vision, and values.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field.
  • In lieu of degree, must have five to ten years’ experience in philanthropy, fundraising management, event planning, and strategic planning. 
  • Healthcare philanthropy experience is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Southern Kenai Peninsula community resources and demonstrated experience in fund development preferred.  
  • Knowledge of fundraising software and accounting systems preferred.
  • Grant writing experience desired or willingness to learn.
  • Self-directed with diverse practical knowledge/experience of related software including word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications is required.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills are required.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and producing quality work is essential for this position.
  • Must be well-organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment and keep track of multiple tasks and projects.
  • Must demonstrate efficient and accurate keyboarding and data entry skills.


South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed Acute Care Hospital and 25 bed Long Term Care facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for periods of time, stooping, sitting and occasional lifting. Persons in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases, including various blood-borne pathogens, potential muscle strains and falls. Generally, physical demands are light and most work is performed inside. Work hours will fluctuate based on the needs of the department. Foundation work is often conducted in meetings and gatherings outside the organization.  


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